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VLC for Mobile
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vlc for ios is a port of the free vlc media player to iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.\nIt can play all your movies, shows and music in most formats directly without conversion. It allows file synchronization with Dropbox, GDrive, OneDrive, Box, iCloud Drive, iTunes, direct downloads and through WiFi sharing as well as streaming from SMB, FTP, UPnP/DLNA media servers and the web. VLC offers support for advanced subtitles including full SSA compatibility, multi-track audio, and playback speed control. vlc for ios is completely free and open source.
Bug fix update
by lasfdhjlpotqaxc on 2019/05/23 03:56
I really like this app because it fills everything I need except it needs a save option to save on vlc computer and app I like this app because I could use it for my movies collection music and other collection and it’s free also needs a built in unlimited storage space offline because it would be awesome 1 thousand movies on my device to my vlc on computer to app that would be a awesome and also recycle to the new movies after finished with the first bunch Share my movies collection offline Option would be nice and amazing Bug fix needs a save option to save on vlc computer and app I like this app because I could use it for my movies collection music and other collection and it’s free also needs a built in unlimited storage space offline because it would be awesome 1 thousand movies on my device to my vlc on computer to app that would be a awesome and also recycle to the new movies after finished with the first bunch Share my movies collection offline Option would be nice and amazing I have one last question is there a way to create a playlist in vlc computer and share it to the app sync and once watch it should go to the next movie like let’s say you can download 5 movies you watch one it goes through the library list to the next one would be awesome please comment if you have anything like this done also a website
webm files have no sound
by S13gmund on 2019/05/22 20:20
Using an iPad Pro, latest iOS- VLC player will play videos, but no sound. Kind of useless then, don’t you think?
Doesn’t work any more
by Bubblickous on 2019/05/21 23:08
Only iPhone media player I know of to play OGG files. Poor interface with limited organizing and search capabilities. Always slow to start and would report “empty media library” every time it started. Now it has stopped working entirely, and freezes/crashes every time I try to use it. :(
Buggy
by BonGeBon on 2019/05/21 17:15
The video loses audio once you skip the video. And you cannot retrieve the audio back until restarting your iPad.
This used to work well
by Carlosalsv on 2019/05/20 23:51
I’ve used this app for months and since the last update it stopped working well when I transfer media to my iPhone using WiFi transfer! The media is loaded until 100% but it is not saved on my iPhone storage. I have had to use iTunes to transfer that media instead. I want to share my media using WiFi transfer again. I have offloaded the app, I have restarted my iPhone, I have deleted and reinstalled the app and it still doesn’t work. I’ve used Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome too and I haven’t shared my media using WiFi transfer. Just using iTunes
Picture in picture
by gloriagator on 2019/05/20 17:51
Just add picture in picture and I’ll give a 5 star. It’s weird only hearing audio!
Shuffle is not working
by qqdgnbhhduhvc on 2019/05/20 17:49
If I click the shuffle button and let the videos play it just plays in order but if I click the button to go to the next video it works then.
Years later and still this issue hasn’t been fixed
by blitzkrieg917 on 2019/05/20 05:54
If using a wireless headset and playback speed is set in default settings to 1.5x speed when you play the video there is no sound...you have to drag the speed to less then 1x then back to 1.5x for audio to play Works fine if no wireless headset is connected
Can’t reinstall
by clottinger1 on 2019/05/20 01:19
I loved this app, but for some reason I can no longer download the app.
Works fine on iPhone XS Mac
by InDebtBigTime on 2019/05/19 19:44
New to the iPhone spent an hour trying to figure out how to get mp3 files from my Linux pc to the phone. Even set up an Apache server to try getting them through my phone browser. Still can’t download them. What a terribly bad design from apple. This was a trivial and natural task on Android natively. Vlc has a built in file server. If you are on the same WiFi network at home you just turn it on in the menu and it shows a message of an address to type in your browser on your computer. Then you just drag and drop and voila your files are on the iPhone. Well, they are accessible to VLC at least. Thank You to the developers for this. I would have to return the phone if not for this. I’m learning Chinese and I use my phone to practice with a lot.
Great App!
by Yuso95 on 2019/05/19 16:46
Overall it's a great App!
Thank you for listening!
by joecunningham on 2019/05/19 16:43
The developer has addressed (or will address) the issues I raised. Keyboard support is now in place and my fingers are crossed for an additional directory level. I’m boosting my rating to five stars (up from 2). Please do no get rid of the freeze frame thumbnails. I love picking my own thumbnail image.
Folders not working well
by Cory1999 on 2019/05/19 15:01
Been trying to add some TV shows to a folder and everything I try to move them, nothing happens. They do not go into the folder. This is on an iPad Pro 12.9 with latest iOS (12.2). Reply to developer: So if I change them to appear as movies in the metadata I will then be able to add them to folders?
Too slow for lots of files
by fodets on 2019/05/19 00:15
Works well for a small library but it is too slow indexing a large music library.
Unusable
by Uziel852 on 2019/05/17 04:42
Every video played on it is almost 100% covered in massive artifacts and corrupted in the app.
Love this program
by Necromantia000 on 2019/05/15 03:00
Unfortunately trying to delete files is causing the app to crash. You have to find the sweet spot (1 cm right of center) in the video tile to activate the delete function. This wasn’t an issue two weeks ago, please fix.
The most versatile app to play everything else
by phazetex on 2019/05/14 13:48
VLC is my go-to when I want to play older-style media files on a whim, and my default for listening to good old-fashioned streaming audio a la Internet Radio or other interesting streams. It just does a good job; it’s a must-install on any iOS device.
Had been great.
by the_first_grock on 2019/05/14 11:28
This APP had been great on my iPhone and iPad. Used it with a BanQ flash drive to watch movies and pick up subtitles for my girlfriend. Now there is no way to get videos to view unless loading from a library or online. What’s up?
Screen orientation
by RobertoKNeto on 2019/05/13 02:53
The only thing that keeps me from rating this 5-stars is the fact that if you lock screen rotation (so that it doesn’t rotate weirdly when your phone is rotated, because for some reason it plays videos vertically) you actually can’t use any gestures or buttons, which is a hassle to deal with. Fix this and I change my review
No PiP
by George Beecher on 2019/05/11 21:37
No picture-in-picture, which is a must-have for a media app on iPad.
Please add Download Subtitle Function for IOS
by KwayHan on 2019/05/11 16:44
I’ve been a fan of VLC since I have the knowledge to use computer. And now I am still using this app on mobile device and I am in love with every single detail you change on every update. So, I always waited and IOS version to have the download subtitle function for a while now and I am getting impatient. Can you please add that function if possible because it’s too much of a waste of time to go to computer to download sub and add it to vlc using iTunes. Anyway thanks for making this amazing app. May God bless you.
Subtitle problem
by __soheil___ on 2019/05/07 16:46
Good player but it would be even better if you could select subtitle from your documents please add this feature
What happened
by Kiefkief88 on 2019/05/05 03:37
I used to love VLC but videos don’t stay up on main page. I can’t pick source of video files to update main page. Just went downhill. You need to scrap and redo this bad app. 😩
What?
by 37:!,!(&:8:&/@-":@(7;$ on 2019/05/05 02:26
Am I missing something? Loved this app on Android. Can’t get it to work on iOS. I miss the genre playlists. Can’t play album from the search page. Uploaded my organized folders from windows media player on my PC. I can play one album at a time it seems from my folder structure. Can playlists even be created?
Don’t like new version
by kiimmiia on 2019/05/05 01:27
In new version i can’t copy my videos from other apps to vlc.....even in icloud.... It’s so bad.... plz fix it
Minor bug
by DrMuh95 on 2019/05/04 21:21
Swipe for volume is not working well, I used to do a single continuous swipe to control the volume, now that is not working and buggy.
Has 3.1.9 fixed DLNA/local network streaming?
by Barbatus Unum on 2019/05/04 20:36
Still running older 3.1.2 that only partially works with some DLNA streaming from Kodi on my iPad Pro. Read here that more recent VLC iOS updates completely broke local network capabilities. Would *really* appreciate hearing in the reviews if the new VLC 3.1.9 update definitively fixed local DLNA network streaming or not before updating. Thanks, as the changelog isn’t specific enough on what they supposedly fixed.
Necessity for me
by pattycake1197 on 2019/05/04 08:40
I would rather this app cost 4.99 and work flawlessly, but as is- this app is a must have if you want to move media files of any format around.
Needs download function from NAS
by ashfla on 2019/05/03 19:17
Almost perfect but I want to download videos from a network drive in LAN.
to improve
by waiphyo monywa on 2019/05/03 13:53
i am iph7 user i want vlc player to rename option i want vlc player to ahare for easy by zapya or xender thanks
Order of folds/files
by Dozanhas on 2019/05/03 13:26
I am not able to rank the folds and or files as per my preferencies. They stay as in the order of downloading in the app. This prevents from satisfaction and happiness of using the app. I hope that this problem will be resolved asap. Thanks for your duly consideration and carefullness... Hasan İğdeci
I cannot view videos from Photos in this app
by WeepinAngel on 2019/05/03 04:26
It would be lovely if I could transfer photos and videos from the photos app built in to the phone, into this VLC app. That way I could use Wi-Fi sharing and access the Wi-Fi server on my phone via my PC and then download the video file.
Bugs
by Equalizer fan on 2019/05/01 23:46
Here are bugs I found: - I can’t save a custom equalizer setting. - I can’t access the music I transferred to my music folder. Instead I have to use file sharing and deliver it to vlc. - I can’t view artists by name. Please fix these and then it’ll be almost perfect.
Best video player
by Oaktree59 on 2019/04/30 20:46
I tried the top 3 players. This was under rated. It should have 5 stars. By far the best.
Nice continuity
by iusers:( on 2019/04/29 14:17
I am using iPhone for now. Kudos for knocking the android version out of the ballpark. I am thankful for both versions. This one feels different. I would prefer the time slider on the bottom and bolder while the volume slider is on top. Thanks for the good work and for keeping this ad-free
Too many issues...
by Jaybo1234567890 on 2019/04/25 01:52
I use this app for school, and with seven months of experience of having it, I can confidently say that it has entirely too many issues. It is constantly lagging, always needs to be restarted, the volume goes in and out, and it just lacks good quality. The only reason why I am still using it is so that I can speed up my lectures.
pretty much unusable when connect to My Cloud
by Evat281 on 2019/04/24 22:36
I connected WD My Cloud to this player because it’s supposed to play any type of media file. This app freezes way to much and is unusable.
Needs playlist feature
by ryzillaman on 2019/04/22 09:02
I love the app but the fact that it only plays one song at a time instead of a playlist is a dealbreaker for me
Screen mirroring
by Mehrad2421 on 2019/04/22 08:02
Please add screen mirroring to smart tv ...it is very necessary
Solution for manually adding Subtitles
by Saeedhassaan on 2019/04/22 06:32
Can you pls give a solution to add subtitle in iphone manually.. Feels hard without watching a movie without subtitles. Thanks
Boon for Free software/Codecs lovers
by sw708 on 2019/04/20 00:24
I have my music collection saved on my Linux machine in .ogg format and all my important video files are saved in .webm and .ogg/.ogv formats which are patent free formats. I can’t play those files on iPhone directly. Thankfully through VLC media player for iPhone my problem is solved. A big thank you to developers.
Obvious bug
by gsnwyzhwn on 2019/04/19 02:42
The app is great as always. However, the video/audio sometimes skip for no reasons when you enable hardware acceleration. Please fix this.
Great, but...
by Serenity Soul on 2019/04/18 15:58
Exactly what I was looking for, but... it could used a few minor simple features; such as a “sort by” feature.
Repeat mode doesn't work
by nikniknik9876567789 on 2019/04/18 00:51
Set video to repeat. Turn off or let device sleep. Video won't rrepeat until you hit home button. Ruins the app
Use path with folders name
by Farhad BR on 2019/04/15 11:47
I thought using path of videos for showing folders in app is better than showing virtual folders in app. When I move some videos to a folder in “Files” I like to show this hierarchy in VLC too.
Subtitle
by syedmohiuddin on 2019/04/15 11:39
I can not download subtitles in VLC player on iPhone that can be made in the Android Max Player. VLC Player is very good at giving this download facility. When will we get the benefit.
Great app, but
by Lucifersama93 on 2019/04/15 07:47
I love the app. I use it almost everyday, But I hate it when it doesn’t support Arabic language codes, specially when the subtitle is attached with the video and not merged. Fix the issue asap PLZ
Still crashes
by Chikorita157 on 2019/04/14 14:46
Can’t connect to shares, keep crashing when I try to login.
Far fewer features than Android version
by ghtft3432 on 2019/04/13 04:48
Very disappointing after using Android version, especially audio (music). Poor organization of files. No support for playlists makes it a nonstarter...
