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 3.2.2

· Add automatic video grouping by name
· Add deletion to audio collections such as artist and albums
· Add setting to force rescan of the media library
· Fix HTTP download if file already exist
· Fix swipe gesture settings affecting double tap to seek
· Fix meta data for external media
· Fix Box cloud service overall usage
· Fix download progress
· Fix download enqueuing
· Fix download speed calculation
· Remove network login automatic capitalization and completion
· Rework download view according to new design
· Update translations

Ratings and Reviews

2.9 out of 5
817 Ratings

817 Ratings

iSamDC ,

Dig the update (now), but . . .

. . . not diggin’ the small thumbnail view of the playlists’ videos page. Personally, I’d love for:

- a similar (larger thumbnail) view of the playlist(s) videos page, similar to the “Video” page. Real estate is valuable on handheld devices, and making the thumbnails smaller makes one work harder when seemingly unnecessary. At least provide an option to switch between views. From a UX vantage point, it’s unnecessarily jarring, rather than having the user easily familiarize themselves with the updated interface/aesthetic. I can appreciate more priority given to the text/text size, but still . . .

- the “Sort by” functionality should really retain the modified setting from use to use. Needless to say, it’s frustrating having to set it in each instance. Not sure if this is the intended functionality, but not a fan . . .

- an icon change to the “Rename” pencil icon. I clicked on the pencil assuming it was some sort of weird “edit” functionality to the video itself, only to learn that it was for file renaming—which I’m very glad is there—but which I found initially confusing. My (unsolicited) suggestion would be for something like an “A” . . . which would more easily denote that it’s something text-related . . . like “Rename”. Just sayin . . .

Otherwise, love the app, and keep up the great work!

s | m

Developer Response ,

Thanks a lot for your detailed and helpful feedback. We definitely consider it for subsequent releases of the app.

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...

raleighJeff ,

Suggestion on how the Media names display in the new version of the app.

I think these most recent updates to the app have been the most that it’s changed since i’ve been using it. I’d like to offer a suggestion regarding how the media titles are displayed on the various lists. I name the titles of the media i record (and play back in VLC) first by the date and then the location it was recorded, and then the title of the song. WAY more characters than the 8-character limit to files names back in the days of early DOS versions!! LOL
I would like the titles of the media listed in VLC to word wrap to a second line, rather than truncate at the end of the first line. Or at least have the option to have them do that. Because in my case, there will be 6–10 titles that all start with the same name, and the part that is different is the part that gets truncated off.


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Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.


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