VLC for Android

VLC for Android

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  • img Expert
    1. Not your average video player! Supports cover art, subtitles, closed captions, audio headsets, & more advanced A/V tools for a better user experience
    2. No ads, no in-app purchases, no access permissions - nothing but good tunes and good video on demand
    3. Just plug and play even the least known video/audio files such as .dts, ac-3, OGG, and x265 work
  • V3.3 is amazing! + Some feedback Mar 25, 2022

    By stanYH
    Awesome new interface, but best is the speed improvements while playing video from accessing the network. It used to take between 10-20seconds to start a video file on a network drive and scrubbing/skipping forward or backward had noticeable latency - now that’s all gone, everything is near instantaneous! Scrubbing is amazing to find a specific point in a video quickly! Great update and work! Some feedback for future improvements: - if you have password lock on for opening VLC, it feels like content should pause or stop playing if it’s locked. For example minimizing the app locks it, but content keeps playing in the background. If you try open open up the app again, password is requested but audio content is still playing. Feels like password protect is leaving a small loophole in its privacy. - when playing media back in shuffle mode, pressing back used to (a few versions ago) take you to the last video you watched but it now just goes to the video before it when sorted by file name. It feels like a good use-case to cache what was watched so that you can rewatch one quickly if you wanted by pressing back once or multiples times to go back multiple videos. - it would be nice to have more configurable playback controls with gestures. Instead of just turning them on and off, be able to assign what gestures do. For instance, If I want swiping up to jump forward 1 min instead of increasing volume
  • EDIT: It actually still has looping. -Why remove looping?- Mar 24, 2022

    By Metatron64
    More fiddling with the app revealed that the button for looping only appears in the video controls when the player is in horizontal orientation, not vertical. Presumably this is because there is more room to fit buttons in the bottom of the screen there than in vertical orientation. Shame that it got somewhat "buried" so me and at least one other reviewer I saw thought it was removed and shot off inaccurate reviews. Anyway, here is your full, very well deserved, five stars. May this app remain as fine or better for many years to come. IGNORE AFTER THIS POINT; NOT CORRECT: -I used the video looping feature often, both on single videos and playlists, so the choice to remove such a useful feature that has been in this app for as long as I've had it is disappointing. If the looping feature was left in, this update would have gotten a full five stars from me, not four.-
  • Apr 23, 2022

    By Dawn
    I will sometimes download a movie from my PC and move it to the phone to watch while laying in bed and the app is simple to use and follow with the tapping of the sides of the screen to fast forward or rewind. And sliding finger up and down on the screen to change brightness and volume really helps. Less worrying about changing ringer volume that way.
  • Decent player, possibly issues with playback May 3, 2022

    By 273dndydsjqs
    Many variables determine if a video runs smooth: codec, battery level, file integrity, hardware, source, disk speed and surely more. These are factors to consider when I report that, in my experience, playback has been choppy. More specifically, after a few minutes of playback from a local (non-streaming, hardware-decoded) HEVC file, the video would stop, and even the app itself would freeze. On the other hand, x264 video seems to work fine, and the codec is much more common.
  • Apr 28, 2022

    By Dan Akers
    Generally worked fairly well, and smooth video scaling was good, but, for some reason, it will restart itself and play videos while I am trying to do other things. It has even started itself when it recognized my car was in range for sharing, putting video on screen while ignoring the screen lock. Had to uninstall it. I don't think sharing my videos without my input is a very secure operation. Fortunately the directory it picked was just some clips from storms. I could imagine this being a big issue for people with more sensitive video content...
  • Mar 7, 2022

    By Deanna Alford
    It's great that is plays wma files, which is not a feature that comes standard in a lot of music player apps. But the player leaves a lot to be desired in fine tuning. The shuffle function doesn't actually create a shuffle list, just jumps to random songs which leads to repetition. And if you close the app it doesn't return you to the last thing you were listening to, just the home screen. The search function is also a little funky, and not very intuitive. Needs some fine tuning.
  • Feb 26, 2022

    By Alex Hunter
    The shuffle is mediocre at best. Yes, it shuffles the music, but there's no queue of the playlist, it just picks songs at random. This means some songs show up over and over, whereas others don't pop up at all. There's a lot of features like this that are THERE, yes, but still leave a lot to be desired in terms of functionality, and google play doesn't allow enough characters to cover all of them. OK music app. Not really good nor great.
  • I have no idea how to open the now playing viewer now. May 19, 2022

