Version: 2.1.8 (12010805)
Package: org.videolan.vlc
20.07 MB (21,049,186 bytes)
Min: Android 2.3 (Gingerbread, API 9)
Target: Android 7.1 (Nougat MR1, API 25)
Supports Android Auto, Supports Android TV
Uploaded May 25, 2017 at 6:28AM UTC by Ricardo
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APK Notes:

Changes between 2.1.7 and 2.1.8:

* Fix Video Pop-Up player black screen
* Fix scan service crash
* Fix audio/subs delay and video playlist lost on multitasking
* Option to disable playlist smooth auto scroll
* Option to disable seek on double tap
* Option to always keep screen ON in Pop-Up mode
* Option to show hidden files in browsers
* Misc fixes in app and medialibrary
* VLC update

* Fix some UPnP media not shown

Changes between 2.1.6 and 2.1.7:

* Improve media scanning performances
* Restore progressbar to display scanning progress
* Restore advanced option to disable scan on every app launch
* Double tap on screen edges in video player to seek by 10s
* Remember audio & spu tracks per media
* Improve scan service stopping
* Fix subs lost on app switch
* Fix dropdown menu empty on some devices
* Properly remember if ext storage is ignored
* Fix double seek when loading last playlist

Changes between 2.1.5 and 2.1.6:

* Fix folder blacklisting in medialib

* Fix PIP mode (picture in picture)
* Fix black screen with some 360 videos
* Fix SFTP on armv8 devices

Changes between 2.1.4 and 2.1.5:

* Improve external devices management
* Fix SFTP browsing
* Bugfixes

Changes between 2.1.3 and 2.1.4:

* Revert to scan the whole storage by default instead of media folders
* 'Inster next' option in contextual menu
* Fix crash with remote controls on Android 2.3
* Fix 360° videos control
* Fix upgrade from VLC v 2.0 -> 2.1
* Fix external storage scan
* Misc. fixes

* Fix timeout on network credentials step
* Fix crash when stopping h264 playback
* Fix crash on TLS connections

Changes between 2.1.2 and 2.1.3:

* Translations update
* Get 360° videos zoom more linear
* 'Last added' section for Android Auto
* Enable 'previous' media button with only 1 media playing
* Fix remote control for Android 2
* set max aspect ratio to 2.1
* Don't show public directory as an external storage

* Improve cover detection
* Improve MP4V/H264/HEVC adaptive playback performances

Changes between 2.1.1 and 2.1.2:

- VLC now shows a dialog to ask for external storage scan
- Voice search for TV
- Voice actions for Auto
- Stream url loader is now a dialog, and available on TV
- Allow to choose subs file on network
- File browsing is now processed in background
- If collection is empty, show a button to start 'directories' setting page
- Fix player sliding under action bar in playlist & info views
- Fix equalizer display
- Fix video player stuck after device being locked
- Tackles some crashes

* DTSHD and TRUEHD HDMI passthrough
* Don't play via passthrough an encoding format that is not supported

Changes between 2.1.0 and 2.1.1:

- Improve audio categories and images loading performance
- Restore runtime permission for brightness change
- Fix media discovery crash on some sdcards
- Fix resume position for video launched from 3rd party apps
- More discrete scan notification
- Add network media to history
- Tackles various crash, including one when you have more than 500 albums

Changes between 2.0.0 and 2.1.0:

* 360° videos support
* Android Auto implementation
* DayNight mode integration
* New Search activity and integration with Google Now
* Option to filter in current media list
* Restored double/long click on remote play to skip songs
* Allow network browsing & discovery when connected to a VPN
* Added multiselection mode
* Removed sound lowering on notification
* Redesigned audio, video & history lists/grid
* Redesigned Info and album/playlist views
* New icons
* Audio player background is now filled with blurred cover
* Force previous song on audioplayer swipe
* Refactored MediaLibrary
* CoordinatorLayout integration
* Transparent theme for smoother startup
* PlaybackService now persists
* Improve RTL support
* Fix audioplayer layout for black theme and RTL
* Fix notification content when no artist nor album
* Update notification when playlist is ended
* Upgraded AppCompat to version 25.2.0
* Improve app & video player startup speed
* Support LG 18:9 aspect ratio

* Picture-In-Picture mode integration
* Improved theme

* Switch to clang and libc++_shared using ndk13
* 360° videos support
* OpenGLES 2.0 is now used to render video (for software decoders)
* AV1 codec support
* Support for VP8/VP9/VP10 in MP4
* e-AC3 HDMI passthrough

VLC on Android 2.0.6
2.0.6 is an update fixing crashes, updating codecs and saving the audio delay for BT headphones.
2.0 introduces a large number of features, notably network disk browsing (Windows shares, UPnP, NFS, SFTP...), favorite folders and URLs, video playlists, popup video, new permissions support, subtitles download, rewritten notifications and control, and a new history.
The Android TV and Android versions were merged, so that every device can get the updated Android TV look.
VLC media player is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player that plays most multimedia files as well as discs, devices, and network streaming protocols.

This is the port of VLC media player to the Android™ platform. VLC for Android can play any video and audio files, as well as network streams, network shares and drives, and DVD ISOs, like the desktop version of VLC.

VLC for Android is a full audio player, with a complete database, an equalizer and filters, playing all weird audio formats.

VLC is intended for everyone, is totally free, has no ads, no in-app-purchases, no spying and is developed by passionate volunteers. All the source code is available for free.

VLC for Android™ plays most local video and audio files, as well as network streams (including adaptive streaming), DVD ISOs, like the desktop version of VLC. It also support disk shares.

All formats are supported, including MKV, MP4, AVI, MOV, Ogg, FLAC, TS, M2TS, Wv and AAC. All codecs are included with no separate downloads. It supports subtitles, Teletext and Closed Captions.

VLC for Android has a media library for audio and video files, and allows to browse folders directly.

VLC has support for multi-track audio and subtitles. It supports auto-rotation, aspect-ratio adjustments and gestures to control volume, brightness and seeking.

It also includes a widget for audio control, supports audio headsets control, cover art and a complete audio media library.

VLC for Android needs access to those categories:
• "Photos/Media/Files" to read your all media files :)
• "Storage" to read your all media files on SD cards :)
• "Other" to check network connections, change the volume, set the ringtone, run on Android TV and display the popup view, see below for details.

Permission Details :
• It needs "read the contents of your USB storage", in to order to read your media files on it.
• It needs "modify or delete the contents of your USB storage", in order to allow deletion of files and store subtitles.

• It needs "full network access", to open network and internet streams.
• It needs "prevent phone from sleeping" in order to prevent... your phone from sleeping when watching a video.
• It needs "change your audio settings", in order to change audio volume.
• It needs "modify system settings", in order to allow you to change your audio ringtone.
• It needs "view network connections" in order to monitor whether device is connected or not, to hide the streaming parts.
• It needs "draw over other apps" to start the popup menu.
• It needs "control vibration" to give feedback on the controls.
• It needs "run at startup" to set recommendations on Android TV launcher screen, only used with Android TV version.

This release comes in several variants. Consult our handy FAQ to see which download is right for you.

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