VLC player back on iOS devices after two year gap

VLC, the media player which supports pretty much all the the available video formats is now back on iOS. The app had been pulled from Apple's App Store in January 2011 due to licensing issues.


VLC, the media player which supports pretty much all the the available video formats, is now back on iOS. The app had been pulled from Apple's App Store in January 2011 due to licensing issues.

ArsTechnicareports:All versions of VLC were then open-source and licensed under GPLv2; the App Store imposes its own licensing and DRM restrictions on apps.

VLC player back on iOS devices after two year gap

VLC media player on iPad.

The app will work on both the iPhone and the iPad although it requires at least iOS 5 to run. VLC says the app will work on the first generation iPad as well.

New features for VLC's iOS app are:

• Integration with bluetooth headsets and AirPlay.
• A video media library, with WiFi Upload, Dropbox integration and optional passcode lock.
• Network streaming, background audio playback, subtitles support, and video filters.

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