VLC for Android is finally available on Google Play store. This app still in beta version and you might find some bugs in it. I think we all know VLC , but for those who have no idea what VLC media player is then Here it is, VLC on one of the best video players that exist for computer, available for Linux, Windows and Mac, and in short we can say that it plays everything.

VLC for Android is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player that plays most multimedia files as well as discs, devices, and network streaming protocols. This is a BETA version of the port to the Android platform. It is intended for power users and hackers. This version is NOT stable and is slower than the final version.

We no longer need this player to view almost any video file, keep the format you have, it really is an advantage not having to be downloading and installing codecs at every moment. Well, on the official website in the section on downloads, and appears in “other OS” Android, which indicates that VLC for Android is available for download on Google Play, so let’s summarize the features built into this player in its mobile version and some details to consider.

Since I started using VLC, I have not changed and moved to any other media player. Linux is the best by far, and I imagine that for Windows and Mac will be just as good, so hopefully the leap to Android keep the bar up to par. By going to their website, find the following VLC for Android features:

VLC for Android

  • 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.

As we can see, really complete and lacking much of anything. But it is clear that VLC for Android is still a Beta and a lot of work to be done to see that on the same page, ask for help and volunteers to test VLC on as many devices as possible , to find fault, find improvements or know the limitations of hardware may have.

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