Friday, June 21, 2024

VLC Media Player now available for Android

The most popular media player that can play almost anything has finally arrived on Android too. VideoLAN, the maker of VLC has finally launched the beta version for Android. [ Install VLC (beta) from Google Play ]

Apart from playing various formats, the player supports multi-tack audio and video with subtitles, has a home-screen widget for audio control without launching the app, and it supports headsets with in-line audio controls. [ Also See Google ChromeOpera Mini 7Facebook Messenger 1.7 for Android ]


Features of VLC for Android – Install VLC (beta) from Google Play

          * Plays all files, in all formats, like the classic VLC.
          * Audio and video media library, with full search.
          * Support for network streams, including HLS.
          * Supports Android from version 2.1 (platform-7).
          * Supports ARMv6, ARMv7 and ARMv7+NEON.
          * Subtitles support, embedded and external, including ASS and DVD subtitles.
          * Multi audio or subtitles tracks selection.
          * Multi-core decoding, for Cortex-A7 A9 and A15 chips.
          * Experimental hardware decoding.
          * Gestures, headphones control.

Recommended Phones

          * Galaxy Nexus; (OMAP 4460)
          * HTC One X; (Tegra 3)
          * Samsung Galaxy S3; (Exynos 4 Quad)
          * Motorola Defy; (OMAP 3610)
          * HTC Desire; (QSD8250 Snapdragon)
          * Nexus one. (QSD8250 Snapdragon)

Note: However, this version is not stable, and is primarily intended for power users and hackers. As VideoLAN puts it, “it might kill your kitten, destroy your house and start the mayan apocalypse.”
But you can always give it a try and report the results on VLC Forum

Links: Install VLC on Android  |  VLC Forum  |  VLC

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