VLC media player for Android is finally stable

Watch videos on your Android? You need VLC.

Watch videos on your Android? You need VLC.

VLC, the popular media player that first made its debut on Android way back in July 2012, is finally out of beta and available in stable form. Creators VideoLAN are still offering a beta version of the app separately for those who like to play with pre-release software.

One of the reasons why VLC is so great on Android — and indeed on PC and Mac — is its support for a vast number of codecs and formats by default. It’ll play MKV, MP4, AVI, MOV, Ogg, FLAC, TS, M2TS, and AAC without any additional add-ons — totally free.

VLC will even let you play DVD ISOs, and it doesn’t just access content stored locally, but also network streams — just like its desktop counterpart. It supports multi-track audio and subtitles, and aspect-ratio adjustment and auto-rotation.

One of the things I love about VLC is its gestures; you can use simple swipes to skip backwards and forwards in a video, and even to adjust volume and brightness.

If you need a media player that does it all, download VLC from Google Play now. You’ll also find the beta version there, too.

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