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    ZodTTD, creator of GBA, SNES, PSX, and OpenTTD emulators, has successfully ported VLC to the iPhone. VLC is a cross-platform media player which supports many formats - far more than the iPhone's built in media player does.

    He's still working on some of the formats, but the beta is up and available to his donating beta testers. Expect a public release sometime in the next week.

    What is vlc4iphone capable of? At the moment it may be limited by only a small handfull of decoders, but soon that list will grow! It currently allows you to drag and drop the following popular media formats onto your iPhone/iPod Touch for playback: MPEG / MPG,AVI,MP3.
    It also supports some lesser known media formats.

    Soon it will play: FLAC,OGG
    I am also researching playback of: VCD,DivX,WMA,WMV
    VLC is a great step forward in media playback on the iPhone, be sure and toss a few bucks ZodTTD's way for all the work he's done.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: VLC for iPhone started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 82 Comments
    1. Onemajorflaw's Avatar
      Onemajorflaw -
      I just installed VLC, but everytime I open it the screen goes black for at most 2 seconds (like the app is opening) and then in closes. Any help??
    1. iPhoneHolic's Avatar
      iPhoneHolic -
      I am have the same problem. I wonder why?
    1. thedarkring's Avatar
      thedarkring -
      I cant get this work unless I set the settings to low res 1 or 2 and then quality just sucks...
    1. geraldhansen's Avatar
      geraldhansen -
      sweeeeet! I use VLC daily on my desktop and was thinking how nice it would be on the iPhone... thx for this!
      I am especially interest in using subtitles, but not sure how this would work on this ap.... anyone tried this?
    1. rickymrtn93's Avatar
      rickymrtn93 -
      Nothing could make me happy more than this. VLC is the best multimedia player. I would love to use it in my iphone as it supports maximum video formats.
    1. thedarkring's Avatar
      thedarkring -
      If you are downloading this to play .avi's don't waste your time. .Avis is my only reason, and to me this app is worthless.
    1. Rcooley617's Avatar
      Rcooley617 -
      ****if you have 3.0 it will not work, the developer of it have not updated it so if you do have 3.0 it won't work*******
    1. smar's Avatar
      smar -
      Seems to work happily on my 3Gs (which is 3.0).
    1. ronblade's Avatar
      ronblade -
      Is it true? Just can't believe that VLC is available in iphone now. There is no doubt VLC is one the best multimedia player as it supports maximum formats of video files. Now VLC in iphone is going to rock.
    1. algojobathosai's Avatar
      algojobathosai -
      I have 1 question. So now I can watch video that being sent to my email?
    1. PCeasar's Avatar
      PCeasar -
      I tried it the radio stations work but video only played for me at the lowest video setting of 0. so much for VLC for the 3Gs.......guess I'll keep searching.
    1. ronblade's Avatar
      ronblade -
      VLC by is a popular multi-format video and audio player for a wide variety of systems. Within the past few days ZodTTD has successfully ported over VLC to the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch, according to ZodTTD the app will soon play FLAC, OGG and perhaps VCD, DivX, XVIX, WMA, WMV. The app is still in beta at present, and you can only get if if you are a donating member of ZodTTD.
    1. PCeasar's Avatar
      PCeasar -
      So are you saying if I donate, which I don't mind, that the player will work with my 3Gs? And at a higher video setting?
    1. shahed26's Avatar
      shahed26 -
      In which directory the videos are stored ?
      I used iphonebrowser to search for videos in my iphone 3gs, but couldnt find it.

      Sorry guys am new to iphone, so it might sound as a dumb question..

      Thank you
    1. rickymrtn93's Avatar
      rickymrtn93 -
      Finally it is the time to relax. There is no more problem of converting videos. VLC is my favorite multimedia player. I love it. People can't know how useful is VLC if they do not use it.
    1. PCeasar's Avatar
      PCeasar -
      seriously i just donated, upgraded, and the app barely works for me I'm getting like less than 1 fps?? what formats are those of you on the 3Gs using with this app? avi? wmv?
    1. PCeasar's Avatar
      PCeasar -
      Hello.....anyone out there? Just would like to know how many people this app works for and what formats, other than the native mp4 and .mov? Otherwise I would seriously not consider this as much news as I thought it was.
    1. Ozdude's Avatar
      Ozdude -
      Well I just got around to downloading this for my 3GS. I was hoping for something to hold me over till coreplayer, but I'm getting something like PCeasar is with the framerate on mkvs. Off it comes as almost as fast as it went on unfort and I'll go back to waiting for coreplayer on cydia.
    1. whatsamattaU's Avatar
      whatsamattaU -
      I downloaded the vlc iphone app..but how do you use it? I see my videos(I made a few videos with the cyvideo app) But in Music and Itunes there is gobblegook. You know ASGH.mp3 etc etc.or itunes libraries, which are useless. How do you port files over? Syncing aint gonna do it..is it?
      BTW I only jailbroke a few hours ago.
      ALSO I downloaded an mp3 file that came by email, but when I looked it wasnt in DOWNLOADS. I know vlc is a versatile thing(I dont use it that much tho) I have noticed that some of the apps Im installing arent creating icons.
    1. deano1964's Avatar
      deano1964 -

      Can't wait!
      Finally an alternate!