VLC media player 188.8.131.52 'Vetinari' This is the tenth release of VLC 3.0 branch, named "Vetinari", in reference to the Lord Patrician from Discworld. This updates contains various fixes and improvements - Multiple dvdread and dvdnav crash and bug fixes - Adds support for SMB2/3 shares - Various MP4 improvements - Multiple adaptive streaming fixes - Various subtitle improvements - Various OpenGL video output improvements - Better macOS Catalina support - Improved audio quality on chromecast It also fixes security issues, notably in the microdns service discovery stack. Check our NEWS file for more details! 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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