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VLC for Mobile

By VideoLAN

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


VLC for Mobile is a port of the free VLC media player to iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
It can play all your movies, shows and music in most formats directly without conversion.
It allows file synchronization with Dropbox, GDrive, OneDrive, Box, iCloud Drive, iTunes, direct downloads and through WiFi sharing as well as streaming from SMB, FTP, UPnP/DLNA media servers and the web.
VLC offers support for advanced subtitles including full SSA compatibility, multi-track audio, and playback speed control.

VLC for Mobile is completely free and open source.

What's New in Version 2.8.4

· Fixes a not responsive UI after scrubbing the Video
· Fixes iOS 11 issues with interlaced videos
· Fixes instances where the Video would be black
· General stability improvements and bug fixes


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Customer Reviews


After having used VLC as my main video player on my PCs for years, I was excited when the official VLC app was released for iOS. Initially, the app had limited usefulness as it couldn't reliably play the video files I needed it to. I've tried many free and paid apps with limited success and others like PlayerExtreme that offered full functionality for a review only to add debilitating adds after an update. After the most recent update, my VLC app is now my favorite video player app for iOS too. I am successfully streaming HD video over my NAS to OLD iPad 3 without a hitch.
Excellent work!

Back to Good!!!

Edit: Back to working perfectly in iOS 11!!!

VLC player was finally working flawlessly under iOS 10, then iOS 11 hit and it’s back to bad. You can’t scrub ahead in a video or you will get a black screen and the app will stop responding. You have to force quit and watch videos from the beginning. Even if I pause a video and start it later, it was stop responding. Looking forward to another update. Not optimistic considering it took nearly a year for VLC to work well on iOS 10.

Good all in one player.

VLC plays almost anything that you throw at it. It even handles my 3D videos very well with my VR headset. Add the capability to play most music formats and you have an all around media player. The media library menu could be a bit more flexible, listing music separately from videos, but other than that, a great media app.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
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  • Free
  • Category: Photo & Video
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  • Version: 2.8.4
  • Size: 82.4 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Languages: English, Afrikaans, Arabic, Belarusian, Bosnian, Cambodian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Faeroese, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Malay, Marathi, Norwegian Bokmål, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Singhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Apple TV: Yes

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