VLC Media Player for Android Now Available [Beta]

The early BETA version of ‘VLC for Android’ (NEON version), the most awaited media player app has been finally released for Android platform. VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player, with support for majority of audio and video formats. Being a Beta version, it’s NOT stable. So you may encounter lags and performance issues while using it. The VLC app is now available as a free download on Google Play.

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Features –

  • VLC for Android plays most local video and audio files, as well as network streams, like the desktop version of VLC.

  • It has a media library for audio and video files, and allows to browse folders directly.

  • Offers support for multi-track audio and subtitles. It supports auto-rotation, aspect-ratio adjustments and gestures to control volume.

  • It also includes a widget for audio control, supports audio headsets control, covert art and a complete audio media library.

  • Supports Android from version 2.1 (platform-7).

  • Supports ARMv6, ARMv7 and ARMv7+NEON.

  • Multi-core decoding, for Cortex-A7 A9 and A15 chips.

  • Experimental hardware decoding.

  • Gestures, headphones control.

As stated by VideoLAN, the final release of VLC for Android will see the following changes – new improved UI, performance improvements, fix for audio issues, hardware decoding support for several other devices and other unknown bugs will be fixed.

If you’re experiencing lags with VLC, then try enabling Hardware acceleration from within VLC settings and see if that fixes the issue.

Download VLC for Android Beta [Google Play]

Also See: Free Apps to Play AVI, FLV and MKV Videos on Android


Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor-in-chief of WebTrickz. As a Technology enthusiast and an Internet addict, he loves sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter.

1 Response

  1. Naresh says:

    I tried it on my Motorola Defy Plus. Seems VLC needs lot of fixes in order to give competition to MX player. May be this is just happening with Motorola Mobile powered with Gingerbread 2.3.4.

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