VLC app Hits App Store, Windows Phone, RT, Android TV
Looks like the folks at VLC are having a day that they have been working for since a while! I say that because all of a sudden they have unleashed so many new updates and new versions of the media player that it is certain it would have taken them quite a while to reach here.
Certain new versions as well as an updated version of the old player titled VLC version 2.2.0 have been launched.
First off, they have relaunched the VLC app for iOS. User would remember how it was missing from the App Store ever since iOS 8 came out. So yeah, you can start using the most popular media player on your iPhone and iPad again.
Moving on they have now released the video player to Windows Phone alongside Windows RT; they have even launched a beta version of the app for Android TV.
Talking of Android, the platform has had a beta version of the player so far but that too is going to change. A non-beta version of the game is being released today.
Wait they are not done yet. Platforms that already had the player i.e. Windows and OS Xare going to get an update parallel to the launch of the new versions. This will bring all the different versions on the same page.
I am sure it was a big day for the developers which is why Jean-Baptiste Kempf the president of VideoLAN, said in a statement that:
I’m very happy about those releases. Moving VLC to the mobile world was difficult, but the difficult[y] is done. VLC runs everywhere, plays everything.
So what is going to change, you might ask. Well, firstly the player will now be able to recognize vertically shot videos and rotate them accordingly. Like mobile versions, the desktop versions will also have the resume playback feature to let you pick up where you left off.
The support for UltraHD codecs has been greatly improved and lastly, support for numerous new codecs has been added.
What else could we ask from them!