    By Gamey Godsom
    This sounds stupid, I know. It opened automatically the first time I played a song, but half a second after it closed the now playing viewer and now always starts songs in the small bar at the bottom (like a quick controls you know? With the skip songs and pause and play?) and nothing I do opens the now playing menu. iPad if Apple doesn’t show you. I can’t use repeat, or song speed, or anything but skip and play/pause without the now playing menu. I have tried all sorts of gestures near the small bar. All swiping down does is close it and left and right skips songs. I cannot open that now playing menu! Help, please. I love your app but I just can’t open this menu now.
  • Problem Mar 30, 2022

    By Najuta
    This app has been amazing and i have used it for years but recently with the new update iam having alot of issues ,for one my shows play in a green tint all the time and I couldn’t figure out how to fix it , another problem is that my audio files are not playing in the full screen just showing up as a bar on the lower part of the screen iam unable to press on them and have them displayed on the full screen where i can edit the playback speed and everything. Please fix the bugs soon ,this app is a staple and iam sad to see it having so many issues. 4 stars for always being reliable before this problem.
  • V3.3 is amazing! + Some feedback Mar 25, 2022

    By stanYH
    Awesome new interface, but best is the speed improvements while playing video from accessing the network. It used to take between 10-20seconds to start a video file on a network drive and scrubbing/skipping forward or backward had noticeable latency - now that’s all gone, everything is near instantaneous! Scrubbing is amazing to find a specific point in a video quickly! Great update and work! Some feedback for future improvements: - if you have password lock on for opening VLC, it feels like content should pause or stop playing if it’s locked. For example minimizing the app locks it, but content keeps playing in the background. If you try open open up the app again, password is requested but audio content is still playing. Feels like password protect is leaving a small loophole in its privacy. - when playing media back in shuffle mode, pressing back used to (a few versions ago) take you to the last video you watched but it now just goes to the video before it when sorted by file name. It feels like a good use-case to cache what was watched so that you can rewatch one quickly if you wanted by pressing back once or multiples times to go back multiple videos. - it would be nice to have more configurable playback controls with gestures. Instead of just turning them on and off, be able to assign what gestures do. For instance, If I want swiping up to jump forward 1 min instead of increasing volume
  • EDIT: It actually still has looping. -Why remove looping?- Mar 24, 2022

    By Metatron64
    More fiddling with the app revealed that the button for looping only appears in the video controls when the player is in horizontal orientation, not vertical. Presumably this is because there is more room to fit buttons in the bottom of the screen there than in vertical orientation. Shame that it got somewhat "buried" so me and at least one other reviewer I saw thought it was removed and shot off inaccurate reviews. Anyway, here is your full, very well deserved, five stars. May this app remain as fine or better for many years to come. IGNORE AFTER THIS POINT; NOT CORRECT: -I used the video looping feature often, both on single videos and playlists, so the choice to remove such a useful feature that has been in this app for as long as I've had it is disappointing. If the looping feature was left in, this update would have gotten a full five stars from me, not four.-
  • Apr 23, 2022

    By Dawn
    I will sometimes download a movie from my PC and move it to the phone to watch while laying in bed and the app is simple to use and follow with the tapping of the sides of the screen to fast forward or rewind. And sliding finger up and down on the screen to change brightness and volume really helps. Less worrying about changing ringer volume that way.
  • Decent player, possibly issues with playback May 3, 2022

    By 273dndydsjqs
    Many variables determine if a video runs smooth: codec, battery level, file integrity, hardware, source, disk speed and surely more. These are factors to consider when I report that, in my experience, playback has been choppy. More specifically, after a few minutes of playback from a local (non-streaming, hardware-decoded) HEVC file, the video would stop, and even the app itself would freeze. On the other hand, x264 video seems to work fine, and the codec is much more common.
  • Apr 28, 2022

    By Dan Akers
    Generally worked fairly well, and smooth video scaling was good, but, for some reason, it will restart itself and play videos while I am trying to do other things. It has even started itself when it recognized my car was in range for sharing, putting video on screen while ignoring the screen lock. Had to uninstall it. I don't think sharing my videos without my input is a very secure operation. Fortunately the directory it picked was just some clips from storms. I could imagine this being a big issue for people with more sensitive video content...
  • Mar 7, 2022

