VLC for Android

A media player that supports most formats

4.4

107 Votes

  • Category Video
  • Program license Free
  • Version 3.2.7
  • Size 26 MB
  • Works under: Android
  • Also available for Windows 
  • Program available in English
  • Content rating Everyone
  • Package name org.videolan.vlc
  • Program by Videolabs
    18 rue Charcot 75013 Paris France

VLC for Android is the port of VideoLan's famous media player. It aims to play almost any format of video or audio in the best quality with the least lag.

You probably know that VLC is well-known for being stable and has been around forever. Their Android app does not disappoint. There are many paid players for specific video formats. VLC for Android is completely free and can play almost any format you can think of (yes, even x265). This means that if you have a bunch of TV episodes from 15 years ago in RMVB format, you can now play them without converting. Conversion usually implies video quality loss unless there's no transcoding, so you can play your media truly losslessly.

VLC for Android may not have the prettiest interface, but no app comes close to it in terms of player versatility. It even has the more advanced features that VLC for PC has, like Network Streaming and more. Probably the most unique feature of this app is that it plays ISO files (DVD images). Literally no other app does this. It makes it very easy to play DVD rips on the go without having to worry about conversion and quality loss.

Even for novice users, VLC for Android is a great choice. It can play almost any video format and do it well. It has a superior rendering engine, so there's little chance of experiencing lag even on older hardware.

Pros:

  • Based on the long-running, successful VLC open source project
  • Can play literally any video or audio file
  • Has all the features the desktop version has

Cons:

  • May be redundant and unnecessary depending on the diversity of files you have
  • No other cons

* Support Picture-in-Picture on Chrome OS

* Fix video as audio playback resume

* Video player: Correctly apply extra title

* misc. crash fixes

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