VLC media player is a free and open source close-platform multimedia player that plays most multimedia files as wells as discs, devices and network streaming protocols.
VLC media player comes under the category of video players & editors in the Google play store. The app is developed by Videolabs and it requires an android device. The app is last updated on 19th November 2019. The current version of the app varies with the device and it has got 100,000,000+ installs in the play store. The size of the app also varies with the device. The app can be used by individuals aged 3 and above. The app has been reviewed by 1,252,320 users and it has got 4.4 rating in Google play store.
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 totally free and it is intended for everyone. It has no ads or in-app purchases. There is no spying involved and the app is being developed by passionate volunteers. All the source code is available for free.
Features of the app
VLC for android 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 supports disk shares.
The app supports all formats 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 files 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 permission to those categories:-
Photos/media/files to read all media files
Storage to read all media files on SD cards “Other” to check network connections, change the volume, set the ringtone, run on android TV and display the popup view.
It needs read the content of your USB storage in order to read media files
It needs modify or delete contents of your USB storage in order to allow deletion of files and store subtitles.
It needs full network access to open network and internet streams
It needs prevent phone from sleeping in order to prevent the phone from sleeping when watching a video.
It needs change your audio settings in order to change audio volume
It needs modify system settings in order to allow to change audio ringtone.
It needs view network connections in order to monitor whether device is connected or not.
It needs draw over other apps to start the custom picture-in-picture widget.
It needs control vibration to give feedback on the controls.
It needs run at start up to set recommendations on android TV launcher screen, only used on android TV devices.
It needs microphone to provide voice search on android TV devices, only asked on android TV devices.
VLC media player is a free and open source portable cross-platform media player software and streaming server developed by the VideoLAN project.