    By Deanna Alford
    It's great that is plays wma files, which is not a feature that comes standard in a lot of music player apps. But the player leaves a lot to be desired in fine tuning. The shuffle function doesn't actually create a shuffle list, just jumps to random songs which leads to repetition. And if you close the app it doesn't return you to the last thing you were listening to, just the home screen. The search function is also a little funky, and not very intuitive. Needs some fine tuning.
  • Feb 26, 2022

    By Alex Hunter
    The shuffle is mediocre at best. Yes, it shuffles the music, but there's no queue of the playlist, it just picks songs at random. This means some songs show up over and over, whereas others don't pop up at all. There's a lot of features like this that are THERE, yes, but still leave a lot to be desired in terms of functionality, and google play doesn't allow enough characters to cover all of them. OK music app. Not really good nor great.
  • I have no idea how to open the now playing viewer now. May 19, 2022

    By Gamey Godsom
    This sounds stupid, I know. It opened automatically the first time I played a song, but half a second after it closed the now playing viewer and now always starts songs in the small bar at the bottom (like a quick controls you know? With the skip songs and pause and play?) and nothing I do opens the now playing menu. iPad if Apple doesn’t show you. I can’t use repeat, or song speed, or anything but skip and play/pause without the now playing menu. I have tried all sorts of gestures near the small bar. All swiping down does is close it and left and right skips songs. I cannot open that now playing menu! Help, please. I love your app but I just can’t open this menu now.
  • Problem Mar 30, 2022

    By Najuta
    This app has been amazing and i have used it for years but recently with the new update iam having alot of issues ,for one my shows play in a green tint all the time and I couldn’t figure out how to fix it , another problem is that my audio files are not playing in the full screen just showing up as a bar on the lower part of the screen iam unable to press on them and have them displayed on the full screen where i can edit the playback speed and everything. Please fix the bugs soon ,this app is a staple and iam sad to see it having so many issues. 4 stars for always being reliable before this problem.
  • Great app, works perfectly fine 98% of the time May 5, 2022

    By Koichi#8596
    I’ve been using this for the past few months and it works great. It plays my music fine, and importing music was a breeze. It can also be used as a pseudo file transfer app, letting me export files to other devices. However, I have some problems. One, I notice that my music skips somewhat when turning on my phone. Music scrubbing outside of the app (on the lock screen) is very inaccurate, and will sometimes jump to another part of the song. After skipping, the pitch is slightly off; it’s slightly higher. I know it’s a very niche nitpick, but since I’ve noticed it I can’t un-hear it.
  • May 12, 2022

    By Garrett Tidd
    Unnecessarily scans and parses media just to browse and play files and takes forever to do it. Can't browse files until it's complete. Well over 20 minutes of scanning and parsing is ridiculous. What is it even doing? It should not take that long to generate thumbnails. It would be better if it just did it when the folder was opened and I should be able to browse and open files before it finishes whatever unnecessary task its running.
  • May 20, 2022

    By Chris Strake
    There's a bug where if you are rearranging a playlist and you scroll-drag an item, some random item on the list will appear to become a clone of the one you dragged. This bug persists until you back out of the playlist. There is no means to export playlist files. Clearing the app cache will delete all playlists. The cache routinely gets corrupted, like the recent bug that resumes play from the end of a file and skips the file. Yes, I am bitter about losing my playlists repeatedly.
  • Such a weird major update Apr 27, 2022

    By GreatChiller
    I love VLC. I’ve used it on every computer I’ve owned for the past…10 years? I’ve sure there have been updates to the program, but it’s a great system and whatever updates there were, didn’t change the interface too much. So… what happened here? The new interface on the iPhone (and ipad) seems to be a total downgrade, with a lot of features I would often use hidden behind new menus. Okay, whatever, I can get used to that. Then the subtitle download button seems more difficult to access on the iPad, which is bizarre. Still, not gamebreaking. Two super annoying problems, which is why I’m rating this app so low after loving it so long- 1) now the app creates a dummy “put your media files here” in the folder, which you cannot delete- or rather, you can delete it, but the app will restore it on startup. I do not need to be reminded where my files go. Please stop reminding me, I’m not 80 years old. Secondly, the video filters, playback speed and sleep timer options on the iPhone just… don’t work? At all? I’ve tried restarting the app, restarting my phone, downloading the app again, no dice. I don’t often review app, but when I do, it’s because the developers released a worse version of a good app without proper testing. One last thing- I would’ve just submitted a bug report but there’s no option for that? Fair enough, here’s a negative review instead…
  • OneDrive Audio Files Limited To 2452 Apr 9, 2022