Next Video Auto Play
by Letting Us Down on 2019/04/11 22:27
Why can’t I press next and it takes me to the next video as opposed to fast-forwarding a clip? We need that option! 👎🏽
Below Good
by Yaseerr on 2019/04/07 01:03
Can’t volume up by swipe then it’s automatically mute and lots videos we can’t zoom one mp3 is running when I play below any other song the automatically stop VLC I think this version is problem I’m used last version excellent so why are saying have todo update I hate this version please give me last version that’s very cool
Muted audio
by MelvinReviewer on 2019/04/06 19:52
Playing a music album in the background (i.e. screen is off) causes the next track on the list to be muted. The sound returns if you wake the screen up (to the lock screen). This problem happens when using headphones connected to the headphone jack.
Needs better 2x 3x playback controls
by MMMkkkay... on 2019/04/06 02:07
Great feature to play up to 3x video, use it all the time at 2.5x, but when I rewind 10 seconds when I miss something, the volume becomes mute. PLEASE FIX
Great app, but why no picture-in-picture?
by NEKNIM on 2019/04/05 16:48
This app is fantastic! I had a set of videos where the audio and video were off and I couldn’t believe that this app lets you adjust the audio so I could get the both the audio and video in sync. My only complaint is that there is no picture-in-picture.
Where did dlna go?
by Djjeesh on 2019/04/04 18:39
This app on phone and Apple TV used to see DLNA servers but now can't. My Samsung TV and Roku both see those DLNA servers?
OneDrive not inside
by zh.inc on 2019/04/03 12:55
OneDrive not inside
Great app but needs improvement
by Tired of it 4real on 2019/04/02 21:44
Improvements needed: 1. System wide EQ. When playing each video you can change the EQ to lower the minimum volume amongst other things. Not only does it NOT save the setting for all videos but it doesn’t even save for that video once you close the video. 2. There also REALLY needs to be an option to hide screenshots of the videos. Or at least once they are placed in a folder, the folder should have a setting to show a collage of its contents or not. I may have some videos that I don’t want others to see are there or be curious about. 3. Lock specific folders. This included with number 2 would be amazing. All in all, great app that plays pretty much any video just like its desktops counterpart as long as your iOS device can handle the processing power.
Used to work, now it doesn’t.
by Tms4disapoint on 2019/04/02 18:17
Doesn’t work with Windows Home Server anymore. It just sits there spinning and spinning.
Editing titles of saved or forwarded tunes
by Simsan1 on 2019/04/01 10:18
Hi, love this app as well as its original for windows. But big problem on iOS.... cannot edit and change the tune or song names. No matter how I edit ... it does not let me rename. I tried edit, select the tune, rename , return .... nothing. It defaults to its original saved title. Why can’t I ? Frustrated ... Pls. Advice. Thankyou. Sim.
VLC
by Yk2143688 on 2019/03/31 07:21
I love this app it’s very very and easy to use 👌👍👌👍the best
Doesn’t Work
by rk67668 on 2019/03/28 14:06
Have the new iPad Pro 3rd generation, you get sound no picture
Dont update!!!
by Jmwoo2 on 2019/03/27 16:08
This update breaks compatibility with connecting to apple airport extreme file sharing!!! Dont update!!
Automatically play next item is not working
by keninmg on 2019/03/27 15:18
Other than Automatically play next item not working VLC is the best media consumption app good job , please fix this problem I have a lot of music videos I transferred from my pc but I have to keep playing the next video manually Automatically play next item is already on in the settings it tried offing and still won’t play the next video tried reverting it still won’t , App developers you did a good job please fix this too
Suddenly not working
by MAFinOKC on 2019/03/27 12:34
For some time now I've used this app to stream media to my iPhone from our NAS over our home wifi network. Everything was fine till a couple of weeks ago. Now when I try to connect to the NAS, all I get is an endlessly spinning wheel. This is on both my iPhone and our iPad. I've had to find another app that actually works.
Chromecast support broken.
by JV_____8 on 2019/03/26 18:41
When this app added support for the chromecast I was absolutely doing backflips! However, a recent update has broken this amazing feature. As a result, I have since deleted the app. Hope this gets addressed soon.
Need fixes!
by Tombslain on 2019/03/26 17:08
Each video in my VLC player is distorted. Audio is fine but can't see a thing properly in the video that's how much distorted it is. It really needs a fix.
Local network access not working
by NyanNyanken on 2019/03/25 20:00
Title says it all!
Fine for videos, not so much for music
by AOneTimeReviewer on 2019/03/25 06:38
Any songs I have with album information is automatically placed in an album folder and can’t be moved so I am currently unable to make any folder/playlist that includes those songs.
Still getting a black screen on Chromecast
by orlta on 2019/03/24 20:16
updated the app and I’m still getting a black screen when streaming to Chromecast
SMB issue with 3.1.7 release
by Ibuyss on 2019/03/24 18:33
There is an issue with SMB connections to local network servers. It can be temporarily fixed by adding any port number or by naming the server SERVER:1 (or any number). Please fix ASAP.
Don’t know where to Start
by Waghon on 2019/03/24 14:44
The whole UI is messed with numbers of files, Idk why, have both folder one for video, and another for music, the video one is fine, I can just see a folder, but for music? It won’t show the folder, neither on music albums. The home screen (All files) just flooded by tons of music files. And this is where I find the second biggest issue I COULDN’T SHUFFLE!, saw the icon, but doesn’t work either on video or music. So why the hell does shuffle icon do? Hi, Devs, you should’ve known that VLC is competing Music AND Video. You really should check how other player provide to its users for a better experience including some very basic features that a player has to provide AND make it work! Really appreciate if you can fix those issues!
No longer connecting to smb
by elguanaco on 2019/03/23 06:27
Can no longer connect. Fix it please
Version broken for IOS
by Camper daddy on 2019/03/21 02:38
If you use a local network do not update this version will break your connection
Bug
by Sean466 on 2019/03/20 08:18
The most recent update has messed up the NAS support. I have a Raspberry Pi on its own adhoc net that has a NAS drive on it that the new app can’t read. It worked on previous versions but not this one. I know it’s this app because I can use it with other FTP style apps. Please update soon!!!
Adding subtitle
by Srk sajeer on 2019/03/20 05:50
Adding subtitle is so difficult and it would be interesting if its solved. Downloading subtitles directly from the subtitle section can improve ratings.
Audio mutes when skipping during fast playback
by Halvonator on 2019/03/20 05:05
I’m trying to watch a long, slow-paced video, and often need to scrub ahead by a few minutes. I’ve set playback to 1.60. However, every time I skip ahead or back, the sound cuts out. The only way to get it back is to then set playback speed at or below 1.0.
Will not Play any Of the Music On My IPhone that I know I have
by YOU BEEN VEUED on 2019/03/20 04:05
Would not Play any of the Music On My IPHONE. All it was wanting to do is connect to my computer or To My cloud account witch I never Ever made One Because What I know about computers it’s not Safe NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE SAYS TO ANYONE, It’s not and if anyone’s says it is,They Are Flat Out Lying To Everyone. I was in to computers at 12 at ASU in 1974 so quit fishing for info, The only reason I Try apps is to See just how honest they REALLY ARE. I’ll leave it at that.
Cnat navigate my external HDD
by shines20 on 2019/03/18 22:53
After updating vlc to ios and tvos, it couldnt find the folder inside from network drive. It was keep searching and failed it. I have been using VLC for all my home network, and Now I have to find something else...
Can’t load from SMB
by Brownkuma on 2019/03/18 09:09
Since 3/13 update, VLC failed to load files shared with regular SMB protocol. Possibly related to the added SMB2 support.
Plays everything, awkward controls
by Der Golem on 2019/03/17 23:02
I love that it plays all my videos and music, no matter what format, but the controls are really hard to use. On my iPad, the controls are crammed at the bottom of the screen, the font is too small to see and use easily. Can't they be made larger and placed higher up on screen? When I tap to bring up the controls, they only stay visible for 3 seconds. When I want to set the sleep timer, I can change the time, but it disappears before I can tap Set Timer. Please leave them on screen until I tap again. The files don’t need a background image when in list view.
Great App for IOS
by smexum on 2019/03/17 15:18
I love this app. I hate having to use iTunes to transfer movies to my devices. Thank you for fixing the OneDrive issue. i have come to depend on this app for uploading and watching movies while I travel on planes. I was thankful we were able to transfer movies to our IOS devices via the web while the OneDrive interface was down.
New update ruins app
by sukasuii on 2019/03/16 07:15
The one reason i got this app was to save videos to my phone over wifi and you take away the save to camera roll option 👋👋
Stopped working with connecting to time capsule via smb.
by Very disappointed999 on 2019/03/16 05:33
Stopped working with connecting to time capsule via smb. If I was able to revert to an earlier version, I would. Can you fix it?
Watching videos on local network not working
by Jordan FeRoss on 2019/03/15 05:02
Since the latest update I have lost all abilities to watch videos on local network (NAS). Doesn’t work on my iPhone and Apple TV. What happened?
App hangs with large list of videos
by Reviewer743 on 2019/03/14 03:30
This version hangs when I open my list of about 20K videos. It happens on SMB or DLNA (Plex server). The previous version didn’t hang but displayed only some of the files and ignored the rest. Your competitor, Infuse 5, loads the whole list of files over SMB quickly and completely. It would be nice if VLC could function the same.
Please add support for SMB 2.0
by Ansafrahim on 2019/03/13 18:39
Please add support for SMB 2.0 Edit: Added support for SMB 2 atlast. Thank you😁
Good if you want to..
by GirlGam3r73 on 2019/03/13 12:45
This app is good For wirelessly transferring videos and pictures to your mobile device, but not if you want to transfer something to your computer!! I am a youtuber, and i use a capture card to record, in which i need a computer to at least watch the videos, but i don’t have an ACTUAL computer, all i have so far is a chromebook, in which there isn’t many editing options for, so i need to transfer my recorded videos to my phone to edit them, and i also have to upload them that way because it takes 3 million millenniums to upload, so i can’t get any more videos done and edited to upload, it would be nice to be able to transfer videos to your laptop/computer the same way as you do to your mobile device, instead of just being able to download the things you transferred TO your mobile device!!!
Subtitles cannot be shown!
by Evil0770 on 2019/03/12 14:58
Subtitle button still missing, i cannot choose subtitles! I am big fan of VLC
It won’t let me put stuff in my camera roll
by Kdjsbhdvh on 2019/03/09 02:54
I been uploading videos on my phone from my computer it was working for a little then it stoped
Very Great
by SAJAD_AMADI on 2019/03/08 17:18
This app is good.Thanks
Does this even download anything...?
by d.snipe on 2019/03/07 05:52
I tried to download a video from a url and the download function doesn't even do anything, it starts then it stops right away. Why even add this if it ain't gonna download vids 😐
Crashes constantly
by platpwnist on 2019/03/06 22:36
VLC is one of the most powerful iOS video players around, but that’s not particularly when it crashes every few minutes of playback. SMB streams in particular seem completely unstable on iPhone X 12.2. I haven’t been able to get more than 10 minutes into a video stream without a compete crash of the app.
Was great but slowly getting worse..
by leaf10192 on 2019/03/06 10:36
This app used to work flawlessly for me. After the last update I've had multiple instances of videos that played fine previously but now they stop playing randomly but it shows the time counting down. There is no sound in these videos and they stay broken for multiple minutes. A serious flaw when I'm trying to watch my favorite anime and shows...
Please fix it
by rashpilu on 2019/03/05 08:01
SMB connection not works
Was fine, once
by Skiperdoodle28 on 2019/03/04 10:34
Now suffers from compression issues that make all video unwatchable. Forced to find an alternative, the app is now unusable garbage. This issue has gone unfixed for months.
keep trying to cast to my tv
by no control kristina on 2019/03/03 05:35
it will play for a few minutes then crash when casting to my tv from my local network, please fix this soon
Worked fine until recently
by MemeBoyCWK on 2019/03/02 18:56
When I was putting in a new password to get into VLC my IPad died and now I’m locked out
still wont automatically play next item
by BooperTurtle on 2019/03/02 07:42
the autoplay setting is turned on, but it still wont play the next item on the list. wouldnt be so bad if it could read playlists, but i guess not yet? the controls are not super intuitive, when i tap a control i dont really know if i’m trying a new feature or about to delete something. i love my vlc for windows, but this mobile app has a long way to go.
File management ruins the app
by kdudemaster on 2019/03/02 05:02
The video player functionality works fine but it's a huge pain to manage my files and folders. You can't change the sort order so TV shows go S3 > S2 > S1. You can only completely empty a folder. Couldn't figure out how to only remove a few files. Finally there seems to be a bug were it won't move many files into a folder at once. It will only copy a few so it takes about 5 tries to move 20 files into one folder. No nested folders either. Overall a pretty frustrating experience.
