For all you video junkies out there, this is definitely worth mentioning. VLC, a free and open source media player that can handle just about any codec, has now made its way onto the App Store. The all-in-one media player has been a favorite of mine for many years and it’s pretty much an essential application on both my Desktop and Macbook. While I’ve been using OPlayer HD over the past month or so to watch video files on my iPad, it’s great to finally see VLC submitted (and approved) by Apple.
Just don’t expect the app to be as robust as the desktop client. At the moment, it’s pretty bare bones and you’ll only find controls for playback. Regardless, it’s free and iPad users will no longer have to first convert avi/divx files before watching their video collection on the go.
APPLIDIUM, VLC Media Player, 8.9 MB – Free
VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework, that plays most multimedias files and various streaming protocols.
It is simple to use, yet very powerful and extendable.
VLC has all codecs built-in. It comes with support for nearly all codec there is. And what is more it can even play back the file or media if it is damaged! Missing or broken pieces are no stop to VLC, it plays all the video and audio information that’s still intact.