    By CTRinBNA
    I was really hoping that with this latest update I could change my ⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating to ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ but out of frustration I have dropped it down to ⭐️⭐️ For at least a couple of years it limited OneDrive audio files to 200, then with the update prior to this one, the limit changed to 2450 - this latest update now limits it to 2452. The app only displays embedded album art in audio files in file list mode. When an audio file is selected to stream, the album art disappears in full screen mode, and when minimised to the mini player mode. I assume fixing this issue should not be too complicated. Displaying the OneDrive audio file directly is aggravatingly slow, as well as in the time it takes to actually start streaming a selection - especially when compared to the nPlayer app. Perhaps if the VLC Player could create and keep a local cache file of the logged in cloud services listing all of the files in the selected directory . . . that one could be manually refreshed, similarly to how the CloudBeats app does . . . this might make VLC Player app feel more responsive. I am really fond of this app, and especially appreciate all the work that everyone has put into it. With continued feedback and support it will become as reliable and mature as its Windows version.
  • Apr 16, 2022

    By Jen P
    Worked great for a while, then I didn't use it for a week or two, tried using it again to play my videos and when I paused it, 20 minutes later came back in to see it STILL PLAYING, but it wasn't the video, it went to playing only audio. Not cool! Now I can't get it to work at all. Time to find yet another video player. Maybe one with continuous play mode and not have to click to the nexxt one again and again each time it's opened.
  • Mar 1, 2022

    By Joel Cruz
    I wanted to like this app. I use it on my laptop all the time and it's great. The mobile app, not so much. It doesn't play all my files. The ones that won't play on another app play on vlc but vlc won't play other files. My old Sony experia music app played them all with no problem. Loading takes forever as well. And it won't just play all your files, you need to create a Playlist. Overall not worth it, it's getting deleted.
  • Regret updating the VLC Media Player app May 11, 2022

    By HypatiaAlexia
    I loved the previous VLC Media Player and used it extensively on my iPad. After this recent update, I will be looking for something else. I can no longer use my iPad keyboard space bar to pause a video anywhere in the video. I often paused videos during the credits so I can see by the credits showing in the thumbnails which videos I’ve watched. That doesn’t work anymore. Also now when I load a bunch of videos that are named in alphabetical order and are loaded in that order, when I start the first one playing, after it’s done, the next one that plays may or may not be the next one in line. I’m not sure what this is app is doing but it has gone downhill in one update.
  • May 5, 2022

    By Kim Ferguson
    Not working properly. When I try to play an audiobook or movie it will take sometimes up to 30 minutes to play. I already updated to the newest update, cleared cache (cleaned out all catches) Hasn't been working properly for a few months now. Can anyone help me out. Thank you.
  • Apr 15, 2022

    By subej rekoj
    One star because music just starts playing when you connect to bluetooth and no option to stop it. But an option to resume or not after a call.... really dumb design whoever made this should NEVER even made a resume on connect. In the first place. Mosy of the time its on the middle of song that wasnt even playing. Thank you and i assume this will never be fixed.
  • Jan 14, 2022

    By Mae is tired
    I like a lot of things about VLC. It's versatile, has a good music shuffle & can play during calls. The UI is decent & easy on the eyes. Honestly, I'd probably give a 5 if not for one god-forsaken feature. It forgets whatever music you're playing after *1 minute* of being paused. 1 minute! It's 100% unnecessary, and it doesn't even do it to videos! When it forgets, it resets the shuffle and playback timer, fully negating a feature I find very useful. Please, if nothing else, make it a setting.

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  • img Expert
    1. Not your average video player! Supports cover art, subtitles, closed captions, audio headsets, & more advanced A/V tools for a better user experience
    2. No ads, no in-app purchases, no access permissions - nothing but good tunes and good video on demand
    3. Just plug and play even the least known video/audio files such as .dts, ac-3, OGG, and x265 work
  • V3.3 is amazing! + Some feedback Mar 25, 2022

