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VLC for Mobile review

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VLC for Mobile is a robust media player which lets you watch videos and listen to music nearly in every format. Once you install it on your phone, you will be able to associate all your media files with the app and don’t worry about any incompatibility issues.

Using it, you will even be able to play discs, devices, and network streaming protocols.

Some of the most common formats VLC supports are:

  • MKV;
  • MP4;
  • AVI;
  • MOV;
  • FLAC;
  • M2TS;
  • AAC.
Besides, the app includes every codec without separate gets and supports subtitles, Teletext, and closed captions.

VLC for Mobile contains a media library for video and audio files as well as folders you can browse directly. You will also find a handy widget for audio control that supports audio headsets control and an extensive audio media library.

The app also includes aspect-ratio settings, the auto-rotation, and gestures to manage volume and brightness.

You can adjust the picture quality of your videos fast and easily while a video is playing. To do that, just tap the button in the lower right to see the sliders that allow setting the brightness, saturation, contrast, and more.

VLC instantly recognizes and sorts all the media files on your device. It will organize your library by the metadata descriptions which a great way to cope with all your media from one place.

VLC for Mobiles is suitable for everyone — it’s free, has no ads or in-app purchases. The app is also completely safe for your device, it won’t spy on you, and its source code is available for free.

VLC is a cool video player with smooth controls you won’t experience with other apps in this category. The gesture-based controls work perfectly while you are watching videos, allowing you to tweak the quality in real time.

The Bottom Line

The app is comprehensible even for non-tech savvy users — you just open it and play the content you like. If you have videos to watch and music to listen, then try VLC out. It’s an excellent media player that supports even rare formats.

Pros

  • User-friendly interface;
  • Multiple ways to upload media;
  • Support for cloud services like Dropbox, GDrive, OneDrive, Box, iCloud Drive;
  • Convenient controls;
  • Supports rare formats;
  • Supports streaming protocols;
  • Automatically sorts your media library;

Cons

  • May not be compatible with some file managers.


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Author:
VideoLAN
Rating:
3.5
Voted:
3276
Size:
72.9 MB
Version:
2.7.8
Languages:
English, Afrikaans, Arabic, Belarusian, Bosnian, etc.
Content rating:
Rated 4+
Compatibility:
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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