VLC for Android

4.1
17.4L 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
03-Nov-2022

Data safety

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4.1
17.4L reviews
Alex Sage
20 November 2022
Very inconvenient. The player lacks one of the most important feature is to remember the last playback and the ability to resume playback where you left off. Instead you always have to navigate, select what to play each and every time. Its especially dangerous on the road. The player has to be able to play from where it left off whenever you press the play button. Or when phone connects to car stereo and automatically starts playback, but this player cant play upon connect. Have to select.
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Videolabs
21 November 2022
Sorry about your issue, could you contact android-support@videolan.org or go to our forum at forum.videolan.org and share some more details or logs so that we can further help you or work on a fix ?
Sean Oakley
11 November 2022
Overall this is a great app. With one critical exception! Would you please allow the time to skip ahead and rewind to be adjusted. The 10 second double-tap ahead is a painful limitation to an otherwise great Audio/Video player. There should be a selection of various times such as 10s, 30s, or 5 min. Also a triple tap skip ahead feature that would triple whatever time is chosen so it then becomes 30 sec, 90 sec and 15 min respectively. Surely this is an easy fix for what's clearly an oversight.
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James Arnao
15 November 2022
I've been using the VLC app on my Android device for a little over 3 or 4 years. Recently in the last 4 months I've noticed a lot of bugs popping up. The biggest one as someone has mentioned in a previous review almost 80% of the time if I pause an audiobook and try to replay it more than a few minutes later it either tells me that it cannot play multiple Medias at the same time or it will freeze and I have to go back into my browse menu, find the book and restart it.
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Videolabs
21 November 2022
We are really sorry for the trouble and we appreciate you bringing this issue to our attention. We try to look into this further. Would you mind open a ticket on https://forum.videolan.org/viewforum.php?f=35 so you can provide all the needed informations?

What's new

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