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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 2.6.0

∙ Added support for Apple Watch - control VLC from your watch!
- playback control
- media info
- library browsing
∙ Added mini-player to browse the library during playback
∙ Added support for looping playlists
∙ New ingest mechanism for audio files
∙ Improved remote command support
∙ Improved thumbnail generation
∙ Improved thumbnail and web interface performance on devices with A5 SoC and above
∙ Fixed crash when playing media from a folder or music album on iPad
∙ Fixed crash when app goes to background while a video is playing
∙ Fixed privacy leak when using a passcode to protect the library
∙ Removed stray popup announcing VLC's crash all the time while it actually
didn't crash before, but terminated by the user
∙ Added support for password-protected PLEX shares
∙ Thumbnails displayed in the media library are updated to the last playback position
∙ Improved reliability when sharing media library on the local network
∙ Improved media library search delivering more accurate results
∙ Fixed 'crop to fill screen' on iPad
∙ Fixed issue which prevented downloading of a few files via UPnP
∙ Fixed crash when screen is being locked during playback
∙ A large number of bug fixes affecting most parts of the app

Note: following a legal request, we had to remove support for the AC-3, E-AC-3 and MLP multi-channel audio codecs in version 2.4.0.


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Customer Reviews

Newest Update Unusable

(Update) Just so we're clear, the miniplayer is awful and unusable and needs to be removed, or have a function for me to remove it. Because I 'upgraded' (more like downgraded) it upgrades on my ipad without asking... therefore I am not even able to use this app at all!... This is unacceptable.

So this (in my opinion) has been a 5 star program. Now with this newest update it has basically become unusable. I can start a video when it installs. But then after that there are MASSIVE glitches that hide the playing video, even if i switch the video, or when looking through my files that glitches out too and am unable to even be able to expand. The more I try to get it to work the less of my library is shown until it all disappears. Please Please PLEASE!!!!! fix this for the iPad 4. I was lucky enough to have a backed up older version on my pc that I went back to.

Long awaited update - solid improvements

I've been checking for an update every day! So glad to finally get one. It addresses very well some of the minor nuisances with the crashes in the previous version. I'm very happy with this release. However, not 5 stars. The biggest feature I hoped for and read somewhere was going to be added is a simple "shuffle" button in the playback controls. Really, who needs a repeat/loop function more than shuffle? I'm holding my breath for the next release. It's got to be so simple, right?! Regardless, I appreciate the great and tireless work guys. This one missing feature won't keep me from enjoying it - just not to it's full potential. Keep it up!

Who thought this was a good idea?

It's nice to have the option of browsing the list when a file is playing but seriously who though that puttign the file into a microscopic window when I click to play it was a good idea? Now it's two steps to see the video on the screen but the audio plays immediately and often the volume control doesn't work on the buttons. Then when I click done it doesn't stop it minimizes to the bar. When I say done, I am DONE. If I click the icon to go out of full screen then I want it to minimize. Who though it was a good idea that this app should no long intuitively do what you want it to? Why is it two steps to actually stop the playback of a video? In fact you can pause it but until you exit the app it stays in the thumbnail box. Foolish

VLC for iOS
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • Free
  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.6.0
  • Size: 97.4 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, 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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