Software Update: VLC Media Player 3.0.12

Version 3.0.12 of VLC Media Player has been released. This open source and cross-platform media player can play a variety of audio, video and streaming formats without the need to install the appropriate codec. In version 3.0, support for Chromecast has been added, among other things. There is also hardware acceleration for decoding 4k and 8k video, support for HDR, playback of 360-degree videos and 3D audio, access to network locations via SMB, FTP and NFS, among others, HD audio passthrough and support for BD-Jmenus. The following changes and improvements have been made in this release:


  • Add new RIST access module compliant with simple profile (VSF_TR-06-1)

Access Output:

  • Add new RIST access output module compliant with simple profile (VSF_TR-06-1)


  • Fixed adaptive’s handling or resolution settings

audio output:

  • Fix audio distortion on macOS during start of playback

Video Output:

  • Direct3D11: Fix some potential crashes when using video filters


  • Add native support for Apple Silicon / ARM-64
  • Visual UI adaptations for macOS Big Sur
  • Fix displaying EQ bands in the UI depending on which frequency presets are set for the EQ in advanced preferences
  • Fix UI issues in bookmarks window


  • Several fixes in the web interface, including privacy and security improvements
  • Update YouTube and Vocaroo scripts

Version number 3.0.12
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Android, Linux, macOS, iOS, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website videolan
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License type GPL