VLC Media Player for the iPhone

VLC is a popular media player that supports countless audio and video codecs and multiple file formats. Because of such versatility, a lot of folks use VLC as their computer's main video player. And now thanks to ZodTTD, it's available for the iPhone (jailbroken ones only, sorry)!

The project is currently in private beta but a public release is planned for 'very soon'. In its current iteration, VLC supports drag and drop files for MPEG/MPG, AVI, and MP3 formats. Support for FLAC and OGG are well on their way and they are currently researching playback for DivX, VCD, WMA, and WMV. The project is even asking for YOUR input on what codecs you want to see supported, feel free to click the Read link to let your voice be heard.

I firmly believe that this will be a game changing program for the iPhone and the jailbreaking scene in general. Imagine being able to play ANY video format like the desktop version of VLC, that freedom from iTunes will undoubtedly lead people to jailbreaking. Keep up the good work ZodTTD!



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VLC Media Player for the iPhone


Very nice! While I'm still converting everything to .mp4 h.264 via Visual Hub, more and more stuff is coming pre-packed in WMV or MKV x264 (even my friends' home movies!) and being able to just store and play is very convenient.
(Especially until VH supports WM Pro 5.1 audio...)

I have VLC for all my desktops right now and its really the only program i use to watch any video really. I also recommend it to all my friends whenever i see someone loading a video in some silly program like windows media player or real player. BRING ON VLC!!!

Question: using winscp or cyber duck could I simply download vlc for the jail B. iPhone & just drag over torrents like movies & tv shows into the folder & the iPhone will play all the torrents in high quality? Enless I'm mistake. How does this work?

I also love and respect VLC, and use it all the time.
I am also trying to run it on my IPhone 3GS "Jailbroken" to access WMV video stream sites, but i cant find a compatible VLC? Any suggestions, or know a time frame for expected release?
With all the new i-phone users, and all that WMV content, imagine the VLC users..

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