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VLC For Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Windows RT, and Android TV

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    VLC gets first major release across Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Windows RT, and Android TV



    VideoLAN today launched what is arguably the biggest release of VLC to date: an update for the desktop coordinated with new versions across all major mobile platforms. The world’s most used media player just got massive a cross-platform push.



    The company told VentureBeat that the releases are the result of more than a year of volunteer work on the VLC engine and the libVLC library. As a result, VLC has gained numerous new features, has seen more than 1,000 bugs fixed, and has significantly increased its scope of supported formats.



    Without further ado, here are the new releases:



    VLC media player 2.2.0: Download from videolan.org/vlc

    http://www.videolan.org/vlc/



    VLC 2.4.1 for iOS: Download from Apple’s App Store

    https://itunes.apple.com/app/vlc-ios/id650377962



    VLC 1.1.0 for Android: Download from Google Play

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.videolan.vlc



    VLC 1.1.0 beta for Android TV: Download from Google Play

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.videolan.vlc



    VLC 1.1.0 beta for Windows Phone: Download from the Windows Phone Store

    http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/s...ws-phone/44fa83f7-a98d-4647-b9d4-c35ed729d0c9



    VLC 1.1.0 beta for Windows RT: Download from the Windows Store

    One major cross-platform addition is that VLC now automatically detects rotated videos. It can then rotate them using hardware acceleration (supported for MP4/MOV, MKV, and raw H264) for proper consumption: no more stupid vertical videos!



    For all platforms, the new version adds support for Digital Cinema Package to play native movie theater formats, compatibility for “a very large number of unusual codecs,” and “vastly improved compatibility” for UltraHD video codecs like VP9 and H265, including encoding, as well as problematic files in Ogg, MP4, and WMV. Now let’s take a closer look platform-by-platform.

    Windows, Mac, and Linux



    First and foremost, VLC media player 2.2.0 adds a feature that has been supported on VLC mobile for quite some time: resume playback where you left off. This might not seem like a big deal at first, but if you remember all those times you’ve accidentally closed VLC, or opened a new video and lost your place in the first one, you’ll love this addition.




    GO HERE TO READ MORE


    http://venturebeat.com/2015/02/27/v...-ios-windows-phone-windows-rt-and-android-tv/
     
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    VLC is now a true Universal App across all of Windows

    VideoLAN is likely one of the best builders of quality apps for the Windows Store, and while the development team provides frequent updates to the desktop version of their VLC media player, they usually take their time with the apps. That is not necessarily a bad thing, and today's news is going to explain that long wait.


    Thomas Nigro, the lead developer behind the Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 versions of VLC, has announced that VLC has been updated for the two platforms. Furthermore, VLC is now a true Universal App, and is also compatible with
    Windows 10.


    Thomas explained that they are currently sharing 80% of the XAML code and over 95% of the C# code between the projects for different platforms, which is one of the
    main advantages of developing universal apps, along with providing users with the same core experience across all devices. It will also allow the team to provide updates and bug-fixes for both platforms at the same time.


    Here's what's new in VLC for Windows 8.1/10:



    • Creating a playlist, editing a playlist (early support though)
    • Your videos are displayed in three categories: videos, camera rolls and shows. We automatically detect if a video is an episode of a show.
    • You can see the upcoming shows of an artist
    • Social sharing (« #NowPlaying Shake It Off – Taylor Swift »)

    Thomas mentions that there are hundreds of bugfixes, and that you should now be able to open a video from Windows Explorer without any problems, as well as resize it to your liking without experiencing unusual behaviors. You'll probably notice that DLNA support and the ability to change album covers is gone, but they will make a comeback in a future update.



    The Windows Phone app update consists of various bugfixes, and Thomas said there's a big update coming in the next couple of months that will enable Direct3D rendering and hardware decoding. You can grab the new VLC app from the links below:
    http://www.neowin.net/news/vlc-is-now-a-true-universal-app-across-all-of-windows

     

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