Popular Media Player "VLC" Returns To App Store

By  at Saturday, July 20, 2013  

It is clear that the Orange-White Traffic Cone has become one of the most-used media players around the world, whether it is a PC, Mac or any mobile device. VLC for Android already has 10-50 Million downloads and although VLC also got released on the App Store for iOS, it got pulled back due to some issues with copyright holders. Finally, after two years of wait, VLC is back on iOS and it sure does pack a punch.

It is not the same old version that was pulled back in 2011, but this one has been completely rewritten from the start in order to make the experience even better. The interface looks somewhat same, but the new VLC has a lot of features up its’ sleeve, like multi-core decoding, subtitles and even various media formats that aren’t usually supported on iOS. To make it even better, the devs behind this media player have also made it 100% open-sourced.

Here’s a list of other features available in VLC,
  • AirPlay support
  • Real-time video filters (Brightness, Contrast, Hue, Saturation and Gamma)
  • Playback speed controls
  • Background audio
  • Passcode lock and subtitles including Closed Captions and complex SSA.

Transferring your media to VLC requires a small bit of your time. All you need to do is manually copy the files using iTunes Share feature. Alternatively, this can also be done via a computer browser with the help of the Wi-Fi Upload feature that resides inside the VLC app Settings. On the other hand, if you want to download a file from the web, you’ll simply need to copy the URL into the new “Download from Web Server” section. 

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