VideoLAN launches VLC 3.0 “Vetinari” universal media player

The VideoLAN non-profit organization has announced the availability of VLC 3.0 “Vetinari”, and for the first time this release is synchronized across all of the platforms supported by the universal media player for Windows, Mac, iOS, myriad Linux platforms, and Android to name a few. Chromecast is the main feature add for the Android platform, but it also includes Android Auto support. Everyone gets:

  • hardware accelerated decoding, up to 8k, enabled by default
  • 10-bit HDR
  • 360 video
  • 3D audio
  • HD audio codec passthrough
  • Chromecast streaming
  • Blu-ray Java menus, BD-J
  • local network browsing

To name the highlights (full change log here).