VLC 3.0 Continues To Be Developed With Many Changes

Written by Michael Larabel in Multimedia on 3 January 2016 at 09:55 AM EST. 25 Comments
It's been nearly one year now that we've been getting excited over VLC 3.0. While we haven't heard any major updates recently and the release has yet to take place, progress continues to be made.

Per Git, to recap some of the features to look forward to once VLC 3.0 ships:

- Wayland support.
- Systemd journal support.
- Chromecast support.
- Better handling of protocols like SMB, FTP, SFTP, etc.
- Adobe HDS (HTTP Dynamic Streaming) support.
- HTTP 2.0 support.
- Daala video support.
- OpenMAX GPU zero-copy support for decoding and display on Android.
- VDPAU improvements.
- H.265/HEVC hardware decoding using OpenMAX, MediaCodec, and DxVA2.
- VP9 decoding using OpenMAX.
- BPG decoder.
- A number of new demuxers.
- A Tizen audio module.
- Linux and BSD use OpenGL as the default video output mode now rather than XVideo.
- Direct3D 11 video mode support on Windows.
- Hardware deinterlacing on the Raspberry Pi.
- Batch convert support using the Qt GUI.

While there still doesn't seem to be any firm indication when VLC 3.0 will be officially released, you can always grab the latest builds or compile yourself from Git. Share in the forums most of what you're looking forward to with VLC 3.0.
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