VLC for Android

4.1
1.71M reviews
100M+
Downloads
Content rating
USK: All ages
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About this app

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.
Updated on
Aug 8, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
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Ratings and reviews

4.1
1.71M reviews
SeraphXX Kuraku
July 31, 2022
Good app but one problem. After the newest update I cannot play my playlist again which has over 2k files and is like 130h long. I cannot tap any title or hit 'play'. I can only play the playlist when tapping the shuffle symbol, which also starts the music. But this works. (Edit: Also not working for my 40h playlist.) Tapping any title causes the application to crash.
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Mykola Dimura
July 31, 2022
The "continue previous playback" feature is completely broken. The player constantly forgets which videos it played, and where they were paused. The videos are not even displayed in history. Other than that, it works, it is free and open source, no ads, which is great.
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Eric G.
June 15, 2022
Filename auto scrolling cannot be disabled = the file and folder view. UPDATE: Thank you for your suggestion, but there is no Interface/Oberfläche setting in the german version.... Ok, found the setting. It's under "Schnittstelle" which is NOT interface at all. This translates to "Connection point"/"connectivity". I would suggest the correct translation should be used.
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Videolabs
June 15, 2022
You can go to the settings, interface, and you'll find "Single line list title elipsize", choose left, and you'll stop auto-scrolling, and only show the start of the file name. Hoping this helps.

What's new

* New wigets!
* Redesign of the audio list, album and about screens
* Improve tablet and foldable support
* Network indexation
* Improved accessibility
* a lot of fixes and improvements