is well-known to computer users as a stable and reliable multimedia platform.
It has managed to maintain its popularity throughout the years, partly for being so easy to use and partly for being able to render a variety of formats, even the least common.
What some users may not be aware of is that VLC is a cross-platform multimedia player and is also available for Android.
VLC for Android can play all the formats supported by the classic VLC and it features support for network streams, including HLS. With this application it is possible to use a secondary display and to enjoy full search options within your audio and video media library.
Other features offered by VLC for Android include subtitle support (both embedded and external, including ASS and DVD subtitles), multi-core decoding, multi audio or subtitles tracks selection, full hardware decoding, audio equalizer, and headphones control.
The program is capable of working with ARMv7, ARMv8 / AArch64, MIPS and x86, and needs to be installed to devices with Android Version 2.2 (platform-8) or later.
If something may disappoint computer users when working with VLC that must be the plain interface. However, the situation changes with VLC for Android, because the mobile version looks a lot better – the interface is stylish and clean.
Aside from playing videos on your mobile phone, VLC for Android can also be used successfully to render music, with options such as creating playlists, viewing album art, and fine-tuning sounds.
VLC for Android is an excellent choice due to some solid advantages it provides – being free to download and use, running on smartphones and tablets equally well, and having a moderate impact on battery life.