VLC 3.0.5 released with improved support for YouTube, HDR BluRay

In the new version of the cult video appeared a significant improvement.

Released a new version of the universal media player VLC – and you would not believe the update is already available in Ubuntu!

VLC 3.0.5 is a minor update of version 3.x and this is the first release of the player since the summer.

Increase minor version brings a lot of bug fixes and security updates, especially for third-party libraries. There are also performance improvements, and (though unrelated to) improved compatibility with macOS 10.14 and its newfangled “dark mode”.

A quick look at key changes in VLC 3.0.5:

  • New AV1 decoder based on library dav1d
  • Improved Blu-ray playback, menu access and search
  • Uses decoder libaom default
  • Improvements for MP4, MKV, CAF and AV1
  • The best support HDR
  • Improved support for Chromecast
  • Updated support for Youtube

A detailed list of changes between versions 3.0.4 and 3.0.5 VLC can be viewed on the official website of VLC.

Install VLC 3.0.5 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and above

3.0.5 VLC is easy to install in Ubuntu if you use Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, 18.04 LTS or later – and it’s all thanks to Snap.

You can install the latest version of VLC, which is packaged and supported by the developers of VLC from the repository using a Snap ON Ubuntu:

To install VLC (snap pack)

Or via the terminal:

sudo snap install vlc

If you don’t use VLC Snap, and use the regular version from the repository, do not worry: you will get the update 3.0.5 VLC at some point in the next few weeks as a regular software update via Software Updater.

If you have not installed VLC from the repository, simply click on the link below for installation:

To install VLC

or enter command in terminal:

sudo apt install vlc

Source: omgubuntu.ru

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