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VLC Media Player Is Now Available On All iOS Devices

By Steve Campbell2010-11-01

VLC Media Player, if you don’t know by now, is a multi-purpose media player that eliminates the need to download codec packs in order to watch certain types of videos. Its versatility is what makes it one of the most popular media players out there. With VLC, you can play DVDs, VCDs, audio CDs, almost every type of file and even media files that are damaged.

Now, with the latest update to the VLC Media Player app (App Store link), you can get all of this functionality on your iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. In this article, I’ll explain what you can do with this application.

How Does It Work?

If you’ve been following this app you’ll know that it was released for the iPad about a month ago. With the latest release, however, it is now a “universal binary which runs on the iPhone 4, 3GS and recent iPod Touches”.

Being that the VLC Player is so versatile and already works across multiple operating systems, it comes as no surprise that it can work on iOS devices. But, what can you do with it?

Using iTunes, you can add videos to your iOS devices that can be played with VLC Media Player 1.1.0. I should mention that the VLC app won’t play every video format, but it does play a lot of them without requiring specific encoding for your iOS device, and more extensions are being recognized with every new release.

This updated app also allows you to delete files within the application, which means that you no longer have to do it through iTunes. It also features much faster decoding thanks to assembly optimizations.

Do you use VLC as your primary media player?

Source: TUAW

Topics: Mobile

Tags: ipad app, iphone app


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