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Review

One of the most popular and widely used media players on the computer is VLC media player. It was created and released in 2001 by two French programmers and released to the public under the GPL. The program is cross-platform and runs on Windows, Mac OS, Linux, and Unix, and can be used to access to audio and video files. There is also a VLC for And...

VLC for Android

  • Samanta Blumberg
  • Sep 22, 2021

One of the most popular and widely used media players on the computer is VLC media player. It was created and released in 2001 by two French programmers and released to the public under the GPL. The program is cross-platform and runs on Windows, Mac OS, Linux, and Unix, and can be used to access to audio and video files. There is also a VLC for Android which is the first version of this program for Android.

Features

The VLC for Android player is free to use, and the player is also open-source. The player utilizes the library called VLC DirectShow when it is used on the computer, which is a library that is used to play various media files. It has a whole set of features, including being able to play videos in most formats, ability to play audio in most formats, ability to play video in most formats, ability to play DVDs, ability to play CDs, ability to stream content, ability to capture content, ability to Chromecast, ability to download content, ability to watch content in 3D, ability to watch content in 360°, ability to watch content in 4K, ability to watch content in HDR, ability to watch content in 3D, and many more.

VLC for Android is a very popular video player on the android market, and it has an astonishing 4.6 rating with over 1,000,000 downloads. It has the capability to play many video formats and even discs and network streams. It has supported subtitles and has a built-in codecs installer to get the missing codecs.

Design

The interface is very user-friendly, with a button on the left side for the main menu, and a tab on the right side. The tab on the right side will show what is currently playing. The buttons on the left side will show the different categories of the main menu. For example, the button for watching videos will show the videos that are available for watching, and the button for watching photos will show the photos that are available for viewing. The design is very simplistic with a dark or black background. It only has the basic buttons, which are play, pause, stop, forward, back, menu, and search.

Information about usability

This app is useful because it can be used to watch many different kinds of media, and it is very easy to use. There are many advantages to this app because it can play many different formats of videos and it is free. There are also a few disadvantages to the app because it is not as convenient as other video players.

Conclusion

VLC for Android is a very popular video player on the android market, and it has an astonishing 4.6 rating with over 1,000,000 downloads. It has the capability to play many video formats and even discs and network streams. It has supported subtitles and has a built-in codecs installer to get the missing codecs.

Pros:
  • The player is free
  • The player is open-source
Cons:
  • The player only has the ability to watch videos
  • The player only has the ability to listen to audio
  • The player does not have any features for photos
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