The new VLC for iOS is fully open-source media player with the video playback and library kits available to developers for integration to avoid further copyright issues. An SDK is also set to be released later this Summer.
Today, it’s my pleasure to announce that VLC for iOS is back on the App Store. It’s available free of charge in any country, requires iOS 5.1 or later and runs on any iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. This is more than an upgrade of the initial version: it’s a full re-write. From the ground-up. Relying on the power of MobileVLCKit and its underlying libvlc, we started with modern video and audio output modules offering faster drawing, full support for 10bit H264 encodings, retina displays and lower latency.
VLC for iOS Features
- Wi-Fi Upload – Allows users to upload files directly to the iOS version of VLC through a web browser on the PC or Mac.
- Dropbox Integration – Play media directly from Dropbox or download it for offline playback.
- Download from Web – Download files from any web server for offline playback
- Network Streams – Play any network streams support by VLC media player for desktop operating systems
- 3rd-Party App Integration – Any app with a ‘share’ dialog can use VLC for iOS for media playback
- Video Filters – Video playback can be modified for brightness, contrast, hue, saturation or gamma in real time.
Download VLC for iOS
You can download VLC for iOS from the App Store for free. The app is currently available in the New Zealand App Store. It’ll be available in the US app store later today. [Download Link – iTunes]