VLC media player 18.104.22.168 'Vetinari' This is the twelfth release of VLC 3.0 branch, named "Vetinari", in reference to the Lord Patrician from Discworld. VLC 22.214.171.124 is a macOS only release, mainly fixing an issue with audio playback. For more details, please see the NEWS file. Vetinari is a major release changing a lot in the media engine of VLC. It is one of the largest release we've ever done. Notably, it: - activates hardware decoding on all platforms, of H.264 & H.265, 8 & 10bits, allowing 4K60 or even 8K decoding with little CPU consumption, - merges all the code from the mobile ports into the same codebase with common numbering and releases, - supports 360 video and 3D audio, and prepares for VR content, - supports direct HDR and HDR tone-mapping, - updates the audio passthrough for HD Audio codecs, - allows browsing of local network drives like SMB, FTP, SFTP, NFS... - stores the passwords securely, - brings a new subtitle rendering engine, supporting ComplexTextLayout and font fallback to support multiple languages and fonts, - supports ChromeCast with the new renderer framework, - adds support for numerous new formats and codecs, including WebVTT, AV1, TTML, HQX, 708, Cineform, and many more, - improves Bluray support with Java menus, aka BD-J, - updates the macOS interface with major cleaning and improvements, - support HiDPI UI on Windows, with the switch to Qt5, - prepares the experimental support for Wayland on Linux, and switches to OpenGL by default on Linux.
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