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VLC Media Player Finally Accessible On Chrome OS

VideoLAN, the non-profit organization finally made the incredible media playing application VLC media player available to each and every desktop operating system. And one of the obscure OS Chrome is not an exception to that. This news has been confirmed by VideoLAN on Friday where they announced that this open source, free and cross platform media player VLC is finally obtainable on Google’s chrome operating system. The fact that made VLC media player away from Chrome OS is that the normal program is not supported by this OS and any apps or programs that run on Chrome OS is based on JavaScript. So it was tough for VLC to port the program from C or C++ to JavaScript.

The Chrome OS iteration of VLC supports most of the video and audio files including the weird one such as FLAC. Also network stream and DVD ISOs are being supported by this much loved VLC media player. Jean-Baptiste Kempf, the VideoLAN President has written in a blog that this media player developed by the passionate developers is proposed for all that is completely free from any ads, spying and in- app purchases. Even the source code is offered at free. VLC is available on every single Operating System starting from Windows, Linux, OS X, BSD, OS/2, BeOS, Solaris and ReactOS.

VideoLAN has tested this VLC media player on HP Chromebook 14 and on a Chromebook Pixel. However, this is the first release so you might face issue while checking on any other machine. But it is advised to utilize the latest version Chrome 48 to have better result. It is featured with a media library for the video and audio files, a widget to control audio and support for subtitles and cover arts.

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