Does not work 1/5
Downloaded this app because i needed to transfer videos from my phone to my pc. Needless to say it is utterly useless. Everytime i get the browser open to transfer the files, it says it is unable to. Do not download. Just another reason i am switching to android.
Files support 1/5
Every time I open a video from an SD card via files, VLC opens but the video never plays.
Google drive logging out 2/5
Google drive account is logging out after some time
Iphone xs ios 14.6
Decent as open source app 4/5
By Dream catchers Co, Ltd
It’s quite simple and straightforward. Not rich in functionality or ease of use, but if you consider this is free open source, it’s pretty good choice
Good, but some issues 4/5
By Anonymous User 23579
Love VLC overall. Free, open source, and available on many platforms. However, having some issues using SMB with a USB drive connected to my router. First, it won’t play dvd iso files properly. MKV files play fine but there’s no resume feature that I can find. Every time I have to start from the beginning. Also, track forward and back skips ahead or back one minute instead of skipping to the next chapter. And why is it renaming my video files with numbers like “20.mkv” in UPNP mode? Does that on the fire tv version as well.
Any Updates, Fellas? 3/5
By Rooster Tim
It's great and I love that I can skip using iTunes altogether for the music I buy everywhere else. However, the player is a bit (7 months) out of date. Some UI friendliness would be a huge plus.
Subtitles crop in. 1/5
Whenever i zoom in a video, the subtitles also crop in which is really annoying, please fix it.
Perfect but swipe up & down for volume 5/5
By Han Thu Soe
For Volume increase and decrease, swipe up and down need to be flexible and must be easy control swipe up but sometime swipe up volume is completely mute… Should be infuse app for volume swipe up and down… thank u
Great, but having a couple experience breaking issues 3/5
I love the convenience and the formats supported and everything worked with a few hitches in playback over Bluetooth, until a couple months ago. I can no longer access the player, music plays but it only shows the banner at the bottom with no way to access the full screen play menu and I still have some pretty nasty glitches in playback where audio cuts out and/or clicks occasionally and there is 8.5 times out of 10 where the audio plays a second or 2 when playing a track.
Why do RTSP streams not go full screen on iPhone anymore? 2/5
I kind of expected this bug to go away but it hasn't. It works on the iPad but not the phone. Can only watch from a thumb-sized picture for Network Streams. Used to click the image and it would go full screen but now nothing happens. Is it because nobody tests on iPhone 6-8/SE2 screens?
Pls fix 3/5
Can’t get subtitles anymore
The app is great but there is a serious issue: 3/5
Look this shouldn’t be your typical 4 paragraph review, my experience is almost perfect with the app. I use this app on day to day basis, but today I noticed a problem. Basically I can’t download captions aka subtitles. I go to the download subtitles and it takes forever and doesn’t download them at the end. Plz fix the issue as subtitles are important to watch shows with non native English speakers that might not get the speech very well. I tried everything but it doesn’t wanna work so plz fix the issue, I need to download subtitles.
Subtitles not downloading 3/5
From last few days subtitles do not download for any movie.fic this issue
No Select All ? 3/5
Pleas add an select all option 🙏
PC works great, mobile app bad 2/5
Videos are all black, audio plays but no video.
Please, VLC no longer adds subtitle to movies again even if you have the subtitle file on your phone both iPhone and android please do something about this
OneDrive integration has issues 3/5
OneDrive shared folders don’t show up in the app, which is a deal-breaker for me.
There is a bug tracking the issue, but I don’t see progress on it (and I can’t +1 the issue without creating an account with two-factor authentication enabled, which is honestly more effort than it should require to report bugs).
Lacking Compatibility with MKV and MP4 file types 2/5
I was surprised when using this iPad app that the MP4’s on my file system would not play the video track but would play the audio track. When I went to cast it to another device in the house, it casted both streams successfully and then when I stopped casting, both audio and video showed back up on my iPad…very odd. Additionally, I could not scrub into this movie any further than my current playback point. Every time I tried, it would whip me back to where I started.
Opposite incompatibility happened with all MKV’s I’ve tried so far. The video tack shows up but there is no audio track.
All very shocking, considering the stellar Desktop Software track record.
Audio Lag After Resuming from Pause 2/5
Overall a decent app, but after resuming play from pausing, there is a 2-3 audio lag where the video will play but there’s no audio. This ruins the app experience for me since I am constantly pausing/playing to take notes. Wish it didn’t do this :( I have loved VLC on the Mac for years, but this is not the same.
Version 3.2.13 4/5
I like this app because it can play many video formats. It works on my 12.9 inch iPad as well as on my iMac.I have placed all my favorite videos (George Carlin, Trevor Noah, Bill Maher etc…) in it but of late, I discovered that I can no longer manage the files. The buttons don’t respond to my taps. The Select button works and what I select, I cannot delete, move or rename. I have to resort to using the Finder in macOS Big Sur to manage my videos. Maybe I have missed something. I am using iPadOS 14.5.1 on. Anyone know of a fix?
Deleted all my files? 1/5
My playlists are empty, everything is gone. Just poof today. Extremely frustrating.
Does it even work? 1/5
By U R retarded
I’ve had VLC on and Android years ago and it was great. Now with my iPhone 11, with multiple tries, I can’t get it to work at all. It never has been successful at connecting to the file server nor does it stream. Since I had it before and loved it, I really hated to give it 1 star.
Great app, but a bit laggy 4/5
By The Redstone Pro
VLC is exactly what I remember it being, but it is very laggy and it takes a long time to open a WebM video in the app. The first time I launched the app it completely froze my iPhone for 10 seconds. Other than that it is a great app!
