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VLC v3.0.1 released: Improves Chromecast support, faster MKV seeking

Written by Petteri Pyyny @ 28 Feb 2018 6:20 User comments (5)

VLC v3.0.1 released: Improves Chromecast support, faster MKV seeking Popular open-source video player, VLC, has been updated to v3.0.1 version.
The new version is mostly a bug fix release after the player's major v3.0 release recently. This version improves HEVC video playback support on macOS, Android and iOS platforms. It also speeds up and fixes issues with Chromecast support on all platforms, including Windows.

Furthermore, MKV seeking is finally significantly faster. There's also bunch of minor bugs that have been fixed, like the one that caused the software to crash after closing it on some Windows versions.

You can download the Windows versions from AfterDawn's own download servers:

VLC for Windows
VLC for 64-bit Windows

Mobile editions for Android and iOS can be found from their respective app stores.

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5 user comments

128.2.2018 21:32

Never been a fan; it's ALWAYS been a buggy mess and handles subtitles badly. One niche it fits well, however, is playback of broken and/or incomplete files (such as partial P2P downloads) to check for quality.

21.3.2018 00:32

Been using it since the mid 2000's. Never had an issue while watching mkv files. Also works great with my mt2 files to create bluray discs

31.3.2018 10:32

Agree w/ Bozobub. Great for broken files but.........VLC is my default .mkv player straight up. Nothing better and I don't deal in codecs like FFDShow or CCCP as they're a ghetto solution that gets usurped all too often.

Otherwise, Windows Media Player across the board for digital files.

41.3.2018 10:56

Media Player Classic (as well as many other players) has no troubles with the .mkv container. Frankly, the container itself (.avi, .mkv, etc.) is hardly ever the issue; rather it's the media files inside that container that matter.

VLC *still* has problems with certain kinds of subtitles and screenshots, and its resizing/scaling algorithm is pretty damn bad, leaving unnecessary banding in gradients, "ringing", and other video artifacts. Its UI is also still pretty bad, as well.

@hearme0: Windows Media Player literally is the worst possible option, and can do *nothing* without externally-supplied codecs, unlike "codec-agnostic" players such as MPC, VLC, PotPlayer, and so on. If you don't have the codecs installed, it can not and will never work, period.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 01 Mar 2018 @ 9:06

51.3.2018 21:01

Windows Media Player across the board for digital files??? lol no way, Like Bozobub says, worst option.

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