Apple Approves: VLC Media Player for iPad is now available

VLC (VideoLan) is a great the open source media player that it is able to play virtually any audio and video file format for Windows, OS X, Linux, and more, making you life a little bit easier and so you don’t have to go online hunting down third party codec packs, now it has an iPad app and it is available now for free!

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Apple Approves VLC For iPad. VLC (VideoLan) is a great open source media player that it is able to play virtually any audio and video file format for Windows, OS X, Linux, among others; making your life a little bit easier, so you don’t have to go online hunting down third party codec packs. Now it has an iPad app and it is available now for free!

In this iPad app version you are going to be able to play a wider variety of file formats like XviD, MPEG4, H.264, FLAC, MP3, 3GP, MPEG2 and AVI files on a device that only supports one video format natively.

The official release date is set to Tuesday, Sept. 21, but depending in your timezone it may be available really soon.

A lot of people may be asking themselves if there is or if there is going to be a version for the iPhone and iPod. The answer is not there yet, but it may be coming soon.

“[…]regarding an iPhone version. It’s in the works! We started with the iPad, but an iPhone and iPod version is coming.” Applidium

iPad VLC icon DescriptionVLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework, that plays most multimedias files and various streaming protocols.

It is simple to use, yet very powerful and extendable.

VLC has all codecs built-in. It comes with support for nearly all codec there is. And what is more it can even play back the file or media if it is damaged! Missing or broken pieces are no stop to VLC, it plays all the video and audio information that’s still intact.


Do you think that this new app is going to affect the battery’s performance of your iPad?

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If you want to know more about the new VLC (VideoLan) iPad app follow this link to iTunes!

Source Applidium, iTunes