Even though is has been possible to tweak the Android VLC release to work with Google’s Chrome OS previously, VideoLAN has today announced the availability of a new version that has been created specifically for Chrome OS and is now available, from the Chrome Web Store.
The awesome VLC media players already existing for other operating systems including Windows, OS X, Linux, BSD, Solaris, OS/2, Haiku/BeOS, and ReactOS, however Chrome OS was not so easy to support says VLC’s developers.
Venture Beat explains more about the issue :
VLC for Chrome OS has the following features :
– All video files supported in VLC, including MKV and DVD ISOs
– All audio files supported in VLC, including FLAC and other weird audio formats
– Subtitles files, from SRT to SSA and with auto-detection, when possible
– A media database like on Android and iOS to select the right media and resume playback
– Playback of streams, local and on the Internet, include adaptive streaming like HLS or DASH
– Playlists, accelerated playback, audio equalizer, audio/video synchronization, and hardware accelerated video/audio decoding
Jump over to the Chrome Web Store to download the new Chrome VLC free and open source media player via the link below.