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VLC for iOS now available from Cydia

If you've been keeping up with the VLC for iOS saga, the cross platform media player saw its brief stint in the App Store come to an end yesterday. While VLC's outspoken frontman Remi Denis-Courmant seemed pretty convinced that this would happen as far back as October 2010, some on the VLC mailing lists figured that distribution via Cydia would be an option -- since it would allow for a fully...

VLC for iPhone and iPad get pulled from the App Store

If you happened to head to the App Store this morning to search for, say, a new media player with support for a number of video formats, you may have noticed something: VLC is no longer available. A quick search returns several remote apps, but the recently-released player itself is nowhere to be found -- the VLC app has, in fact, been removed from the App Store. Ultimately, it appears as...

20+ essential programs for your new Windows computer

Our regular readers can probably rattle off a list of their 20 favorite apps without breaking a sweat -- as the comments on this post will no doubt prove. But for our less in-the-know friends, family, and co-workers, it can be challenging to figure out where to download high quality programs that actually do what they need them to do. We've put together an assortment that will help you hit the...

VLC 1.1.5 adds live WebM streaming support, Game Music Emu, Channels.com shows

Popular do-it-all media player VLC has updated to version 1.1.5, and there are a handful of noteworthy changes nestled amongst the bugfixes and security patches. For starters, VLC can now play live streaming video wrapped in Google's WebM video container. The second big addition can be found on VLC's playlist window. Click the arrow next to Internet in the Media Browser box, and you'll...

VLC's days in the iTunes App Store may be numbered

Rémi Denis-Courmont, one of the primary developers of open-source media player VLC (Videolan Client), has announced that Videolan has sent Apple a formal notification of copyright infringement regarding the terms under which its iOS app is being distributed in the iTunes App Store. The root of the issue is this: VLC is distributed under the GPL, while VLC's iOS app is distributed by...

VLC now available for iPhone, iPod touch

Last month, VLC made the jump from desktop to iPad -- and now the app has gone universal. iPhone and iPod touch users can now download the popular player from the App Store. 9to5 Mac has gone hands-on already, and the experience looks very smooth -- at least with their sub-5 minute test videos. We're curious to see how it handles larger files and high-def content. We'll have our own hands-on...

VLC arrives on the iPad, iPhone version coming up!

VLC lovers, rejoice! Well, VLC lovers who own an iPad, anyway. Applidium has announced that VLC for iPad has been approved and is now available for download from the App Store. In case you were wondering about the open source implications of the release, good news on that front: Applidium states that the code will be released before the end of the day. The blog also states that they've begun...

SPlayer is a lean, powerful video player for Windows

As far as video players go, I'm pretty much a VLC loyalist. (Maybe "hard-core fan" is a better title.) It seems as though VLC's simplicity is the gold standard for players, and its sensible keyboard shortcuts are embedded deep within my muscle memory. That's why I initially regarded SPlayer with a measure of skepticism. I mean, I don't know this player. I've never heard of it before, and still,...

VLC 1.1 is here: hardware acceleration, WebM, extensions

It wasn't that long ago that VLC finally hit version 1.0. Since then, progress has been steady -- and today, version 1.1 is ready for download just two months after first going beta. So what's new in VLC 1.1? First and foremost, hardware acceleration has arrived for VLC users who run Windows Vista and Windows 7 or Linux. MKV HD support has been improved, and VLC 1.1 can now play VP-8 and...

VLC 1.1 beta adds hardware acceleration -- better HD playback on the way

VLC is an excellent alternative media player, and one that's extremely popular with our readers. That doesn't mean it's issue-free, of course. VLC still struggles from time to time with high def video, though that's about to change with the upcoming 1.1 release. Developers are hard at work bolting on GPU acceleration to the app, and the results look good so far. Forum user riderx's CPU...

Movist is a strong VLC alternative for Mac

Though Macs ship with a reasonably good video player in the shape of QuickTime Player, the sheer number of different types of video files that are available out there can be frustrating to keep up with. You have to install various plugins to make QuickTime compatible with them all. Or, you can choose an all-in-one solution like VLC. Of course, some people are not fans of the look and feel of VLC....

VLC 1.1 gets extension support

That panel above might not look familiar to current VLC users, and there's a good reason for that. It's because the Last.FM Context Panel is from an extension -- something which is all-new for VLC version 1.1. Jean-Philippe Andre announced the news this weekend, noting that they're different than the modules developers have been able to create for previous versions. Extensions will be created...

VLC creators working on a cross-platform video editing app

VLC is a cross-platform media player that can handle all sorts of audio and video files. It's open source, free, and available for Mac, Linux, and Windows, which makes it all sorts of awesome. There's even a portable version that you can run from a USB flash drive. And that's why it's pretty exciting that the some of the folks who brought us VLC are now working on a cross-platform video...

VLC for Mac in its dying throes due to lack of developers

Quick! Are you a Mac programmer? An open source advocate? Well, VLC has a job for you! You've always wanted to lead up an entire development branch of the world-famous VideoLAN Client, right? It seems, through gradual atrophy and a steep learning curve that prevents developers from just 'jumping right in', VLC for Mac now has zero developers; none, nada, zilch. Looking at the time stamps on...

VLC 1.0: Open source media player is all growed up

VLC is an open source, cross-platform media layer for Windows, OS X, and Linux. It's been around for years, and it's earned a reputation as a media workhorse that can handle pretty much any video codec you can throw at it. So it's hard to believe that it's just today that VLC finally hit version 1.0. VLC 1.0 includes a number of new features including new HD video codecs, finer speed controls,...