    By stanYH
    Awesome new interface, but best is the speed improvements while playing video from accessing the network. It used to take between 10-20seconds to start a video file on a network drive and scrubbing/skipping forward or backward had noticeable latency - now that’s all gone, everything is near instantaneous! Scrubbing is amazing to find a specific point in a video quickly! Great update and work! Some feedback for future improvements: - if you have password lock on for opening VLC, it feels like content should pause or stop playing if it’s locked. For example minimizing the app locks it, but content keeps playing in the background. If you try open open up the app again, password is requested but audio content is still playing. Feels like password protect is leaving a small loophole in its privacy. - when playing media back in shuffle mode, pressing back used to (a few versions ago) take you to the last video you watched but it now just goes to the video before it when sorted by file name. It feels like a good use-case to cache what was watched so that you can rewatch one quickly if you wanted by pressing back once or multiples times to go back multiple videos. - it would be nice to have more configurable playback controls with gestures. Instead of just turning them on and off, be able to assign what gestures do. For instance, If I want swiping up to jump forward 1 min instead of increasing volume
  • EDIT: It actually still has looping. -Why remove looping?- Mar 24, 2022

    By Metatron64
    More fiddling with the app revealed that the button for looping only appears in the video controls when the player is in horizontal orientation, not vertical. Presumably this is because there is more room to fit buttons in the bottom of the screen there than in vertical orientation. Shame that it got somewhat "buried" so me and at least one other reviewer I saw thought it was removed and shot off inaccurate reviews. Anyway, here is your full, very well deserved, five stars. May this app remain as fine or better for many years to come. IGNORE AFTER THIS POINT; NOT CORRECT: -I used the video looping feature often, both on single videos and playlists, so the choice to remove such a useful feature that has been in this app for as long as I've had it is disappointing. If the looping feature was left in, this update would have gotten a full five stars from me, not four.-
  • Apr 23, 2022

    By Dawn
    I will sometimes download a movie from my PC and move it to the phone to watch while laying in bed and the app is simple to use and follow with the tapping of the sides of the screen to fast forward or rewind. And sliding finger up and down on the screen to change brightness and volume really helps. Less worrying about changing ringer volume that way.
  • Love VLC but can’t use app May 6, 2022

    By Charrliez
    I have used VLC on my computer for years & love it, hence the higher score. Can not use the app. The app instructions to transfer videos & music from a MacBook to an iPhone do not actually work. It says to use iTunes- I am using macOS Catalina. There is still the iTunes Store but no iTunes App. Now it is music or videos. Maybe if I could transfer from the VLC computer program itself or have new instructions/ videos to help. Edit: was able to get the video on using a flash drive with USB-C & Apple Lightning sides. Works great! Thank you 🙏
  • Apr 4, 2022

    By Gregory
    Works as expected. My favorite feature is the ability to close my screen and it keeps playing. 🙂 Thanks for that I really appreciate it. I have not tried any of the streaming abilities on my network yet, once I do I will update this review. I also used some of these sound profiles and they seem to work okay as well. Thank you to the developers for making a great app keep up the awesome work 👍 oh and by the way I have not seen any ads 😅
  • Ohh no this is getting more worses Apr 14, 2022

    By vanish %
    Why does this app is giving headache I've been upgrading this player over & over again but nothing has changed in it, before I really love this player just bcos of the subtitles is very easy & simple to download but for now you guys are make me feel anxiety, I can't continue waste my data with my time for your new update I'm tired of it, bcos from now I'll no longer be using the app again
  • Great app1 Mar 31, 2022

    By jcarveryoung
    EDIT: the devs fixed this issue very quickly, thank you! This app was perfect until the last update, it now forces all my videos to have a green and purple tint that I can’t fix correctly with filters. It is not the files as I was watching the same ones before the last update. Once this is fixed I will gladly put in an updated 5 star review because I use this app so much!
  • Jan 10, 2022

    By Nicholas Moore
    Solid app. I have my entire CD collection on a SD card in my phone and I use VLC for playback. New version is great...BUT now when I pick a file in a folder and select "Play all" VLC starts with the first file in the folder, not the file I selected. It used to start with the song I selected and then played every song after that. That's kind of a bummer but not a deal breaker.
  • Back to 5/5 May 18, 2022

    By BOW41989
    I’ve loved this app for years, one of the more recent updates had an issue I addressed in a review and offered to update my rating to 5/5 if fixed. Sure enough, this morning I see it was updated and fixed. Back to being literally the best media player in existence. I use it on my laptop at home and on my phones/mobile devices as well.
  • I have no idea how to open the now playing viewer now. May 19, 2022

