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After almost 2 years in development, a stable VLC for Android is finally here

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VLC (Video LAN Client), the ‘genuinely’ multi-talented video player that holds the power to play videos of almost any format, has finally been upgraded to a 1.0 stable version for Android platform (via Android Police).

Since two years, the application has been in its beta version, long enough that the developers even launched an iOS app during the meantime. The much awaited update brings in some fixes for certain ARMv8 processors and Android 5.0 Lollipop. However, the much expected Chromecast support is still missing, another update will include that surely.

Here’s the change-log from its Google Play listing:

  • This release fixes ARMv8 processors, Android 5.0 crashes and minor improvements.
  • The 0.9.x series is major release with hardware decoding and a new interface available in dark or white colors. It integrates DVD iso and menu support, an equalizer, playlist management, Widi screens support and updated SD cards detection.
  • Hardware acceleration is now enabled by default on 4.3+ and has better subtitles support. Software decoding has been accelerated too.

The application can be downloaded/updated from Google Play Store for free.


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