VLC Media Player 3.4 for Android is now available
VLC Media Player 3.4 for Android is now available. The developers have added new features and improvements to the application for Android, including the ability to add bookmarks, use VLC without giving it the file permission, or audio player changes.
VLC Media Player 3.4 is already available for Android. Existing users may have to wait a bit before it is pushed to their devices via Google Play. New users can go ahead and install the latest version from Google Play right away.
VLC Media Player 3.4 for Android
Users who install VLC Media Player 3.4 for the first time may decline the file permission request that the media player has when it is run for the first time. While that is not useful for the majority of users, as it will prevent the media player from playing any locally stored media, it may please users who just want to watch media streams.
The first experience workflow has been redesigned as well. It is cleaner now and includes more tips and guidance. Tips include using basic controls, such as double-tapping to pause, sliding on the right or left side up and down to increase/decrease the volume or brightness, or double-tapping in the left and right upper corners to go back or forward ten seconds.
VLC 3.4 for Android introduces a bookmarking system. Bookmarks are set in any media by selecting the three-dots menu and then the Bookmarks option. A tap on the plus icon adds a new bookmark at the current location. Bookmarks can be loaded then at any time to start playback from the previously saved position. The new feature is useful for audiobooks but also any other media that is lengthy or contains bookmark-worthy content.
The audio player that is integrated has a new design. According to VideoLAN, it puts content front and center. The redesign goes hand in hand with a new video list design that improves readability significantly.
Android Auto users benefit from a completely reworked navigation. VideoLAN believes that it makes things easier for users, as media is quicker to browse and to play in the new design. Other Android Auto specific improvements include abilities to search a media, play streams or playlists, display more media info, and performance improvements.
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