    By Gamey Godsom
    This sounds stupid, I know. It opened automatically the first time I played a song, but half a second after it closed the now playing viewer and now always starts songs in the small bar at the bottom (like a quick controls you know? With the skip songs and pause and play?) and nothing I do opens the now playing menu. iPad if Apple doesn’t show you. I can’t use repeat, or song speed, or anything but skip and play/pause without the now playing menu. I have tried all sorts of gestures near the small bar. All swiping down does is close it and left and right skips songs. I cannot open that now playing menu! Help, please. I love your app but I just can’t open this menu now.
  • Problem Mar 30, 2022

    By Najuta
    This app has been amazing and i have used it for years but recently with the new update iam having alot of issues ,for one my shows play in a green tint all the time and I couldn’t figure out how to fix it , another problem is that my audio files are not playing in the full screen just showing up as a bar on the lower part of the screen iam unable to press on them and have them displayed on the full screen where i can edit the playback speed and everything. Please fix the bugs soon ,this app is a staple and iam sad to see it having so many issues. 4 stars for always being reliable before this problem.
  • Great app, works perfectly fine 98% of the time May 5, 2022

    By Koichi#8596
    I’ve been using this for the past few months and it works great. It plays my music fine, and importing music was a breeze. It can also be used as a pseudo file transfer app, letting me export files to other devices. However, I have some problems. One, I notice that my music skips somewhat when turning on my phone. Music scrubbing outside of the app (on the lock screen) is very inaccurate, and will sometimes jump to another part of the song. After skipping, the pitch is slightly off; it’s slightly higher. I know it’s a very niche nitpick, but since I’ve noticed it I can’t un-hear it.
  • May 12, 2022

    By Skynetspider
    Works fantastic but I do have 2 issues. 1. Constantly getting the message to give all access after it already has it. 2. When starting audio when connected to a bluetooth device; tested on headphones, my car, and a speaker; the audio cuts out for roughly 3 seconds before coming back in at the start on all audio files.
  • Solid media player Apr 6, 2022

    By OriginalGrumpyOldMan
    [updated] Colorspace issue fixed in 3.3.2. Some feedback on the new UI: - [iPad Pro] less sensitive adjustment sliders in playback view?: The left & right side “virtual” sliders for volume & brightness during playback are extremely sensitive, you have to barely roll your finger on the spot for a small adjustment, any bigger finger movement will max out the slider in either direction - [iPad Pro] denser list view?: Non-thumbnail list view (ex.: network folder) leaves a lot of space between names, as well as ~2/3 of the screen on the right empty. Or maybe at least generate & cache thumbnails for non-local folders? [previously] My full review incl. the green/purple video issue and an immediate workaround was not published for 7(!) days - until after the app was updated already. When I wanted this unpublished review removed it WAS published in its useless form below, with a wasted response from the developer? [was: “Review not being published?”-“So delete this because I can’t”]
  • Apr 26, 2022

    By Ziggy Bonham
    Very useful, however I have two issues. When you are casting to another device, it displays only a black screen and I end up locking my phone trying to turn it on. Also, it seems to cut out randomly while casting. I'll be watching a movie and it will close out on my Chromecast. Other than that it's very useful!
  • Apr 25, 2022

    By Yoda The
    Love using this app, it is a great app. I use it on my computer and on my phone and it's got some really good features and helps Props to creators I have one issue for the creators though. In one update this got screwed up. Clicking "play all" : When you click play all it automatically goes back to the first video in the list Before, it would play the video you clicked on down, allowing all videos to be played from a list Also, it would play from timestamp left on Please bring back
  • One issue May 17, 2022

    By BeingShakir
    There was an issue before the latest update which was whenever I turned on the “Descending order” toggle under “Sort by” option, it used to automatically turn the toggle off when I switched tabs or closed the app and relaunched it. In the latest update, it seems that the issue is only partially fixed. Now it doesn’t automatically turn the toggle off when I switch tabs but it still automatically turns it off if I completely close the app (from app switcher) and enter it again. Please fix this too.
  • Most reliable player for ipad BUT… May 21, 2022

    By blitzkrieg917
    Occasionally ill drag files from MacBook into iTunes and they dont appear in VLC on ipad. I discovered that if you open the FILES app and click on VLC folder they show up there and if you click a video it will open in VLC. It’s only happened a few times. I play videos at 1.5-2x speed all the time and Wednesday the audio was playing as expected but on Saturday something changed and now the audio sounds like chipmunks at 1.5 speed where before it wasn’t that fast. Looks like this 3.37 update changed something
  • Apr 9, 2022

