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  • New version 3.0 of plays-anything-anywhere app VLC

    Posted on February 9th, 2018 at 13:50 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    VLC 3.0 launched today.

    If you’ve read my books or Computerworld top free apps articles, you know that I strongly recommend VLC. It simply runs rings around anything else.

    This new version uses hardware decoding by default, streams to Chromecast (even from video formats that aren’t normally supported), and sports a dozen new features. It’s the first major update in three years.

    You might want to wait a few weeks before installing it — just in case. But it’s a dynamite free utility that you’ll want sooner or later.

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