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VLC to Chromecast Is Here! How to Stream Videos From PC

Well, it turns out that this is a feature under constant development. And while it isn’t available on stable releases, Chromecast streaming actually is included in development versions. Unfortunately, it still isn’t 100 percent stable, which is why this feature isn’t included in the main VLC Media Player. – Christian Cawley, Make Use Of http://ift.tt/2jv9KC6

VLC Arrives on the Apple TV with Support for Multiple Streaming Options and Video Formats

VLC gives you a pretty wide variety of ways to access videos on your new Apple TV. You can use it to pull videos from your local network over SMB, DLNA servers, FTP servers, or Plex. You can even play files manually using the Remote Playback feature, which gives you a URL to enter in a browser, then you can drop any media file into it to play it on the Apple TV. – Thorin Klosowski, Lifehacker

VLC for iOS update turns Apple Watch into remote control, media browser

The VLC update also includes a few new features that don’t focus on the Watch, such as a mini-player that can be used while browsing content on the main iOS device like an iPhone or iPad, along with support for PLEX shares that are password protected, and looping playlists. Lastly the app fixes a number of bugs that caused repeated crashes and affected playback reliability. – Adam Westlake, SlashGear

The Best Hidden Features of VLC

We’ve discussed plenty of ways to download YouTube videos before. However, you have one option already installed on your computer. VLC lets you play and download YouTube videos right from its desktop interface. Here’s how:

  1. Find a video on YouTube—like this one—and copy the URL from the address bar.
  2. In VLC, head to Media > Open Network Stream.
  3. Paste the YouTube link in the box and click Play.
  4. Under Tools, click Codec Information.
  5. In the box that says Location, right-click the block of text and click Select All. Copy this text to your clipboard.
  6. Go back to your browser and paste the link in the address bar. This will open the source file directly on YouTube’s servers.
  7. Right-click the video as it plays and select Save Video As.

You can also record clips from YouTube videos as they’re streaming in VLC by pressing the red Record button in the player itself. This isn’t as direct of a rip, but it’s handy if you need to grab a particular clip out of a long video. – Eric Ravenscraft,Lifehacker

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Qualcomm pushes 4K video streaming with prototype TV dongle

Qualcomm has a plan to liberate 4K video from high-end smartphones, and it involves a Chromecast-like prototype TV dongle. […] The prototype dongle is based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor, but doesn’t require a Snapdragon-based phone or tablet on the other end. It uses the basic Universal Plug and Play protocol to connect with other devices, and Qualcomm is working on supplementary software to let the dongle work with existing Android media players such as BubbleUPnP, VLC and MXPlayer. – Jared Newman & Michael Brown,TechHive
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Convert, Resize and Cut videos with VLC Media Player | Cool Tips and Tricks

VLC, the free and open source media player is great at playing media of even the most obscure formats. However, that is not all it can do. It can be used to easily convert videos from one format to the other.[…] It can also be used to resize videos from one size to other for when you need to shrink videos to fit in your mobile devices. [and] as a quick video cutting tool[.] – Cool Tips and Tricks http://goo.gl/PKZGfv

Chromecast support coming to VLC within 4-6 weeks!

Chromecast support is the new trend among popular apps. […] VLC was taking its sweet time, but the developers have stated Chromecast support is in the works as we speak. […] This information comes from the VideoLAN forums, in which company associates mention the feature is now under development. Chromecast compatibility will be included in iOS’ next update, with the Android app being next in line. Not only will mobile apps get this feature, though, it will spread across the whole spectrum of operating systems. – Edgar Cervantes, Android Authority http://ift.tt/1xA8kHq