VLC for Android

4.1
17L reviews
10Cr+
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Content rating
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
14-Feb-2022

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4.1
17L reviews
JR's Pocket
13 June 2022
Generally a good experience, works well, plays all my files. My only issue is with "shuffle". Shuffle seems to play the same music over and over, sometimes repeating tracks on the same day. My wish would be that Shuffle doesn't repeat a track until the whole list has gotten at least one opportunity to play, remembering day after day. I have "history" enabled, but it doesn't make a difference
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Morpheus
12 June 2022
Please make the subtitles more customizable. Subs are like forcefully embedded. It gets cropped if I watch something full screen. And the most disappointing part, theres no pan and zoom. I don't want to see a movie full screen while some parts are getting cropped. But the best fit doesn't actually fit best. Some black part remains on the top and bottom and both sides. As a result the screen gets smaller. If I could zoom a little bit it would be perfect. Please add zoom option.
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Videolabs
15 June 2022
Due to technical limitations with VLC 3.0, this is not possible at the moment, but will be when VLC-Android 4.0 is released. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Jjedroc Chard
21 June 2022
Not a great phone experience. It's too easy to lose the track you're listening to when the display mode changes. Also, trying to move the scrub bar near the ends is very difficult. +10/-10 buttons would be helpful there. Larger controls in general will be welcome. A big, controls only, no list, mode is desirable. The restart track dialog times out too fast.
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Videolabs
22 June 2022
Thank you for your feedback, this was forwarded to our technical team

What's new

* Use the new file permission
* Fix the subtitles not working on some Android 12 devices
* Fix the grid/list button state
* Fix loading of media when opening the app
* Crash fixes