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Author Topic: VLC Coming to Android  (Read 1181 times)


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VLC Coming to Android
« on: December 25, 2010, 03:44:55 PM »

For those of you who love VLC as much as I do, and own an android phone, you have probably have been waiting for this just as long as I have. The lack of "quality" media players on android has left me with a slight angst for a version of VLC. It looks like that may finally come to fruition.

The VLC media player is a popular open source app for Mac, Windows, Linux, and even iOS. The best thing about VLC is that it’s capable of handling almost any video format you can throw at it without breaking a sweat — although the iOS version is limited by the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad hardware, making HD video playback difficult. Still, I can’t help but be a little excited that the developers are working on a version of VLC for Google Android.

The new Android app could be available for download within the next few weeks. Early development was apparently difficult because Android’s multimedia output libraries were written in Java, but Google recently released tools that let the VLC team write native code for Android.

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Re: VLC Coming to Android
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2010, 04:55:41 PM »
Awesome! I really like VLC. :Thmbsup:


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Re: VLC Coming to Android
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2010, 09:23:44 PM »
Random rant:

VLC was - technically - never an outstandingly good player. The cumulative video quality with the "built-in" codecs - ffdshow IIRC? - is rather bad, visible artifacts and all that. Whenever I have to use VLC for anything, I choose "use system codecs" - also ffdshow for me -, and for some weird reason it has a significantly better quality then; but what's the point to use VLC then?

Oh, and its "200% volume" feature is ridiculous. Take the worst meaning of "loudness" you can imagine; VLC will make it even worse.