• VLC Arrives On Apple TV With Support For Casting, Playback Of Local And Network Files

    VLC Arrives On Apple TV With Support For Casting, Playback Of Local And Network Files

    VLC, the popular video-playing software offering support for a wide range of media formats, is now available for Apple TV. For those with large video collections, that means you’ll be able to play your files on your TV’s big screen without having to convert them to a supported format. One of the more notable features in the new release is that the VLC app now supports… Read More

  • Linux Light Bulbs Allow Devices To Talk To Each Other With Flashes Of Brilliance

    Linux Light Bulbs Allow Devices To Talk To Each Other With Flashes Of Brilliance

    Who’s the leader of the club that’s made for you and me? M-I-C- See? See the visible light carrying data quickly and easily from light bulbs to gadgets! -K-E-Y Why? Because light is ubiquitous! M-O-U-S-E! Disney researchers are working on a new protocol – tentatively called the Linux Light Bulb – that flashes out data using visible light. The bulbs are designed to work… Read More

  • VLC’s Media Player For iOS Sneaks Back Into The App Store

    VLC’s Media Player For iOS Sneaks Back Into The App Store

    VLC for iOS, a popular media player application that has had a shaky history with the iOS App Store, now appears to be returning to the mobile app marketplace following its removal around the time iOS 8 launched in September 2014. The app’s developers never officially commented on the removal, beyond stating that they would be “working with Apple on a solution,” and later… Read More

  • VLC Touches Down For Windows 8.1

    VLC Touches Down For Windows 8.1

    If you are a Windows 8.1 user, the VLC team has a little gift for you this Friday: An app. As Neowin notes, if you have the former edition installed, you will want to yank that one, and then install the new code. Microsoft has struggled to attract top-tier support from developers for is Windows 8.x platform — it has been something of a constant narrative. To see VLC continue to… Read More

  • VLC For iPhone And iPod Touch Imminent

    Good news for iOS users: versatile video app VLC has been submitted to the App Store as a universal app, and I see no reason why it should be rejected. Expect to join your iPad brethren in playing a variety of video files without the need to jailbreak or part with your hard-earned gold pieces. Read More

  • VLC For iPad Heralds A New, Friendlier App Store Era

    Good news for people who think outside the iTunes box, multimedia player VLC hit the Apple store today, meaning you can now play AVI and Quicktime movies without having to convert them to iTunes first, and also meaning that the app will presumably be taking at least some eyeball traffic away from the iTunes store. Does this generous decision on behalf of Apple mean that the kinder gentle App… Read More

  • VLC for iPad now available, iPhone version coming soon

    Have you ever heard of VLC? If you’re even the most casual video watcher, I’d certainly hope so — when it comes to video players, VLC is king. It’s super lightweight, and can handle just about any video format you can throw at it. It’s cross-platform, with builds for Windows, OS X, and Linux.. and starting today, iOS. Imagine being able to throw just about any… Read More

  • VLC On iPad? Only If It Escapes Apple's Ban-Hammer

    App developer Applidium has been working for a few months on an iPad port of the popular, open-source, plays-anything VLC. They’ve submitted it for approval to Apple, but I really don’t know what its chances are. Will it be rejected on the grounds of duplicating functionality? VLC certainly does more and plays more formats, but Apple may just not care. We’ll find out soon… Read More

  • VLC 1.1.0 adds Windows and Linux GPU decoding

    Have you launched VLC today? If so then you’ll already know that it has been updated to version 1.1.0. The biggest feature in this version is the addition of GPU decoding for Windows (Vista and 7 only) and Linux users. That is, you can use that fancy GPU of yours to help decode that 1080p MKV you’ve got there, leaving your CPU with enough room to breathe, or whatever. Fair warning… Read More

  • Output video as ASCII art in VLC on this lazy Friday

    It’s Friday. You probably have loads of work but no motivation. I know that feeling. So why not fire up VLC and watch videos Matrix-style. Read More

  • VLC 1.0 released!~!1

    Attention, sons of Adam! VLC 1.0 has been released! Read More

  • Random software recommendation Friday: Vox audio player for Mac OS X

    Here’s a random software recommendation for your Friday afternoon enjoyment. It’s Vox, it’s for Mac OS X, and it’s a lightweight music player. No, it’s not going to replace iTunes on your system—there’s no library feature, for one thing—but it’ll play some of the more obscure formats out there. Read More

  • The $1 VLC remote control app for the iPhone (or you could just use the Web Interface for free)

    Sure, you could pay $1.00 for this new VLC remote control app [iTunes link] for the iPhone (and iPod touch), or you could simply select “Add Interface, Web Interface” then point your iPhone to the resulting Web server. After that, you can apply this skin to your iPhone to make the whole package look a little more elegant. Not to knock the new app, mind you, but it strikes me as… Read More

  • VLC4iPhone: interview with the creator

    The iPhone is, at this point, effectively an open platform. And if I were to get one, I would try to fill it with all my favorite ported open source software, despite the upcoming app store. VLC is one of my favorite applications — period. As we mentioned a week ago, VLC is being ported to the iPhone. This means support for just about every video and audio format under the sun and plenty… Read More

  • PSA: Users of VLC at risk

    I’ve been using VLC for years now and it’s the best player available today. But it appears that users are at risk due to a harmful string of code lurking subtitle files. VLC has a buffer overflow flaw and hackers are taking advantage of that. A new version of VLC came out late last month, but apparently the flaw wasn’t fixed then. Uh oh. Security Advisory [via Info World… Read More