VLC media player 4+


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VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player.
It 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 Wi-Fi sharing as well as streaming from SMB, FTP, SFTP, NFS, UPnP/DLNA media servers and the web.
VLC offers support for advanced subtitles including full SSA compatibility, multi-track audio, playback speed control and rendering through Chromecast.

VLC is completely free and open source.

What’s New

Version 3.4.3

· Fix playback of audio-only media on iOS 9 and 10

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

OliverTwist78 ,

Feedback on FaceID

I would appreciate if you could fix the bug that causes the FaceID to appear inconsistently when I want to unlock the VLC app. FaceID works if you relaunch the app after closing it.

I have been using VLC player for a very long time and love its flexibility in customising the hot keys to my suit. When the VLC player for iPadOS was updated, I was surprised to see the playback speed control icon (my favourite feature) removed from the viewing screen and buried in the submenu within the settings. It is very disappointing because I use this feature a lot in adjusting the playback speed between 2x and 4x on the fly while screening the videos. Under the new UX/UI design, I would have to stop the video then access the playback speed under settings to adjust. Please bring the icon back to the viewing screen! Thanks!

Developer Response ,

We will take a look at that Face ID problem.

For playback speed, see the triple dot button during playback. The feature is still there!

Wombatmatty ,

Ui a bit confusing sometimes

It’s a pretty good app. I just find some of it a little confusing. For instance, seeking with a finger swipe seems to be counterintuitive at least for me. I swipe in one particular direction and I end up going the opposite direction that I intend. I’m also getting used to not being able to close the video I am playing by swiping down like I am used to doing with any web player I have used. But that is just a little nitpicking on my part. At least I’m not accidentally closing a video that way! The seeking direction is just a little weird for me. I wish I could change that via an option.

Aside from that, I’m having trouble getting sorting to work properly. I’m trying to sort by alphanumerics. It works pretty well with my files, which usually have the same “base name” followed by a number. Eg ABC1, ABC2 etc. my problem is that when I get to 10 that it places it between 1 and 2. I’m looking into different ways of labeling the files to get the behavior I want. But I’m sure someone else has run into this.

Don’t get me wrong. I love the app. I just believe in submitting feedback that could be helpful. :-)

stanYH ,

V3.3 is amazing! + Some feedback

Awesome new interface, but best is the speed improvements while playing video from accessing the network. It used to take between 10-20seconds to start a video file on a network drive and scrubbing/skipping forward or backward had noticeable latency - now that’s all gone, everything is near instantaneous! Scrubbing is amazing to find a specific point in a video quickly! Great update and work!

Some feedback for future improvements:

- if you have password lock on for opening VLC, it feels like content should pause or stop playing if it’s locked. For example minimizing the app locks it, but content keeps playing in the background. If you try open open up the app again, password is requested but audio content is still playing. Feels like password protect is leaving a small loophole in its privacy.

- when playing media back in shuffle mode, pressing back used to (a few versions ago) take you to the last video you watched but it now just goes to the video before it when sorted by file name. It feels like a good use-case to cache what was watched so that you can rewatch one quickly if you wanted by pressing back once or multiples times to go back multiple videos.

- it would be nice to have more configurable playback controls with gestures. Instead of just turning them on and off, be able to assign what gestures do. For instance, If I want swiping up to jump forward 1 min instead of increasing volume

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