After a two and a half year absence, multi-format video player VLC is set to return to iOS. The new VLC app has already gone live in some regions, but should be in all stores, including the US store, by 11PM EST. Once the app goes live, you can download it here.
A version of VLC was removed from the App Store in January of 2011 because of complaints from one of VLC's lead contributors who alleged that version of VLC for iOS violated the GPL license. The new version of VLC, released today, is licensed under Mozilla Public License v2, which is applicable to apps distributed on the App Store.
Here's some of VLC iOS features:
- Wi-Fi Upload: Allows users to upload files directly to the iOS version of VLC through a web browser on the PC or Mac.
- Dropbox Integration: Play media directly from Dropbox or download it for offline playback.
- Download from Web: Download files from any web server for offline playback
- Network Streams: Play any network streams support by VLC media player for desktop operating systems
- 3rd-Party App Integration: Any app with a 'share' dialog can use VLC for iOS for media playback
- Video Filters: Video playback can be modified for brightness, contrast, hue, saturation or gamma in real time.
VLC 2.0 for iOs is a free download.