VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 3 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.3
  • Total Downloads:
    29,073
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 18, 2014
  • Price:
    Free; iTunes account required.
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    221
  • Platform:
    iOS
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Editors' Review

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VLC Media Player is an open-source program that lets you play all kinds of media on your iOS device even if they're in formats that are not normally supported. Just download your music and videos to your iPhone or iPad, and you're ready to enjoy them wherever you go.

Pros

Multiple transfer options: When you're ready to move files from your computer to your VLC library, you have several options. You can connect your device directly to the computer, and then complete the transfer through iTunes, or you can connect both your computer and your device to the same Wi-Fi network, and then follow the instructions to drag and drop your files right in. The app also supports Dropbox and Google Drive, so if you want files from there, all you have to do is connect your account through the main VLC menu.

Clear interface: When you open the app, the main screen displays your library. You can access the app's other features by tapping the icon in the upper left-hand corner of the screen. There you'll find your connection options and Settings menu.

Cons

Obscure instructions: Some of the instructions that help you get your media files onto your mobile device are a little short on details, which can make the process a bit confusing for inexperienced users. It may take a few tries, but eventually you'll get the hang of it.

Bottom Line

VLC Media Player provides excellent playback quality, with intuitive controls and a clean interface. It lets you play many more file types than you would otherwise be able to on an iOS device, and it's free. So if you want another option for viewing your media files on the go, this is a great app to check out.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Discontinued Due to Nutjob Lawsuit"

February 02, 2011  |  By zunipus

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1

Pros

This is the most universal media player on the planet.

Cons

You can't get it any longer due to a lawsuit. :-(

Summary

Thanks to some nutjobs who don't like Open Source software being available at the iTunes app store, you can no longer obtain VLC for iDevices. Google on the net for details. This is a very sad situation. Possibly the folks who ported this version of VLC to iDevices will be vindicated and it will return to availability, but not in the near future unfortunately.

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2 stars

"just too bad...."

November 30, 2010  |  By Shynnzu

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.0

Pros

supports lots of platforms and it plays a lot of video codecs.

Cons

NOT stable.

Summary

i used this software for my ipad, imac and windows 7. sure it is a good thing that it plays all my videos. but the thing is, it is NOT stable enough. for my windows 7, it is NOT running smoothly, with a lot of lags while playing real medias. same for imac, but with even more issues, like the player closes when i adjust the playback position. in ipad, it will just close up when i am watching for 5 minutes or so. if there is improvement, this is going to be the best player around. cheers

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5 stars

"VLC Player is King!!"

November 12, 2010  |  By Konfirmed79

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.0

Pros

NO MORE converting movie files to watch on iOS devices. Easy to use and manage. Very well built for it beginning the first version. VLC at it's best!

Cons

Just one, all videos don't stretch to fit screen. Need a zoom button!

Summary

It's the best video player around, now on your iOS devices! AND IT'S FREE!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.3
This version adds:
  • Folders for media
  • Support for password protected HTTP streams
  • An option to disable playback control gestures
  • An option to use bold subtitles
  • Better UPnP detection
  • Support for m4b, caf, oma, w64 audio and mxg video files
  • New translations to Latvian, Romanian and British English
This version fixes:
  • Serial ftp downloads
  • Twonky UPnP servers downloads
  • Playback control in lock screen and multi-tasking view
  • Playback pausing when headphones are unplugged
  • WiFi upload speed and control
  • Numerous crashes and UX tweaks
General
Publisher VideoLAN Project
Publisher web site http://www.videolan.org
Release Date April 18, 2014
Date Added April 18, 2014
Version 2.3
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Media Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name id650377962
Popularity
Total Downloads 29,073
Downloads Last Week 221
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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