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.
· Fix iOS 9 audio playback issues
· Improve the edit mode toolbar, following user feedback
· Add import for all supported files from iCloud
· Add album title inside an audio track description label
· Fix wrong colors in network views
· Fix Chromecast background playback
· Fix default sort for audio collections
Ratings and Reviews
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.
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...
Still Bad Compared to IT’S OLD SELF
After over a month of nothing, the developer released an update today that visually did nothing. Under movies it shows EVERYTHING and under Video Groups is where the grouping is done. However, it is clear whoever is making this app knows NOTHING about UI’s and doesn’t even use the app themselves. The app use to smartly group TV shows and shorten the title so that you could read the episode’s name. Now it just dumps everything together. If the show has a long name, you won’t be able to read the episode title. This is such a dumb mistake that the old app figured out literally a decade ago. Honestly, to the team that’s destroying this app, please stop. Release the old version and promise us you’ll never work on apps again. It’s clear you have zero understanding of UI or quality testing. This career isn’t for you. Please stop.
For everyone else, look in to OPlayer. It’s not perfect but at least the developer of that seems to use their own app for videos. It works like an old version of VLC, just not as streamlined. Still, it’s better than the digital garbage this new VLC team keeps dumping on us. It’s amazing, VLC classic went from 4.8 stars to 2.8 immediately after releasing this new garbage and their still not fired. I’ll be using OPlayer until I find something better :/
Developer Response ,
Thanks for your detailed feedback. The missing TV show grouping is often reported and we will think about how to bring it back in a subsequent update.
- 169.2 MB
- Photo & Video
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
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