It has been revealed this week by Videolan, the developers of the awesome VLC media player, that they will soon be adding support for Google Chromecast devices to the VLC software.
Details of the upcoming support for Google Chromecast were made available via a changelog posted by VLC over on the softwares GitHub page. The addition of the new Chromecast support means that users will be able to stream almost any file through the VLC software.
The next major update to the VLC media player, that is capable of being loaded onto multiple platforms and operating systems will be available as version 3.0. Some changes between 2.2.x and 3.0.0-git offer a glimpse at the Google Chromecast support:
* Chromecast output module
* RGB24 and YCbCr 4:2:0 RTP packetization
* Support HDS (Http Dynamic Streaming) from Adobe (f4m, f4v, etc.)
* New SMB access module using libdsm
* Rewrite MPEG-DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP) support, including MPEG2TS and ISOFF profiles
* Large rework of the Smooth Streaming module
* Screen capture plugin for Wayland display
* Support decompression and extraction through libarchive (tar, zip, rar…)
* Improvements of cookie handling (share cookies between playlist items, domain / path matching, Secure cookies)
* Support DVB-T2 on Windows BDA
* Support depayloading Opus from RTP
For full list of all the new features you can expect with VLC jump over to the Videolan VLC GitHub website for details.
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