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  • VLC for iPad Now Available: "It plays everything!"


    A company by the name of Applidium, has just been approved for their VLC for iPad app. VLC, which I'm sure most of you have used, is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player, that plays almost every type of media file. The player has every codec built-in, meaning you never have to download one again.

    It is the absolute go-to media player on desktops, and now for the first time ever, it's right on your iPad. This means no more converting videos, and spending hours waiting for mp4's to pump out. Being that it is available for free, it is a MUST HAVE on your iPad.

    I have yet to use it, as I still do not see it listed, so post your comments here and let us know if you've got it up and running. There are some apparent issues with resolutions, which could be a headache, but nonetheless, we are excited it's here.

    The application's developers, Applidium, are also working on bringing VLC to the iPhone and iPod later this year.

    Download VLC for iPad in the AppStore



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    This article was originally published in forum thread: VLC for iPad Now Available: "It plays everything!" started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 66 Comments
    1. stellan0r's Avatar
      stellan0r -
      ok it works, but the first time i started a movie (.avi 640x352) it just crashed and went back to homescreen, started the app again and then it worked.

      but no movie-delete button in the app itself, you have to delete them in itunes from the documents tab in your ipad apps
    1. cjzielie's Avatar
      cjzielie -
      i dont understand you still have to convert videos to mp4, and you still have to add through itunes so what is benefit ?? seriously am i missing something
    1. trek-life's Avatar
      trek-life -
      I think oplayer is the best app for this on iphone so far. I have yet to run into issues with it.
    1. cjzielie's Avatar
      cjzielie -
      or is this just awesome for online streaming ??
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Hmmm... not working too well for me. Maybe cause I'm on 4.2.
    1. Dayvidpriddy's Avatar
      Dayvidpriddy -
      Correct me if I'm wrong but since when did Apple's mobile devices support other types of media (video wise) besides MP4/quicktime? Anytime I have tried putting another type of vid on my iPhone or iPod I get an error message that it's not compatible. If this is still the case what is the need for this on an iPad?
    1. earnur's Avatar
      earnur -
      Finally And it support .txt subtitles
    1. A_DuB187's Avatar
      A_DuB187 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ro0oney View Post
      It says for iPad
      Are we iPhone users going to have it?
      If you read the entire post it says they are hoping to release an iPhone/iPod version later this year.
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dayvidpriddy View Post
      Correct me if I'm wrong but since when did Apple's mobile devices support other types of media (video wise) besides MP4/quicktime? Anytime I have tried putting another type of vid on my iPhone or iPod I get an error message that it's not compatible. If this is still the case what is the need for this on an iPad?
      Do you know what VLC is?

      It allows playback of nearly ALL formatted video files. That is why this app is such a huge approval.

      After playing with it most the evening I can say it chokes on .avi files over 600MB big, the audio/video don't stay in sync when scrubbing forward and backwards and .mkv support is poor.
    1. cjzielie's Avatar
      cjzielie -
      this doesnt benefit unless you convert your avi's to mp4 and load them on the ipad so whats the big deal ????
    1. MPS3's Avatar
      MPS3 -
      wow just got to use this and its a nice app
      along with VLC remote for desktop
    1. soulthoughts's Avatar
      soulthoughts -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dayvidpriddy View Post
      Correct me if I'm wrong but since when did Apple's mobile devices support other types of media (video wise) besides MP4/quicktime? Anytime I have tried putting another type of vid on my iPhone or iPod I get an error message that it's not compatible. If this is still the case what is the need for this on an iPad?
      This is a stab in the dark, but VLC has many more codecs built in so it can support more formats. Apple alone only supports mp4/QT.

      It doesn't sound like this version of VLC is any better than the Zodttd version or any other players that have come out.
    1. stellan0r's Avatar
      stellan0r -
      some people don't get that you DO NOT have to convert to mp4. Just drag and drop your avi and it plays it!
      So stop complaining
    1. Rokesomesmeefer's Avatar
      Rokesomesmeefer -
      Quote Originally Posted by stellan0r View Post
      some people don't get that you DO NOT have to convert to mp4. Just drag and drop your avi and it plays it!
      So stop complaining
      Some people are also just assuming that it just works. So far every video I've put on it just causes it to crash out to the home screen. Frankly I'm surprised this made it through the approval process - at the very least it should have been tested with several common formats first.
    1. Be Expressive's Avatar
      Be Expressive -
      There doing allot for the iPad =]]
    1. bretthartt's Avatar
      bretthartt -
      Ive been messing with it for the past Hour. Its a beautiful set up, and the video snapshot looks wonderful... BUT I CANT PROPERLY PLAY NOT ONE DANG VIDEO!!!!
    1. cjzielie's Avatar
      cjzielie -
      right but how do you get the files onto your ipad without them being mp4?????

      since when ??? and how

      i have 100 avi movies and cant get one to drag and drop into movies or videos on itunes
    1. rickuk's Avatar
      rickuk -
      Quote Originally Posted by cjzielie View Post
      right but how do you get the files onto your ipad without them being mp4?????

      since when ??? and how

      i have 100 avi movies and cant get one to drag and drop into movies or videos on itunes
      Adding files is easy, connect your iPad up to itunes, choose it from the sidebar, click the Apps tab, and scroll down to the File Sharing section. From there you can choose VLC and add files through drag-and-drop or the "Add..." button. iTunes will start copying the files over to VLC . You can use them as soon as it finishes
    1. cjzielie's Avatar
      cjzielie -
      That's cool thank you very much i did not know that you could do that.
    1. Tyronal's Avatar
      Tyronal -
      Quote Originally Posted by villeveee View Post
      When will i be getting this for my iphone
      Why don't you read the last line of the article.