VLC for Android

4.1
1.76M reviews
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Everyone
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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
Nov 3, 2022

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4.1
1.76M reviews
Kevin Beurmann
January 9, 2023
Great player! Only issue is from the latest update. Previous versions didn't have this issue. Now if I'm using it in my car (or with Bluetooth headphones) and I pause the music too long, then I can't resume playback without hitting the play button on my phone. That is to say the play button on my car or Bluetooth headphones don't do anything. The threshold for the play/pause button becoming ineffective is ~5 minutes. Seems like a software bug.
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Videolabs
January 9, 2023
This should be fixed in the next version, please come back to us if it isn't the case. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Mario Vargas
January 12, 2023
Locking the phone mid-video, followed by unlocking the phone to resume playback causes the app to load a completely different video from another folder. This folder is also one that I chose 'not' to scan so that it doesn't show up on my main video library. Although, there is a pattern for some reason. It always tries to load the first video from one of the custom playlists I saved. All of my videos are being read from a micro SD card, just in case it's a bug specific to that.
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Devan Reisig
January 6, 2023
Best audio player! Just a shame that you can't set it as your default media player anymore for whatever reason. Might be why other people are having problems. Currently I'm only allowed to pick Spotify and yt music. Which both suck and littered with ads unless you give them money. 👎 Have a z flip 4, been having problems recently of resuming my music unless I open the phone. But when music is playing, the cover screen controls work just fine. Don't let it pause for too long!
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What's new

* Fix permission check on Android 12
* Fix the video playlist mode on TV
* Minor graphical fixes and improvements