Up until the recent upgrades VLC has worked pretty darn well (worthy of a 4/5). However since the updates it will refuse to show directories in directory mode if a music folder on the SD card has been opened and media within played. If back is selected in order to select another folder once the media has ended, VLC shows nothing. Only by first selecting history or another entry then back again to directory will the root directories be displayed once more, forcing searching for directories again...
Beware updates. Usually reliable but after the last update streaming no longer works with my LG V20 phone, playlists are gone, some permissions options are gone from the settings menu, the app functions are unstable with the screen jumping around or buttons not responding, it is just a mess. Please, fix it or give users the option to roll back to previous version that worked.
New update deleted all my playlists and a lot of the music artwork and covers no longer load. Test it before you update it. The old version was great. New update sucks. Update: they have since dropped a new update. I get a few more album artwork now being recognized but not all of what i had before. Still no playlists, all still gone.
VLC still does not display image metadata for mp4's. It intermittently rebuilds it's database upon opening the app however the time required to complete this process has decreased substantially. This latest update has definitely improved the app but the issues with metadata and rebuilding (scanning and parsing) an already existing database needs to be addressed.
While I like vlc on my computer I am not a fan of this app. It tries to do everything on its own and takes off out of my control. It starts playing and then turns the volume all the way up giving me the android message about listening to music too loud. Won't stop playing. Instant Uninstall!
This app has the potential to be a superb app but unfortunately it's always full of bugs. With each update there seem to be more bug than than the previous version. With the current update I cannot close the app. I've to use a third party app to hibernate or else vlc will keep lingering in the notification. Review after latest update: As mentioned above, each new update brings new bugs. Now vlc players can't find my music files. I had to uninstall and reinstall it. After that all's good.
Some users were unable to see some of their Artists/Albums in media library. We are sorry for and this update should fix it.
It will also try to recover your playlists from the old database to the new one.
* Fix videos not disappearing after deletion
* Restore WhatsApp videos for those who didn't had it anymore
* Add WhatsApp videos to quick access shortcuts
* Fix 'seen' check on RTL devices
* Fix some chromebooks showing TV interface