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VLC for Mobile for iPhone

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    Jun. 11, 2016
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Editors' Review


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.


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.


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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5 stars

"Discontinued Due to Nutjob Lawsuit"

February 02, 2011  |  By zunipus

2011-02-02 19:41:42  |  By zunipus

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1


This is the most universal media player on the planet.


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


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

2010-11-30 18:14:02  |  By Shynnzu

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.0


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


NOT stable.


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

2010-11-12 04:13:35  |  By Konfirmed79

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.0


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!


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


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

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.7.7
Updated decoders Added support for AC-3 and E-AC-3 on iOS 9.3 and later Added ability to rename network streams
Publisher VideoLAN Project
Publisher web site
Release Date July 19, 2013
Date Added June 11, 2016
Version 2.7.7
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Digital Photo Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: iphone4, iphone4, ipad2wifi, ipad2wifi, ipad23g, ipad23g, iphone4s, iphone4s, ipadthirdgen, ipadthirdgen, ipadthirdgen4g, ipadthirdgen4g, iphone5, iphone5, ipodtouchfifthgen, ipodtouchfifthgen, ipadfourthgen, ipadfourthgen, ipadfourthgen4g, ipadfourthgen4g, ipadmini, ipadmini, ipadmini4g, ipadmini4g
Download Information
File Size 57.92MB
File Name External File
Total Downloads 35,663
Downloads Last Week 1
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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