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VLC is one of the best free and open source media players i history. It has the distinguished fame of a Swiss Army Knife for desktop and computers because it has the ability to handle almost any video or audio file you provide it. The mobile versions of VLC aren’t quite as powerful, but they are quickly getting better with time.
Granted, VLC’s mobile versions are not as powerful as the desktop app, they are getting better all the time.
Below is a list of a few of the new things you can do with VLC 2.0:
- Browse and play videos from a shared network drive.
- Create playlists to watch a series of videos, one after another.
- Download subtitles fro OpenSubtitles.
- On devices that support multi-window (including some Samsung and LG tablets), you can use a popup-video view to watch a video while using other apps.
Other changes include an updated options menu, faster hardware-accelerated video decoding, and a single installer for VLC’s Android and Android TV versions.
Also, thanks to the new updates, the app no longer requires as many permissions to run.
Meanwhile, in other VLC-related news, VLC’s latest nightly builds, Version 3.0 for desktop computers now offers Chromecast support, meaning you can stream content from your PC to a TV by connecting and using Google’s $35 Chromecast device or just about any other Google Cast device you can get your hands on.