Please fix little problem 4/5
Can we please make the playlist have a shuffle option instead of just playing straight through other than that great app
Thank you for all your work on VLC! 4/5
By Mr Isidro
I only have one request please please please 𝗣𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝔸𝕕𝕕 ℙ𝕚𝕔𝕥𝕦𝕣𝕖 𝕀𝕟 ℙ𝕚𝕔𝕥𝕦𝕣𝕖!
Used it for WiFi sharing 3/5
I have videos that need to be put onto my desktop. This worked ok, but now I’m unable to “add to playlist”.
Trusted and Reliable Media Player 5/5
I’ve been a desktop VLC supporter for years. After switching to iPhone from android I was frustrated with browser inability to download MP3s or play webm files, but was excited to see the beloved traffic cone to save the day with remote server functionality and saving features making it great for podcasts as well.
Used to be a great app 1/5
but not anymore. Since recent updates can’t connect to my dlna/plex devices anymore. Had to buy another app.
Just start changing for VLC and fix it.
Incompetent devs have trashed this app 1/5
You read that correctly. Lately, every update has not only not fixed glaring problems, it has introduced new issues. The latest one is that it replaced dozens of songs’ cover art with random images from other files. I now have dozens of songs with the same image from other songs. I work very hard to add tags and cover images to my media files so I am really angry at such total disregard for my efforts. This update was not even alpha tested.
Has some major flaws, but there’s nothing else like it 3/5
I mostly use it to hold music, so I can’t comment on its ability to play anything else. It does mostly what I need, but Bluetooth support and autoplay are heinous.
Firstly, there is no auto play. Well…. There’s technically autoplay, but it only works when my phone is unlocked, so plugging in and listening to music continuously is a no go, and that’s really a minimum baseline feature that I expect from an app that plays media.
The second issue is Bluetooth. On ALL Bluetooth devices I notice pitch drift of almost a full key at the beginning of songs. Sometimes it drifts up, sometimes it drifts down. Idk if the starting pitch is the original, or if the key it ends in is the original, but either way it is entirely unacceptable imo. And on SOME Bluetooth and airplay devices, when I play a song it will skip and stutter for the first second or so. And it does this every. single. time. Also unacceptable.
These would be dealbreakers if there was another app that could do what this can do. Unfortunately however… there isn’t, so they’re not dealbreakers, but they are highly annoying. Please fix them.
-A homie who would like the app if it worked properly.
Not great as Android version 2/5
Just make the app a copy of the Android version. That version is just perfect. Make it more like that. There are so many glitches in this iOS version.
Pls help 3/5
I don't know what is this but i can't play audio in fullscreen i need help pls
Great app and simple 5/5
By Joe with a w
I needed a app to wirelessly transfer a video from my computer. It’s very quick easy I totally recommend this app
some things i want:
picture in picture
audio not to cut when rewinded and played.
video to show immediately when yougo out and back to the app.
This app/website is really bad, the reason why because every time downloading a video it take so long (even is a 10s video) also sometimes the website doesn’t even work and it would work like in 3 hour
Works ok but TV Casting has major problem 3/5
By Kshitij Sheth
While cast to TV option selected, it stopped working without any error display, sometime audio-video synch problem. Overall application is below par. Please fix the bug
Good app 5/5
By so far best ios player
People should be consider to change their critical reviews and change them to good reviews
New Version of vlc has a lot nice features
Good work and thank you
It could be better if we could realign the subtitle on the screen and use double tap to pause the movies.
What happened to this app? 1/5
VLC used to be so good now it’s extremely buggy. Buggy as in I’d have a video playing and out of nowhere it would go on to the next episode like .. ??? Not to mention the other UI bugs. Do not waste your time with this app
Smb doesn’t work 4/5
I can connect to smb using the default files app in ios. Can not connect whatsoever whether inadd smb://ipaddress or just ipaddress. Here’s to hoping it’s fixed
I love Vic but this ain’t what it is for pc 1/5
By a old vlc fan
As soon as I try to play a video from my download folder on iOS the video crashes when instructed to play in vlc update all videos with the mpeg-4
Need improvement on UI 5/5
Please improve and make the UI In rounded and sleekest design.. otherwise this player is one of the best in the world for ios devices
The VLC code base is a world wonder 5/5
By Austin Crickson
VLC is the most comprehensive source of, available, knowledge available, in regards to the playback of video, audio, and the combination of the two.
To disrespect that is shameful.
Unable to add local folders 1/5
Unlike the Android version, can’t seem to add local folders. You have to add them via ITunes, or add a cloud service.
They really need to work on this subtitle of a thing especially for iPhone users
By lunch trey juhl pod
Please add a way to just download it to our phones. I don’t want to have to screen record an hour video
I can play all of my old music I have on my laptop in my truck now thanks to this app. Thank you tremendously!!!!
buggy on iphone 3/5
hangs randomly when playing music. does not go to the next track in the audio playlist and just stops sometimes. recently after playing one song in a playlist Apple Music would jump in and start playing random songs. much better than itunes or apple music though.
Pretty good functionality 4/5
Allows me to listen to audio files in the background or with the screen off, and I like that I can make playlists. My only criticism is that whenever a song starts the first half second of audio is cut off, and there is no way to view my song library by date added (like having my most recent songs at the top of the list). Other than that this app is pretty great, and I use VLC every day
By hm una persona?
Needs last/recent played item(s) list