VLC for Android

4.1
18.4L 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
27 Aug 2023

Data safety

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Ratings and reviews

4.1
17.2L reviews
Kyle Baker
1 April 2024
1. Picks random pictures for album art... ??? Picked a NSFW image that had nothing to do with a random song I downloaded, and added it as an album cover. Super awkward, and no easy way to fix it. This isn't the only time it has done this, but by far the worst example of why this is a huge problem. 2. Getting horrible audio artifacting from many high quality MP3s I have. I thought my headphones were blown out, but it sounds fine when I switch to a different app. This is your one job, vlc...
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Michael Grubaugh
27 March 2024
I have always been disappointed by the lack of functionality and the hostile user interface. It barely even works since the upgrade. Putting together a playlist is a tedious, painful process. It's an intentionally broken product that became the de facto standard only so you'd pay money to use anything else. I've reluctantly used it for years because it came with the phone. I already feel better without it. My file manager (X-plorer) has a better music player built-in. Developers need be ashamed
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Scot Butzbach
19 January 2024
The app is great, I use it on my Windows PC, and it makes an excellent media player. My only issue is audio playback. Every time I play something, after a few seconds there's a pitch bend downward for a little under 10 seconds before returning to normal, which is before 15 seconds have played. Also, if you rewind the track during those ten seconds, the pitch bends down even more. There's no way to fix this issue from the app itself.. Can you please fix this so I won't be bothered by it any more?
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What's new

* Fix media controls not working after some time on Android 13
* Fix audio notification icon transparency
* Fix some Android Auto and Android TV behaviors
* Fix opening from other apps
* Bluetooth fixes
* Minor interface fixes
* Crash fixes