VideoLAN VLC Media Player is undoubtedly one of the most used media players for both Windows and Mac. Fans of VLC was thrilled when the media player was released as an app for iOS but only to have the party cut short. Due to copyright issues, app developers have to pull it out of the iOS App Store. If you're one of the disappointed folks, you'll be glad to know that VLC Media Player is back.
Just like its desktop counterpart, the resurrected VLC for iOS is fully open-sourced and is licensed under Mozilla Public License Version 2 as well as the GNU General Public License Version 2 or later. For its return, the developers have completely re-written the app and added plenty of new features. What makes the desktop version so good is the fact that it plays pretty much any media file you throw at it, without the need to install plug-ins. So you can expect this sort of extensive media support with VLC for iOS.
Like most good media players, VLC is packed with a multitude of features. The app supports subtitles in different formats, multiple audio tracks, real-time video filters, network streaming, app-specific passcode lock, control playback speed, adjustable aspect ratio and more. The app also features new ways to upload media via WiFi upload and Dropbox integration. It may not be the most feature-rich media player out but what it can offer out of the box should be enough for most users.
Since this is a fairly fresh release, you are likely going to experience a few issues here and there. VLC for iOS is a universal app and is optimized for all resolutions. And like its desktop counterparts, VLC for iOS is available in the App Store for free. In order to run the app, you need to have at least iOS 5.1 or later. Give it a shot!
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