VLC for Mobile
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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 2.7.8
∙ Fixed listing of playlist files on remote shares
∙ Fixed downloading some media from http servers
∙ Fixed start index of multiple media playback in OneDrive
∙ Fixed playback of XDCAM media files (requires a 64bit iOS device)
You get a standard player which works... okay. It plays FLAC files. But,... if you put your device to lock then wake or, you will hear a VERY WEIRD increase in playback speed (thus, pitch) in the song. Which, of course, sounds weird. At least that's what I feel with my 24/96 FLAC. I know the built in DACs only support 24/48 but I'm lazy to reencode. Either way, I think it shouldn't happen. Design is also a mess. You need to press a small (a little bit too small) button to go back to browsing your library when playing audio files. I'm also not sure on how playlist will work... but here's the deal. They have network streaming, download manager, cloud integration, and even Wi-Fi server for easy upload/download straight from your PC. For the price of free it has more features than what's expected from 'free'. No ads. But they really need to sort out the bugs or they don't even pass as a standard music player (who listens to songs on an unintended modified pitch level?) If they sort out the bugs and improve the UI I think this app will be worth 5 stars. But, seeing by the date of last update, I think the best would be just to back off from this app. Too bad because it could've been best.
Extremely buggy, needs updates badly
The current iPad version has been stockpiling bugs for months and it's only getting worse.
The folder option is horribly clunky and completely broken. You can create folders, but you cannot move files into them. You also cannot see or select these folders when adding files to the app through iTunes or otherwise. So the folder feature is completely useless.
Any time the app loses "focus" (split screen, brining up the iOS control panel, etc), the passcode entry screen comes up, making it so that you cannot use the competing interface that comes up.
Sometimes scrolling through the videos gets broken and you have to just quit the app.
There's no option to view all you completely unsorted files (remember: no folders for you) sorted by anything other than name (you can't even see them in reverse order). Not type, length, size, date, date added, any metadata at all. In fact you can't see any metadata about any of your files.
There isn't even a search by name option.
In short, al, this app is good for is playing a wide variety of media types. But as a media library, it's a joke and completely useless. If you want to watch that one video nothing else will play, great. Otherwise, steer clear until the developers see fit to actually make it a functional, useful app.
It works, but extremely badly made
• GUI design is illogical, unintuitive, inconsistent, unhelpful, and breaks so many standard GUI conventions (but I guess we're now firmly in the era where good GUI design is considered irrelevant).
• Crashes when iPad wakes up, if media is loaded and paused. Seriously, did the developers even test what happens when the media is paused and the device sleeps?? This is the most common scenario on a iOS device!
• Crashes when multitasking away from app and back while media is paused.
• Audio drops for a couple seconds after changing playback position, unpausing, etc.
• Audio drops out spontaneously for no known reason.
• Video decoding gets corrupted during playback (video turns into a mess of grey/white junk and slowly bleeds back to normal). No solution but to close and restart.
• Network browsing doesn't work (at least not to Windows 10 Pro machines on the local network). Must use IP address to get a usable connection.
• Folders not correctly alphabetized (numbered folder titles are in "lazy programmer's order", not natural English order).
The good things? Well, it does let me stream media from my computer, across my network, and play them on my iPad Pro. So, it technically works... But it's overall a lousy piece of software (as is so much software, especially freeware and open source junk).
- Category: Photo & Video
- Updated: Jun 21, 2016
- Version: 2.7.8
- Size: 72.9 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
- Seller: VideoLAN
- © VideoLAN and authors
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.Apple TV: Yes