Updated VLC Picture-in-Picture for Android, with local network streaming

VLC adds the ability to download subtitles directly with rewritten permission and better decoding

VLC has got a big update for Android and is now finally moving to version 2.0. As one of the most popular applications among desktop users, its Android app now supports picture-in-picture video, video playback via local network sharing.

Here are some of the ones I found to be interesting:

  • Added support for network disk browsing (Windows Share, UPnP, NFS, FTP, SFTP)
  • Favorite folder and video and video playlist.
  • Popup video.
  • New permission support
  • Download subtitles.
  • Rewrite notifications and controls, and a rewrite history tab.
  • Android TV and Android versions have been integrated, so that each device can optionally get the updated Android TV interface.
  • Finally, decoding and playback of all types of videos should be fast.

Although most of these changes are self-explanatory, features such as being able to download subtitles directly from OpenSubtitles when viewing a clip have long been requested by users. Integrating into the Android TV app also increases the user’s advantage because they don’t have to install separate apps if they use VLC on their television. The number of permissions required for VLC’s functionality has also been reduced, and access to media will be the only permission the app will now require.

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