Download VLC Player For iPhone and iPad; iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G to Miss the Party

Written By Sam on 28 October 2010
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The free and open software media player VLC (VideoLan client; VLC 1.1.0) is now available for the iDevices. It will be initially available for iPod, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 3G and iPod Touch 4G. That’s a dampner for iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G because these apparently lack sufficient hardware to support the new version.

You need to be running iOS 3.2 or beyond for it to work.  Here’s what’s new in Version 1.1.0:

  • Runs on the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and the recent iPod touches
  • You can now delete files from the application, without having to go through iTunes
  • Many more extensions are being recognized.
    – Much faster decoding thanks to assembly optimizations

Here are the pluses:

  • VLC can handle most of the popular audio and video formats
  • It can decode those video formats and offer playback in landscape and portrait mode

Downside:

  • Has trouble handling large size files

Download VLC Media Player [iTunes Link]

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