VLC Player Version 3 just released—supports for HDR, 8K playback, and much more!

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  1. Futurewine

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    VideoLAN has rolled out a massive update to VLC, bringing a slew of new features to every platform – including Windows 10, Xbox One, and Windows phone. Codenamed "Vetinari," the update pushes VLC up to version number 3.0 and, along with a massive list of bug fixes, brings support for hardware decoding for 4K and 8K playback, HDR, and much more. — review / windowscentral.com





    3.0 Highlights
    • VLC 3.0 "Vetinari" is a new major update of VLC.
    • VLC 3.0 activates hardware decoding by default, to get 4K and 8K playback!
    • It supports 10bits and HDR
    • VLC supports 360 video and 3D audio, up to Ambisoncics 3rd order
    • Allows audio passthrough for HD audio codecs
    • Can stream to Chromecast devices, even in formats not supported natively
    • Can play Blu-Ray Java menus: BD-J
    • VLC supports browsing of local network drives and NAS
    Available for all major platforms.
    For a full account of what's new, visit: https://www.videolan.org/vlc/releases/3.0.0.html
     
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  3. Sylenth.Will.Fall

    Sylenth.Will.Fall Audiosexual

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    Thanks. VLC Plays everything I have ever thrown at it!
     
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    First time I hear of 8k playback.
    Make it sound like 4k is so old school...
     
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    It's my main video player, simply works...
     
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    I have noticed that VLC player starts distorting the sound after you go above 65%-70%. You cant hear it on cheaper consumer equipment.
     
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  7. Badass

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    Using 2.2.8 64 bit here. Wondering if I should install this v3 or wait for the v3 64 bit that will surely be out soon.

    #It's the best player I've used.
     
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    Just checked my own..........I had the vol set at 70%.........seems we're hearing the same thing moosh.
     
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    does it with every audio quality and version (x86/x64)?
     
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    mphc in the k-lite mega codec pack supports all of this already on windows, so why would i use VLC?
     
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    Von_Steyr Audiosexual

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    Its more noticeable with newer masters , vs old where you can take the volume further.
    Havent tested precisely, though have noticed it so many times that one can come to a conclusion that its not exactly an audiophile player, although i use it 90% of time, for audio and video.
     
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    Here https://nightlies.videolan.org/build/win64/vlc-3.0.0-20180209-0503/

    --------------------------

    For video I prefer to use madVR + LAV filters + MPC-BE or MPC-HC
    If got a +- good performance system(CPU/GPU)


    If got a high end GPU


    If you calibrate the TV/monitor, can use DisplayCAL to create a 3D LUT for madVR
    https://hub.displaycal.net/wiki/3d-lut-creation-workflow-for-madvr-or-eecolor/
     
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    Thanks KidPix
     
  14. Sylenth.Will.Fall

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    You aren't the first person I've heard say that, but I thought it was the shop trying to flog me the J River Media Centre.
     
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    JRMC is a very good player. I tested it two months ago. The crossfeed option is great, makes listening trough headphones more natural.
    Though there is something about VLC that is just idk more handy, faster, it just works for most stuff.
     
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  16. Sylenth.Will.Fall

    Sylenth.Will.Fall Audiosexual

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    I couldn't agree more. I have the jriver now too, but by the time I finish configuring it for the sound I want, I lose interest in listening to what I initially set out to hear! Maybe that's why. VLC just plays anything and to be fair, nothing sounds that bad. Unless of course I play a track I mastered at 3am following a night out with the lads!
     
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    We landed a man on the moon, Trump became the US president, Youtube has background video support. Yet VLC can't seem to fix a simple wow/flutter pitch bug. Or did they?
     
  18. Sylenth.Will.Fall

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    Ahhaaaa , someone ELSE who likes to listen to music following a night out with the lads. :D

    WHAT wow and flutter bug?
     
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    VLC still sucks, I tried an 8k 60fps video downloaded from youtube with jdownloader just to test the performance and it doesn't even play after showing one initial frame.
    Use MPC-BE instead, it actually played back the 8k 60fps video smoothly with a few hiccups. It also starts up faster than VLC.
     
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    It was also the first time the blind participated in wrapping the alu foil around the lunar`s legs. Nice gesture of nasa.
    [​IMG]
     
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    still can't play my 4k movies lel...
     
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