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VLC For iOS Returns to App Store With Wi-Fi Upload, 3rd-Party App Integration, and More

VLC For iOS Returns to App Store With Wi-Fi Upload, 3rd-Party App Integration, and More

VLC has made its return to the iOS App Store. The popular media player was available in the App Store a few years back, but it was removed over copyright issues with the GPL license.

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MacRumors:

Now, VLC is back on iOS with a complete rewrite including AirPlay support, multiple ways to load files into the video app, realtime video filters, playback speed manipulation, subtitles and more.

Features of the completely rewritten app include:

  • Wi-Fi Upload – Allows users to upload files directly to the iOS version of VLC through a web browser on the PC or Mac.
  • Dropbox Integration – Play media directly from Dropbox or download it for offline playback.
  • Download from Web – Download files from any web server for offline playback
  • Network Streams – Play any network streams support by VLC media player for desktop operating systems
  • 3rd-Party App Integration – Any app with a ‘share’ dialog can use VLC for iOS for media playback
  • Video Filters – Video playback can be modified for brightness, contrast, hue, saturation or gamma in real time.

In order to avoid any further copyright issues, VLC for iOS is completely open source, and the video playback and library kits are available for use by other developers. An SDK will be released later this summer.

VLC for iOS is available FREE for the iPhone and iPad in the App Store. [DIRECT LINK]

  1. cyberb0b says:

    I downloaded this as soon as I saw the article but now following the link to the App Store gives a message that says the app is not available in the USA.

    1. Chris Hauk Chris Hauk says:

      I just tried it, and it showed up just fine for me. Have you tried recently?

      1. cyberb0b says:

        Yes. It’s showing now. Sorry for the delay. I failed to follow the thread and thank you for the update.

    2. We’ve reached out to VLC for response. The app is still available worldwide – this is a temporary issue with Apple’s systems.

  2. Ravenholme says:

    It gives the same message in Canada too… it seems they pulled it down. It was hard to find in the iphone with the search tool a few times it showed up other times it didn’t. sometimes i had to search “VLC for iOS” or “VideoLAN” now neither works and I suspect they pulled it down from both stores.

    1. Chris Hauk Chris Hauk says:

      I’m still seeing it in the US store. Have you tried again recently?

    2. We’ve reached out to VLC. The app is still available worldwide – this is a temporary issue with Apple’s systems.

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