Used to love this app, but stopped working properly.
by Dalliphree on 2018/03/29 05:05
This app used to work great. I use this app regularly to watch class lectures I’ve downloaded to my laptop. I used to be able to easily upload the video files to my iCloud or airdrop them to my iPad and then just copy them to my VLC library. I think the problem may have occurred following an iPad update a few months ago, but since then I only have the option to “open” a video in VLC rather than copy it, and that doesn’t even work. The app opens and the video neither play nor appears in the library. I’ve even tried grabbing my file through the cloud services on the app as well with just as little success. I also tried deleting and re-installing the app. Nothing. The only way to get videos into the app now is to connect my iPad to the laptop and use iTunes, which I find highly inconvenient. It takes longer and I hate using iTunes. Please fix this!!
Good if you want to..
by GirlGam3r73 on 2019/03/13 12:45
This app is good For wirelessly transferring videos and pictures to your mobile device, but not if you want to transfer something to your computer!! I am a youtuber, and i use a capture card to record, in which i need a computer to at least watch the videos, but i don’t have an ACTUAL computer, all i have so far is a chromebook, in which there isn’t many editing options for, so i need to transfer my recorded videos to my phone to edit them, and i also have to upload them that way because it takes 3 million millenniums to upload, so i can’t get any more videos done and edited to upload, it would be nice to be able to transfer videos to your laptop/computer the same way as you do to your mobile device, instead of just being able to download the things you transferred TO your mobile device!!!
Just need a little bit upgrade !!
by KennethTuyenKien on 2018/10/03 08:57
This app is very good for IOS. I only have some ideas, hopefully your team can think about it. When i use my galaxy , i install Mx Player to watch movies, it is very convenient to use. Whenever i go back, just click on play button and i can continue to watch my last movie that I haven’t finished yet. But on this app I didn’t see that, and the list after i transfer my anime movies (over 800 episodes) to my phone. The list wasn’t sort by name or number, everything mess up and very hard to find next episode. Would you please can fix it to make everything more easier. And the right side to swipe up and down to control bright, look like it didn’t work probably. I’m still rate 4 stars for your app. Wish you can fix it and make the app more greater. Best wish for your teams and have a good day!!
It it ain’t broke, don’t fix it
by DeanWINTERS on 2018/08/06 20:24
I’m a big fan of VLC. It’s one of my go to players on Windows, and so it only is natural that I’d use it on iOS as well. App was working fine, then some update just wrecked havoc and copy over wifi became buggy and “next” button on my iPhone SE froze the app while it was running in the background, forcing me to restart. Then last update seemed to fix these problems and I’m more than happy now HOWEVER, I will most likely never update it again. It has all I need -for now- and I don’t see myself updating it anytime soon, aka never again. So thank you, VLC developers, for being awesome and not making your app have features locked behind a paywall. I will continue being a loyal user and recommend your app to my friends but will probably not recommend updating it to anyone.
downloads stopped working after last iOS update, flawless before that
by neppy5 on 2017/12/05 23:07
This app has been a Godsend, plays anything, I’ve been using the desktop version for years so using this on my iPhone was a no brainer. The download/media library has stopped working as of the last iOS update. Used to work flawlessly but now when i download videos from my NAS, they do no appear in my media library once completed. I can tell the downloads completed because the iPhone reports VLCs file system usage increased by the same amount as the downloaded file(s). Streaming from my NAS does work perfectly however. Just stuck with an empty media library now. Issue seen on an iPhone 6 plus. Uninstalling and reinstalling the app did not help.
Promising, but
by Strum27 on 2018/04/26 14:14
As a songwriter I have been frustrated by inability to organize and play my music on my iPad. I fruitlessly searched for a way to import my music into iTunes on my iPad without success, only finding expensive subscription apps that might work. So, finding VLC, which I enjoy using on my laptop, seemed like manna from heaven. I am able to import my music and listen to it, BUT the file management within the app is enormously frustrating and not intuitive at all, imo. Let me easily select files, create folders, move files between folders, playback groups of files, created playlists and simply play my playlist and I’ll give it 5. I understand this is a work in progress, so i give the developers a good pat on the back for encouragement .. keep going, you’ve got a great start, but there’s work to do! Thanks
So much potential
by Reihm on 2018/12/17 04:05
I want to like this app, I really do. The ability to load music via WiFi was a real attraction but after one month of use, it simply doesn’t work well enough to justify a download. Multiple problems: First is the organization of music. There is none. No ability to create playlists or genres or other ways to make listening a bit more modern. It’s just play a single album and done. But I can live with that. What I can’t live with is the random deleting of entire albums or repeating of a single song 100 times in my music file. And the final straw has been the random crashing of the app after 10 seconds of any song. I have an XR with latest iOS so no excuse that my phone is too old. You load a ton of songs just to find out they are not organized, get randomly deleted and then the app crashes. I really want to like this app but until some serious work is done I am done with it.
Audio Sync Issues
by FlyingEar on 2017/12/13 22:15
I really like this app and think it's a far cry from Apple's own horrendous video app. That being said, I have constant issues with audio syncing and the interface is very difficult to manage, especially, when doing something active like walking a treadmill. Please, give us a way to enter the offset digitally rather than dragging a touchy slider and, if at all possible, figure out a way to retain that offset from one video to the next in the same folder since, for some reason, the offset seems to reset to 0 even though the slider shows it retains. Best solution, at that point, is to quit the app so as to start fresh. This has been going on for several versions. I'm also a bit disappointed that VLC doesn't have a place to provide this kind of feedback so I hope they read their reviews.
Absolutely wonderful
by LtLuLz on 2017/12/08 14:03
I tried using the VLC iOS app back on my iPod Touch 2nd Generation and at that time (2010-ish), I hated it because it was just so unwieldy and subtitles didn’t work well. Thus I switched to AV Player and never looked back... until now - I installed out of curiosity and man have things changed - the interface is punchy, love that my library (with its naming convention already optimized for Plex) can be tossed in and organized automatically, subs work wonderfully - I love it thus far. I’m docking a point for the fact that there is not optimization for iPhone X, but once that’s done I will absolutely give this 5/5 stars. Updated review: app updated for iPhone X - 5 stars
Great Media player, Terrible Organization
by Babiont on 2018/05/10 17:45
I use VLC on my laptop, phone and tablet. Its amazing for what it does, but not how it allows users to go about doing it on apps. Theres so many supported media types, so many features (playback speed, for example), yet all of it is overshadowed by how little (almost not at all) organization is allowed for files. At this moment, users are allowed to make folders containing as many files as they would like. However, there is absolutely no option to organize files within these folders. Instead, the order in which files are added to the folders determine the sequence in which videos will play back. If you wanted to reorganized files within folders, what you would have to do is return the files to the main library and create a new folder. Outside of folders, everything is organized only by file name. I understand that one should be able to organize their files by intentionally renaming the titles, but should we really have to? Would be an amazing 5/5 app, if only the creator incorporated more options for users to neatly organize their files without hassel.
Pretty great, although one very minor complaint
by ThatOneStickman on 2018/08/04 05:48
This app is pretty great for watching videos and listening to media files (both audio files and video files work!) it's an app I know I'll use on a long car trip or in my room (with or without internet) One minor complaint though: The 360 works very great although when looking down, your view gets shifted right a bit while the screen is panning downwards. (It's the same while looking up, but it shifts left instead.) Using the touch screen might work, but it jitters a bit when you lift your finger. Like I said, minor complaint. Overall, if you need a media viewer, this app may do the job. Thanks for reading.
Playback issues
by AsalBurn on 2017/12/20 21:41
I have loved vlc for its simplicity and ability to play anything, for a very long time. But the iPad version definitely needs work. I have an SMB share I use for all my media, which works perfectly for most of my other devices. However, my iPad has a lot of problems with running it, mainly with a collection of episodes off my bluray collection. It will glitch out on the time remaining, not play any video but play audio fine, and when I try to skip ahead it stops on one frame and then plays the audio fine the entire time! That, plus the horrendous lag for some larger movie files, is only a problem with this version. If you want em, I will gladly provide any logs and more info to developers.
VLC greatness, but a very rough UI
by Duck Step on 2018/08/06 16:25
100% functional, as expected from VLC, no complaints there. However, I use this primarily for watching TV series on my iPad from my SMB NAS at home over wifi, and I really wish there was a less cumbersome way to navigate back to the episode files after starting the app. I do have the server connection saved, so that’s a start, but you still have to navigate through the connection dialogs in a weird way to get to the save list, and after connecting you still have to navigate through the directory structure (I have a lot of stuff and it’s very organized) to get to the files. All I really would like to see is a "navigate to last location" button right on startup, that connects to the last server, and goes the last location all in one go. At minimum. Even better would be the ability to bookmark a server and path, showing the bookmarks on startup, and allowing connection from there (all this with the option to save login credentials, of course). If it was a bit less tedious to use, it’d be 5 stars.
Works well, with some quirks
by Mufasa1234 on 2018/05/09 00:22
I use VLC for streaming my music collection at home and at work through a vpn connection, and it does a decent job, but there are some quirks: - trying to play m3u/8 playlists that link to http sources doesn’t work well, the first track will play, but there is a massive delay before the next track would start. The UI buttons wouldn’t respond sometimes, but only when attempting to play through a playlist. - shuffle isn’t shuffling when the screen is turned off. It works fine initially, but when the screen goes out, the ordering becomes alphabetical, or sometimes it stays fixed on an album. Please fix this!
Screen resize for iphone X please
by fredbako on 2018/11/09 10:48
For iphone X users it’s really annoying for watching some movies since the front camera blocks some views of the screen. I dont like the Screen adjusting or the Aspect Ratio since its only Stretching or Compressing the movie views. I want to watch my movies with full normal aspect view from my iphone x. Just make or add some options that can view the movie smaller to fit the screen for the iphone X. If you check or watch movie from the apple movie app( called TV) the movie aspect views can get smaller to fit the iphone X without getting blocked by the camera lens, so please do like this too. I really love VLC for watching my movies do this the next update and i will get 5 stars thank you.
Excellent
by MikeSawThis on 2017/10/03 19:44
After having used VLC as my main video player on my PCs for years, I was excited when the official VLC app was released for iOS. Initially, the app had limited usefulness as it couldn't reliably play the video files I needed it to. I've tried many free and paid apps with limited success and others like PlayerExtreme that offered full functionality for a review only to add debilitating adds after an update. After the most recent update, my VLC app is now my favorite video player app for iOS too. I am successfully streaming HD video over my NAS to OLD iPad 3 without a hitch. Excellent work!
Issues
by why dont we is sexy on 2018/09/16 20:11
I am an after effects editor :) I think the app does a good job transferring files from a windows to a iPhone. The issue is the okay back. When the video uploads it has this buffering that keeps the video from flowing smoothly. For example , the audio will freeze then move beyond the frame rate of how the video is irl. It gets annoying because after I move my edits to my phone it plays but it stops and freezes. It always constantly freezes. And never just plays unless it’s a certain file. After effect files are big and I’ve tried everything to get it to work smoother. I wish there was help * cries *
Awesome App, Just One Minor Problem
by Indigo1733 on 2019/02/03 20:46
After spending many all-nighters trying to figure out why iTunes wasn’t properly syncing with my iPhone XS, I stumbled across this app and it was a true life-saver. Putting my music on the phone was very easy and simple, especially with the cloud syncing feature. The only problem I came across, however, is that the app doesn’t shuffle my music, even with the “Automatically Play Next Song” option turned off. Nonetheless, this is a great app, just please fix this issue.
Essential app
by Ed Hendel on 2017/11/13 03:31
This app is a must for anyone who has movies or TV shows downloaded to their computer that aren't through the iTunes Store or a streaming site. With VLC, you can easily transfer the files from your computer to your iPhone (no matter what file format!). The playback controls are great. I love the gestures that allow you to swipe the screen to jump in 10 second increments. This app is powerful and very well thought out. It's one of my very favorite iOS apps. Thank you to the developers!
Back to Good!!!
by sserschens on 2017/10/06 02:20
Edit: Back to working perfectly in iOS 11!!! VLC player was finally working flawlessly under iOS 10, then iOS 11 hit and it’s back to bad. You can’t scrub ahead in a video or you will get a black screen and the app will stop responding. You have to force quit and watch videos from the beginning. Even if I pause a video and start it later, it was stop responding. Looking forward to another update. Not optimistic considering it took nearly a year for VLC to work well on iOS 10.
Audio won't play over Bluetooth headphones.
by Astro7x on 2017/09/18 23:19
App is now unusable. Audio intermittently plays when using Bluetooth headphones. When I say intermittently, I mean I have gotten audio to play once or twice but do not know how. Please fix this. Update: on iPhone 6 with iOS 10, audio plays fine over speakers. When using Bluetooth headphone audio will not play by default. You must slow down the playback speed to 80% before audio kicks on and then you can adjust the speed accordingly. Changing position in video by skipping ahead or jumping back will cause audio to turn off again. Only fixable by dropping playback speed to 80% and readjusting. Incredibly annoying. Was not like this in old version I updated from.
