We had reported earlier that Applidium had done a good job in bringing its VLC Player app to the iPad, and now we’re hearing word that the company has submitted a universal version of the app, meaning that it will work on all three portable iOS devices: the iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone. While Apple’s default media player on iOS, QuickTime Player, does a good job, it does only support limited media codecs. With the inclusion of VLC on Apple’s portable devices, users can now load more video and audio file formats onto their devices to play WMV or AVI files for instance. More info at Applidium
As of the time of this writing, VLC Player for the iPhone still hasn’t shown up on the iTunes App Store yet, but do keep checking iTunes if this is something that interests you. Users have reported that VLC for the iPad works extremely well, and you can transfer video and audio files over to your device via iTunes USB transfer under the “Apps” tab of the desktop synchronization software. The only problem is that VLC doesn’t yet seem to support hardware acceleration for videos on iOS devices, so 720p HD content may be a bit choppy, but then again on a mobile device with a 10-inch screen, you can probably conserve space by encoding videos in a smaller SD resolution format.
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