The popular video player, VLC, made its brief debut on iOS but was then pulled by the developer over disagreements with Apple’s iTunes App Store policies. We’re sure that many Android owners are probably looking forward to seeing it arrive on Android, but a quick trip over to VLC’s page has revealed that development of the app for Android is still in development despite its private beta having kicked off last year. Fret not, however, as an Android developer over in the XDA forums, adridu59, has taken it upon himself to compile VLC for use on Android devices.
The developer has since released the beta version of VLC for Android, which we should mention is the unofficial beta, and as expected from a beta release, there are bugs to be found. For example hardware acceleration is reportedly a hit or miss scenario, and there are still some video formats that aren’t supported yet in the beta version for Android. However the hardware supported is rather extensive, so if your device is compatible with the beta, perhaps you’d like to give it a test run and provide the developer with some feedback. So for more information or to download the VLC beta app for Android, pop on over to the XDA forums.