VLC is one of the most popular, open source media players across popular platforms including Windows, Linux as well as Mobile OS’. The Beta for Android has received a UI update that is moving towards the trend in Android design as well as being a very capable network streaming app now (previous versions were choppy and a little unreliable).
The developers do note that as this is an early BETA version, a lot of things are not finished, but will change for the final release:
- The basic User Interface will change again
- Performance improvements are missing
- Hardware decoding works only with a limited set of hardware
So it’s great to know that they’re continuing their drive to make VLC a true cross platform media player, I’ve been using it quite extensively lately in preference to a couple of my paid apps that do the same task. If you’re keen to give it a go, hit the Play Store link below.
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