VLC Media Player, the widely accepted media player in world has now set its foot on Android. An unofficial build of the very same app came out from the XDA forums earlier this year. But this, is the official release from VideoLAN. Currently, VLC for Android is in its beta stage.
Supporting over a wide range of audio and video files, VLC Player for Android was a much expected release from VideoLAN. But sadly, the beta version supports only the devices with ARMv7 CPU supporting NEON.
The company has made clear of its issues and so if you want the VLC Player to deliver its maximum performance on your device, you will have to wait a little longer till it gets out of beta, which won’t be taking too much time from now.
VLC for Android Beta features :
- Plays all files, in all formats, like the classic VLC.
- Audio and video media library, with full search.
- Support for network streams, including HLS.
- Supports Android from version 2.1 (platform-7).
- Supports ARMv6, ARMv7 and ARMv7+NEON.
- Subtitles support, embedded and external, including ASS and DVD subtitles.
- Multi audio or subtitles tracks selection.
- Multi-core decoding, for Cortex-A7 A9 and A15 chips.
- Experimental hardware decoding.
- Gestures, headphones control.
You can get VLC for Android from Google Play without paying a single penny.