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Official VLC For iOS App: Now Available For iPhone And iPad

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VLC is one of the most famous media players for desktop operating systems and since long users have longed for it on mobile devices. VLC for iOS was previously pulled out from the App Store nearly two years back. While it made its way to the Cydia store, not every iOS user uses Cydia apps. This is why it is good to see the official VLC For iOS app back in the app store for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

VLC For iOS Feature Overview

The app is pretty much what you would expect, as you can play video files from various formats, including the most famous formats like MP4, AVI and WMV, for which it can be hard to get support on mobile devices. Furthermore, users can configure display adjustments, (such as brightness, contrast and saturation). Like the desktop version, the iOS VLC app supports subtitles in different formats. VLC For iOS also supports an app-specific Passcode lock to make sure that no one else can watch your videos in the app. Another good feature of this app is that it can be enabled to continue playing a file’s audio when VLC is running in the background.

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Basic Controls For VLC For iOS

From the main screen, you can adjust the aspect ratio. Other controls like the volume bar and playback controls can be found at the bottom of the player’s screen. To control the playback speed for a video, tap the clock icon, which is located at the bottom-left corner.

VLC For iPhone

Import Videos From iTunes And Dropbox

VLC for iOS also comes with Dropbox integration and users can transfer videos using both iTunes and Dropbox. You can easily import videos to VLC using iTunes, however, you can also go wireless using your Dropbox account or other features like network streaming, Wi-Fi upload or web server import.


Basic Controls For VLC For iOS

VLC for iOS requires iDevices running iOS version 5.1 or above. Another good thing about this release is that the VLC app has now been optimized for iPhone 5. VLC for iOS works with:

  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod Touch (3rd-5th Generation)

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