Day: February 12, 2018

  • February 12, 2018

    VLC Adds Chromecast Support

    VLC Chromecast support has been in the works for a good few years and finally makes its first official appearance here, in VLC 3.0. As you’d expect the feature lets you cast video and audio files from your PC or laptop direct to a Chromecast, be it connected to a TV or a speaker. While VLC Chromecast support isn’t as user-friendly as I’d like it be — you won’t, for example, see a Chromecast icon appear in the toolbar when available — it is still straight forward and easy to use. In VLC 3.0 you’ll find a new option listed in the Playback menu called “Renderer”. In this menu you’ll see local Google Cast enabled devices that are available on your network, and you can quickly select one to stream content to. OMG Ubuntu VLC great piece of software so glad to see them moving ahead with a huge feature asked for by many.
  • February 12, 2018

    Razer doesn’t care about Linux

    Razer is a vendor that makes high-end gaming hardware, including laptops, keyboards and mice. I opened a ticket with Razor a few days ago asking them if they wanted to support the LVFS project by uploading firmware and sharing the firmware update protocol used. “I have discussed your offer with the dedicated team and we are thankful for your enthusiasm and for your good idea. I am afraid I have also to let you know that at this moment in time our support for software is only focused on Windows and Mac.” Gnome The sad part is I think Dell uses there hardware in their Ubuntu computers.