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VLC for iOS

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Description

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 2.3.0

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

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Customer Reviews

Some update ideas

Couple things I would love to see in the next update, I use my iPad mounted in my car to play music and music videos over Bluetooth. Works like a charm other than few things. I plug the apple video out to HDMI component into my iPad and want to run it to other screens in my car but when I use your app it locks the screen and says video playing on TV. And also kills the audio and sends it to the tv. I'm not sure if this is an apple issue or your app issue but I would LOVE to be able to get it to play video on both the iPad and my screens I run it to so everyone in the car can experience what's being played. Also a way to separate media files like music from video and make playlists that continually play videos as the current video ends the next starts right up. Not sure if you already have a way to do this I'm new to the app and need to do some more playing around with it. Other than that love the app and the fact you guys allow us to play better quality music unlike iTunes. Loving the way flac files sound on my system!

glitchy and unreliable (but worked great at first)

The product appears to be the only way to download an .mkv file onto the iPad from Google Drive, and the interface for doing so works well (but not perfect - sometimes the downloads interrupt, and sometimes there is an error message when the download was in fact successful). I was a happy camper watching six episodes of a popular series when all of a sudden, the sound stopped working. The available documentation for VLC for iOS was not helpful as the settings options did not in any way correspond to what some of the online forums recommended as a fix. So I removed the app, re-installed it, and same problem. I installed the app on my other iPad and found that I can't download even one file successfully. This is a shame since I now have to use a different product, much more cumbersome, for establishing a WiFi synch for transferring the .mkv files, which is quite slow since it apparently involves a two way transfer (back to the cloud from the PC onto which I had to download the files in the first place, then onto the iPad). So three very large transfers instead of one elegant one as with VLC (if only the sound would work :-(

Nice if you don't live in the USA

I tried playing a file that played fine in my computer but the audio wouldn't work. I found out that for some strange reason, the audio was disabled because I am an American. Changing my time zone to Canada fixed the audio restrictions but this is ridiculous. I read it had something to do with licensing issues. I don't know who to blame for this ridiculousness but until it is fixed, the app is only worth 3 stars at most.
Sometimes touching the screen and swiping down will exit the video and lose the spot. It never saves your place in the video either.

VLC for iOS
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Updated: Apr 18, 2014
  • Version: 2.3.0
  • Size: 40.2 MB
  • Languages: English, Arabic, Bosnian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Malay, Marathi, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Singhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
  • Seller: VideoLAN

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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