Those of you who use Huawei smartphones would have noticed that it was not possible to download VLC on the Chinese giant’s smartphones. They were blacklisted by app developers due to their rather aggressive background task management. This led to VLC’s developers blacklisting Huawei’s smartphones but it’s now possible to download VLC on Huawei smartphones once again.
VLC’s media player has been around for awhile already, and it is widely used across devices like smartphones, tablets, and computers. However it seems that VideoLan isn’t content with just those platforms and are looking to expand the app’s availability. This is according to the president and lead developer of VideoLan, Jean-Baptiste Kempf, who is looking towards the future of the software.
If you want to be able to stream VLC from your phone or computer onto your TV, there are several ways you can go about doing that. However the good news for Android users is that according to a report from Variety, VLC for Android is expected to get an update in the future that will bring about support for Apple’s AirPlay protocol.
Due to the fact that Android phones are made using different specs, using different processors, and also featuring the manufacturer’s own take on Android, the experience can vary across brands. Unfortunately for Huawei users, it seems that the developers behind VLC have decided to blacklist their phones on the Google Play Store.
A new update is now being rolled out for the VLC app for iOS devices. The app’s version has now been bumped up to version 3.1.0 and the changelog mentions that VLC for iOS now has full Chromecast support, a feature that was often requested by users. This means that iOS users who have VLC installed will now be able to stream local content to a TV through the Chromecast.
So we know that the team at VideoLAN have been working on some new features for its VLC app, such as Chromecast support, and the good news is that it looks like the latest version of VLC has finally been released. This will bump the version of VLC up to version 3.0 and it will be bringing a ton of new features to the table.
The idea behind open-source software is sharing, where users can take what was originally created to potentially create something better, or something else based on the original code. However usually it’s a sharing process, where what you create needs to be shareable as well, but not everyone feels the same.
Google’s Chromecast is a nifty little tool that lets users mirror content on their phones onto their TVs. If you’re looking to make a presentation or show a video to a group of friends and don’t want them crowding around a tiny phone display, then Chromecast is one way you could go about it.
One of the changes that LG introduced with the LG G6 is its display, in which LG decided that 18:9 would be its new display aspect ratio. This is something the company is predicting will become a highly adopted aspect ratio. The good news is that if you use VLC for your video watching needs, know that the app will support the LG G6.
VLC calls its the most versatile media player in the world and there’s certainly truth to that claim. It’s capable of playing just about every other media format out there not to mention the fact that VLC is available for almost every platform. It has finally added support for a new media that’s gaining traction. The VLC 360-degree video support is finally here, albeit as a technical preview.
Platforms like Facebook and YouTube currently allow desktop users to watch videos in 360-degree mode. This is of course catered towards virtual reality where with a proper headset, users can pan around with the headset and check out their surroundings. The good news for VLC users is that it looks like the desktop version of the app will now support 360-degree videos.
One of the post popular media players in the world has finally arrived on Windows 10, albeit in beta. The universal Windows 10 app of VideoLAN’s VLC media player has finally been released, the app won’t be limited to one platform as it’s compatible with all platforms that Windows 10 can be used on, that includes both PC and mobile, as well as the Xbox One and even Microsoft HoloLens.
Chromecast makes it very easy to stream content on the biggest screen in your home. Most content services like Netflix and Hulu already support Chromecast, making it very easy to cast content, but when it comes to local files one usually needs other software to make it happen. Now one of the most widely used media players is preparing to add Chromecast support which would make it very easy for […]
While many operating systems and media devices come with their own media player softwares installed on them by default, there are many users out there who will be more than happy to replace those with VLC, a much more simple and versatile piece of media player software. Now the good news for Xbox One gamers is that your time has come.