About VLC Media Player
VLC Media Player is one of the most downloaded apps that run on Mac OS X, Linux, Android, iOS and Windows. Until now, Chromebook owners were limited to media files supported by the Chrome OS Media Player. But with this update, they will be able to download VLC directly from the Chrome Web Store.
About VLC on Chrome OS
VLC Media Player is one of the most popular free programs for local media playback. It has finally arrived for Google’s Chrome OS. Though VLC is available on a plethora of different mobile and desktop platforms, it has now made entry to Google’s Chrome OS. You can download the new app from the Chrome Web Store. VLC for Chrome OS works like any other version from other operating systems. One will be able to stream media files from internet and local sources with features like audio equalizer, subtitles, accelerated playback and others.
Chrome OS was only one of the last desktop operating systems for which VLC was not available. Just like other platforms, VLC on Chrome OS serves a host of features for watching or listening to any content and in any format. The player supports a large pool of video and audio files such as MKV and DVD ISOs, FLAC and other formats. It also supports subtitles with auto-detection and offers playback of streams, local and on the internet as well. VLC on Chrome OS supports same video and audio formats and subtitle files. The supported features include playlists, an audio equalizer, hardware-accelerated video/audio decoding, audio/video synchronization and others. One will also be able to play streams.
VLC on Chrome OS takes advantage of Google’s Android Runtime on Chrome (ARC). This allows the team to avoid a complete rewrite and recycle most of the mode from the VLC android app.
Some useful insights about VLC on Chrome OS:
Updated: December 17, 2015
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