Update VLC 3.4 for Android released with Audio Player redesign & Bookmarks

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VLC 3.4 for Android​

What’s new:
  1. The Audio Player interface gets a redesign. The improved interface now displays the content at the center.

    VLC 3.4 Android released with Audio Player redesign and bookmarks


  2. The cover mode lets you quickly fast forward or rewind your current playing media.
  3. The newly added bookmarks feature will be useful for podcasts, online courses, or audiobooks. Here is how to create the first bookmark in VLC. Launch VLC, browse and open media, tap on the three-dot icon, and select Bookmarks, and select + sign.
  4. The video grid has been modified for easier reading.
  5. Videolan has improved the VLC Android welcome screen or onboarding experience for the first use of App.
  6. The Player tips appear more clearer with modern design.

    VLC Video Player tips with modern design


  7. You no longer need to grant permissions when using play streams and network media in VLC.
  8. This update improves Android Auto navigation. It is now easier and quicker to browse and play your library while driving.
  9. Plenty of improvements were made on Playback and cover image generation.
  10. The video list has been redesigned for better readability
  11. Improves Shuffle mode.
 

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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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