    By Chad Hallack
    I have downloaded skins for the player going back six or seven years now. Probably four different times, and Every.Single.Time afterward the crashes and runs choppy and seemingly bogged down. I get rid of skins, un and reinstall VLC and it's fine. After acquiring skins, particularly with video, I successfully skip tracks MAYBE once in every five tries. It freezes up and/or shuts down or you have to manually restart it. I can live without skins, otherwise I LOVE It! Would be nice though if...
  • Decent player, possibly issues with playback May 3, 2022

    By 273dndydsjqs
    Many variables determine if a video runs smooth: codec, battery level, file integrity, hardware, source, disk speed and surely more. These are factors to consider when I report that, in my experience, playback has been choppy. More specifically, after a few minutes of playback from a local (non-streaming, hardware-decoded) HEVC file, the video would stop, and even the app itself would freeze. On the other hand, x264 video seems to work fine, and the codec is much more common.
  • Apr 28, 2022

    By Dan Akers
    Generally worked fairly well, and smooth video scaling was good, but, for some reason, it will restart itself and play videos while I am trying to do other things. It has even started itself when it recognized my car was in range for sharing, putting video on screen while ignoring the screen lock. Had to uninstall it. I don't think sharing my videos without my input is a very secure operation. Fortunately the directory it picked was just some clips from storms. I could imagine this being a big issue for people with more sensitive video content...
  • Mar 7, 2022

    By Deanna Alford
    It's great that is plays wma files, which is not a feature that comes standard in a lot of music player apps. But the player leaves a lot to be desired in fine tuning. The shuffle function doesn't actually create a shuffle list, just jumps to random songs which leads to repetition. And if you close the app it doesn't return you to the last thing you were listening to, just the home screen. The search function is also a little funky, and not very intuitive. Needs some fine tuning.
  • Feb 26, 2022

    By Alex Hunter
    The shuffle is mediocre at best. Yes, it shuffles the music, but there's no queue of the playlist, it just picks songs at random. This means some songs show up over and over, whereas others don't pop up at all. There's a lot of features like this that are THERE, yes, but still leave a lot to be desired in terms of functionality, and google play doesn't allow enough characters to cover all of them. OK music app. Not really good nor great.
  • Mar 28, 2022

    By Josh Vogler
    Samsung Note10+ updated to Android 11 and now VLC will not recognize the thumbnail of 90% of my audio files. They show up fine in all other apps, but are missing in VLC no matter how many times I rescan. I would uninstall and start over, but I have years worth of playlists I could never recreate. Over a year later in 2022 and still the same issue with not showing the correct thumbnail. Open the files in any other media app and they are correct. I still hold out hope since I love VLC.
  • Subs not working May 9, 2022

    By Clarence T
    In the latest version, I’m unable to turn on subtitles that are muxed into the container file. While video is playing, I select the speech bubble and I see the subtitle set to disabled, but when I select it to enable it, nothing happens. Also, the same thing happens in this window with the audio track. I can disable the audio track but then I can’t enable it again. I haven’t tried yet with separate sub file. Please fix! Thanks.
  • Such a weird major update Apr 27, 2022

    By GreatChiller
    I love VLC. I’ve used it on every computer I’ve owned for the past…10 years? I’ve sure there have been updates to the program, but it’s a great system and whatever updates there were, didn’t change the interface too much. So… what happened here? The new interface on the iPhone (and ipad) seems to be a total downgrade, with a lot of features I would often use hidden behind new menus. Okay, whatever, I can get used to that. Then the subtitle download button seems more difficult to access on the iPad, which is bizarre. Still, not gamebreaking. Two super annoying problems, which is why I’m rating this app so low after loving it so long- 1) now the app creates a dummy “put your media files here” in the folder, which you cannot delete- or rather, you can delete it, but the app will restore it on startup. I do not need to be reminded where my files go. Please stop reminding me, I’m not 80 years old. Secondly, the video filters, playback speed and sleep timer options on the iPhone just… don’t work? At all? I’ve tried restarting the app, restarting my phone, downloading the app again, no dice. I don’t often review app, but when I do, it’s because the developers released a worse version of a good app without proper testing. One last thing- I would’ve just submitted a bug report but there’s no option for that? Fair enough, here’s a negative review instead…
  • OneDrive Audio Files Limited To 2452 Apr 9, 2022

