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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. wookiee2cu's Avatar
      wookiee2cu -
      Anyone tried BUZZ Player? Says it can play almost anything but no reviews on it and it was posted in the app store on 9-17.
    1. Quaddy's Avatar
      Quaddy -
      hmmm, not too bright a start with vlc ipad here, had a yourtube 720p dload and ifiled it across internally to the vlc docs folder, fired it up, and got a warning that the ipad may not be fast enough to play it, i proceeded, and suffice to say, very suprisingly, vlc stuttered like hell with it, a file that youtube, oplayer, ipod-videos played with no sweat!!
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      Woohoo! Been waiting for this one.
    1. dustintinsley's Avatar
      dustintinsley -
      What about CineXPlayer? How does this compare to that? I've been using it to play my divx files with no problem. Is this new vlc app as good or better?
    1. NessLookAlike's Avatar
      NessLookAlike -
      More importantly than the fact that this app fails hard at playing the videos the desktop version laps up just fine, where the hell is support for music files? FLAC, anyone?
    1. zeroskater61's Avatar
      zeroskater61 -
      Nice... Can't wait for iPhone version... Am really tired of having a video everytime I wanna add one to my iPhone. Then the wait while it converts oh wow!! This would seriously be a nice thing to have!!
    1. cybereclipse's Avatar
      cybereclipse -
      Quote Originally Posted by reeko View Post

      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.
      happens to me too, the base system and idea is good, it just needs a little work
    1. markyeungcy's Avatar
      markyeungcy -
      Avi works fine but RMVB doesnt seem working or being recognized.
      Is it true that the current version doesnt support rmvb yet?


      Thanks
    1. Nick Hesson's Avatar
      Nick Hesson -
      Ouch, it's really that bad? Definitely not a good start.
    1. adsn76's Avatar
      adsn76 -
      I've been using OPlayer for both the iPad and iPhone... works pretty well and supports subtitles too. Tried VLC just now... works ok with standard videos not so well with HD mkv files, and it does start out choppy.
    1. Waleed786's Avatar
      Waleed786 -
      I never heard of oplayer..u think it's better than vlc? I have a lot mkv vids, I think I might try out the oplayer, I'm on iPhone 4.
    1. Dayvidpriddy's Avatar
      Dayvidpriddy -
      Quote Originally Posted by reeko View Post
      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.
      Yea dude I know what it is, I have it on my PC! What it plays has nothing to do with what I asked...Apple only supports THEIR codec version on their devices, it has nothing to do with what VLC will play...the device doesn't allow other formats (wmv, etc) on their devices. you must convert the file first.

      Let's also remember that the iPad is not a computer (as much as Jobs would like to think it is), do you honestly expect it to work like a computer in playing your videos perfectly?

      iPad is total junk and waste of electronic components! "Hey I can do this"...guess what..."I could do that 15 years ago"...
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dayvidpriddy View Post
      Yea dude I know what it is, I have it on my PC! What it plays has nothing to do with what I asked...Apple only supports THEIR codec version on their devices, it has nothing to do with what VLC will play...the device doesn't allow other formats (wmv, etc) on their devices. you must convert the file first.

      Let's also remember that the iPad is not a computer (as much as Jobs would like to think it is), do you honestly expect it to work like a computer in playing your videos perfectly?

      iPad is total junk and waste of electronic components! "Hey I can do this"...guess what..."I could do that 15 years ago"...
      Or install one of a growing number of 3rd party apps that will support those files without the need for conversion.
    1. sharkonland's Avatar
      sharkonland -
      my fav video player..however i am surprised by the somewhat sluggish perf of some vids
    1. santiagodraco's Avatar
      santiagodraco -
      This would be great news if the app actually worked as advertised. I'd recommend removing the "it plays everything" from the headline.
    1. Ancaster's Avatar
      Ancaster -
      I just installed it but after reading the comments here, I'm not even going to bother testing it. Going back to CineXplayer for AVIs and converting my mkv's to mp4.

      Thanks to all the previous testers, saved me a lot of time.
    1. TheReliq's Avatar
      TheReliq -
      Guys, stop messing around with this app and just download "BUZZ player" from the app store. I have tried it already and it has played every single format i have on my drive WITHOUT GLITCHES. VLC won't even play my files AT ALL. Anyway it's only .99 cents and is very underrated right now so please support them as they do deserve better rattings for a very high quality app. My files were tested on my iPhone 4 and i haven't tested it on the iPad yet, but i'm sure it should work, but let me know if you've tried it.

      "OPlayer" is good as well but i did have problems with the viewing quality on some formats. i.e. a Bruce Lee movie played without color on "oplayer" but played perfectly on "BUZZ player". Weird, but they are too totally different applications anyway. "oplayer" also has less pixelation in the viewing quality than "buzzplayer" but only played 70% of my files properly. Anyway, at least THEY PLAY. Hope this helps.
    1. Mista Brothason's Avatar
      Mista Brothason -
      Can't wait for the iPhone version
    1. s4mb4's Avatar
      s4mb4 -
      worthless... won't play files via a network share....
      i'll stick with Tversity. transcode on the fly for ipad and iphone AND plays everything....o..and its FREE too..
    1. macsoldier's Avatar
      macsoldier -
      from seeing what everybody wrote doesnt seem worth it. hopefully the bigs are worked out definitely looks like it has potential.