Please add Download Subtitle Function for IOS
by KwayHan on 2019/05/11 16:44
I’ve been a fan of VLC since I have the knowledge to use computer. And now I am still using this app on mobile device and I am in love with every single detail you change on every update. So, I always waited and IOS version to have the download subtitle function for a while now and I am getting impatient. Can you please add that function if possible because it’s too much of a waste of time to go to computer to download sub and add it to vlc using iTunes. Anyway thanks for making this amazing app. May God bless you.
No sort order a significant flaw
by profe de español on 2018/09/06 04:32
I like the ease with which I can add files (I mostly use audio files, sometimes video) from my computer via a web browser. However, the complete inability to sort files within a folder makes this all but useless. It automatically plays from one audio file to the next, but not in alpha-numeric order. Sometimes it seems to list in order that I add files to the folder, but even that isn’t consistent. Can’t play an audiobook by chapters or anything because it will skip around all the chapters. Such a practical fix that should be out by now. Until it comes out, I’m looking for something else.
(FIXED) Subtitles don’t work anymore
by Carlos E I on 2018/01/31 15:19
UPDATE January 31: they fixed the issue with subtitles. Now that it has been fixed, I give this app 5 stars because it truly is a remarkable example of a great open source app developed by volunteers. OLD REVIEW: Subtitles don’t show on the video you are watching...the app detects the SRT file (because I can select that Subtitles track when I’m watching a video) but then the subtitles never show on screen. Tested on an iPad 2017 with iOS 11.2.2 and iOS 11.2.5. Really bad quality testing.
Needs sub folders and alphabetical sorting
by Squishmaster D on 2018/07/15 20:27
Issues I’ve previously had (crashes, not playing certain formats and frame freezes) seem to be resolved. I really love this app again. Just wish we could have the option to store folders within folders because I keep several tv shows on my device and I’d like to keep the seasons and episodes nice and tidy. Also, an alphabetical sorting option would be fantastic because having to manually sort files is tedious when you have hundreds to do.
Great but still buggy
by Sadra rahmani on 2018/01/03 19:54
This app is great, ftp, wifi sharing, downloader, streams etc. BUT pleaaase fix this small bugs for our better experience, first of all i couldn’t even report a bug with safari, so i came here for a review Still when i get a call, or leave the app, i should close and reopen the video, it is not fixed yet Second bug I've discovered is that i can not transfer any video to any folder, whats the problem?? It simply does not go to a folder after i follow the instructions, Ive 400+ videos on the app, please help
Playback issues (since last update)
by Disappointed Pro-User on 2017/12/28 20:33
Note to Developer Team: I’m proud to say that I’ve been using VLC since beta-development. Love this app, as it provides an excellent set of controls for getting ‘desired’ playback sound/look. Since latest update, I’ve had trouble playing locally-stored mkv/avi files with AAC codecs (on iPads/iPhone). Application force-quits when I attempt to play these files. Please check it - and update to fix playback error [sent several reports already]. Thanks for your commitment to provide one of the BEST universal media players EVER.
Use short files
by Some user passing by on 2018/10/12 14:24
I used this app on ipad for years and haven't have any problems. Compatible to many kinds of files. You can use url to download files directly to your phone!! The iphone version however messes up my files so bad. The name of the files got switched, some files went missing when the program crashes. I use it to listen to lectures so maybe it's not meant for an hour long audio. For my ipad I have shorter files about 30-40 mins long and never had problems.
One of my favorite apps
by yoskin1256742 on 2019/02/15 00:45
The feature I like best is playing only audio while iPhone is locked. This saves my battery and prevents me from accidentally hitting a wrong button when it’s in my pocket. But, “continue video playback” option works only when the app is in the foreground. I wish the app keeps on playing videos/audios in the folder when it’s locked, too. But, that’s the only thing I’m not satisfied with the app. You guys did an amazing job!
It’s convenient
by zakmcg on 2018/11/12 05:11
I like it, it’s nice not having to convert files to play on the native videos app. The interface is cool, the only change I would make it selectable icons from within the videos timeline, and of high resolution, it looks too pixel-y. Also on a really small note the “rename” function should be up by the “select all” “cancel” in the top right hand side. Also more UI options in general would be nice like back ground color, icon size, etc. Thanks VLC team you’ve made a really good app, I hope it gets better!
Best network video player (needs sort)
by Potcha on 2018/08/12 15:02
This is by far the best application on iPhone for streaming videos from your home NAS/server. The gestures are intuitive, easy to use, it streams very quickly and in high quality. Only complaint? It has no sorting option. The videos have to be listed in alphabetical order. Developers: I love you all and you are doing God’s work with this player! I beg you, if you can, please allow sorting by date, length, or size!
Good app, but flawed
by c_insano on 2018/01/18 04:42
This app is great because it allows you to play WEBMs on iOS, and the interface is quite good too. However...this app will straight up not play a 1080p WEBM...it will just freeze up. I know this is not a limitation of my phone too because the exact same WEBM will play in PlayerXtreme, which is a similar app. Poor performance by VLC! Also I wish the folders were more compact. Three in a row would be nice. Now that I have about 10 hey are taking up a lot of space...also nested folders would be welcome too. Finally, the placement of the VLC cone icon is annoying. Many times after opening and viewing a WEBM I attempt to tap the “back to Safari” button, but instead I end up tapping the VLC icon and open the menu accidentally because those two buttons are just a couple tiny pixels apart! The freezing is the main issue, but these other oversights are holding back what could otherwise be an amazing app.
Progress bar quit working.
by Retired70+Mountineer on 2019/01/18 00:45
I like the app for the most part. For the first two or three weeks the progress bar worked. That is, you could move forward in the movie by sliding it and it also kept track of the time that had played. Now you cannot move forward in the movie by sliding the progress bar. The elapsed time that used to display on on the left side of the progress bar is now blanked out. I am using it to stream movies from my Windows 7 desktop computer.
Give us true playlists
by NoNeinNyet on 2018/07/24 02:24
The only thing keeping the iOS app from giving me everything the desktop version has is the ability to create and edit playlists. There is a workaround where you can add the files one by one to a folder in the order you want them to play but even that isn’t working exactly as it should now. After the latest update, some files will be skipped. Nothing is wrong with the files. They play when selected on their own. If I could just make and edit playlists and have them actually play correctly, this app would do everything I need it to do.
Best of a frustrating bunch
by TibiaTibia on 2018/07/02 05:41
Shuffle doesn't work well. Cant shuffle if repeat is on. If shuffle is on and the end of a video is reached, the next chronological video is played rather than a random one. There was a magical month pensive here it worked perfectly. It's also constantly in various states of bugginess. Videos won't play but audio will, I'm in a strange phase where I'll exit the app and come back to ghost duplicates of my videos, etc, that kinda thing. The desktop version is much much better, which makes this versions flaws so frustrating.
Automatically play next item is not working
by keninmg on 2019/03/27 15:18
Other than Automatically play next item not working VLC is the best media consumption app good job , please fix this problem I have a lot of music videos I transferred from my pc but I have to keep playing the next video manually Automatically play next item is already on in the settings it tried offing and still won’t play the next video tried reverting it still won’t , App developers you did a good job please fix this too
Great app but...
by Nikolay Shpurik on 2018/07/20 03:54
Absolutely love this app and it’s functionality. Hands down its great for free. 1. Can you please fix “sharing over WiFi”, it’s stops after 15 min of playing and loading doesn’t go any further. 2. Can you please fix sorting of the files, I have multiple parts of video compilation and it sorts is as: 1, 10, 11, 12... 2, 20, 21, 22, if you drag files to sort manually in the right order it goes back to the previous after you restart app. Keep it up guys, you are absolutely awesome! 👍👍👍
Really good, but one question
by ?LJ on 2018/02/13 12:19
I really love this app. Really, I do. But is it possible to download software directly from photos? The closest I’ve been able to do is download it into my google drive and then download it into VLC from there, but apparently, I’m not supposed to do that cause it’s my school account. I really want to watch geometry dash levels sped up, and VLC is one of the few ways to do it so pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, either add that or tell me how! Thnx! P.S., if you add that or tell me how I will, definitely give you 5 stars VLC bye!
Problem with rewinding and fastforwarding
by Kemuchay87 on 2017/09/29 16:39
I have used this player for years and I generally have no issues with it. However after the update released after the update for the new iOS, I have been unable to use it. I typically listen to lectures on this device at double speed. Unfortunately, if I want to fast forward or rewind while using it on faster speeds than normal, the program freezes and makes me start all over again. This after a lot of fidgeting to get the lecture to play again. 😔
Mostly good
by KiroKatashi on 2019/01/11 07:41
Only a few problems: 1) When set to loop, there is a slight delay when it starts from the beginning. This is a noticeable issue with short videos. 2) I don’t know if this problem still exists because I don’t want to test it, but when I had a folder with more than 100 videos in it, some of them would disappear. 3) As far as I can tell, there is no setting to make it not play the next video in the folder. 4) For some reason when I try to arrange my folders in alphabetical order, it won’t save the changes and just puts them in random order. These are minor annoyances, but they are still annoyances. Otherwise it is a great app and probably the best app for playing and saving webms, which is really something we shouldn’t need an app for, but we do, so I recommend this one.
Version 3.1.1 fixed bugs
by ElevenTwentyTwo on 2018/07/31 20:08
Swiping up and down on the video works again! Pausing then playing video often causes audio to stop for a second or two while video continues. This app is otherwise a wonderful app capable of playing almost any file type including .mkv. Files can easily be added via iTunes by way of the file sharing menu or via WiFi and a browser. Simple to use, generally intuitive. Highly recommended.
It was fine, until I had this problem
by Rosehamato on 2019/02/10 21:15
I don’t know if anyone had any problem, but I don’t understand. I put in the “sharing via WiFi” thingy on my computer, and it says “the server _____ is taking too long to respond.” I don’t know what else to do. I deleted and re downloaded the app, I tried to fix everything and it STILL wouldn’t work. And connecting iTunes wouldn’t work for me either... I would rather do this sharing files than connecting the iTunes. But it doesn’t work. I don’t know what else to do.
Simply perfect 😊
by Hello😊 on 2019/02/05 15:51
I’ve been using VLC on my desktop and mobile for many years now, and it doesn’t disappoint! Basically anything I’ve thrown at it works, and with the mobile version, all the advanced features from desktop are really simple to use here as well. If you need to do anything media-related, VLC will have your back, Thank you VLC team! Been listening to internet radios like a boss 👌
Pretty nice
by IrwinMFletcher on 2019/01/02 00:28
Pretty reliable and useful. Local playback always place the next video even if that setting is OFF. Also the timer is too challenging. You only have a few seconds to set it before it fades away. So you have to visit the setting a few times to pick the sleep time desired and hit set. In addition, the recent update now longer displays the remaining time on the timer. That really should be in the status bar.
Impressive, not perfect
by Thejahn on 2018/02/05 21:08
This is a very capable application that was able to pull files and audio playlists from my NAS share and play them. There appears to be a bug regarding only playing the first song in a playlist of each album when advancing through the laylist while having playback randomization turned on. If I notice this is fixed, or figure out why randomization appears to not work, I will update this review with five stars.
File management ruins the app
by kdudemaster on 2019/03/02 05:02
The video player functionality works fine but it's a huge pain to manage my files and folders. You can't change the sort order so TV shows go S3 > S2 > S1. You can only completely empty a folder. Couldn't figure out how to only remove a few files. Finally there seems to be a bug were it won't move many files into a folder at once. It will only copy a few so it takes about 5 tries to move 20 files into one folder. No nested folders either. Overall a pretty frustrating experience.
New Features!
by NateAshby1 on 2018/02/24 20:48
As far as file type support goes, this app is great. However, VLC desperately needs to be able to identify and organize Movies, TV Shows, and Music. It should use API’s from tvdb and IMDb, etc to acquire album art and display it in an organized way, and provide an integrated way of adding artwork manually if needed. Using the app should feel and look like browsing Netflix or iTunes when browsing for media. The interface should be stupidly simple to use and elegant. Do you agree? Leave a review asking for the same things! Let’s make VLC a true media center! 🎬🎼
needs lot of work...freezes
by adrogu on 2017/12/23 01:56
i love VLC its the best media player for pc/mac and when i found it for my ipad, i didnt hesitate for a second to instal it. the fact that it plays other movie formats than just mp4 like the iPad TV app is awesome. but it freezes, the sound freezes amd keeps making noises even after you close the app. i have to restart my iPad for it to stop please fix these problems
Airplay needs improvement
by Josh Yuan on 2018/12/27 14:42
vlc is my favorite app, it has improved a lot, especially the file management and download file features are very good. But when I do airplay using Apple TV 3 within app, only sound play on TV, video still play on my iPhone 6plus, if I use Apple mirror on iPhone, then both video and sound play on TV correctly. I hope it can be fixed in the next version.
