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VLC for Android

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VLC for Android

VLC media player is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player that plays most multimedia files as well as discs, devices, and network streaming protocols.

This is the port of VLC media player to the Android™ platform. VLC for Android can play any video and audio files, as well as network streams, network shares and drives, and DVD ISOs, like the desktop version of VLC.

VLC for Android is a full audio player, with a complete database, an equalizer and filters, playing all weird audio formats.

VLC is intended for everyone, is totally free, has no ads, no in-app-purchases, no spying and is developed by passionate volunteers. All the source code is available for free.


Features
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VLC for Android™ plays most local video and audio files, as well as network streams (including adaptive streaming), DVD ISOs, like the desktop version of VLC. It also support disk shares.

All formats are supported, including MKV, MP4, AVI, MOV, Ogg, FLAC, TS, M2TS, Wv and AAC. All codecs are included with no separate downloads. It supports subtitles, Teletext and Closed Captions.

VLC for Android has a media library for audio and video files, and allows to browse folders directly.

VLC has support for multi-track audio and subtitles. It supports auto-rotation, aspect-ratio adjustments and gestures to control volume, brightness and seeking.

It also includes a widget for audio control, supports audio headsets control, cover art and a complete audio media library.


Permissions
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VLC for Android needs access to those categories:
• "Photos/Media/Files" to read your all media files :)
• "Storage" to read your all media files on SD cards :)
• "Other" to check network connections, change the volume, set the ringtone, run on Android TV and display the popup view, see below for details.

Permission Details :
• It needs "read the contents of your USB storage", in to order to read your media files on it.
• It needs "modify or delete the contents of your USB storage", in order to allow deletion of files and store subtitles.

• It needs "full network access", to open network and internet streams.
• It needs "prevent phone from sleeping" in order to prevent... your phone from sleeping when watching a video.
• It needs "change your audio settings", in order to change audio volume.
• It needs "modify system settings", in order to allow you to change your audio ringtone.
• It needs "view network connections" in order to monitor whether device is connected or not.
• It needs "draw over other apps" to start the custom picture-in-picture widget.
• It needs "control vibration" to give feedback on the controls.
• It needs "run at startup" to set recommendations on Android TV launcher screen, only used on Android TV devices.
• It needs "microphone" to provide voice search on Android TV devices, only asked on Android TV devices.

Editor's Note

You can download apk file of the VLC for Android from this page. We provide you all the applications with their last update and trying to keep them up to date. Also you can see the App Info section down below of this description. The version of VLC for Android is 3.1.7. You need to have Android 17 and above to install the apk. VLC for Android made by Videolabs very nicely and works pretty efficient with smart devices. After you download the application to your device, it has the most easiest way to install.

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Comments

Alden Reichel

There are a number of flaws: 1. Takes a lot of time to seek to a particular time (like in case of 20-30 secs, I might have as well watched that part.) 2. If I have put on subtitles, and I've come to home screen once, then after coming back to the app, they disappear. And don't display again until you kill the app and restart it. 3. The auto rotation behaves weirdly.

Gladyce Douglas Sr.

The app continually deletes songs from playlists or deletes playlists altogether. It completely wiped all songs forcing me to restart the phone and wait for the app to find all of my music again. I would not recommend this app unless you enjoy creating and recreating playlists. EDIT: The old version listed songs by artist when I went into GENRE. Now it only lists them in alphabetical order by song title. What person thought this needed changed. This app is unusable now. Does not play files.

Clara Connelly

i have always used this as my nr one media player, but now it is having problems with playing where it left off. everytime i press the play last playlist button, it plays for a second and then stops. i have to press it fast for a few times for it to work, but then 2 or 3 minutes later, it stops completely and i must open my phone to fix it again. ive uninstalled and reinstalled it, but the problems persist. please do something about it.

Domenick Welch

This is really one of the greatest media players available! I started using it on the desktop computer because it was a small file size that played almost any file type you asked it to play. I use it almost exclusively for MP3 files. The thing I love about the app is that you can increase the playing speed in small or large steps (and it adjusts the frequency, of course, so your audiobook doesn't sound like chipmunks.) This is a powerful feature! I also LOVE the fact that you can fast-forward the file and not accidentally bump it up to play the next file. (Every car stereo seems to share the FF and the NEXT button, so one little slip of your finger and you will lose your place). I'm still learning some of the features, but these two features alone make it tops in my book. PLEASE don't ever overlook these features on future updates to the app! EDIT/UPDATE: Ok, so I've found out that if you have a playlist, it actually IS possible to accidentally bump it forward to the next file using the fast forward control, but it is not as easy to make that mistake, at least compared to the controls on my car stereo. Still learning, but still love the app.

Kevon Wiegand

awesome app i have been using it for years. easiest, fastest, and most versatile. also best interface. i love how you can resume videos from the last point. great for when i download movies. one request-for the audio player i often download full albums and there is no way to resume playback from the last point like in video. could you please add that feature? otherwise i may consider finding a player that has that ability.

Ashlynn Sipes

It's good to see that VLC has improved a lot. So I will be pointing out the small things that could make the overall experience even better. 1) Pause/play - at present VLC only allows to play the video from the last position only if it was started within the app itself. If the video was started from the gallery of the phone, replay starts from the beginning. 2) Stopping a video by scrolling to the end of the timeline is not instant. 3) Media categorization should have the same folder structure.

Ronaldo Casper

I have preferred to use this app on my laptop for years and I am not alone. Now that apple is has discontinued any video app I am seeing all the superior qualities of the good to great Android devices. No need for the clunky obese iTunes. I no longer wear a frown when someone says apple is sh**. VLC is the best. Used throughout in colleges and library. This product of the free software foundation has gone from strength to strength.

Stephen Reinger MD

If your music player on your phone keeps on stopping randomly, then try this media player. It is perfect for listening to music on your phone. The music won't just go away thanks to this awesome media player. You don't need to worry about your phone's music player unexpectedly stops randomly with this. It is the best media player ever for Android. Very easy to use. You can play and listen to music while you're playing games, being on social media, doing anything productive, and more.

Ms. Gladyce Conn I

Not a bad app but when you're listening to music videos and you click the option to have it play in audio mode and then you can turn your phone screen off and everything, when the next song starts it jumps halfway through the song or it'll just go straight to the end so it won't play the next song from the beginning, it does this to all the songs in the playlist. I've checked the settings and nothing fixes the problem.

Isabelle Wolff

I've been using VLC for PC and Android for years. Now when I turn the screen off and on again while watching a video it goes to audio mode and I have to change it back to video. please at least give the option to turn this feature off. some of us watch videos while doing chores etc and sometimes turn the screen off for a bit.