VLC Media Player archive

  • VLC for iOS media player to relaunch on App Store after two-year absence
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    VLC for iOS media player to relaunch on App Store after two-year absence

    By 18 July 2013

    Apple pulled the popular VLC app from the App Store in 2011 over copyright and licensing issues, but now the media player has announced that it will officially return to iOS on 19 July. Major changes to the free iOS app include AirPlay support, Wi-Fi...

  • VLC Beta video player app available to download for Android
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    VLC Beta video player app available to download for Android

    By 2 July 2012

    Android users can now download a beta version of VLC, the media player that can play almost any video file, audio file or stream you throw at it. Though the current beta version will work only with devices that house at the very least an ARMv7 CPU that...

  • No DVD playback for Windows 8
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    No DVD playback for Windows 8

    By 4 May 2012

    The only way to watch DVDs on Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 8, will be through purchasing Media Center or other third-party software. The absence of any native DVD player was announced on Microsoft’s official Building Windows 8 blog, which...

  • VLC for iPhone and iPad pulled from the App Store
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    VLC for iPhone and iPad pulled from the App Store

    By 10 January 2011

    The VLC app for the iPhone and the iPad has been removed from the App Store - less than four months after it first went live. The removal is due to an issue arising between the GNU General Public License, which licenses VLC and and the Apple App Store...

  • VLC media player app coming for Android
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    VLC media player app coming for Android

    By 28 December 2010

    An Android version of the VLC application is likely to hit Marketplace soon. It is believed that the open source media player, which will ape the iOS version released in 2010, will be available in early January. Lead VLC developer Jean-Baptiste Kempf...

  • VLC media player becomes iPhone-friendly
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    VLC media player becomes iPhone-friendly

    By 25 October 2010

    The super-duper media player - VLC - has been made available for the iPhone and iPod touch, bringing a simple and effective way of playing a variety of files without all the hassle of converting them first. The VLC app has been on the iPad for some time...

  • APP OF THE DAY - VLC Media Player (iPad)
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    APP OF THE DAY - VLC Media Player (iPad)

    By 27 September 2010

    So you've got an iPad and you like watching movies, but the thought of encoding all those movies into an iPad/Apple-friendly format fills you with dread. Fret not dear reader, today's app of the day lets you have your cake and eat it. As long as your...