You might recall our earlier report that VLC for iOSwould finally be making its return today, and sure enough it has! The app is currently available for download via the iTunes App Store and it will be free. The app, almost similar to the computer version, will play a variety of files such as .mkv and .avi file types, as well as network streams. As we had reported earlier, the app has also seen an update from the last time we saw it and comes with new features, such as Dropbox integration, support for subtitles, and variable playback speed, and also the sharing of files over WiFi which can be done by uploading them through your browser.
At the moment the app will play nicely with an iOS device running on iOS 5.1 or later, but given that different iOS products feature different hardware specifications, and since third-party apps do not have access to hardware acceleration without using Apple’s own frameworks, the experience might not necessarily be the same across the board. In any case we’re sure there are tons of iOS users out there who will be pleased at the availability nonetheless, so if you want to take VLC for a spin, hit up the iTunes App Store for the download! It should be noted that the app is not available in all regions just yet, but we expect it will make its rounds eventually.RELATED