As we reported earlier, one of the most popular open source projects, VideoLAN aka VLC is finally coming to Android.
According to the VLC for Android page, "Packages on the Play Store should be available in the next few days."
VLC is known for playing all files, irrespective of formats, making it a must have application across platforms. VLC for Android brings the same characteristic to smartphones, where the supported file formats are limited and one has to convert the files in order to play. It will also feature audio and video media library, with full search. It will support devices running Android 2.1 up to 4.0. As expected it also has support for network streams and gestures, headphones control.
Since VLC for Android is in beta stage the list of supported devices may be limited so here is the list of recommended phones:
- Galaxy Nexus
- HTC One X
- Samsung Galaxy S3
- Motorola Defy
- HTC Desire
- Nexus one
The app will be available for free, but if you want to support this awesome project, visit this page and make a donation. Think as if you are buying the app.
You can download the alpha images of VLC from this link.