Does exactly what I need it to do, and more. 5/5
I’d been looking for an easy no frills alternative to allow me to move music from my (Linux) desktop to my iPhone for the longest time. This more than fits the bill!
I’m over the moon happy with how well this does EXACTLY what I need it to do.
Bye bye Apple Music, hello VLC!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Latest update ruined my fave video player! 1/5
Help! I have loved this video player for all its awesome features that Apple's video player does NOT have. The last update has completely ruined this app for me. The video is either frozen or the screen is black while the sound plays. I use this daily for my job. Please fix it and I'll change my rating to 5 stars!!
Great player 3/5
After fixing the IOS 7 problems, VLC is functioning again. Thanks!
I enjoy the ability to watch videos stored on my network drive.
Recently, Bluetooth audio fails after skipping through any amount of video. The only way to fix it is to disconnect the device and reconnect. One of the bigger issues for me is the inability to resume playback after locking the iPad.
I thought I would go through the app support instead of making a review, but I see the developers put up so many blocks to submitting even a simple bug report that it seems that they don’t care. Some of the language in their wiki document about the process is even aggressive, reminding you that they get no money from you and don’t work for you.
Even if they do try to work on the issues eventually, these people have no sense or intent to provide decent support.
Does not work with iOS 11 1/5
Does not work properly with IOS 11 on iPhone SE. problem is that once the video starts playing, skipping through the video causes a permanent halt to playback.
Needs to get fixed.
Local Server’s 4/5
It is a nice program except you can’t delete the local server’s name that you saved. I would give it a 5 stars if it has a feature to remove the saved Local Server.
Good Until iOS 11 3/5
Was a great h264 player until iOS 11. Since I updated, play back is extremely buggy. App locks up while attempting to seek in videos. At times, the image randomly freezes as well.
These are all the same files I had downloaded before, and worked fine on 10.3
Should not have updated (edit) 5/5
Crashes way too much. Especially when minimising the app.
Also, does not remember resume point.
I decided not to update when AC3 got pulled. And when it finally got put back, I updated. But now I regret. The older version was far better, and the newer updates don't provide much extra.
Turns out this only happens with older .mpg files. AVI and MKV are not having any of these issues. Changed from 1 star to 5. Sorry VLC.
Good app but problems 3/5
By Pancake superman
I like this app but every time I exit a video it crashes also all my videos are red screens
Bluetooth Audio Bug 3/5
My Bluetooth headphones lose audio when I scrub or jump positions since the last release (comes back if I decrease playback speed to <0.8 as noted by another user).
Not wotk 1/5
By Doc moha
No longer play MP3
By M. M. Y.
Five stars for being able to transfer mp3s via WiFi. Thank you!
Not reading .rar files 2/5
By This game got money retarted!
I used this to play my .rar files. Doesn't have to unzip or un-rar the files... but this no longer work on the new updates! Wish I hadn't done so! :(
Audio won't play over Bluetooth headphones. 1/5
App is now unusable. Audio intermittently plays when using Bluetooth headphones. When I say intermittently, I mean I have gotten audio to play once or twice but do not know how. Please fix this.
Update: on iPhone 6 with iOS 10, audio plays fine over speakers. When using Bluetooth headphone audio will not play by default. You must slow down the playback speed to 80% before audio kicks on and then you can adjust the speed accordingly. Changing position in video by skipping ahead or jumping back will cause audio to turn off again. Only fixable by dropping playback speed to 80% and readjusting. Incredibly annoying. Was not like this in old version I updated from.
Le falta mucho 1/5
Mala app los archivos se multiplican no tiene las mismas funcionalidades de otras plataformas, le falta pulirse mucho
a few bugs to address... 4/5
when files are displayed as rectangles the orange bar at the top covers any folders on the top row which makes it impossible to edit in that view.
also recently i dragged a bunch of files into vlc thru itunes which were in folders but vlc did not put them in folders...now i have a bunch of individual videos which i cant put in folders because VLC seems to not be able to handle alot of indivdual move files, i can not select and put in folders because the app will not respond
Recent update now has audio problems. Sound is sometimes muted. I have to quit app and reopen to get audio back.
Can't delete spotlight searches 2/5
Deleted media still shows up in spotlight search! There is no work around except uninstalling VLC then reinstalling it. Other programs don't have this problem. VLC is an awesome program, however not good for privacy so I will give it two stars. I don't know way they stay after deleted?
Apple tv Airplay issue 3/5
Whenever I try to airplay the video via my Apple tv it just goes sound to the tv but not video. This is a show stopper bug n sud b fixed asap. Other than that this app is amazing!
Back to business. 5/5
Seems to be back to its normal self after the update. Keep up the good work.
Some previously annoyance turned into usability problems after the update 2/5
Updates are supposed to be better right?
This app was pretty good before the update. There were annoying issues like sound lag at 2x playback speeds, when starting a video from pause, and video being out of order.
But after the update, videos would lose sound after ratings, sound lag worsend,and a bunch of other odd bugs, mostly related to sound and playback speeds.
In short, this was not a good update.
Fix the bugs 2/5
Please fix the bugs
This update don't play the most of the format
great app but could use some fixes 3/5
love the app, but needs some things. organization of videos doesn't always work--sometimes can't move the videos into a different order and sometimes can. it'd also be nice to be able to see the title of the video while the scroll bar and viewing options are visible. everything else is great, i love this app. functionality is great. viewing options are great. thank you!
