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.