Official BETA version of the popular “play anything” media player is finally released into the wild.
VLC Media Player, the swiss-army knife of media players for desktop computers, finally has an official BETA version available on Google Play that promises to allow mobile users to also enjoy the same ability to play almost every multimedia file format known to man.
Like the desktop version of VLC, VLC for Android plays most local video and audio files as well as network streams, including HLS.
Now it only runs on devices that are powered by ARMv6, ARMv7, or ARMv7 with NEON CPU so you’ll need to do a bit of detective work. The phones recommended for use with VLC for Android include the Galaxy Nexus (OMAP 4460), HTC One X (Tegra 3), Samsung Galaxy S3 (Exynos 4 Quad), Motorola Defy (OMAP 3610), HTC Desire (QSD8250 Snapdragon), and Nexus one (QSD8250 Snapdragon).
VLC for Android sports a media library for audio and video files, and allows users to browse folders directly from in the app.
Other features include:
- Subtitles support, embedded and external, including ASS and DVD subtitles.
- Multi audio or subtitles tracks selection.
- Multi-core decoding, for Cortex-A7 A9 and A15 chips.
- Experimental hardware decoding.
- Gestures, headphones control.
- Widget for audio control.
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