Changes between 2.0.6 and 2.5.0:
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Application:
* 360° videos support
* Android Auto implementation
* More dynamic and Material-compliant UI
* Enable Picture-In-Picture mode on Android O
* Refactored MediaLibrary
* DayNight mode integration
* New Search activity and integration with Google Now
* Resume position for audio media tagged as audiobook or podcast
* Double tap on screen edges in video player to seek by 10s
* Audio boost in video player
* Custom equalizer presets
* Restored double/long click on remote play to skip songs
* Allow network browsing & discovery when connected to a VPN
* Sort options in Video, browsers & Audio sub-categories
* Improve RTL support
* 'Seen' check on seen videos
* Update notification when playlist is ended
* Improve app & video player startup speed
* Support for screens with aspect ratio up to 18.5:9

TV:
* Picture-In-Picture mode integration
* Improved theme with dynamic background

Core
* 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
* HDMI passthrough
* Improve MP4V/H264/HEVC adaptive playback performances


Changes between 2.1.20 and 2.5.0:
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Application:
* Fix playback launch from widget or headset
* Fix browser overlapping other views
* Fix display in audio when no audio has been discovered
* Misc. fixes

Changes between 2.1.19 and 2.1.20:
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Application:
* Pause media scan during playback
* Fix subtitles on Android 7+, including non-latin alphabets
* Fix folder expanding in current playlist
* Fix archive expanding in current playlist
* Fix volume changed blocked by OS sound level warning
* Fix advanced options dialog style
* Misc. bugfixes


Changes between 2.1.18 and 2.1.19:
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Application:
* Oreo support for background service
* Fix navigation bar shown in video player
* Fix video playback when started during audio playback
* Misc. fixes

TV:
* Fix now playing card colors

Chromebook:
* Fix video player advanced option display
* Show status bar in video player


Changes between 2.1.17 and 2.1.18:
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Application:
* Add alac container support
* Add gray color for sutitles
* Confirm app exit in multiwindows mode
* Improve DPAD navigation in media lists/grids
* Adjust navigation bar color in dark theme
* Fix video player resume when multitasking
* Fix notification not hidden at playback end
* Fix browsers set back to root on rotation or restoration
* Fix wrong sort sometimes applied in audio when refreshing
* Crashes fixes

TV:
* Add time infos in audio player
* Fix playlist scrolling in audio player

Chromebook:
* Keep video player fullscreen when showing overlay
* Ignore 'emulated' empty storage
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.


Features
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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.


Permissions
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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.
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DPI
12050004
September 27, 2017
arm
Android 2.3+
nodpi
12050005
September 27, 2017
x86
Android 2.3+
nodpi
12050007
September 27, 2017
arm64
Android 2.3+
nodpi
12050008
September 27, 2017
x86_64
Android 2.3+
nodpi
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  • Ricardo

    2.5.0 is from stable branch, not beta