VLC media player

VLC media player

  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 3.3.9
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: VideoLAN
  • Compatibility: Android
  • Links: Google Play Store
1,038 Ratings
$ 0

VLC media player App

VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player. It can play all your movies, shows and music in most formats directly without conversion. It allows file synchronization with Dropbox, GDrive, OneDrive, Box, iCloud Drive, iTunes, direct downloads and through Wi-Fi sharing as well as streaming from SMB, FTP, SFTP, NFS, UPnP/DLNA media servers and the web. VLC offers support for advanced subtitles including full SSA compatibility, multi-track audio, playback speed control and rendering through Chromecast. VLC is completely free and open source.

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VLC media player app reviews

  • A lot of fixes is needed 3/5

    By Whoknows12
    As I use VLC in PC, it has become a habit for me to use it. And on iPhone it has been great using VLC as well. But there are some fixes needed. Recently I noticed that the audios have lower volume than their original volume which is very weird and makes it unusable in most cases. And whenever I click on an audio file, it starts after 2-3 seconds. And there are more to say.
  • Sorting Playlists 4/5

    By Danj17173
    Could an Option be Added to Sort Custom Made Playlists? I’d love for my Playlists be in Alphabetical Order or by The Date Songs were Added. Otherwise Good App. Thanks!
  • Playback problems 4/5

    By who is a beast
    When I copy a video to the VLC directory it it doesn’t show in the app
  • VLC crashes iPad Pro 2/5

    By Argelioe
    I really enjoy using this app, but recently when I’m playing music the app crashes in my iPad Pro. My iPad is with iPad iOS 15.6. So I have to move an use other app until this is fixed.
  • Worse than I thought. 1/5

    By Another Village Idiot
    Lost so much functionality I definitely need a new player. Can't change shuffle. Can't change repeat. Tried to rename a file, I can use back space but not move the cursor to the beginning of a long file name. What was once my go to app for all things audio and video is now a pile of worthless code. Really sad.
  • App Crashes at Startup on iOS 13.5 1/5

    By Paulyv1992
    Ever since update version # 3.8.8, the app crashes after starting on an iPhone 11 Pro running iOS 13.5. Not sure why this is happening, but it needs to be fixed ASAP!
  • Bluetooth bug 5/5

    By Jeffen Pauler
    Love the app, very usable. My only problem is that the beginning of songs is cut off when using Bluetooth headphones. The audio delay setting fixes this, but it resets every time I play a new song. A universal audio delay in settings would be much appreciated
  • Decent and stable. Great for uPnP 5/5

    By RobertQwerty
    A fantastic, all-around viewer. With the update to iOS16, version 3.3.7 doesn’t seem to want to connect to uPnP, anymore. Update: With version 3.3.9, uPnP is up and running! Thanks!
  • Subtitles 5/5

    By musty2444
    I don’t know what’s happening but when i click on the subtitle they are asking me to visit subtitles.org
  • Updates have messed up screen mirroring volume 3/5

    By A nickname that has not been taken
    Overall I’ve enjoyed using this app, especially using Airplay to cast it to my smart TV. However, after a recent update I now have to turn the TV’s volume WAY up to hear any audio. Of course, when I switch to some other way to watch my TV, the volume is now at terrifyingly high levels! Can’t I just change the volume on my iPad? Nope, because the iPad volume is now directly linked to he TV volume. If I connect via my chromecast, the problem doesn’t happen, but of course VLC doesn’t chromecast all video files. Please reverse the recent update so that Airplay works again!
  • Not user friendly 3/5

    By MonkWise
    I have some .DAT files from old instructional videos. I connected iPhone to computer and can drag files into the VLC area but can only access them through the Local Files area of the Network tab in app. Would be nice if they coins be put in the Videos or Playback area. It’s going to be a pain to use but at least thus app lets me view them.
  • Love This App - except . . . 3/5

    By CTRinBNA
    Persistent issue - even with this latest update it will only load 2536 music files from OneDrive cloud services.
  • Last update cut volume in half 3/5

    By Mgmessner
    Not sure what happened but audio is cut in half. Using VLC for audio and volume is halved even at max. It’s not an iPhone issue as other apps are not having theses problems
  • Why did you change pre amp default 3/5

    By Awdpro
    This app is my go to music app and the old preamp setting was perfect. Now it’s set to zero which is way to low in the vehicle. If your going to do this you should make a setting where the user can set the default! Instead I have to adjust it every time I start a new playlist!!!
  • m3u playlist 5/5

