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.
· Fix browsing UPnP and SMB shares
Ratings and Reviews
Works most of the time
It’s cool when it works. I don’t like that the settings I make like equalizer and video filters and playback delay are reset every time I reopen the app. This one isn’t that big a deal but it’d be nice to give it a minor tweak, when I try to add subtitles from Opensubs I have to scroll up when trying to click it because it doesn’t let me otherwise, despite it being in plain view, maybe it thinks it’s under the screen or something idk. Also I made a playlist by accident and now I can’t delete it. Aside from that, the serious bugs are the ones like for some reason if you try to open videos too much it’ll just give you a black image even though you can see every UI aspect fine, through my 1 week of experience the only way to fix it is to just restart your device. Second serious app breaking bug, when accessing my FTP server and tapping too many times I guess? it just crashes the app. :/ Furthermore, two great additions to the app I’d like to see is custom presets, such as audio equalizer presets and video filter presets, etc. + the ability to zoom in by pinching your fingers on the screen, I know there’s the resize button but if I wanna see a minute detail on the screen this just doesn’t cut it. If you think this could interfere with the watching experience there’d always be the lock interface option for anyone having trouble.
Good, but has some playback problems
I use this mainly for music so my review will focus on that.
The different categories that tracks are sorted into are very helpful (album, genre, etc.), and the network section is easy to use while also providing several ways to download/add music.
When I listen to tracks with a bluetooth device connected, some songs have a second of silence at the very beginning. Sometimes there’s a split second of sound, followed by another moment of no sound, and then the rest of the track plays normally. Rewinding doesn’t make it play that part; it’s just silence. Playing audio through my phone speaker doesn’t have this problem, so I know it’s not my bluetooth headphones.
Additionally, from my understanding, the queue does not show the next actual song when using shuffle play. It just shows the queue as if the shuffle option were not toggled on. Shuffle also appears to include tracks that are added to the queue via the “Play next in queue” option when shuffling. As a result, adding a song to the front of the queue with shuffle on does not result in the track actually being played next.
Overall, this is a reliable app, and has been very useful as I have moved away from streaming services and towards buying music. That being said, some fixes/changes to the previously mentioned issues would make it even better.
Updated 3 to 5 stars
This is the most advanced & compatible video player Apple has when it comes to playing other companies formats. Also it is the only player that plays clips CONTINUOUSLY on any Apple product. How they managed to do that is worth 5 stars alone.
Wow. I’m new to Apple & quite frankly the resolution & camera is all it’s got. 2 years ago this was the only player that I could figure out to work & the highest rated. I mean after transferring all my mp4s it couldn’t find them. It or the iPad or iPhone corrupted half my files on a separate disc after I discovered a way into not being forced to upload them to iCloud for a price. Like $1000 for my phone & $500 for the pad wasnt enough? Or having the glory of being a $3-trillion company to smear it in bill gates face wasn’t enough ya gotta try to force new customers to buy storage? I have my own storage stop harassing me it gets old & it’s rude, very rude. Anyways…. So a few days ago this app just stops working. I have 2.86GB of free space I mean come on… to cheap to give me 64GB? Or want me to buy iCloud by building less storage? Idk I’m tired of this crap. This app is like Dinosaur Windows Media Player. It plays good but very few controls to mess with it really is like the old days. Very shocking & really pisses me off about Apple. Wow
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