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Review VLC media player
Popular PC video player finally hit Android
Author: Sergei Furman
Date: tested on 17 Dec 2013 on
VLC media player - a true multimedia processor for Android, which can play most audio and video files, as well as any network broadcasting. He came to us from desktop computers, where for a long time is a leader. According to the developers, the current version is not perfectly stable, and therefore has the status of «Beta».
VLC is distributed free of charge and can offer playback using a huge number of built-in codecs. Similar set can boast not one standard player. Currently only supported processors ARMv7, but in the final version, the developers promise and ARMv6. In addition to working with popular formats, the program can boast support 720p MKV, as well as subtitles, network flows and search media library.
Interface and capabilitiesFirst, the program automatically scans your gadget for any media and sorts them according to their categories. Available only four such categories: Video, Audio, Catalogs, History. All your files will be placed on shelves. You can switch between them using the sidebar.
Video files are displayed as thumbnails with text next to the name, although the miniatures are sometimes absent. The player interface looks quite minimalist, but functional from not hurt. Scroll bar shows the progress visually, although also displays the total and current playback time. File, you can stop and rewind. In addition, you can monitor the battery charge indicator and the actual time.
The music player also borrowed the concept of simplicity. However, this did not prevent him from being beautiful. Main area occupies the progress bar at the top flaunts cover composition. Function keys allow you to rewind, change the playback speed, include random mode and a sleep timer.
It should be noted a large number of options in the settings. You can change the screen orientation, tracking headset, overall performance, text encoding, as well as appearance. Despite the prefix «Beta», the program provides many forums acting analogues.
Features VLC media pleer for Android:
- Work with almost all media formats;
- Minimalistic, but user-friendly interface;
- Support for a large number of codecs;
- Stable operation with 720p video;
- Network protocol support;
- Support media library.
Among the shortcomings are the slight instability. The program periodically crashes without serious reason for it. However, we sincerely believe that all defects will disappear along with the release of the final version of the application.
ResumeVLC media player - a "Mast keV" for all who are interested in quality, functional, and free media player for Android. Already, the program can work with all popular (and not so) file formats on mobile devices. Nice interface promotes continuous replenishment in the army of fans VLC. Difficult to imagine the level of success of the project, when it comes to the beta stage.