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VLC video player security bug report is heating up the Internet

VLC video player security bug report is heating up the Internet

It's not unusual to hear reports of vulnerabilities in software both open source and closed. Those bugs are reported against software big and small alike but the more popular the program, the bigger the noise. When it comes of multimedia players, there's probably no bigger program than VLC and now it's at the center of a "he said, she said" kind of debate over a reported severe vulnerability.

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VLC gets Airplay soon: what 3 billion downloads mean for the app

VLC gets Airplay soon: what 3 billion downloads mean for the app

You can pretty much tell that we’re living in an app-centric world when we take note of and celebrate how many downloads they have achieved. But it isn’t just bragging rights, though there’s definitely some of that involved when you reach 3 billion downloads and you’re not Microsoft, Google, or Apple. But more than just the numbers, VLC’s milestone also speaks to its business model or, to be more precise, the lack of one that, in more than 20 years, has made the world’s most popular media player a household name.

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VLC blacklists Huawei smartphones for misbehaving

VLC blacklists Huawei smartphones for misbehaving

Android is famous for its fragmentation, but there is another “mini-fragmentation” going on when it comes to its apps. Region lock is something the plagues not just smartphones but even gaming consoles as well and there is also the case of OEM-specific apps that you can’t install on competitor’s phones. At least not without room. VLC’s case, however, might be the first time when an app actually blacklists phones from a specific manufacturer. And it’s all because Huawei might be a bit too aggressive in killing background apps.

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VLC 3.0 released: Chromecast, 8K, HDR, Android PiP, iPhone X optimization

VLC 3.0 released: Chromecast, 8K, HDR, Android PiP, iPhone X optimization

VLC 3.0 has officially launched and it brings with it a bunch of new major features, not the least of which is the official arrival of Chromecast support. The app is now better suited for modern displays and content, packing in things like High Dynamic Range (HDR) and 8K support, and more. The 3.0 version of the software has been named "Vetinari."

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VLC Android app gets Chromecast support, but only in beta

VLC Android app gets Chromecast support, but only in beta

VLC, the beloved media app that can play just about any video or music format you throw at it, has finally received Chromecast support on Android. With this support, Android device users can stream local media content from their phone or tablet to a display with the Chromecast, arguably the easiest way to stream your own video files to a TV. The feature isn't perfect, though.

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VLC for Android gets its first major update in over a year

VLC for Android gets its first major update in over a year

VLC has been hailed as the universal media player because of its ability to play almost any type of media format and its availability on all major platforms. The dominance of Android and iOS, however, caused VLC to languish a bit in that last part. For example, VLC on Android hasn't receive any significant update since version 2.0 was released 13 months ago. That is partly due to the developers focusing on a major 3.0 release, which hasn't been dated yet. In the meantime, however, VLC 2.5 for Android has plenty to offer as an appetizer.

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VLC app gains 360-degree video support

VLC app gains 360-degree video support

VideoLAN, the makers of the popular, open-source VLC app that can play just about any media format under the sun, have announced that it can now support one of the newest video mediums around: 360-degree videos. The developer have just released a technical preview for the desktop versions of VLC on Windows and Mac, allowing 360-degree videos to be played with ease.

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VLC Media Player for Xbox One is finally happening

VLC Media Player for Xbox One is finally happening

When I want to watch a video on my computer, there's really only one program that I open up. VLC is simple, and plays virtually any video format that I throw at it. Plus, I happen to be a fan of traffic cones. Unfortunately, my favorite media player isn't available on my Xbox One. But it sounds as thought that's going to change soon.

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VLC finally arrives on Apple TV

VLC finally arrives on Apple TV

In September, VideoLAN announced the media player VLC would be arriving for Apple TV in the future. Though it has taken a few months of waiting, VLC for Apple TV is now officially available through the App Store. With it, users are able to access and watch their media files in whatever format they exist, sidestepping the cumbersome conversion process. VideoLAN promises users have access to “every feature and format support” VLC offers on other platforms.

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VLC comes to ChromeOS

VLC comes to ChromeOS

For years, the only player I've needed for my video watching needs is VLC. I've yet to throw a video at it that wouldn't play, and it runs easily on both my Mac and PC. However, today the lightweight media player finally lands on another important OS.

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VLC in development for Apple TV’s tvOS

VLC in development for Apple TV’s tvOS

VideoLAN, maker of the can-play-almost-anything video app VLC, announced that a version of the media player for Apple TV is in the works. The new version will work with Apple TV’s tvOS, and though the effort is said to still be in its early stages, there’s already a working version with the developers. The announced was made in a statement by VideoLAN president Jean-Baptiste Kempf, who detailed some other changes and info about the video player.

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VLC for iOS update turns Apple Watch into remote control, media browser

VLC for iOS update turns Apple Watch into remote control, media browser

VLC, quite possibly the most useful third-party media player software, has just updated its app for iOS, including a number of feature improvements and fixes, along with support for the Apple Watch. As an app that is used to play and watch locally stored media content, VLC is available on just about every platform you can imagine, and because it can handle almost any media file-type, it's usefulness can't be understated.

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