VLC 3.0 'Vetinari' arrives across all platforms with Chromecast support

By Polycount ยท 26 replies
Feb 9, 2018
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  1. The ever-popular VLC media player is receiving a pretty big update today. The software's creator, VideoLAN, has announced the full release of VLC 3.0, dubbed "Vetinari." The update adds a host of new features, roughly 1,500 bug fixes and full availability across all major operating systems and platforms for the first time.

    VLC users will now be able to access the media player on Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, Android TV, Apple TV and Chrome OS devices.

    As far as new features go, VLC 3.0 will be adding HDR video support (currently only on Windows 10), support for 360-degree video with 3D audio as well as 8K content, the ability to browse network drives, support for HiDPI on Windows 10, Chromecast functionality and much more.

    Chromecast support is one of the more exciting new additions in VLC 3.0, largely because it will allow users to stream content in formats that aren't typically available with Google's device, including DVD.

    For a full list of VLC 3.0's improvements and a download links go here. Mobile and smart TV users can access the new VLC player through their supported device's app store.

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  2. Docus

    Docus TS Member Posts: 22   +10

    I love the Discworld-flavored names for VLC releases :D
  3. meric

    meric TS Addict Posts: 135   +67

    Somehow I still like the bs player better despite knowing vlc is more feature rich and stable, just can't get away from "auto subtitle check" feature of bs player (and relatively compact player design) . Why can't videolan implement such a useful feat in their player?
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 10,292   +4,197

  5. Docus

    Docus TS Member Posts: 22   +10

    https://www.vlchelp.com/how-to-get-subtitles-automatically/ Does this do what you want?
  6. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,379   +535

    I'm waiting for the 64bit version.

    Trying to update in app doesn't work also the only way to upgrade is via a download link.
    learninmypc likes this.
  7. Captcurzk

    Captcurzk TS Rookie Posts: 19   +11

    I had to return the old version! The new version could not display, for example, * .ts files? Also mp4 files do not show up !!? Everything starts to work when I restore the old version !!! ??? Who knows Why??
    senketsu and cliffordcooley like this.
  8. senketsu

    senketsu TS Guru Posts: 616   +390

    I had to 'roll back' to previous version as well.
    Captcurzk likes this.
  9. Boilerhog146

    Boilerhog146 TS Evangelist Posts: 608   +211

    They fixed roughly 1500 bugs ,that's a lot of bugs. ,the pylon is a termite mound.lol. is it possible they may have still missed a couple?or added a couple in fixing others.?

    Last edited: Feb 10, 2018
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  10. Captcurzk

    Captcurzk TS Rookie Posts: 19   +11

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  11. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 10,292   +4,197

    Techspot has both 32 and 64 bit Windows links, even portables of both bit versions for Windows.

    Or go here and click the Windows logo below the download link. - http://www.videolan.org/
    Which opens this location - http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html
    Click the download drop-down list for options other than the default download, select "Installer for 64bit version" for download.

    And if you want VLC for other operating systems you can check out this link.
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  12. Captcurzk

    Captcurzk TS Rookie Posts: 19   +11

    There is all version:
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  13. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 10,292   +4,197

  14. Captcurzk

    Captcurzk TS Rookie Posts: 19   +11

    Oh really? If you use Firefox it's easy stuff!
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  15. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 10,292   +4,197

    Browser of choice has nothing to do with the confusion FTP links present. You and I may understand what we are looking at, not everyone will. Some people don't even know which operating system they have much less which bit version. The graphical user interface is somewhat automated which alleviates most of this dilemma. Browsing FTP locations there is no automation to help with which download. If you truly understand FTP listing, I hope you realize you are a One Percent-er.

    Kinda like the Millennial, by the time they graduate, the only thing they understand is their phone. A Millennial that understand more than a phone is in a low percentile group. OK I'll admit I had a bit of sarcasm there.
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  16. Joe Blow

    Joe Blow TS Addict Posts: 216   +74

    I'll wait for 3.0.1.
    jtveg likes this.
  17. Captcurzk

    Captcurzk TS Rookie Posts: 19   +11

    O.K. That's clear. I understood. No more FTP links in here. You are not a sarcastic pro! Thanks..(y)
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  18. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 10,292   +4,197

    OK now I'm feeling bad. I wasn't trying to suggest the FTP links were not welcome. Just that they were not necessary, if one is not comfortable browsing FTP links.
    I'll toast to that thought. I want people to know when I'm being sarcastic. If I were a pro, sarcasm would often be hidden.

    I'll add a few likes to your account for your sportsmanship.
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  19. meric

    meric TS Addict Posts: 135   +67

  20. deemon

    deemon TS Addict Posts: 261   +78

    Previous version update check fails to find this new one.
    Also it's a bloody 32bit disaster... what the eff?

    edit: managed to find hidden 64bit version from one of the links given here. Why VLC team doesn't put it to their own website is mystery.

    Anyway, the new v3 seems to be worse in every way. Laggy, sluggish, even the basic mouse wheel volume control doesn't work properly (and skips scroll steps and changes the volume in some weird %'s)... COME OOOON.

    Tried different setting until just stopped wasting my time and downgraded to 2.2.8 and it's a bliss.
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2018
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  21. Captcurzk

    Captcurzk TS Rookie Posts: 19   +11

    You are Right man. I think that I'll keep old versio until then Version 3.1 is released nor anyway next fixed version!
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2018
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  22. Charleschamp

    Charleschamp TS Rookie

    If install VLC 3 to a separate folder will it interfere with my old VLC 2 install ?
  23. senketsu

    senketsu TS Guru Posts: 616   +390

    previous version is cover by Elger Heath, I prefer Tom's voice for a blast from the past
  24. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,290   +1,063

    Contrary to all the comments above, I've had great luck with v3. Before VLC would play 4k video's but it'd be all messed up or the Audio would be missing or vice-versa and would ruin my CPU.

    V3 now uses half the CPU and plays 4k Blu-ray rips fine. Nice to see they've sorted out the Hardware Acceleration and as it's on by default now.
  25. Captcurzk

    Captcurzk TS Rookie Posts: 19   +11

    I tried to install a completely new version when I was uninstal the old version first but the same thing happens again! It did not help me anyway! Version 3.0 is completely s**t! I wait until they fix it and it works again as it should!
    jtveg likes this.

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