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.
· Noticable stability improvements
· Fix distortion when playing MP3 media
· VLC core update to version 3.0.19
· Fix issue where the last frame remained visible on playback end
· Playback starts with the selected media even in shuffle mode
· Playback is no longer continued from the last position in loop mode
· New translation to Georgian and updated to Korean and Slovenian
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.
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. :-)
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- Photo & Video
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Apple TV
- Requires tvOS 11.0 or later.
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- Medium Tip $4.99
- Huge Tip $14.99
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- Large Tip $9.99