VLC for Android hits Beta; available now on Google Play Store

by XB on 2nd July 2012

in Applications


VLC is one of the most popular media players around. We have been waiting forever for an official port to hit Android and the good news is that VLC has just released a BETA version of the Android port. The app is available to download right now from the Google Play Store. However, the servers are getting hit very hard right now as it took us a while to download the 7MB apk.

We had no problems playing a variety of media files. The app supports multi-track audio, subtitles, auto-rotation, aspect-ratio adjustments and gestures to control volume. It also includes a widget for volume control. The VLC Mobile Team has said that this version is NOT stable and will be slower than the final version. The basic UI will also change in the final version. You can download it here.

  • ??

    biggest question: does it support 10bit?

  • Shahzada Shaheryar

    is it bye bye to MxPlayer..??

  • meld

    agree, i always convert all video to 8 bit
    it take much time
    so annoying

  • Mansoor

    VLC vs MxPlayer

  • M Usman

    very impressive app. my xperia s now plays avi. quality is amazing once connected to hdtv. a little buggy but just make sure hardware acceleration is turned off in vlc setting for it to work smoothly. otherwise a great app for beta stage

  • AsadMulla

    VLC is my first choice for playback on my pc. No codec or any of that crap. So I hope its as good on my phone also.

  • AsadMulla

    I am sure the default sony player supports avi and mkv. It works on my phone

  • AlexBurnout

    Finally they realized that mobile industry it’s improtant

  • M Usman

    i think it supports some mkv files. its a hit and miss affair. i put on colombiana and it is a hd rip in avi format. would not open on Sony’s default player but played fine on Vlc. All I’m saying if VLC really takes off, bye bye to conversion

  • ThilinaC

    This app is incompatible with your Mobitel Sony Ericsson MT11i.

    o.O

  • AsadMulla

    I did find that my mkv’s didn’t play with sound on the default player. I use vplayer until now but VLC will be the one when they release a stable version.

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