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vlc for ios is a port of the free vlc media player to iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.\nIt can play all your movies, shows and music in most formats directly without conversion. It allows file synchronization with Dropbox, GDrive, OneDrive, Box, iCloud Drive, iTunes, direct downloads and through WiFi sharing as well as streaming from SMB, FTP, UPnP/DLNA media servers and the web. VLC offers support for advanced subtitles including full SSA compatibility, multi-track audio, and playback speed control. vlc for ios is completely free and open source.
Bug fix update
by lasfdhjlpotqaxc on 2019/05/23 03:56
I really like this app because it fills everything I need except it needs a save option to save on vlc computer and app I like this app because I could use it for my movies collection music and other collection and it’s free also needs a built in unlimited storage space offline because it would be awesome 1 thousand movies on my device to my vlc on computer to app that would be a awesome and also recycle to the new movies after finished with the first bunch Share my movies collection offline Option would be nice and amazing Bug fix needs a save option to save on vlc computer and app I like this app because I could use it for my movies collection music and other collection and it’s free also needs a built in unlimited storage space offline because it would be awesome 1 thousand movies on my device to my vlc on computer to app that would be a awesome and also recycle to the new movies after finished with the first bunch Share my movies collection offline Option would be nice and amazing I have one last question is there a way to create a playlist in vlc computer and share it to the app sync and once watch it should go to the next movie like let’s say you can download 5 movies you watch one it goes through the library list to the next one would be awesome please comment if you have anything like this done also a website
webm files have no sound
by S13gmund on 2019/05/22 20:20
Using an iPad Pro, latest iOS- VLC player will play videos, but no sound. Kind of useless then, don’t you think?
Doesn’t work any more
by Bubblickous on 2019/05/21 23:08
Only iPhone media player I know of to play OGG files. Poor interface with limited organizing and search capabilities. Always slow to start and would report “empty media library” every time it started. Now it has stopped working entirely, and freezes/crashes every time I try to use it. :(
Buggy
by BonGeBon on 2019/05/21 17:15
The video loses audio once you skip the video. And you cannot retrieve the audio back until restarting your iPad.
This used to work well
by Carlosalsv on 2019/05/20 23:51
I’ve used this app for months and since the last update it stopped working well when I transfer media to my iPhone using WiFi transfer! The media is loaded until 100% but it is not saved on my iPhone storage. I have had to use iTunes to transfer that media instead. I want to share my media using WiFi transfer again. I have offloaded the app, I have restarted my iPhone, I have deleted and reinstalled the app and it still doesn’t work. I’ve used Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome too and I haven’t shared my media using WiFi transfer. Just using iTunes
Picture in picture
by gloriagator on 2019/05/20 17:51
Just add picture in picture and I’ll give a 5 star. It’s weird only hearing audio!
Shuffle is not working
by qqdgnbhhduhvc on 2019/05/20 17:49
If I click the shuffle button and let the videos play it just plays in order but if I click the button to go to the next video it works then.
Years later and still this issue hasn’t been fixed
by blitzkrieg917 on 2019/05/20 05:54
If using a wireless headset and playback speed is set in default settings to 1.5x speed when you play the video there is no sound...you have to drag the speed to less then 1x then back to 1.5x for audio to play Works fine if no wireless headset is connected
Can’t reinstall
by clottinger1 on 2019/05/20 01:19
I loved this app, but for some reason I can no longer download the app.
Works fine on iPhone XS Mac
by InDebtBigTime on 2019/05/19 19:44
New to the iPhone spent an hour trying to figure out how to get mp3 files from my Linux pc to the phone. Even set up an Apache server to try getting them through my phone browser. Still can’t download them. What a terribly bad design from apple. This was a trivial and natural task on Android natively. Vlc has a built in file server. If you are on the same WiFi network at home you just turn it on in the menu and it shows a message of an address to type in your browser on your computer. Then you just drag and drop and voila your files are on the iPhone. Well, they are accessible to VLC at least. Thank You to the developers for this. I would have to return the phone if not for this. I’m learning Chinese and I use my phone to practice with a lot.
Great App!
by Yuso95 on 2019/05/19 16:46
Overall it's a great App!
Thank you for listening!
by joecunningham on 2019/05/19 16:43
The developer has addressed (or will address) the issues I raised. Keyboard support is now in place and my fingers are crossed for an additional directory level. I’m boosting my rating to five stars (up from 2). Please do no get rid of the freeze frame thumbnails. I love picking my own thumbnail image.
Folders not working well
by Cory1999 on 2019/05/19 15:01
Been trying to add some TV shows to a folder and everything I try to move them, nothing happens. They do not go into the folder. This is on an iPad Pro 12.9 with latest iOS (12.2). Reply to developer: So if I change them to appear as movies in the metadata I will then be able to add them to folders?
Too slow for lots of files
by fodets on 2019/05/19 00:15
Works well for a small library but it is too slow indexing a large music library.
Unusable
by Uziel852 on 2019/05/17 04:42
Every video played on it is almost 100% covered in massive artifacts and corrupted in the app.
Love this program
by Necromantia000 on 2019/05/15 03:00
Unfortunately trying to delete files is causing the app to crash. You have to find the sweet spot (1 cm right of center) in the video tile to activate the delete function. This wasn’t an issue two weeks ago, please fix.
The most versatile app to play everything else
by phazetex on 2019/05/14 13:48
VLC is my go-to when I want to play older-style media files on a whim, and my default for listening to good old-fashioned streaming audio a la Internet Radio or other interesting streams. It just does a good job; it’s a must-install on any iOS device.
Had been great.
by the_first_grock on 2019/05/14 11:28
This APP had been great on my iPhone and iPad. Used it with a BanQ flash drive to watch movies and pick up subtitles for my girlfriend. Now there is no way to get videos to view unless loading from a library or online. What’s up?
Screen orientation
by RobertoKNeto on 2019/05/13 02:53
The only thing that keeps me from rating this 5-stars is the fact that if you lock screen rotation (so that it doesn’t rotate weirdly when your phone is rotated, because for some reason it plays videos vertically) you actually can’t use any gestures or buttons, which is a hassle to deal with. Fix this and I change my review
No PiP
by George Beecher on 2019/05/11 21:37
No picture-in-picture, which is a must-have for a media app on iPad.
Please add Download Subtitle Function for IOS
by KwayHan on 2019/05/11 16:44
I’ve been a fan of VLC since I have the knowledge to use computer. And now I am still using this app on mobile device and I am in love with every single detail you change on every update. So, I always waited and IOS version to have the download subtitle function for a while now and I am getting impatient. Can you please add that function if possible because it’s too much of a waste of time to go to computer to download sub and add it to vlc using iTunes. Anyway thanks for making this amazing app. May God bless you.
Subtitle problem
by __soheil___ on 2019/05/07 16:46
Good player but it would be even better if you could select subtitle from your documents please add this feature
What happened
by Kiefkief88 on 2019/05/05 03:37
I used to love VLC but videos don’t stay up on main page. I can’t pick source of video files to update main page. Just went downhill. You need to scrap and redo this bad app. 😩
What?
by 37:!,!(&:8:&/@-":@(7;$ on 2019/05/05 02:26
Am I missing something? Loved this app on Android. Can’t get it to work on iOS. I miss the genre playlists. Can’t play album from the search page. Uploaded my organized folders from windows media player on my PC. I can play one album at a time it seems from my folder structure. Can playlists even be created?
Don’t like new version
by kiimmiia on 2019/05/05 01:27
In new version i can’t copy my videos from other apps to vlc.....even in icloud.... It’s so bad.... plz fix it
Minor bug
by DrMuh95 on 2019/05/04 21:21
Swipe for volume is not working well, I used to do a single continuous swipe to control the volume, now that is not working and buggy.
Has 3.1.9 fixed DLNA/local network streaming?
by Barbatus Unum on 2019/05/04 20:36
Still running older 3.1.2 that only partially works with some DLNA streaming from Kodi on my iPad Pro. Read here that more recent VLC iOS updates completely broke local network capabilities. Would *really* appreciate hearing in the reviews if the new VLC 3.1.9 update definitively fixed local DLNA network streaming or not before updating. Thanks, as the changelog isn’t specific enough on what they supposedly fixed.
Necessity for me
by pattycake1197 on 2019/05/04 08:40
I would rather this app cost 4.99 and work flawlessly, but as is- this app is a must have if you want to move media files of any format around.
Needs download function from NAS
by ashfla on 2019/05/03 19:17
Almost perfect but I want to download videos from a network drive in LAN.
to improve
by waiphyo monywa on 2019/05/03 13:53
i am iph7 user i want vlc player to rename option i want vlc player to ahare for easy by zapya or xender thanks
Order of folds/files
by Dozanhas on 2019/05/03 13:26
I am not able to rank the folds and or files as per my preferencies. They stay as in the order of downloading in the app. This prevents from satisfaction and happiness of using the app. I hope that this problem will be resolved asap. Thanks for your duly consideration and carefullness... Hasan İğdeci
I cannot view videos from Photos in this app
by WeepinAngel on 2019/05/03 04:26
It would be lovely if I could transfer photos and videos from the photos app built in to the phone, into this VLC app. That way I could use Wi-Fi sharing and access the Wi-Fi server on my phone via my PC and then download the video file.
Bugs
by Equalizer fan on 2019/05/01 23:46
Here are bugs I found: - I can’t save a custom equalizer setting. - I can’t access the music I transferred to my music folder. Instead I have to use file sharing and deliver it to vlc. - I can’t view artists by name. Please fix these and then it’ll be almost perfect.
Best video player
by Oaktree59 on 2019/04/30 20:46
I tried the top 3 players. This was under rated. It should have 5 stars. By far the best.
Nice continuity
by iusers:( on 2019/04/29 14:17
I am using iPhone for now. Kudos for knocking the android version out of the ballpark. I am thankful for both versions. This one feels different. I would prefer the time slider on the bottom and bolder while the volume slider is on top. Thanks for the good work and for keeping this ad-free
Too many issues...
by Jaybo1234567890 on 2019/04/25 01:52
I use this app for school, and with seven months of experience of having it, I can confidently say that it has entirely too many issues. It is constantly lagging, always needs to be restarted, the volume goes in and out, and it just lacks good quality. The only reason why I am still using it is so that I can speed up my lectures.
pretty much unusable when connect to My Cloud
by Evat281 on 2019/04/24 22:36
I connected WD My Cloud to this player because it’s supposed to play any type of media file. This app freezes way to much and is unusable.
Needs playlist feature
by ryzillaman on 2019/04/22 09:02
I love the app but the fact that it only plays one song at a time instead of a playlist is a dealbreaker for me
Screen mirroring
by Mehrad2421 on 2019/04/22 08:02
Please add screen mirroring to smart tv ...it is very necessary
Solution for manually adding Subtitles
by Saeedhassaan on 2019/04/22 06:32
Can you pls give a solution to add subtitle in iphone manually.. Feels hard without watching a movie without subtitles. Thanks
Boon for Free software/Codecs lovers
by sw708 on 2019/04/20 00:24
I have my music collection saved on my Linux machine in .ogg format and all my important video files are saved in .webm and .ogg/.ogv formats which are patent free formats. I can’t play those files on iPhone directly. Thankfully through VLC media player for iPhone my problem is solved. A big thank you to developers.
Obvious bug
by gsnwyzhwn on 2019/04/19 02:42
The app is great as always. However, the video/audio sometimes skip for no reasons when you enable hardware acceleration. Please fix this.
Great, but...
by Serenity Soul on 2019/04/18 15:58
Exactly what I was looking for, but... it could used a few minor simple features; such as a “sort by” feature.
Repeat mode doesn't work
by nikniknik9876567789 on 2019/04/18 00:51
Set video to repeat. Turn off or let device sleep. Video won't rrepeat until you hit home button. Ruins the app
Use path with folders name
by Farhad BR on 2019/04/15 11:47
I thought using path of videos for showing folders in app is better than showing virtual folders in app. When I move some videos to a folder in “Files” I like to show this hierarchy in VLC too.
Subtitle
by syedmohiuddin on 2019/04/15 11:39
I can not download subtitles in VLC player on iPhone that can be made in the Android Max Player. VLC Player is very good at giving this download facility. When will we get the benefit.
Great app, but
by Lucifersama93 on 2019/04/15 07:47
I love the app. I use it almost everyday, But I hate it when it doesn’t support Arabic language codes, specially when the subtitle is attached with the video and not merged. Fix the issue asap PLZ
Still crashes
by Chikorita157 on 2019/04/14 14:46
Can’t connect to shares, keep crashing when I try to login.
Far fewer features than Android version
by ghtft3432 on 2019/04/13 04:48
Very disappointing after using Android version, especially audio (music). Poor organization of files. No support for playlists makes it a nonstarter...