    By n_o_v
    Could you please add full support of m3u playlist? Thank you!
  • 3.3.8 Won’t load 1/5

    By ILDanimal
    I don’t love leaving a bad review but since the most recent update (v 3.3.8) the app won’t load. I’m on an iPhone Xs. I was on iOS 15.6 and tried upgrading to iOS 16 to try to jog the problem. I love VLC on both desktop and mobile. It’s been the best media player I’ve ever used and I want to delete this review ASAP.
  • New patch problem 2/5

    By DragonHeartX
    It’s not working on my iPad Pro.
  • App won’t launch in iOS 16.0.2 3/5

    By CGambleH
    I updated to iOS 16.0.2 today and now this app won’t launch. It just crashes/closes instantly. I am on the latest version and using an iPhone X. I’ve tried reinstalling the app, didn’t fix the issue
  • Wi-Fi sharing not working anymore 3/5

    By unahhmean
    Restarted phone, pc and router. Unable to share files from my pc, tried 2 browsers they both say site cannot be reached with ip address and local address.
  • Wonderful!! 5/5

    By NotAShill
    VLC is something I'm very dear and grateful exists. App works well. I use it to hear Icecast streams and it does that awesomely, with SSL and HTTP Basic Auth nicely supported. Wish: VLC's EQ is better than iOS native options. Wish there was a way to save the EQ settings. I use VLC for sleeping audio (no issues with it working 8-10 hours straight) and like to cut the high frequencies on my streams to keep it soothing.
  • Well, it DID work… 2/5

    By Mahalia Fan
    After last update, no longer load ALL of the files in a folder shared on the network. For some reason, it only loads some of the content.
  • Will there be PiP feature in the near future. 4/5

    By mth BingEr
    The only feature I want more is PIP feature. Hope it is possible.
  • Subtitles 4/5

    By HI THERE,
    Great app! The only thing missing is that it would be nice to be able to set subtitles to off for all videos instead of having to turn them off one at a time.
  • When ??!! 4/5

    By Paul-265
    When will this app be up today with pic in pic mode, this app is old enough to be behind others.
  • Awesome, except 4/5

    By abunai.j
    The EQ/preamp isn’t persistent. Every time I start the app, the EQ/preamp has been completely reset, and there’s no option to save custom EQ profiles. Otherwise the app is great.
  • Where is PiP? For the average user this is a must. 2/5

    By Palumbum
    This app is awesome, don’t get me wrong. It contains many, many features, however, majority of them I will never use. The 12.9” iPad screams productivity and multitasking. The API is available, so I am unsure why this feature has not been prioritized. At the current stage, for the average user, this application is not much more different than most video players out there and by lacking a crucial feature like picture-in-picture, it can fall behind on the list.
  • Barely functional 2/5

    By Moosepellets
    Can’t make a playlist? Can’t play a folder. SMH.
  • Default gestures are confusing 3/5

    By Sepi!
    The latest update makes the default gestures for swiping up and down to control volume tolerable. However, every other app uses swipe up to close the current modal, whereas VLC decides to break the mold. I unexpectedly swiped up on a video in VLC too quickly and woke up someone sleeping in the middle of the night, to their obvious displeasure. More sane and standard gestures would be greatly appreciated, but a granular approach to volume control is a positive step nonetheless. Old review: Swiping up and down for volume control is perhaps the worst idea that a completely clueless developer could add. Absolutely atrocious.
  • It’s just the best media player ever 5/5

    By davidvegga
    Nothing compares to it
  • Bring back folders 1/5

    By Xjxxx1998
    This used to be my favorite video app until they replaced folders with playlists. It’s impossible organizing large media libraries without having to rename each file
  • No longer finding all my files 2/5

    By Famonameio
    It seems with the last update, new audio files added to the library won’t show up. While they exist in Files app, and when opened will play back in VLC, I can’t open the whole album or see it in the library. I switched to a different app for a while, but then they screwed that one up too (Owlfiles Manager). So now, I’m just left waiting for an update or switching back to an ipod. I don’t like Apple Music app and prefer the greater control VLC could offer and love the open source project. Please fix.
  • Phone getting hot while play network 1/5

    By iAmSulok
    This app makes phone hotter , while playing from network by url , also speedy battery reduces
  • DLNA client not working in iOS 16 4/5

