VLC Media Player for iOS is now available after two years of absence

After two long years, VLC Media Player for iOS has made a comeback to the Apple App Store. VLC left the iOS platform because of licensing issues.

VLC for iOS can play all your movies and shows in most formats directly without conversion. You can synchronize media to your device using WiFi Upload, iTunes, Dropbox, or direct downloads from the web. VLC for iOS requires iOS 5.1 or later. It runs on any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, including the first iPad.

VLC for iOS main features:

  • Play all files, in all formats, including exotic ones, like classic VLC media player.
  • Play MKV, multiple audio tracks (including 5.1), and subtitles tracks (including SSA!).
  • Support for network streams, including HLS, MMS or RTSP.
  • Include video filters, playback speed manipulation, and fine seeking.
  • A video media library, with WiFi Upload, Dropbox integration and optional passcode lock.
  • Integration for bluetooth headsets and AirPlay.
  • Supports iOS 5.1 or later including the first iPad.
  • Completely free, libre and open source.

Download: VLC for iOS 2.0.1 | 9.8 MB (Open Source)
View: VLC for iOS Website | VLC on App Store

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timster said,
VLC 2.0.1 can't be installed unless you've got a US iTunes account

Really? Boo restricting things for only the US. There is a bigger world out there.

Downloaded it on my iPad (4) last night and sycned over a few different test videos (flv, mp4, mkv, wmv). All played back with no sound for a few seconds. Then the sound kicked in. When I skipped back to the start and played the video again all was well. Seems like it's trying to play the video before it's read the whole file.

The flv (vp6/mp3) just played metallic noise for the audio.