Next Video Auto Play
by Letting Us Down on 2019/04/11 22:27
Why can’t I press next and it takes me to the next video as opposed to fast-forwarding a clip? We need that option! 👎🏽
Below Good
by Yaseerr on 2019/04/07 01:03
Can’t volume up by swipe then it’s automatically mute and lots videos we can’t zoom one mp3 is running when I play below any other song the automatically stop VLC I think this version is problem I’m used last version excellent so why are saying have todo update I hate this version please give me last version that’s very cool
Muted audio
by MelvinReviewer on 2019/04/06 19:52
Playing a music album in the background (i.e. screen is off) causes the next track on the list to be muted. The sound returns if you wake the screen up (to the lock screen). This problem happens when using headphones connected to the headphone jack.
Needs better 2x 3x playback controls
by MMMkkkay... on 2019/04/06 02:07
Great feature to play up to 3x video, use it all the time at 2.5x, but when I rewind 10 seconds when I miss something, the volume becomes mute. PLEASE FIX
Great app, but why no picture-in-picture?
by NEKNIM on 2019/04/05 16:48
This app is fantastic! I had a set of videos where the audio and video were off and I couldn’t believe that this app lets you adjust the audio so I could get the both the audio and video in sync. My only complaint is that there is no picture-in-picture.
Where did dlna go?
by Djjeesh on 2019/04/04 18:39
This app on phone and Apple TV used to see DLNA servers but now can't. My Samsung TV and Roku both see those DLNA servers?
OneDrive not inside
by zh.inc on 2019/04/03 12:55
OneDrive not inside
Great app but needs improvement
by Tired of it 4real on 2019/04/02 21:44
Improvements needed: 1. System wide EQ. When playing each video you can change the EQ to lower the minimum volume amongst other things. Not only does it NOT save the setting for all videos but it doesn’t even save for that video once you close the video. 2. There also REALLY needs to be an option to hide screenshots of the videos. Or at least once they are placed in a folder, the folder should have a setting to show a collage of its contents or not. I may have some videos that I don’t want others to see are there or be curious about. 3. Lock specific folders. This included with number 2 would be amazing. All in all, great app that plays pretty much any video just like its desktops counterpart as long as your iOS device can handle the processing power.
Used to work, now it doesn’t.
by Tms4disapoint on 2019/04/02 18:17
Doesn’t work with Windows Home Server anymore. It just sits there spinning and spinning.
Editing titles of saved or forwarded tunes
by Simsan1 on 2019/04/01 10:18
Hi, love this app as well as its original for windows. But big problem on iOS.... cannot edit and change the tune or song names. No matter how I edit ... it does not let me rename. I tried edit, select the tune, rename , return .... nothing. It defaults to its original saved title. Why can’t I ? Frustrated ... Pls. Advice. Thankyou. Sim.
VLC
by Yk2143688 on 2019/03/31 07:21
I love this app it’s very very and easy to use 👌👍👌👍the best
Doesn’t Work
by rk67668 on 2019/03/28 14:06
Have the new iPad Pro 3rd generation, you get sound no picture
Dont update!!!
by Jmwoo2 on 2019/03/27 16:08
This update breaks compatibility with connecting to apple airport extreme file sharing!!! Dont update!!
Automatically play next item is not working
by keninmg on 2019/03/27 15:18
Other than Automatically play next item not working VLC is the best media consumption app good job , please fix this problem I have a lot of music videos I transferred from my pc but I have to keep playing the next video manually Automatically play next item is already on in the settings it tried offing and still won’t play the next video tried reverting it still won’t , App developers you did a good job please fix this too
Suddenly not working
by MAFinOKC on 2019/03/27 12:34
For some time now I've used this app to stream media to my iPhone from our NAS over our home wifi network. Everything was fine till a couple of weeks ago. Now when I try to connect to the NAS, all I get is an endlessly spinning wheel. This is on both my iPhone and our iPad. I've had to find another app that actually works.
Chromecast support broken.
by JV_____8 on 2019/03/26 18:41
When this app added support for the chromecast I was absolutely doing backflips! However, a recent update has broken this amazing feature. As a result, I have since deleted the app. Hope this gets addressed soon.
Need fixes!
by Tombslain on 2019/03/26 17:08
Each video in my VLC player is distorted. Audio is fine but can't see a thing properly in the video that's how much distorted it is. It really needs a fix.
Local network access not working
by NyanNyanken on 2019/03/25 20:00
Title says it all!
Fine for videos, not so much for music
by AOneTimeReviewer on 2019/03/25 06:38
Any songs I have with album information is automatically placed in an album folder and can’t be moved so I am currently unable to make any folder/playlist that includes those songs.
Still getting a black screen on Chromecast
by orlta on 2019/03/24 20:16
updated the app and I’m still getting a black screen when streaming to Chromecast
SMB issue with 3.1.7 release
by Ibuyss on 2019/03/24 18:33
There is an issue with SMB connections to local network servers. It can be temporarily fixed by adding any port number or by naming the server SERVER:1 (or any number). Please fix ASAP.
Don’t know where to Start
by Waghon on 2019/03/24 14:44
The whole UI is messed with numbers of files, Idk why, have both folder one for video, and another for music, the video one is fine, I can just see a folder, but for music? It won’t show the folder, neither on music albums. The home screen (All files) just flooded by tons of music files. And this is where I find the second biggest issue I COULDN’T SHUFFLE!, saw the icon, but doesn’t work either on video or music. So why the hell does shuffle icon do? Hi, Devs, you should’ve known that VLC is competing Music AND Video. You really should check how other player provide to its users for a better experience including some very basic features that a player has to provide AND make it work! Really appreciate if you can fix those issues!
No longer connecting to smb
by elguanaco on 2019/03/23 06:27
Can no longer connect. Fix it please
Version broken for IOS
by Camper daddy on 2019/03/21 02:38
If you use a local network do not update this version will break your connection
Bug
by Sean466 on 2019/03/20 08:18
The most recent update has messed up the NAS support. I have a Raspberry Pi on its own adhoc net that has a NAS drive on it that the new app can’t read. It worked on previous versions but not this one. I know it’s this app because I can use it with other FTP style apps. Please update soon!!!
Adding subtitle
by Srk sajeer on 2019/03/20 05:50
Adding subtitle is so difficult and it would be interesting if its solved. Downloading subtitles directly from the subtitle section can improve ratings.
Audio mutes when skipping during fast playback
by Halvonator on 2019/03/20 05:05
I’m trying to watch a long, slow-paced video, and often need to scrub ahead by a few minutes. I’ve set playback to 1.60. However, every time I skip ahead or back, the sound cuts out. The only way to get it back is to then set playback speed at or below 1.0.
Will not Play any Of the Music On My IPhone that I know I have
by YOU BEEN VEUED on 2019/03/20 04:05
Would not Play any of the Music On My IPHONE. All it was wanting to do is connect to my computer or To My cloud account witch I never Ever made One Because What I know about computers it’s not Safe NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE SAYS TO ANYONE, It’s not and if anyone’s says it is,They Are Flat Out Lying To Everyone. I was in to computers at 12 at ASU in 1974 so quit fishing for info, The only reason I Try apps is to See just how honest they REALLY ARE. I’ll leave it at that.
Cnat navigate my external HDD
by shines20 on 2019/03/18 22:53
After updating vlc to ios and tvos, it couldnt find the folder inside from network drive. It was keep searching and failed it. I have been using VLC for all my home network, and Now I have to find something else...
Can’t load from SMB
by Brownkuma on 2019/03/18 09:09
Since 3/13 update, VLC failed to load files shared with regular SMB protocol. Possibly related to the added SMB2 support.
Plays everything, awkward controls
by Der Golem on 2019/03/17 23:02
I love that it plays all my videos and music, no matter what format, but the controls are really hard to use. On my iPad, the controls are crammed at the bottom of the screen, the font is too small to see and use easily. Can't they be made larger and placed higher up on screen? When I tap to bring up the controls, they only stay visible for 3 seconds. When I want to set the sleep timer, I can change the time, but it disappears before I can tap Set Timer. Please leave them on screen until I tap again. The files don’t need a background image when in list view.
Great App for IOS
by smexum on 2019/03/17 15:18
I love this app. I hate having to use iTunes to transfer movies to my devices. Thank you for fixing the OneDrive issue. i have come to depend on this app for uploading and watching movies while I travel on planes. I was thankful we were able to transfer movies to our IOS devices via the web while the OneDrive interface was down.
New update ruins app
by sukasuii on 2019/03/16 07:15
The one reason i got this app was to save videos to my phone over wifi and you take away the save to camera roll option 👋👋
Stopped working with connecting to time capsule via smb.
by Very disappointed999 on 2019/03/16 05:33
Stopped working with connecting to time capsule via smb. If I was able to revert to an earlier version, I would. Can you fix it?
Watching videos on local network not working
by Jordan FeRoss on 2019/03/15 05:02
Since the latest update I have lost all abilities to watch videos on local network (NAS). Doesn’t work on my iPhone and Apple TV. What happened?
App hangs with large list of videos
by Reviewer743 on 2019/03/14 03:30
This version hangs when I open my list of about 20K videos. It happens on SMB or DLNA (Plex server). The previous version didn’t hang but displayed only some of the files and ignored the rest. Your competitor, Infuse 5, loads the whole list of files over SMB quickly and completely. It would be nice if VLC could function the same.
Please add support for SMB 2.0
by Ansafrahim on 2019/03/13 18:39
Please add support for SMB 2.0 Edit: Added support for SMB 2 atlast. Thank you😁
Good if you want to..
by GirlGam3r73 on 2019/03/13 12:45
This app is good For wirelessly transferring videos and pictures to your mobile device, but not if you want to transfer something to your computer!! I am a youtuber, and i use a capture card to record, in which i need a computer to at least watch the videos, but i don’t have an ACTUAL computer, all i have so far is a chromebook, in which there isn’t many editing options for, so i need to transfer my recorded videos to my phone to edit them, and i also have to upload them that way because it takes 3 million millenniums to upload, so i can’t get any more videos done and edited to upload, it would be nice to be able to transfer videos to your laptop/computer the same way as you do to your mobile device, instead of just being able to download the things you transferred TO your mobile device!!!
Subtitles cannot be shown!
by Evil0770 on 2019/03/12 14:58
Subtitle button still missing, i cannot choose subtitles! I am big fan of VLC
It won’t let me put stuff in my camera roll
by Kdjsbhdvh on 2019/03/09 02:54
I been uploading videos on my phone from my computer it was working for a little then it stoped
Very Great
by SAJAD_AMADI on 2019/03/08 17:18
This app is good.Thanks
Does this even download anything...?
by d.snipe on 2019/03/07 05:52
I tried to download a video from a url and the download function doesn't even do anything, it starts then it stops right away. Why even add this if it ain't gonna download vids 😐
Crashes constantly
by platpwnist on 2019/03/06 22:36
VLC is one of the most powerful iOS video players around, but that’s not particularly when it crashes every few minutes of playback. SMB streams in particular seem completely unstable on iPhone X 12.2. I haven’t been able to get more than 10 minutes into a video stream without a compete crash of the app.
Was great but slowly getting worse..
by leaf10192 on 2019/03/06 10:36
This app used to work flawlessly for me. After the last update I've had multiple instances of videos that played fine previously but now they stop playing randomly but it shows the time counting down. There is no sound in these videos and they stay broken for multiple minutes. A serious flaw when I'm trying to watch my favorite anime and shows...
Please fix it
by rashpilu on 2019/03/05 08:01
SMB connection not works
Was fine, once
by Skiperdoodle28 on 2019/03/04 10:34
Now suffers from compression issues that make all video unwatchable. Forced to find an alternative, the app is now unusable garbage. This issue has gone unfixed for months.
keep trying to cast to my tv
by no control kristina on 2019/03/03 05:35
it will play for a few minutes then crash when casting to my tv from my local network, please fix this soon
Worked fine until recently
by MemeBoyCWK on 2019/03/02 18:56
When I was putting in a new password to get into VLC my IPad died and now I’m locked out
still wont automatically play next item
by BooperTurtle on 2019/03/02 07:42
the autoplay setting is turned on, but it still wont play the next item on the list. wouldnt be so bad if it could read playlists, but i guess not yet? the controls are not super intuitive, when i tap a control i dont really know if i’m trying a new feature or about to delete something. i love my vlc for windows, but this mobile app has a long way to go.
File management ruins the app
by kdudemaster on 2019/03/02 05:02
The video player functionality works fine but it's a huge pain to manage my files and folders. You can't change the sort order so TV shows go S3 > S2 > S1. You can only completely empty a folder. Couldn't figure out how to only remove a few files. Finally there seems to be a bug were it won't move many files into a folder at once. It will only copy a few so it takes about 5 tries to move 20 files into one folder. No nested folders either. Overall a pretty frustrating experience.
