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VLC reaches 3 million downloads

VLC reaches 3 million downloads

Whenever you watched a video on your computer, chances are high they might have viewed them in VLC. Even after the launch of some high profile video players, VLC is the most preferred one since it is an open source software and is also ad-free which is rare. And the best part is a non-profit organization named VideoLAN runs it. What we want to say is that the software is a prime example of how another software should be like.

And now VLC has shared another big news with its users. It has successfully achieved a milestone of over three billion downloads across the mobile and desktop platforms. Ludovic Fauvet the CTO and Co-founder of VideoLAN confirmed this news via a tweet. He shared that in front of live audience California Electronics Summit 2019, the company achieved this target.

The year 2018 was a powerful one for VideoLAN. They had launched an introduction of Chromecast support which was a huge success. Recently the company released the new version 3.0.6. of VLC which allows support to burgeoning AV1 video format. Various insiders have stated that in its upcoming updates will include further VR support including AirPlay.

Jean-Baptiste Kempf who happens to be VideoLAN president and also its lead developer has stated that in about a month, they will introduce AirPlay with VLC Player. With this system, Android users across the world would be able to share video files from the VLC app to the devices that are enabled with AirPlay, the best example being Apple TV.

At CES 2019, the VideoLAN was successful in demonstrating how VLC is capable of handling the format regarding VR. Kempf informed the viewers about how VLC manager to reverse engineer in many VR headsets so that they could support VLC app. They didn’t rely on manufacturing SDRs for this. With this, the app’s footprint has increased by over 1 MB.  

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