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Great news for all iPad owners: the excellent VLC Media Player is now available for download in the App Store. This special iPad port has been developed by Applidium, based on the popular open-source media player for desktop computers.

VLC Media Player for iPad

VLC Media Player for iPad is meant to have native support for major video formats (like MKV and AVI), which can’t be played on iPad’s default video player without being previously converted. It also displays a thumbnail for each video for easier browsing, and is lighter on resources than other video players.

On the downside, comments from the first users who have tried it out report lots of problems with this early version of VLC for iPad – especially when you use it with iOS 4.2 (available as a developer's beta, so those users shouldn't really complain!). The most frequent complaints refer to the app being unable to play MKV files, playing sound but not image or even crashing unexpectedly from time to time.

VLC Media Player for iPad

It's somewhat surprising to read such negative feedback about VLC, when its original desktop version is probably the most stable and efficient media player around. In any case, I still think that having VLC Media Player available for iPad is excellent news. Let's just hope they fix those bugs in future releases, so that we can enjoy our favorite movies anytime, anywhere – and without any boring conversions required!

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  • Jason |
    21/09/10
    Jason

    Great news! My question.. How do you get the content on the iPad in the firstplace? I thought all content had to come via iTunes.

  • Tomas |
    21/09/10
    Tomas

    Hey Jason! You do need iTunes to put content on the iPad. Hook it to your computer, start iTunes and choose "iPad" on the left sidebar. Then click the Apps tab, scroll down to the "File Sharing" section and choose VLC. From there you can add files via the "Add" button or just by dragging and dropping them. iTunes will start copying them to VLC and you'll be able to play them straight away.

    Hope this helps :)

  • Jason |
    21/09/10
    Jason

    Thank you Elena, I didnt know that :) Jason

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    13/11/10
    abdul waheed

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    01/12/10
    kapil more

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    07/12/10
    ali

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    07/12/10
    ali

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    23/12/10
    farid

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    26/12/10
    ahmed

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    30/12/10
    Mom

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    04/01/11
    haitham

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    16/01/11
    nagar

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    16/01/11
    nagar

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    16/01/11
    nagar

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    29/01/11
    vaibhav kumbhar

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    29/01/11
    vaibha kumbhar

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    10/02/11
    dipak

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    13/02/11
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    27/02/11
    Puranjit datta

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    01/03/11
    muhammed

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    01/03/11
    muhammed

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  • Raheem Badshah |
    03/03/11
    Raheem Badshah

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  • Vasu N |
    11/03/11
    Vasu N

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  • Shakeel |
    14/03/11
    Shakeel

    Thanks

  • Alisha |
    06/04/11
    Alisha

    Hi , I know this Is a stupid question but I can't seem to find the player in the app store.... Help anyone ?

  • amrou |
    07/04/11
    amrou

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    09/04/11
    sarfroz

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    20/04/11
    faaz

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  • rahul nadola |
    28/04/11
    rahul nadola

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  • binit |
    08/05/11
    binit

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    18/05/11
    vipin

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  • sasikumar |
    26/05/11
    sasikumar

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    04/06/11
    divya vani

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  • sandeep |
    09/06/11
    sandeep

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  • madeira |
    25/06/11
    madeira

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  • zahid ullah |
    26/06/11
    zahid ullah

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  • sanjaya |
    30/06/11
    sanjaya

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  • shehzad, peshawar |
    30/06/11
    shehzad, peshawar

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  • prakash |
    06/07/11
    prakash

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    06/07/11
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  • umar |
    17/07/11
    umar

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  • mudassir khan |
    18/07/11
    mudassir khan

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  • amit singh |
    20/07/11
    amit singh

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  • Rahul gupta |
    23/07/11
    Rahul gupta

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  • raja |
    04/08/11
    raja

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  • Abid Iqbal |
    07/08/11
    Abid Iqbal

    It Is Very good Player.Ye Jo Log kehte hain ke vlc media player bakwaas hai un ko kisi cheez ka pta hi nahin hai.

  • babar |
    13/08/11
    babar

    Vlc is a good and reliable media player

  • babar |
    13/08/11
    babar

    Vlc is a good and reliable media player

  • MALIK ZEESHAN KHAN |
    16/08/11
    MALIK ZEESHAN KHAN

    VLC IS VERY GOOD MEDIA PLAYER

  • Fiza Ali |
    03/09/11
    Fiza Ali

    acha hai

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