Used to love this app, but stopped working properly.
by Dalliphree on 2018/03/29 05:05
This app used to work great. I use this app regularly to watch class lectures I’ve downloaded to my laptop. I used to be able to easily upload the video files to my iCloud or airdrop them to my iPad and then just copy them to my VLC library. I think the problem may have occurred following an iPad update a few months ago, but since then I only have the option to “open” a video in VLC rather than copy it, and that doesn’t even work. The app opens and the video neither play nor appears in the library. I’ve even tried grabbing my file through the cloud services on the app as well with just as little success. I also tried deleting and re-installing the app. Nothing. The only way to get videos into the app now is to connect my iPad to the laptop and use iTunes, which I find highly inconvenient. It takes longer and I hate using iTunes. Please fix this!!
Good if you want to..
by GirlGam3r73 on 2019/03/13 12:45
This app is good For wirelessly transferring videos and pictures to your mobile device, but not if you want to transfer something to your computer!! I am a youtuber, and i use a capture card to record, in which i need a computer to at least watch the videos, but i don’t have an ACTUAL computer, all i have so far is a chromebook, in which there isn’t many editing options for, so i need to transfer my recorded videos to my phone to edit them, and i also have to upload them that way because it takes 3 million millenniums to upload, so i can’t get any more videos done and edited to upload, it would be nice to be able to transfer videos to your laptop/computer the same way as you do to your mobile device, instead of just being able to download the things you transferred TO your mobile device!!!
Just need a little bit upgrade !!
by KennethTuyenKien on 2018/10/03 08:57
This app is very good for IOS. I only have some ideas, hopefully your team can think about it. When i use my galaxy , i install Mx Player to watch movies, it is very convenient to use. Whenever i go back, just click on play button and i can continue to watch my last movie that I haven’t finished yet. But on this app I didn’t see that, and the list after i transfer my anime movies (over 800 episodes) to my phone. The list wasn’t sort by name or number, everything mess up and very hard to find next episode. Would you please can fix it to make everything more easier. And the right side to swipe up and down to control bright, look like it didn’t work probably. I’m still rate 4 stars for your app. Wish you can fix it and make the app more greater. Best wish for your teams and have a good day!!
It it ain’t broke, don’t fix it
by DeanWINTERS on 2018/08/06 20:24
I’m a big fan of VLC. It’s one of my go to players on Windows, and so it only is natural that I’d use it on iOS as well. App was working fine, then some update just wrecked havoc and copy over wifi became buggy and “next” button on my iPhone SE froze the app while it was running in the background, forcing me to restart. Then last update seemed to fix these problems and I’m more than happy now HOWEVER, I will most likely never update it again. It has all I need -for now- and I don’t see myself updating it anytime soon, aka never again. So thank you, VLC developers, for being awesome and not making your app have features locked behind a paywall. I will continue being a loyal user and recommend your app to my friends but will probably not recommend updating it to anyone.
downloads stopped working after last iOS update, flawless before that
by neppy5 on 2017/12/05 23:07
This app has been a Godsend, plays anything, I’ve been using the desktop version for years so using this on my iPhone was a no brainer. The download/media library has stopped working as of the last iOS update. Used to work flawlessly but now when i download videos from my NAS, they do no appear in my media library once completed. I can tell the downloads completed because the iPhone reports VLCs file system usage increased by the same amount as the downloaded file(s). Streaming from my NAS does work perfectly however. Just stuck with an empty media library now. Issue seen on an iPhone 6 plus. Uninstalling and reinstalling the app did not help.
Promising, but
by Strum27 on 2018/04/26 14:14
As a songwriter I have been frustrated by inability to organize and play my music on my iPad. I fruitlessly searched for a way to import my music into iTunes on my iPad without success, only finding expensive subscription apps that might work. So, finding VLC, which I enjoy using on my laptop, seemed like manna from heaven. I am able to import my music and listen to it, BUT the file management within the app is enormously frustrating and not intuitive at all, imo. Let me easily select files, create folders, move files between folders, playback groups of files, created playlists and simply play my playlist and I’ll give it 5. I understand this is a work in progress, so i give the developers a good pat on the back for encouragement .. keep going, you’ve got a great start, but there’s work to do! Thanks
So much potential
by Reihm on 2018/12/17 04:05
I want to like this app, I really do. The ability to load music via WiFi was a real attraction but after one month of use, it simply doesn’t work well enough to justify a download. Multiple problems: First is the organization of music. There is none. No ability to create playlists or genres or other ways to make listening a bit more modern. It’s just play a single album and done. But I can live with that. What I can’t live with is the random deleting of entire albums or repeating of a single song 100 times in my music file. And the final straw has been the random crashing of the app after 10 seconds of any song. I have an XR with latest iOS so no excuse that my phone is too old. You load a ton of songs just to find out they are not organized, get randomly deleted and then the app crashes. I really want to like this app but until some serious work is done I am done with it.
Audio Sync Issues
by FlyingEar on 2017/12/13 22:15
I really like this app and think it's a far cry from Apple's own horrendous video app. That being said, I have constant issues with audio syncing and the interface is very difficult to manage, especially, when doing something active like walking a treadmill. Please, give us a way to enter the offset digitally rather than dragging a touchy slider and, if at all possible, figure out a way to retain that offset from one video to the next in the same folder since, for some reason, the offset seems to reset to 0 even though the slider shows it retains. Best solution, at that point, is to quit the app so as to start fresh. This has been going on for several versions. I'm also a bit disappointed that VLC doesn't have a place to provide this kind of feedback so I hope they read their reviews.
Absolutely wonderful
by LtLuLz on 2017/12/08 14:03
I tried using the VLC iOS app back on my iPod Touch 2nd Generation and at that time (2010-ish), I hated it because it was just so unwieldy and subtitles didn’t work well. Thus I switched to AV Player and never looked back... until now - I installed out of curiosity and man have things changed - the interface is punchy, love that my library (with its naming convention already optimized for Plex) can be tossed in and organized automatically, subs work wonderfully - I love it thus far. I’m docking a point for the fact that there is not optimization for iPhone X, but once that’s done I will absolutely give this 5/5 stars. Updated review: app updated for iPhone X - 5 stars
Great Media player, Terrible Organization
by Babiont on 2018/05/10 17:45
I use VLC on my laptop, phone and tablet. Its amazing for what it does, but not how it allows users to go about doing it on apps. Theres so many supported media types, so many features (playback speed, for example), yet all of it is overshadowed by how little (almost not at all) organization is allowed for files. At this moment, users are allowed to make folders containing as many files as they would like. However, there is absolutely no option to organize files within these folders. Instead, the order in which files are added to the folders determine the sequence in which videos will play back. If you wanted to reorganized files within folders, what you would have to do is return the files to the main library and create a new folder. Outside of folders, everything is organized only by file name. I understand that one should be able to organize their files by intentionally renaming the titles, but should we really have to? Would be an amazing 5/5 app, if only the creator incorporated more options for users to neatly organize their files without hassel.
Pretty great, although one very minor complaint
by ThatOneStickman on 2018/08/04 05:48
This app is pretty great for watching videos and listening to media files (both audio files and video files work!) it's an app I know I'll use on a long car trip or in my room (with or without internet) One minor complaint though: The 360 works very great although when looking down, your view gets shifted right a bit while the screen is panning downwards. (It's the same while looking up, but it shifts left instead.) Using the touch screen might work, but it jitters a bit when you lift your finger. Like I said, minor complaint. Overall, if you need a media viewer, this app may do the job. Thanks for reading.
Playback issues
by AsalBurn on 2017/12/20 21:41
I have loved vlc for its simplicity and ability to play anything, for a very long time. But the iPad version definitely needs work. I have an SMB share I use for all my media, which works perfectly for most of my other devices. However, my iPad has a lot of problems with running it, mainly with a collection of episodes off my bluray collection. It will glitch out on the time remaining, not play any video but play audio fine, and when I try to skip ahead it stops on one frame and then plays the audio fine the entire time! That, plus the horrendous lag for some larger movie files, is only a problem with this version. If you want em, I will gladly provide any logs and more info to developers.
VLC greatness, but a very rough UI
by Duck Step on 2018/08/06 16:25
100% functional, as expected from VLC, no complaints there. However, I use this primarily for watching TV series on my iPad from my SMB NAS at home over wifi, and I really wish there was a less cumbersome way to navigate back to the episode files after starting the app. I do have the server connection saved, so that’s a start, but you still have to navigate through the connection dialogs in a weird way to get to the save list, and after connecting you still have to navigate through the directory structure (I have a lot of stuff and it’s very organized) to get to the files. All I really would like to see is a "navigate to last location" button right on startup, that connects to the last server, and goes the last location all in one go. At minimum. Even better would be the ability to bookmark a server and path, showing the bookmarks on startup, and allowing connection from there (all this with the option to save login credentials, of course). If it was a bit less tedious to use, it’d be 5 stars.
Works well, with some quirks
by Mufasa1234 on 2018/05/09 00:22
I use VLC for streaming my music collection at home and at work through a vpn connection, and it does a decent job, but there are some quirks: - trying to play m3u/8 playlists that link to http sources doesn’t work well, the first track will play, but there is a massive delay before the next track would start. The UI buttons wouldn’t respond sometimes, but only when attempting to play through a playlist. - shuffle isn’t shuffling when the screen is turned off. It works fine initially, but when the screen goes out, the ordering becomes alphabetical, or sometimes it stays fixed on an album. Please fix this!
Screen resize for iphone X please
by fredbako on 2018/11/09 10:48
For iphone X users it’s really annoying for watching some movies since the front camera blocks some views of the screen. I dont like the Screen adjusting or the Aspect Ratio since its only Stretching or Compressing the movie views. I want to watch my movies with full normal aspect view from my iphone x. Just make or add some options that can view the movie smaller to fit the screen for the iphone X. If you check or watch movie from the apple movie app( called TV) the movie aspect views can get smaller to fit the iphone X without getting blocked by the camera lens, so please do like this too. I really love VLC for watching my movies do this the next update and i will get 5 stars thank you.
Excellent
by MikeSawThis on 2017/10/03 19:44
After having used VLC as my main video player on my PCs for years, I was excited when the official VLC app was released for iOS. Initially, the app had limited usefulness as it couldn't reliably play the video files I needed it to. I've tried many free and paid apps with limited success and others like PlayerExtreme that offered full functionality for a review only to add debilitating adds after an update. After the most recent update, my VLC app is now my favorite video player app for iOS too. I am successfully streaming HD video over my NAS to OLD iPad 3 without a hitch. Excellent work!
Issues
by why dont we is sexy on 2018/09/16 20:11
I am an after effects editor :) I think the app does a good job transferring files from a windows to a iPhone. The issue is the okay back. When the video uploads it has this buffering that keeps the video from flowing smoothly. For example , the audio will freeze then move beyond the frame rate of how the video is irl. It gets annoying because after I move my edits to my phone it plays but it stops and freezes. It always constantly freezes. And never just plays unless it’s a certain file. After effect files are big and I’ve tried everything to get it to work smoother. I wish there was help * cries *
Awesome App, Just One Minor Problem
by Indigo1733 on 2019/02/03 20:46
After spending many all-nighters trying to figure out why iTunes wasn’t properly syncing with my iPhone XS, I stumbled across this app and it was a true life-saver. Putting my music on the phone was very easy and simple, especially with the cloud syncing feature. The only problem I came across, however, is that the app doesn’t shuffle my music, even with the “Automatically Play Next Song” option turned off. Nonetheless, this is a great app, just please fix this issue.
Essential app
by Ed Hendel on 2017/11/13 03:31
This app is a must for anyone who has movies or TV shows downloaded to their computer that aren't through the iTunes Store or a streaming site. With VLC, you can easily transfer the files from your computer to your iPhone (no matter what file format!). The playback controls are great. I love the gestures that allow you to swipe the screen to jump in 10 second increments. This app is powerful and very well thought out. It's one of my very favorite iOS apps. Thank you to the developers!
Back to Good!!!
by sserschens on 2017/10/06 02:20
Edit: Back to working perfectly in iOS 11!!! VLC player was finally working flawlessly under iOS 10, then iOS 11 hit and it’s back to bad. You can’t scrub ahead in a video or you will get a black screen and the app will stop responding. You have to force quit and watch videos from the beginning. Even if I pause a video and start it later, it was stop responding. Looking forward to another update. Not optimistic considering it took nearly a year for VLC to work well on iOS 10.
Audio won't play over Bluetooth headphones.
by Astro7x on 2017/09/18 23:19
App is now unusable. Audio intermittently plays when using Bluetooth headphones. When I say intermittently, I mean I have gotten audio to play once or twice but do not know how. Please fix this. Update: on iPhone 6 with iOS 10, audio plays fine over speakers. When using Bluetooth headphone audio will not play by default. You must slow down the playback speed to 80% before audio kicks on and then you can adjust the speed accordingly. Changing position in video by skipping ahead or jumping back will cause audio to turn off again. Only fixable by dropping playback speed to 80% and readjusting. Incredibly annoying. Was not like this in old version I updated from.
