VLC Beta launched for Android

VLC Beta launched for Android

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I am a big fan of VLC, it plays just about anything you can throw at it and today after months of being in the works the beta is out for Android. VLC will play local audio and video files as well as network streams. It also supports multi-track audio, subtitles and auto-rotation. Once installed it scans your device for audio and video files and you can browse your collection. I have just installed it and it seems to work pretty well.

The app is free from Google Play

VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player that plays most multimedia files as well as discs, devices, and network streaming protocols.

This is a BETA version of the port to the Androidβ„’ platform. It is intended for power users and hackers. This version is NOT stable and is slower than the final version.

It might kill your kitten, destroy your house and start the mayan apocalypse.
Use it at your own risk. Have Fun! πŸ™‚

NOTA BENE
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This version is ONLY for devices with a CPU ARMv7 that will support NEON. Other devices will be supported by other applications, very soon.

Features
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VLC for Androidβ„’ plays most local video and audio files, as well as network streams, like the desktop version of VLC.

VLC for Android has a media library for audio and video files, and allows to browse folders directly.

VLC has support for multi-track audio and subtitles. It supports auto-rotation, aspect-ratio adjustements and gestures to control volume.

It also includes a widget for audio control, supports audio headsets control, covert art and a complete audio media library.

Missing Features
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As this is an early BETA version, a lot of things are not finished, but will change for the final release:
β€’ The basic User Interface will change;
β€’ Performance improvements are missing;
β€’ Some audio issues might occur;
β€’ Hardware decoding works only with a limited set of hardware;
β€’ Other unknown issues.

Permissions
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β€’ It needs hardware control, in order to change the audio volume;
β€’ It needs phone calls control, in order to pause the music when someone is calling;
β€’ It needs full Internet access to open network streams;
β€’ It needs to be able to read logs, during the beta version, to understand the issues;
β€’ It needs to get access to the SD card storage, in order to allow deletion of files.

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