VLC for iOS, version 2.1

About 8 weeks passed since the initial re-release of VLC for iOS based upon its entirely re-written code base. Its success outperformed our expectations with more than 2.5 million downloads during the first week. Wow!

For the first major update, we listed carefully to the feedback received on the App Stores and through others channels.
It adds the following features and improvements:

  • Improved overall stability
  • Newly implemented menu and application flow
  • Added support for subtitles in non-western languages
  • Improved Subtitles support with options to choose font, size, and color
  • Add basic UPNP discovery and streaming for HTTP servers
  • Add FTP server discovery, streaming and downloading
  • Add Bonjour announcements for the WiFi Uploader’s website
  • Add playback of audio-only media
  • Improved VoiceOver and accessibility support
  • Added Deinterlace option (off by default)
  • Device no longer goes to sleep during media downloads
  • Improved video output on external screens
  • Improved Passcode Lock behavior
  • Minor usability improvements
  • New translations to Bosnian, Catalan, Galician, Greek, Marathi, Portuguese,

Additionally, we took the time finish a complete walkthrough of the app to discover what’s actually included and to answer most questions.

At present, the update is being processed by Apple for the App Stores and will be available in your local store within a few hours from now.

We are looking forward to your feedback and to our scheduled forthcoming releases, which will add WebDAV support, multi-touch gestures and so much more!

8 thoughts on “VLC for iOS, version 2.1”

  1. Hi,
    First thank you for this great app.
    I just tried to add .MOD files with the last iTunes but when I upload more than 3 files then Vlc app doesn’t launch anymore.
    Is there a limitation or is it a bug ?
    Thanks for your reply 🙂

  2. It seems the Windows version has a “disabled” option for hardware acceleration but the OS X version doesn’t? Unless “default” means disabled, which wouldn’t be very clear.

  3. The app is looking pretty nice now , but I feel is lacking when it comes to syncing media. Would it be possible to allow VLC to copy media to local storage from a network source? (Such as a DLNA server). I have used another iOS media player (it’s called Simple Player), which does this, and it makes syncing much easier.

    Also, will you be giving the app an iOS 7 makeover?

    1. Thanks for the feedback!

      We are working on an iOS 7 make-over at the moment. No ETA on release yet.

      And yes, we will add downloads from UPnP/DLNA servers quite soon from. For now, you can only play/stream media from those servers, which is kind of nice but obviously does not allow you to take the media with you on the road.

    1. Hello,
      This is a link to a playlist and VLC for iOS doesn’t support any kind of playlists at this point. Hence, such streams won’t work for now. Same for HLS streams. I have a ticket about this on our bug and feature tracker. It will definitely be supported in a (not too) future release.

      Thanks for using VLC for iOS!

  4. Hi there, I was wondering if I could ask how to setup an FTP anonymously through VLC iOS for the ipad? I’ve tried connecting anonomously but the app says that the server can’t be found? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! 🙂

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