VLC Media Player for iPhone/iPod Touch



VLC for iPhone/iPod Touch

VLC or VideoLAN Client Media Player is my number one favorite media player because it is open source, it is cross-platform (can be installed on almost any operating system), it can play almost any type of media file as it supports many audio/video codecs and file formats and best of all, its FREE! Aside from being a media player, VLC is also an encoder and streamer that can stream over networks and transcode multimedia files into different formats.

VLC was introduced into the App Store last month but it was an iPad-only app. While browsing through the web, I was glad to find out that VLC is finally now available for the iPhone/iPod Touch. Earlier today Applidium, makers of the VLC media player has released version 1.1.0, a universal app that makes it compatible with the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch running iOS 3.2 and up. iPhone and iPod Touch users that run iOS 3.1.3 need to upgrade to the latest version which is version 4.2.

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VLC for iPhone/iPod Touch

This is great news for iPhone/iPod Touch users who like to upload personal videos on their iOS device. With the new VLC Media Player app, there’s no need to transcode videos to the required format, saving users a lot of time and effort.

Aside from the regular playback features, this version has an extended compatibility for file types and an improved decoding optimization for a more smoother performance. It also has better file management, allowing users to manually delete videos directly from the app without the help of iTunes.

VLC Media Player app version 1.1 is available for free in the App Store.

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5 Comments

  1. Abhik

    October 26, 2010 at 2:23 PM

    Hi Jay,
    My friend is using VLC on his iPhone 4 for some time now (courtesy of me :))
    I am still waiting for a release for Symbian OS9. Yes, I am a Nokia freak.

  2. Blogie

    October 26, 2010 at 11:09 AM

    Oops! I forgot, nasa US ka nga pala. :D

  3. Blogie

    October 26, 2010 at 11:08 AM

    Nope, I’m back in Davao now — arrived 1st week of the month. Btw I’m gonna be in Manila next month for the DigitalFilipino E-commerce Summit. Will you be there?

  4. JP Habaradas

    October 25, 2010 at 7:55 PM

    @Blogie – I know, right? Especially for avid VLC users like us. Hehe

    You’re welcome Blogie! Good to see you here on my blog. Thanks for stopping by. Btw, are you still on your Euro trip? :)

  5. Blogie

    October 25, 2010 at 7:53 PM

    This is welcome news! Thanks for the heads-up, Jaypee!

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