VLC Gets a UI Revamp, Keyboard Shortcuts And More With Version 3.2.3
VLC media player has been my go-to player as far back as I can remember and rightly so. Not only is the media player supported on multiple platforms,(Windows, Chrome OS, Linux, Android, iOS, Mac OS) it offers the ability to read file formats that are alien to default media players that usually get shipped with those platforms.
Despite its many functions and features, the program comes free on whatever platform you desire to access it from.
Though VLC offers dual-accessibility on Chrome OS (either through the Play Store or as an extension on Chrome Web Store) both offerings lack the feature set that makes the desktop version a blast to use.
However, according to a report by Android Police, it would seem new additions are being made to the Chrome OS version of VLC as well as a long list of changes to the Android version.
According to the report, v3.2.3 of VLC for Android will bring in changes to the interface including doing away with the much visible orange control buttons and replacing them with gray ones. The rotation lock button will change positions and will now reside in on the bottom of the screen.
The scrub back is also enduring a position change, being moved above the playback buttons house within the new white bar that is stationed at the bottom of the interface.
Much of the UI has remained unchanged though you will notice a few tweaks like increased opacity for the top bar and playback similarity to Google Music.
VLC for Chrome OS gets support for some keyboard shortcuts which includes allowing you to select multiple icons with the Ctrl+Shift command with support for almost all the keyboard shortcuts typically found on the desktop version.
See the changelog for VLC v3.2.3
- UI redesign, including player and TV browsers
- Add Group videos by name feature
- Subtitles are now saved in the media folder when possible
- Video player controls reorganized
- Improve SMBv2 support
- Improve media titles
At the moment, version 3.2.3 of VLC hasn’t landed for everyone on the Play Store yet but those wishing to try out the new version can download the APK from this link.