Please add Download Subtitle Function for IOS
by KwayHan on 2019/05/11 16:44
I’ve been a fan of VLC since I have the knowledge to use computer. And now I am still using this app on mobile device and I am in love with every single detail you change on every update. So, I always waited and IOS version to have the download subtitle function for a while now and I am getting impatient. Can you please add that function if possible because it’s too much of a waste of time to go to computer to download sub and add it to vlc using iTunes. Anyway thanks for making this amazing app. May God bless you.
No sort order a significant flaw
by profe de español on 2018/09/06 04:32
I like the ease with which I can add files (I mostly use audio files, sometimes video) from my computer via a web browser. However, the complete inability to sort files within a folder makes this all but useless. It automatically plays from one audio file to the next, but not in alpha-numeric order. Sometimes it seems to list in order that I add files to the folder, but even that isn’t consistent. Can’t play an audiobook by chapters or anything because it will skip around all the chapters. Such a practical fix that should be out by now. Until it comes out, I’m looking for something else.
(FIXED) Subtitles don’t work anymore
by Carlos E I on 2018/01/31 15:19
UPDATE January 31: they fixed the issue with subtitles. Now that it has been fixed, I give this app 5 stars because it truly is a remarkable example of a great open source app developed by volunteers. OLD REVIEW: Subtitles don’t show on the video you are watching...the app detects the SRT file (because I can select that Subtitles track when I’m watching a video) but then the subtitles never show on screen. Tested on an iPad 2017 with iOS 11.2.2 and iOS 11.2.5. Really bad quality testing.
Needs sub folders and alphabetical sorting
by Squishmaster D on 2018/07/15 20:27
Issues I’ve previously had (crashes, not playing certain formats and frame freezes) seem to be resolved. I really love this app again. Just wish we could have the option to store folders within folders because I keep several tv shows on my device and I’d like to keep the seasons and episodes nice and tidy. Also, an alphabetical sorting option would be fantastic because having to manually sort files is tedious when you have hundreds to do.
Great but still buggy
by Sadra rahmani on 2018/01/03 19:54
This app is great, ftp, wifi sharing, downloader, streams etc. BUT pleaaase fix this small bugs for our better experience, first of all i couldn’t even report a bug with safari, so i came here for a review Still when i get a call, or leave the app, i should close and reopen the video, it is not fixed yet Second bug I've discovered is that i can not transfer any video to any folder, whats the problem?? It simply does not go to a folder after i follow the instructions, Ive 400+ videos on the app, please help
Playback issues (since last update)
by Disappointed Pro-User on 2017/12/28 20:33
Note to Developer Team: I’m proud to say that I’ve been using VLC since beta-development. Love this app, as it provides an excellent set of controls for getting ‘desired’ playback sound/look. Since latest update, I’ve had trouble playing locally-stored mkv/avi files with AAC codecs (on iPads/iPhone). Application force-quits when I attempt to play these files. Please check it - and update to fix playback error [sent several reports already]. Thanks for your commitment to provide one of the BEST universal media players EVER.
Use short files
by Some user passing by on 2018/10/12 14:24
I used this app on ipad for years and haven't have any problems. Compatible to many kinds of files. You can use url to download files directly to your phone!! The iphone version however messes up my files so bad. The name of the files got switched, some files went missing when the program crashes. I use it to listen to lectures so maybe it's not meant for an hour long audio. For my ipad I have shorter files about 30-40 mins long and never had problems.
One of my favorite apps
by yoskin1256742 on 2019/02/15 00:45
The feature I like best is playing only audio while iPhone is locked. This saves my battery and prevents me from accidentally hitting a wrong button when it’s in my pocket. But, “continue video playback” option works only when the app is in the foreground. I wish the app keeps on playing videos/audios in the folder when it’s locked, too. But, that’s the only thing I’m not satisfied with the app. You guys did an amazing job!
It’s convenient
by zakmcg on 2018/11/12 05:11
I like it, it’s nice not having to convert files to play on the native videos app. The interface is cool, the only change I would make it selectable icons from within the videos timeline, and of high resolution, it looks too pixel-y. Also on a really small note the “rename” function should be up by the “select all” “cancel” in the top right hand side. Also more UI options in general would be nice like back ground color, icon size, etc. Thanks VLC team you’ve made a really good app, I hope it gets better!
Best network video player (needs sort)
by Potcha on 2018/08/12 15:02
This is by far the best application on iPhone for streaming videos from your home NAS/server. The gestures are intuitive, easy to use, it streams very quickly and in high quality. Only complaint? It has no sorting option. The videos have to be listed in alphabetical order. Developers: I love you all and you are doing God’s work with this player! I beg you, if you can, please allow sorting by date, length, or size!
Good app, but flawed
by c_insano on 2018/01/18 04:42
This app is great because it allows you to play WEBMs on iOS, and the interface is quite good too. However...this app will straight up not play a 1080p WEBM...it will just freeze up. I know this is not a limitation of my phone too because the exact same WEBM will play in PlayerXtreme, which is a similar app. Poor performance by VLC! Also I wish the folders were more compact. Three in a row would be nice. Now that I have about 10 hey are taking up a lot of space...also nested folders would be welcome too. Finally, the placement of the VLC cone icon is annoying. Many times after opening and viewing a WEBM I attempt to tap the “back to Safari” button, but instead I end up tapping the VLC icon and open the menu accidentally because those two buttons are just a couple tiny pixels apart! The freezing is the main issue, but these other oversights are holding back what could otherwise be an amazing app.
Progress bar quit working.
by Retired70+Mountineer on 2019/01/18 00:45
I like the app for the most part. For the first two or three weeks the progress bar worked. That is, you could move forward in the movie by sliding it and it also kept track of the time that had played. Now you cannot move forward in the movie by sliding the progress bar. The elapsed time that used to display on on the left side of the progress bar is now blanked out. I am using it to stream movies from my Windows 7 desktop computer.
Give us true playlists
by NoNeinNyet on 2018/07/24 02:24
The only thing keeping the iOS app from giving me everything the desktop version has is the ability to create and edit playlists. There is a workaround where you can add the files one by one to a folder in the order you want them to play but even that isn’t working exactly as it should now. After the latest update, some files will be skipped. Nothing is wrong with the files. They play when selected on their own. If I could just make and edit playlists and have them actually play correctly, this app would do everything I need it to do.
Best of a frustrating bunch
by TibiaTibia on 2018/07/02 05:41
Shuffle doesn't work well. Cant shuffle if repeat is on. If shuffle is on and the end of a video is reached, the next chronological video is played rather than a random one. There was a magical month pensive here it worked perfectly. It's also constantly in various states of bugginess. Videos won't play but audio will, I'm in a strange phase where I'll exit the app and come back to ghost duplicates of my videos, etc, that kinda thing. The desktop version is much much better, which makes this versions flaws so frustrating.
Automatically play next item is not working
by keninmg on 2019/03/27 15:18
Other than Automatically play next item not working VLC is the best media consumption app good job , please fix this problem I have a lot of music videos I transferred from my pc but I have to keep playing the next video manually Automatically play next item is already on in the settings it tried offing and still won’t play the next video tried reverting it still won’t , App developers you did a good job please fix this too
Great app but...
by Nikolay Shpurik on 2018/07/20 03:54
Absolutely love this app and it’s functionality. Hands down its great for free. 1. Can you please fix “sharing over WiFi”, it’s stops after 15 min of playing and loading doesn’t go any further. 2. Can you please fix sorting of the files, I have multiple parts of video compilation and it sorts is as: 1, 10, 11, 12... 2, 20, 21, 22, if you drag files to sort manually in the right order it goes back to the previous after you restart app. Keep it up guys, you are absolutely awesome! 👍👍👍
Really good, but one question
by ?LJ on 2018/02/13 12:19
I really love this app. Really, I do. But is it possible to download software directly from photos? The closest I’ve been able to do is download it into my google drive and then download it into VLC from there, but apparently, I’m not supposed to do that cause it’s my school account. I really want to watch geometry dash levels sped up, and VLC is one of the few ways to do it so pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, either add that or tell me how! Thnx! P.S., if you add that or tell me how I will, definitely give you 5 stars VLC bye!
Problem with rewinding and fastforwarding
by Kemuchay87 on 2017/09/29 16:39
I have used this player for years and I generally have no issues with it. However after the update released after the update for the new iOS, I have been unable to use it. I typically listen to lectures on this device at double speed. Unfortunately, if I want to fast forward or rewind while using it on faster speeds than normal, the program freezes and makes me start all over again. This after a lot of fidgeting to get the lecture to play again. 😔
Mostly good
by KiroKatashi on 2019/01/11 07:41
Only a few problems: 1) When set to loop, there is a slight delay when it starts from the beginning. This is a noticeable issue with short videos. 2) I don’t know if this problem still exists because I don’t want to test it, but when I had a folder with more than 100 videos in it, some of them would disappear. 3) As far as I can tell, there is no setting to make it not play the next video in the folder. 4) For some reason when I try to arrange my folders in alphabetical order, it won’t save the changes and just puts them in random order. These are minor annoyances, but they are still annoyances. Otherwise it is a great app and probably the best app for playing and saving webms, which is really something we shouldn’t need an app for, but we do, so I recommend this one.
Version 3.1.1 fixed bugs
by ElevenTwentyTwo on 2018/07/31 20:08
Swiping up and down on the video works again! Pausing then playing video often causes audio to stop for a second or two while video continues. This app is otherwise a wonderful app capable of playing almost any file type including .mkv. Files can easily be added via iTunes by way of the file sharing menu or via WiFi and a browser. Simple to use, generally intuitive. Highly recommended.
It was fine, until I had this problem
by Rosehamato on 2019/02/10 21:15
I don’t know if anyone had any problem, but I don’t understand. I put in the “sharing via WiFi” thingy on my computer, and it says “the server _____ is taking too long to respond.” I don’t know what else to do. I deleted and re downloaded the app, I tried to fix everything and it STILL wouldn’t work. And connecting iTunes wouldn’t work for me either... I would rather do this sharing files than connecting the iTunes. But it doesn’t work. I don’t know what else to do.
Simply perfect 😊
by Hello😊 on 2019/02/05 15:51
I’ve been using VLC on my desktop and mobile for many years now, and it doesn’t disappoint! Basically anything I’ve thrown at it works, and with the mobile version, all the advanced features from desktop are really simple to use here as well. If you need to do anything media-related, VLC will have your back, Thank you VLC team! Been listening to internet radios like a boss 👌
Pretty nice
by IrwinMFletcher on 2019/01/02 00:28
Pretty reliable and useful. Local playback always place the next video even if that setting is OFF. Also the timer is too challenging. You only have a few seconds to set it before it fades away. So you have to visit the setting a few times to pick the sleep time desired and hit set. In addition, the recent update now longer displays the remaining time on the timer. That really should be in the status bar.
Impressive, not perfect
by Thejahn on 2018/02/05 21:08
This is a very capable application that was able to pull files and audio playlists from my NAS share and play them. There appears to be a bug regarding only playing the first song in a playlist of each album when advancing through the laylist while having playback randomization turned on. If I notice this is fixed, or figure out why randomization appears to not work, I will update this review with five stars.
File management ruins the app
by kdudemaster on 2019/03/02 05:02
The video player functionality works fine but it's a huge pain to manage my files and folders. You can't change the sort order so TV shows go S3 > S2 > S1. You can only completely empty a folder. Couldn't figure out how to only remove a few files. Finally there seems to be a bug were it won't move many files into a folder at once. It will only copy a few so it takes about 5 tries to move 20 files into one folder. No nested folders either. Overall a pretty frustrating experience.
New Features!
by NateAshby1 on 2018/02/24 20:48
As far as file type support goes, this app is great. However, VLC desperately needs to be able to identify and organize Movies, TV Shows, and Music. It should use API’s from tvdb and IMDb, etc to acquire album art and display it in an organized way, and provide an integrated way of adding artwork manually if needed. Using the app should feel and look like browsing Netflix or iTunes when browsing for media. The interface should be stupidly simple to use and elegant. Do you agree? Leave a review asking for the same things! Let’s make VLC a true media center! 🎬🎼
needs lot of work...freezes
by adrogu on 2017/12/23 01:56
i love VLC its the best media player for pc/mac and when i found it for my ipad, i didnt hesitate for a second to instal it. the fact that it plays other movie formats than just mp4 like the iPad TV app is awesome. but it freezes, the sound freezes amd keeps making noises even after you close the app. i have to restart my iPad for it to stop please fix these problems
Airplay needs improvement
by Josh Yuan on 2018/12/27 14:42
vlc is my favorite app, it has improved a lot, especially the file management and download file features are very good. But when I do airplay using Apple TV 3 within app, only sound play on TV, video still play on my iPhone 6plus, if I use Apple mirror on iPhone, then both video and sound play on TV correctly. I hope it can be fixed in the next version.
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