    By CTRinBNA
    I was really hoping that with this latest update I could change my ⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating to ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ but out of frustration I have dropped it down to ⭐️⭐️ For at least a couple of years it limited OneDrive audio files to 200, then with the update prior to this one, the limit changed to 2450 - this latest update now limits it to 2452. The app only displays embedded album art in audio files in file list mode. When an audio file is selected to stream, the album art disappears in full screen mode, and when minimised to the mini player mode. I assume fixing this issue should not be too complicated. Displaying the OneDrive audio file directly is aggravatingly slow, as well as in the time it takes to actually start streaming a selection - especially when compared to the nPlayer app. Perhaps if the VLC Player could create and keep a local cache file of the logged in cloud services listing all of the files in the selected directory . . . that one could be manually refreshed, similarly to how the CloudBeats app does . . . this might make VLC Player app feel more responsive. I am really fond of this app, and especially appreciate all the work that everyone has put into it. With continued feedback and support it will become as reliable and mature as its Windows version.
  • Regret updating the VLC Media Player app May 11, 2022

    By HypatiaAlexia
    I loved the previous VLC Media Player and used it extensively on my iPad. After this recent update, I will be looking for something else. I can no longer use my iPad keyboard space bar to pause a video anywhere in the video. I often paused videos during the credits so I can see by the credits showing in the thumbnails which videos I’ve watched. That doesn’t work anymore. Also now when I load a bunch of videos that are named in alphabetical order and are loaded in that order, when I start the first one playing, after it’s done, the next one that plays may or may not be the next one in line. I’m not sure what this is app is doing but it has gone downhill in one update.
  • Jan 14, 2022

    By Mae is tired
    I like a lot of things about VLC. It's versatile, has a good music shuffle & can play during calls. The UI is decent & easy on the eyes. Honestly, I'd probably give a 5 if not for one god-forsaken feature. It forgets whatever music you're playing after *1 minute* of being paused. 1 minute! It's 100% unnecessary, and it doesn't even do it to videos! When it forgets, it resets the shuffle and playback timer, fully negating a feature I find very useful. Please, if nothing else, make it a setting.
  • May 12, 2022

    By Garrett Tidd
    Unnecessarily scans and parses media just to browse and play files and takes forever to do it. Can't browse files until it's complete. Well over 20 minutes of scanning and parsing is ridiculous. What is it even doing? It should not take that long to generate thumbnails. It would be better if it just did it when the folder was opened and I should be able to browse and open files before it finishes whatever unnecessary task its running.
  • May 20, 2022

    By Chris Strake
    There's a bug where if you are rearranging a playlist and you scroll-drag an item, some random item on the list will appear to become a clone of the one you dragged. This bug persists until you back out of the playlist. There is no means to export playlist files. Clearing the app cache will delete all playlists. The cache routinely gets corrupted, like the recent bug that resumes play from the end of a file and skips the file. Yes, I am bitter about losing my playlists repeatedly.
  • Apr 16, 2022

    By Jen P
    Worked great for a while, then I didn't use it for a week or two, tried using it again to play my videos and when I paused it, 20 minutes later came back in to see it STILL PLAYING, but it wasn't the video, it went to playing only audio. Not cool! Now I can't get it to work at all. Time to find yet another video player. Maybe one with continuous play mode and not have to click to the nexxt one again and again each time it's opened.
  • Mar 1, 2022

    By Joel Cruz
    I wanted to like this app. I use it on my laptop all the time and it's great. The mobile app, not so much. It doesn't play all my files. The ones that won't play on another app play on vlc but vlc won't play other files. My old Sony experia music app played them all with no problem. Loading takes forever as well. And it won't just play all your files, you need to create a Playlist. Overall not worth it, it's getting deleted.
  • May 5, 2022

    By Kim Ferguson
    Not working properly. When I try to play an audiobook or movie it will take sometimes up to 30 minutes to play. I already updated to the newest update, cleared cache (cleaned out all catches) Hasn't been working properly for a few months now. Can anyone help me out. Thank you.
  • Apr 15, 2022

    By subej rekoj
    One star because music just starts playing when you connect to bluetooth and no option to stop it. But an option to resume or not after a call.... really dumb design whoever made this should NEVER even made a resume on connect. In the first place. Mosy of the time its on the middle of song that wasnt even playing. Thank you and i assume this will never be fixed.

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