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VLC for iOS

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VLC for iOS is a port of the free VLC media player to iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
It can play all your movies and shows in most formats directly without conversion.
It allows file synchronization with Dropbox, GDrive, iTunes, direct download and through an embedded upload web server as well as streaming from UPnP media servers.

VLC on iOS is completely free and open source.

What's New in Version 2.5.1

∙ Fixed playback on iOS 6.1

## Changes in version 2.5.0: ##
Note: following a legal request, this update does not include support for the AC-3, E-AC-3 and MLP multi-channel audio codecs.

∙ Added support for iCloud Drive
∙ Added support for
∙ Added support for OneDrive
∙ Added a lock button to the playback view, supporting both orientation and controls
∙ Added 10-band equalizer
∙ Added sharing of the media library between multiple iOS devices on the local network
∙ Added support for chapters and titles to the playback dialog
∙ Cleaned-up playback view appearance with more features and less clutter
∙ Added enhanced media information to the library view
∙ Added notifications about missing storage space when syncing media
∙ Added timer to automatically stop playback
∙ Improved WiFi sharing reliability with web browsers on Linux
∙ Improved Plex support with optional direct connections if detection fails
∙ x-callback-url: added support for the x-error parameter
∙ A few minor UI improvements
∙ New translations to Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil), Khmer, Faroese, Belarusian, Serbian (Latin Alphabet), Tamil and Afrikaans


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Customer Reviews

Great app for streaming

I love this app, it would be perfect if they add support for chromecast 😊

Unsupported codecs are a deal breaker!

I have tried viewing three different movie files and got error messages about an "unsupported codec." The files will play but there is no sound. The latest incompatible file was encoded with MKV with M52 (aka AC3) audio. It seems this is pretty common for MKV files so it's kind of a deal breaker that VLC will not play this kind of file. Hope the developers fix this soon.

2.5.1 Update works now

I just updated to version 2.5.1 from 2.5.0 and it now works on iOS 6.1. The review below no longer applies to the new update. I gave 3 stars because audio for ac3 still does not work. The VLC forum has speculation that ac3 will be offered again, but as an in-app purchase. Ac3 is owned by Dolby and they are the ones responsible for pulling the codec from VLC. Apple would otherwise pull VLC entirely, if it were still part of VLC for free. Nevertheless, I'd pay a nominal fee for the codec support. Make it happen, VLC.

Review for previous version 2.5.0, which no longer applies:

[Read the title twice. It crashes any time I try to play anything. I tried playing even the lightest of files and it crashes. I deleted the app and reinstalled, but it persists. This update is one worth skipping. I regret that Apple does not allow downgrades to the previous version. That one worked flawlessly. I hope a fix to this update is soon.]

VLC for iOS
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.5.1
  • Size: 51.2 MB
  • 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, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Singhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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