VLC for Android
VLC for Android is the best open source video and music player, fast and easy!
- Current Version: 0
- Updated: January 18, 2018
- Requires Android: 2.3 and up
- Installs: 100,000,000 - 500,000,000
VLC media player is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player that plays most multimedia files as well as discs, devices, and network streaming protocols.
This is the port of VLC media player to the Androidâ¢ platform. VLC for Android can play any video and audio files, as well as network streams, network shares and drives, and DVD ISOs, like the desktop version of VLC.
VLC for Android is a full audio player, with a complete database, an equalizer and filters, playing all weird audio formats.
VLC is intended for everyone, is totally free, has no ads, no in-app-purchases, no spying and is developed by passionate volunteers. All the source code is available for free.
VLC for Androidâ¢ plays most local video and audio files, as well as network streams (including adaptive streaming), DVD ISOs, like the desktop version of VLC. It also support disk shares.
All formats are supported, including MKV, MP4, AVI, MOV, Ogg, FLAC, TS, M2TS, Wv and AAC. All codecs are included with no separate downloads. It supports subtitles, Teletext and Closed Captions.
VLC for Android has a media library for audio and video files, and allows to browse folders directly.
VLC has support for multi-track audio and subtitles. It supports auto-rotation, aspect-ratio adjustments and gestures to control volume, brightness and seeking.
It also includes a widget for audio control, supports audio headsets control, cover art and a complete audio media library.
VLC for Android needs access to those categories:
â¢ "Photos/Media/Files" to read your all media files :)
â¢ "Storage" to read your all media files on SD cards :)
â¢ "Other" to check network connections, change the volume, set the ringtone, run on Android TV and display the popup view, see below for details.
Permission Details :
â¢ It needs "read the contents of your USB storage", in to order to read your media files on it.
â¢ It needs "modify or delete the contents of your USB storage", in order to allow deletion of files and store subtitles.
â¢ It needs "full network access", to open network and internet streams.
â¢ It needs "prevent phone from sleeping" in order to prevent... your phone from sleeping when watching a video.
â¢ It needs "change your audio settings", in order to change audio volume.
â¢ It needs "modify system settings", in order to allow you to change your audio ringtone.
â¢ It needs "view network connections" in order to monitor whether device is connected or not, to hide the streaming parts.
â¢ It needs "draw over other apps" to start the popup menu.
â¢ It needs "control vibration" to give feedback on the controls.
â¢ It needs "run at startup" to set recommendations on Android TV launcher screen, only used with Android TV version.
Ahmed Yilnaz Published date: January 17, 2018
I really like vlc, use it on every device, but the latest update causes my HTC One m9 to eject my SD card during scanning and therefore prevents me from actually listening to music. This happend with an update a few months ago, sadly I don't remember when, it got fixed, and now the bug is back. Please fix, I want to use vlc again :/ Full Review
Published date: January 19, 2018
Update (Nov/Dec2017) now means the player is not persistant when not in use. Is there an option for this? By persistant I mean open app, select music, listen to music, press pause, unspecified time later (less than 4 hrs) press unpause yet app shuts down and I have to select mucic again. Otherwise vlc is 5* on the PC as it doest shut down between songs or films after pausing! Full Review
Kris Western Published date: January 19, 2018
Used to be absolutely perfect lightweight functional app so obviously that had to be changed. Last two updates (particularly this last one) have destroyed the playlists. Now acting just like windows media player, filing many albums in pieces or just not at all. Will delete and look elsewhere. Full Review
Glen Arnold Published date: January 19, 2018
Overall, I liked the update. Aesthetically it's a massive improvement. But most of my music no longer appears in the Artist or Album panes. Although they are still accessible through the songs list, it's difficult to find a song or listen to a full album with this problem. And now that I've worked out how to re-add everything, now I have doubles of every song appearing in my directory. Come on guys. Full Review
Paul Lloyd Published date: January 19, 2018
Every time an update is pushed out it deletes my playlist. I do not understand what the issue is. Either I am doing something wrong or there is something wrong with the program itself. I have had plenty of different music players and none of them delete my playlist when they are updated. If you could tell me how to prevent this from happening or how to recover my playlist that would be great. Fix this problem and it will be a great app. Full Review
Published date: January 19, 2018
For video, vlc is absolutely great. For music, it is unusable due to persistent glitching a second or two after beginning to play any mp3, m4a or flac file. Such a shame! Full Review
Daniel Sanford Published date: January 19, 2018
Although a huge fan of VLC for PC, this one annoyed me in a few ways. Primarily, that the midia library parcing must be 100% redone after every software update. Sure, I have a huge audio collection (48gb); but it's much much slower than the default Android player on both my new phone (asus zenfone V) and my prior (Blackberry KEYone) [both roughly hardware equivalent to Galaxy Samsung7]. At least the player is reasonably good once the half-hour media parse is completed. Full Review
