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Unofficial VLC Beta app plays all video formats, available for select devices


Any video enthusiast should know about VLC Player. It is one of the most popular video players for PC, due to its support for an abundant variety of video formats. The Android VLC app is currently in the works, but if you want to enjoy it sooner, XDA Developers has an unofficial version for you.

It is currently in Beta, and only supports a select group of processors. Not all media formats are supported and there are some bugs, but the videos play rather smoothly, for being a Beta version. If your device has one of the following processors, you are in for the fun:

  • Snapdragon S1 – ARM11
  • Snapdragon S2/S3 – Cortex-A8/NEON
  • Snapdragon S4 – Cortex-A9
  • Tegra 2 – Cortex-A9
  • Hummingbird – Cortex-A9 (Current gen. only)
  • OMAP3 – Cortex-A8/NEON
  • OMAP4 – Cortex-A9

If your device or favorite media formats are not supported, simply be patient. This is still under progress, and updates will be posted frequently. As expected, this unofficial VLC app is not in the Android Market. Simply head to XDA Developers to learn more about it, as well as downloading the .apk file.

Go and check it out! And don’t forget to let us know how the app works for you.

[Source: XDA Developers Via: XDA Developers]




  • Covert_Death

    ill be getting this on my galaxy tab 10.1 once cyanogen mod 9 alpha installs, this is a good day :) 

  • http://phandroid Titchard

    I have been using vlc media player on my HTC sensation for months , it is the best media player available

  • JulianZHuang

    does this compatible with GN? like the stock player, using the full screen (include the hotkey). 

    • RitishOemraw

      I have it on my Gnexus, can’t recall for sure if it uses the fullscreen, but I can say, it is the best media player for android imo.

  • BigCiX

    Looks like my LG Thrill is good for something

  • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

    How does it compare to Dice Player?
    Can anyone who’s using VLC for android confirm that it can also handle and switch between multiple subtitles and audio sources in MKVs?

    [edit: Wow... VLC runs like mud compared to Dice Player (on a Galaxy S1 Captivate]

  • http://www.midwesttechblog.com/ MidwestTech

    I’ve had some kind of VLC player on my Thunderbolt for quite a while now… I don’t remember where I got it, but it works well. Maybe it was the Alpha of this version?

  • eltiberon

    Will this play decrypted bluray?