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VLC 3.0 Released

Post by Lucap » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:55 am

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2018/02/vlc- ... w-features

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page= ... 0-Released
"This release is the result of more than three year of volunteer work, add numerous new features, fixes more than 1500 bugs and show more than 20.000 commits. All platform share the same code now. VLC 3.0 is a massive change in the VLC core.
Anyone had a play with it yet?

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Re: VLC 3.0 Released

Post by catweazel » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:01 am

It hasn't been released on linux yet. The nightly build PPA only contains a release candidate.
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Re: VLC 3.0 Released

Post by Lucap » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:14 am

Thanks Mr CatWeazel.

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Re: VLC 3.0 Released

Post by catweazel » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:40 am

Lucap wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:14 am
Thanks Mr CatWeazel.
You're most welcome.
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Re: VLC 3.0 Released

Post by Hoser Rob » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:55 am

They always mention the latest bug fixes, not the latest bugs.

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Re: VLC 3.0 Released

Post by Cosmo. » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:35 am

Hoser Rob wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:55 am
They always mention the latest bug fixes, not the latest bugs.
As usual, not only for VLC ...... :roll:

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Re: VLC 3.0 Released

Post by rickNS » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:38 pm

Wish there was a "like" button. NO MENTION OF THE BUGS. (Laughing Smiley)
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Re: VLC 3.0 Released

Post by o-l-d » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:18 pm

This is the version that I have been waiting for! I installed using snap package availible in Ubuntu's snap repository. So far no bugs have been seen in my limited testing. The inclusion for streaming to Chromecast runs well (with the native "recognized" formats for Chromecast) but transcoding of other files takes longer to fill buffer and may cause minor "pauses" as file is transcoded and buffer is satisifed.

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Re: VLC 3.0 Released

Post by phd21 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:06 pm

Hi Lucap,

I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

I have been using v3.x.x for a while in my Linux Mint 18.x using their Master Daily PPA and it works well. My current VLC is version 4.0.0 and it too works well although I did have some issues with some esoteric plugins. I used to be able to install all the plugins without a problem, not so with v4.x.x.
VLC_v4.jpg
VLC version 4.0.0
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Re: VLC 3.0 Released

Post by Lucap » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:55 am

It will be interesting to see how it compares to MPV for high bitrate playback. :)

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Re: VLC 3.0 Released

Post by robertmf » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:02 pm

catweazel wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:01 am
It hasn't been released on linux yet. The nightly build PPA only contains a release candidate.
Mint 18.3 64b MATE

VLC -> Chromecast Ultra dongle love using
https://websiteforstudents.com/vlc-3-0- ... -desktops/

[AUDIO DEVICES] selection gives me the
TV Chromecast dongle
Vizio soundbar (built-in chromecast audio)
Google Home Mini
PC speakers
and even the Sangean WFR wifi radio

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