[CES 2019]: Airplay help for VLC on Android introduced; video participant hits three billion downloads

“VLC media participant will get AirPlay help for Android quickly and customers will be capable to stream audio and video from their Android units.”

VideoLan, the developer of the favored open supply video participant named VLC, has introduced that it’ll prolong its AirPlay help to Android customers quickly. The video participant has already been supporting AirPlay for iOS customers for a very long time and the prolonged help will excite quite a lot of customers.

In accordance with a press release made by Jean-Baptist Kempf, President and lead developer, VideoLan, on the ongoing CES, the replace could be launched in “a few month” without spending a dime. Nonetheless, there was no official declaration on the precise launch date of the identical.

VLC, being some of the standard open supply audio-video gamers, is on the market on each possible platform together with Mac, Apple TV, Android and iOS. As per the newest information at CES 2019, this 12 months’s main firms, together with Sony, LG And Vizio, are promising to undertake the AirPlay 2, the next-gen protocol for synchronized multi-room audio playback compatibility of their upcoming merchandise. Nonetheless, it isn’t clear whether or not VLC for Andoid will help Airplay or AirPlay 2 specification.

Apart from this, VideoLAN additionally introduced that it has managed to hit an enormous milestone of three billion downloads. Out of this big quantity, 25 p.c of the downloads have been for cell units. Based mostly on the earlier statistics, the 2 billion downloads milestone was achieved in Might 2012. VLC has already launched a minor replace (v3.0.6) that permits the help for HDR within the AV1 Video coding format and plans to replace v4.0, which can supply enhancements within the HDR high quality. Furthermore, it additionally plans to carry the app to the Nintendo Change, PlayStation four and Roku units.

Lastly, VideoLan can be planning to construct a whole media library to compete with iTunes. Nonetheless, based on Kempf, the media centre won’t be a whole answer to handle big private media libraries.

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