After a two and a half year absence, multi-format video player VLC is set to
return to iOS. The new VLC app has already gone live in some regions, but
should be in all stores, including the US store, by 11PM EST. Once the app
goes live, you can download it here.
A version of VLC was removed from the App Store in January of 2011 because of
complaints from one of VLC's lead contributors who alleged that version of VLC
for iOS violated the GPL license. The new version of VLC, released today, is
licensed under Mozilla Public License v2, which is applicable to apps
distributed on the App Store.
Here's some of VLC iOS features:
* **Wi-Fi Upload: **Allows users to upload files directly to the iOS version
of VLC through a web browser on the PC or Mac.
* **Dropbox Integration:** Play media directly from Dropbox or download it
for offline playback.
* **Download from Web:** Download files from any web server for offline
* **Network Streams:** Play any network streams support by VLC media player
for desktop operating systems
* **3rd-Party App Integration:** ...