VLC player, as you know, has been among the various popular desktop applications available in your midst. The player has now reached the Android platform, and that means the wonderful media player will now work on Android smartphones and tablets.
Before you jump to conclusions, let’s also tell you the Android version of VLC app is an unofficial one. This open-source video app version has been developed on the basis of published code from the Linux desktop edition.
Meanwhile, VideoLAN.org is expected to release the official app for Android later this year. Earlier, it was revealed that the company is working on the Android version of the video app.
Similar to the desktop version, the Android VLC app also runs many different file types and codes smoothly. You can easily play the media files on the player, though the informal app does not have a good user interface.
The beta build of the app currently works only with devices powered by ARM11, Cortex 8 and Cortex A9-class processor. In addition, the unofficial app is compatible with the Android Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich versions.
The video performance of the player depends on the device’s CPU/GPU combo power. This means faster the processor; greater is the video playback at any given quality.