One of the most popular media player for many desktop users-VLC media player, has now been officially ported to Android. Though as early as this March, Android owners could have installed the media player on their device. several days later, the first VLC application for android will officially hit the google Play store.
About the feature of the VLC media player for Android:
1. play almost any video and audio format files and network streams
2. media library for your multimedia files
3. support for multi-track audios, subtitles, auto rotation, aspect-ratio adjustment, and volume gesture controls
4. widget support for audio control.
The VLC player application will bring in support for Android 2.1 up till Android 4.0. Hence older device owners will have to wait till the company brings a version for them. Android would be the first mobile platform to get the VLC media player officially.
In past, Apple iOS got the VLC Player but by a third party developer and later the app was pulled down from the app store for several reasons.
Since the VLC app will initially be made available in beta version, so there could be some issues with it. According to the developers of the VLC app, many devices including Galaxy Nexus, HTC One X, Samsung Galaxy SIII, Motorola Defy, HTC Desire and Nexus smartphones will support the app.
The supported file formats by VLC media player:
Anyway, if you still have problem in playback your desktop files on your device with VLC player, here is another option for you to transcode the source file to the format specially designed for you with VLC video converter for Android. There are two versions available, one is for Mac OSX owners, the other is to Windows OSX users. To Mac users, you can refer to the Mac Video Converter for Andriod.