The popular and free VLC application returned to the iOS App Store last month after an issue that caused the application to get pulled from the App Store a couple of years ago. Many people are enjoying the application already, but the jailbreak community has found a way to make it even better.

With a new free jailbreak tweak dubbed VLC Gestures by iOS developer HarbDevLab, you can make it so you have access to gestures in the VLC application for iOS. The gestures you'll gain with the tweak include the following:

  • Tap with two fingers to play or pause media
  • Swipe right to fast forward through the media
  • Swipe left to rewind through the media
  • Pan up and down on the right side of the display to adjust the volume of the media
  • Pan up and down on the left side of the display to adjust the display brightness

These gestures make it easier to control your media in a more natural way. Notably, the default fast forward rate is 30s, and the default rewind rate is 10s, but these rates can be adjusted from the tweak’s preferences pane in the Settings application, where you will also find a way to enable or disable the tweak on demand:

VLC Gestures work whether you’re in landscape mode or portrait mode. You also don’t have to worry about what device you’re using, because the tweak is compatible with iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads running iOS 4.0 or later. You will need to have the free VLC application installed, which you can get from this App Store link if you don't have it already.

If you want to give VLC Gestures a try, you will find it in Cydia's ModMyi repository for free!

Name: VLC Gestures
Price: FREE
Version: 1.0.0
Requirements: iOS 4.0+
Repo: ModMyi
Developer: HarbDevLab
Editor's Rating:  4/5