    By onc9909
    DLNA client not working in iOS 16
  • Recent glitch 4/5

    By V A S I L I Y
    I’m a die hard VLC fan but lately I’ve been having an issue when I’m playing MP3’s. The item I’m listening to will abruptly stop and I have to go back in the app and find where I left off. This happens at least once a day and it’s super frustrating, especially since I’ve had such great experiences for many year with VLC. I’ve read multiple forums to fix the issue but it keeps happening. Please fix this!!!
  • Subtitles 2/5

    By ashaeee
    The app is great but atimes I can’t find subtitles and if I have the subtitles already downloaded on my iPhone there is no way I can add it.
  • It Plays Video Files! So What! 2/5

    By Rockymoun10s
    I am trying to use VLC to convert video files but the app is very user unfriendly. I shouldn’t have to spend hours looking for tutorials on how to convert a folder full of files. This app needs a major update to bring into this millenium. Trying to convert a file reminds me of apps from the mid 1990s!
  • VLC unexpectedly closes/crashes 4/5

    By vpndoesntwork
    I live this app. But since last update it will suddenly close. When I restart it, it lost the point where it crashed. This is during a video. How do we send a bug report?
  • bugs and glitches galore 2/5

    Using VLC for the music - it doesn’t show anything in the Control Center when playing songs, it pauses or skips songs randomly, it won’t do a queue unless you made a playlist for it, going back songs in shuffle is broken, FaceID is inconsistent, and entering correct passwords just won’t let you in at times. VLC has a few cool features like the equalizer, but it’s really just badly made. It needs a revamp.
  • PiP 3/5

    By Namata Ebune
    Can you bring picture in picture? That’s what we need
  • Used to be better… 4/5

    By BigMo7713
    iPhone 12 would get hot when watching videos downloaded from Plex server, especially while charging and watching. It could be fixed by restarting the phone. Now, being on iOS 16, it gets hot while watching and charging regardless of restart. The volume slider while watching a video USED to step up in increments with a swipe up on the right hand side of the screen, now it just goes straight to full volume, which is not ideal for headphone users… When downloading a file from my local Plex server, it used to give an accurate transfer speed and time remaining. It doesn’t do either of those anymore. It hasn’t been the same for a year or more. It seems like a lot of the functionality has been overlooked in place of better aesthetics. May have to find another alternative…
  • Charge to my card 1/5

    By ArdorXD
    To my understanding, this app says “free” and also says “no hidden fees”. Then it asks for my credit card info for “location purposes only”. Once I entered my credit card info, my card IMMEDIATELY denied a $39.95 purchase and also a small purchase of $2.99. My card flagged this. Thank goodness because I NEVER agreed to buy anything! Also glad that it denied them my money because in their policies and procedures, it states they have a “no refunds” policy. So therefore; I wouldn’t have gotten my money back even though I didn’t agree to pay for anything. DENIED !!!! I’d give ZERO stars if I could.
  • Great app 5/5

    By puya_zd
    Does everything it should.
  • Great when it works 3/5

    By Towilie747474
    I use the app to play downloaded mp3 podcasts, and the interface is very user friendly. The equalizer options are also great. However, the app crashes frequently and does not “save” the time the podcast was at. Given that some of the episodes may be 4+ hours long, trying to find the time the episode left off is difficult. Furthermore, if the player is paused, the app will crash resulting in the same issue described above. Additionally, the skip buttons are in 60 second increments, so shorter/customizable options would be great. I use VLC on desktop, and the app works flawlessly - for mobile there are a few areas that could be a bit better!
  • Would be so perfect IF... 4/5

    By Chemao45785
    I wish it had the option to skin the interface or use community created visualizations like how Winamp does.
  • Fantastic app! 5/5

    By sharminshabanpour
    It plays everything and works really well. I like it! So practical
  • Not satisfied 1/5

    By h'tune
    So bad that even when I download subtitles, I can’t add it to the movie I’m watching 😡
  • Better than Apple Music 5/5

    By Anutkin70
    I love that I can easily upload music to VLC from my Mac. This is so much more convenient than Apple’s Sync mechanism. VLC is now my preferred media player on the iPhone. I just wish that in the Audio/Album view the listings displayed the track number which is stored in ID3tags.
  • Wrong Subtitles 1/5

    By HannahRobitaille1818181818
    After I updated the app, I have been getting wrong subtitles. It’s so annoying
  • It’s a great app but recently it’s not deleting 4/5

    By mariexalex
    So it’s been a while since I started using this app,as an ios user it was like a saver to me and it used to work well but today it’s not even deleting my episodes,when I click delete everything else doesn’t open either until I refresh the app and I really need help if somebody passes through this or if someone know ps how to fix it please tell me

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