Published date: January 19, 2018
Latest Update has removed/deleted my various Playlists which were organised with painful efforts! Very disappointing! Please incorporate facility for editing/erasing of unwanted sounds at begining/end/or even in between any musical track. Full Review
Christian Mertov Published date: January 19, 2018
Really need to be able to take given title of a file instead of metadata, I'm transfering my dvd collection to my pc and on android the titles are track x instead of the title I have given them... A big turn down to an else excellent player, no idea why this is not already a part of the android app it's on the pc version? 5 stars when simple issue is fixed Full Review
WarlordUK Gaming Published date: January 19, 2018
No long remembers what's on my phone when I have so many albums on here being forced to reload them every time I open it is a joke shame as VLC had always been my go to program Full Review
Asael papour Published date: January 18, 2018
Update: issues fixed with update. Back to 5*. Streaming is now stuttering and audio is horrible. Listening to Mp3 streaming is a mess with artifacts, AAC is choppy. Please fix! Full Review
Bayu M. Anwari Published date: January 18, 2018
Good video player, and even for audio too. Needs to add support for one button mic headset, one click for play/pause, two clicks for next track, three clicks for previous tracks, etc. Sort mode in Video always change back to "Name" every time either from changing tab or closing the app. Full Review
Jason Beeland Published date: January 19, 2018
Latest update finally fixed file deletion being missing. Back to being the top of the pack! Full Review
Blake Bullock Published date: January 19, 2018
This became my choice of media player after Google Play messed the album info in my library on several occasions. Full Review
Yogesh Varma Published date: January 18, 2018
No option for search and download subtitles, i don't want subtitles direct downloaded, most of the time it is not synced properly Full Review
Touseef Khan Published date: January 19, 2018
I don't like the update.. Everytime I update the app and my Playlist is gone ð¿ It takes efforts to create Playlist try to understand. Full Review
Ben Gosling Published date: January 17, 2018
Not great, just randomly deleted one of my large playlists outta nowhere it just wasn't there! Full Review
Connor Keewi Published date: January 18, 2018
Best video watching app out there, being able to download and manage subtitles is a great feature to have. Full Review
Megan Lee Webb Published date: January 18, 2018
Playlist still broken. Doesn't recognize them. Too much stuff broken still for me that I use. Full Review
David McCutcheon Published date: January 18, 2018
I use it regularly for streaming from my NAS to nearly all my portable devices. I really like it and the options it has . Full Review
AndrÃ© LÃ¡ FÃ©ria Published date: January 16, 2018
It's absolutely great and the fact that it gets better with every update it makes me even happier for downloading this app Full Review
Nisar Ahmed Pathan Published date: January 18, 2018
Supper app, satistified, advertise free, easy to use, advance option and filters. Best best best Full Review
Paul Redford Published date: January 17, 2018
Keeps running in the background and parsing, even with option turned off, not good for battery, otherwise a good media player. Full Review
Arta Fakhari Published date: January 16, 2018
Add a full features remote control to control VLC on PC/Mac I will give 5 star ð Full Review
Sean Eurich Published date: January 18, 2018
Does a great job. It plays anything I've thrown at it. Full Review
Shivam Pandey Published date: January 18, 2018
No competitors of VLC...best player ever.. Full Review
Avery Brady Published date: January 18, 2018
Periodically refuses to scan for or display files. Full Review
Shi Yu Lin Published date: January 19, 2018
Better than the previous version and thanks for making large font size on subtitle. It'd be better if users could play the video files continuously. Thank you! Full Review
Richard Quirk Published date: January 16, 2018
No longer seems to find local media, just sits spinning on parsing forever Full Review
Girish Kuvalekar Published date: January 18, 2018
Plz dont allow portarait mode,instead lock landscape mode for video playback i.e. disable auto rotate in playback Full Review
Emer Puhawan Published date: January 19, 2018
Minus half a star for the blurred media cover and another half for the sub-folders. Full Review
Abdul Jabbar Published date: January 18, 2018
The arrangement of data is not proper. Would prefer folders Full Review
yogesh kanekar Published date: January 19, 2018
After every 2/3 days playlist is missing not to be found. BC every time 4000 songs I have to go through to make my playlist. People please don't install this vlc player or if installed don't update. Full Review
James Paul TranQuiLer Published date: January 18, 2018
Something is not right, resume play can't be stop or cancel. Video's default screen display must always the display set when everytime u play. Its always FILL now every video I play. I wish I didn't update it Full Review
RITURAJ PATEL Published date: January 18, 2018
This is a best Video and Audio player. Full Review
Fahrettin PerÃ§in Published date: January 19, 2018
IT KEEPS PARSING THE VIDEOS. I CANT STOP IT. Full Review
evan kwan Published date: January 19, 2018
I like it but I cannot make playlists. Full Review
Gabi Bookatz Published date: January 19, 2018
This update fixed previous issues. Thank you. Full Review
Princess M. Published date: January 19, 2018
Not so easy to use. Please fix it! Full Review
Cauhalem H Published date: January 17, 2018
The best free media player, just a must have! Full Review