Best free video player hands down 4/5
Don't use anything else! VLC is the best on portables and PC!
Seems to have a problem downloading some Mkv files to device though. Some work others don't. I believe it's H264-MPRG-4 AVC encoded files so I understand. Please offer an upgrade for this or fix! The files still stream and play fine but won't download to device!
The best 5/5
App is great. Best video player. Wifi transfer works well. I use for watching all my lectures!
Crashes when opening a folder on my SMB share 1/5
Now it always crashes when I open my movies folder on my nas via smb :/ it opens all the other folders just fine 😭
A mainstay on my iPad 4/5
By Merlin Miami
This app has always been buggy and has a tendency to crash, however I love it and it has always been on my iPad ever since it was released. I live the bugs only because of how powerful the app is, Dropbox support, subtitle support, variable playback, chapter support, skipping and gestures.
If they ever wanted to put more programming support behind this app I'd gladly pay for the app.
Being able to add things with drag and drop is great, however it falls apart quickly with audiobooks. It never remembers where you are. You have to go through the tracks that show incorrect lengths to find the one you were on. If an alarm goes off while you are listening through Bluetooth, you have to work at getting it to start playing again.
NOT FIXED 1/5
By Squishmaster D
Ignore the reviews saying this junk is fixed because it's not. I have to open the app at least twice before it opens without instantly crashing. This WAS the best app before all the recent updates. It now plays less types and constantly crashes. Some videos play but the picture is frozen on the first frame. Find something else to use. This one is a bust.
Please fix upnp! 2/5
Last two updates upnp stopped working. iOS 10.3.3 iPad Air 2
Plays only one song. Then you must select the next song by hand. 1/5
If your want to play more than one song you need to move them inside a folder but sometimes you cannot move a song.
Now the icons are ugly and hard to differentiate.
On desktop vlc is perfect so maybe the original developer left his project.
Latest update doesn't work 1/5
Program keeps crashing if I try to open a video or delete a folder or whatever.
Still broken as of 2.8.2.
iPhone 4 iOS 7.1.2 4/5
Sur mon iPhone 4 iOS 7.1.2 que j'utilise pour la musique grosse amélioration. Par contre quand on passe du monde vertical à l'horizontal pour avoir accès à l'egaliseur pendant l'écoute d'un morceau dans mon cas .ogg l'appli plante et quitte inopinément. Un grand merci aux développeurs pour tout le travail qu'ils font!!!! 👍🙂
Red screen 1/5
By from Baku
Content with non-standard resolution like 854x480 is showing red screen.
These couple rounds of updates ruined everything. Crashes non-stop this app is now unusable for any period of time. Better find other alternative than this crap.
Updated: my default video player 5/5
By Leo 11
Update 2.8.2 fixed my playback problems, so this is back to being my default video app. Thanks for the quick fix
Original 9/9 review: Latest version locks and crashes for every single video I've tried on Mini 2. This is an amazing app when working. Here's hoping the developers can update and fix soon.
Works again 5/5
Thanks for fixing it guys
Problems with 2.8.1 has been fixed. Works like it used to - great!
back to being the best 5/5
This update fixes the crashing for me, and I have once again rated it five stars for being the best video player I've encountered.
Playback stopped at background. 1/5
With the new update playback stopped working when you close the program.
It's a bad idea. Removed.
All the software tends to degradation.
Developers are not intended improvements.
Bugs fixed 5/5
This update seems to fix most of the bugs that the last two updates introduced.
Best video player on iOS 5/5
By Which nickname is not taken???!!! Please~
2017: Still my ONLY iOS media player.
I had installed vlc since its first iOS version came out. It's really great to see it came back after vanishing for years. The current release has major improvements in stability. It's free and plays anything I throw to it. I couldn't be happier.
better but 1 issue 4/5
Testing it a bit and what i noticed is while playing videos, when you go to home screen and come back to the app the visual either freezes (with audio still playing), closes the video, or even crashes the app once. I tried doing it with a paused video going to home screen then back on the app: i play the video however it goes to a black screen and takes a few seconds for the video to show again.
The short duration of static sound when you skip within a video or audio happens far less frequently (which is a good thing). But just to let you know it does still happen on few occasions.
Worst update ever 1/5
By Agent Ironspider
This last 2 updates completely ruined the app. I can barely play any videos anymore. All of them worked fine on the previous version. All files are MP4. Constantly crashes or closes the video.
Use to be a good app. 1/5
The new update makes the app crash. The keys do not function. Should of never updated to this version. Hope this gets fixed soon.
Bad update 1/5
I installed another player. The new vlc doesnt work
No Audio 1/5
Since the new update, no audio is playing from any of my files. I used to love this app, but I would give it zero stars now if I could. This needs to be fixed ASAP.
Network streaming crashes 1/5
The app crashes when I use the local network feature. Used to be awesome.
It's crash too much ! 1/5
I can't use the app after updating to the last version . It's crash and close the app every time you want to watch someting on it . No diffrent what the format of the video is .
Plzzzz fix it !!!
Solution to 2.8.1 crashing 2/5
Their answer to the crashing from their website is to delete the app and redownload it from the store. This has fixed the crashing and the app is now stable but of course I have lost my entire library and now have to go thru the painstakingly annoying process of rebuilding it.
Videos are lagging as hell 1/5
MOV files. Also please add video sharing from Camera Roll to VLC. Thanks