Big Changes Will Be Coming To VLC Soon
When you watch videos on your computer, there’s a good chance that you might be watching it with VideoLAN’s VLC player. It is, after all, one of the most popular video playback apps around at the moment, largely thanks to its ability to play a multitude of video formats as well as being relatively lightweight compared to some of the more bloated alternatives out there.
It's Possible To Download VLC On Huawei Phones Again
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 For The Nintendo Switch Is Being Considered
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.
VLC For Android To Get AirPlay Support Soon
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.
VLC Blacklists Huawei Phones On The Google Play Store
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.
VLC For iOS Chromecast Support Arrives In Latest Update
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.
VLC 3.0 Released With Support For HDR, 8K, 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.
Google Finally Removes Ad-Riddled VLC Copycat App From Store
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.
VLC For Android Adds Experimental Chromecast Support
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.
VLC Beta For Android Updated With Support For LG G6
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 360-Degree Video Support Finally Arrives
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.
VLC Media Player Now Supports 360-degree Videos
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.
VLC For Windows 10 Finally Released
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.
VLC Chromecast Support Could Arrive Soon
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 […]
VLC Will Be Making Its Way Onto The Xbox One
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.
VLC For Apple TV Now Lets You Cast Content
VLC is without a doubt one of the most popular media players out there, it’s available for a wide variety of platforms, and not too long ago it made its way to the new Apple TV that’s capable of running apps. A new version of the app has been released which brings the ability to cast content to the Apple TV directly from a browser using VLC for Apple TV’s […]
VLC For Apple TV Released
A couple of months back Apple launched its new set-top box which is a big improvement over its predecessors. Not only is it more powerful and capable than before, it’s also the first Apple TV from the company that has its own App Store and is very much capable of running apps. It was soon confirmed that VLC would eventually arrive on the new set-top box and today VLC for Apple […]
VideoLAN Reveals VLC For Chrome OS
The folks over at Video LAN have just announced the introduction of VLC, which is one of the most popular media players worldwide, on the Chrome OS platform. Those who already know what it is all about can head straight for the Chrome Web Store to download the new app. This app happens to be a port of the VLC version for Android, just in case you are curious to […]
VLC App For Apple TV Being Developed
VLC is perhaps the most popular video player out there that’s available on a wide variety of platforms, though it has never been officially released for Apple TV. The set-top box didn’t come with an App Store previously through which developers could distribute their apps but that changes with the new Apple TV that significantly relies upon apps to provide a much better experience. This has paved the way for […]
How To Convert Video Formats
Videos are the best way to express pretty much anything, however, video format support is limited on most devices and services. You can’t just play an HD camcorder AVCHD video on a standard Smartphone.The good news is, converting video format is actually quite easy and doesn’t take much time either. You can play almost any video on any device you want just by converting it to the required format.Converting video […]