VLC for Android

4.1
1.69M reviews
100M+
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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
Feb 14, 2022

Data safety

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Ratings and reviews

4.1
1.69M reviews
Joseph: Pioneer Remnant 144 Thousand ministry
May 19, 2022
Doesn't remember where you left off in playlist or even where video or audio was paused, go to start it back up and it starts from beginning of track. If listening to a video and you lock screen, video stops. It will not continue to play in background. When you go to restart video, it starts from beginning rather than where you left off. It's a shame, makes it hard to use, very unacceptable.
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Garrett Tidd
May 12, 2022
Unnecessarily scans and parses media just to browse and play files and takes forever to do it. Can't browse files until it's complete. Well over 20 minutes of scanning and parsing is ridiculous. What is it even doing? It should not take that long to generate thumbnails. It would be better if it just did it when the folder was opened and I should be able to browse and open files before it finishes whatever unnecessary task its running.
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Dawn
April 23, 2022
I will sometimes download a movie from my PC and move it to the phone to watch while laying in bed and the app is simple to use and follow with the tapping of the sides of the screen to fast forward or rewind. And sliding finger up and down on the screen to change brightness and volume really helps. Less worrying about changing ringer volume that way.
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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