Description

VLC for iOS is a port of the free VLC media player to iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.\nIt 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 iOS is completely free and open source.

What’s New

Version 3.2.13

· Add support for SMBv3
· Fix authentication regression with SMBv2 servers
· Fix login to Box.com

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
3.7K Ratings

3.7K Ratings

joecunningham ,

Almost as good as it used to be...

...but not quite. A few months ago there was a VLC update that made your users go ballistic. Lucky for me I noticed this before updating and decided install VLC on my iPhone to monitor the app’s rehabilitation while continuing to use the non-screwed-up version on my iPad, where my video library lives. At the time, for me, the dealbreaker was that thumbnails were no longer using whatever frame a given video had stopped on (I like being able to choose my own thumbnail). I just noticed on my phone that at some point this important feature was restored. Great! HOWEVER... what is the need for empty space between thumbnails? And moreover, what is the need for placing the title below instead of upon the thumbnails? Both of these design choices decrease how large they can be and how many can seen onscreen at once. When I compare the library interface of the current version on my iPhone to the non-updated version on my iPad (v3.1.9) I much prefer the old view with them all packed together. Please make this an option in the settings so I can update VLC on my iPad. I’ll continue to monitor the app’s progress on my phone and when it is finally satisfactory again I will upgrade and give VLC the five stars I wish it deserved.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your detailed feedback!
The iPad keyboard is on our list, especially for those basic playback controls.
An iPhone based remote makes sense indeed, but is a bit more complex to do. It is on our list for the long run, but will not be worked on immediately.

Library management will be greatly improved later this year by a complete rewrite of the current user interface.

To leave a movie to go back to the library during playback, don't swipe down, but use the pinch gesture.

Charlie The Elephant ,

Vertical Stretch & .srt problem

It’s now March 2021 and I don’t see any update that addresses the issues I’m still having with aspect ratios on my 6S Plus iPhone. I simply cannot buy a new phone with the 16:10 aspect ratio. I was told this issue would be resolved at the beginning of the year. What happened?

Thank for responding to my request for the return of “Vertical” stretch on IOS. But now I’ve discovered a problem with stretching 4:3 aspect ratio to 16:9 on both my iPhone 6S Plus and my iPad mini. A couple of years ago I created .srt English subtitles for Region 2 French Columbo episodes, as you know this 1970’s TV show is in 4:3 aspect. I haven’t watched them for quite a while, when I did the only option to fill the 16:9 screen, is “wide fit” which now cuts part of subtitles off. In the past, I’ve always been able to select 16:9 on either my iPhone or my TV’s remote, right now it appears that most of the aspect ratios are messed up. Please, Please fix this issue. VLC is a great app for studying foreign languages, especially because of the ability to adjust the play speed by 1% increments.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your detailed report. I can definitely understand the problem and will try to reproduce and fix it!

soonergrrrl ,

Version 3.2.0 ruined it

Update: my previous issue was resolved, but unfortunately, I really REALLY wish I could revert back to before I updated to this latest version (3.2.0). Now, TV shows are no longer grouped together, and my video tab just looks like a huge mess! It seems like in this update you spent too much time focusing on how the music part works, especially for a VIDEO player. I never really understood why there was a music option anyway to be honest. I don't like the new playlist system because as someone else said, the main screen is still wicked cluttered. Also, when I tried to just put a tv show into its own playlist, they are all kinds of out of order and no way to organize them. BOO. This does not feel like an update, but a way to turn the video player into a music player. So now I have no way to get files off the main screen, no way to group episodes of a tv show together, and I have to hunt and hunt through all these video files to find what I'm looking for, but boy...that empty music section sure looks fancy.

Now the app no longer responds to my touch. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling but to no avail. I don't know how to use an app on a touch device that doesn't respond to touch. It is useless now. Too bad because it was the reigning champ of video players for so long...

App Privacy

The developer, VideoLAN, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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