Coming Soon: VLC for iPhone, iPod Touch

The company that ported the popular VLC media player to the Apple iPad has now submitted a universal version which will also run on the iPhone and iPod touch to Apple for review. Since the iPad version has already been approved, there’s no reason to think it will take all that long for Apple to approve the new version, which means that it should show up in the App Store any day now.

The desktop version of VLC is known as a Swiss Army Knife of media players, handling pretty much any audio or video file in almost any format with ease. Unfortunately, the iOS version isn’t quite as versatile, due to the limitations of the ARM-based processors in Apple’s iDevices. But while VLC for the iPad can’t handle MKV files, VOB files, or some HD video files, it does support a number of codecs that the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch don’t natively support, including Xvid and DivX.

Applidium, the company behind the VLC port says the new version will run on the iPhone 3G and up, as well as the equivalent iPod touch models. It looks like older iPhone users are out of luck.

This post republished from Mobiputing.

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  1. I gotta say that ipod support isn’t my favorite place, but it’s home to some of my favourite people in the world — and they’re the reason I keep returning! Well, that and I’m now engaged to someone who lives just south of the Web Based Support Desk Software, I lost weight last month lol I suppose it was all the walking around the surrounding area of Coming Soon: VLC for iPhone, iPod Touch – Zatz Not Funny! — which my body likes more than my usual morning work outs followed by sitting on my bum at work all day! Lincoln

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