Unofficial VLC beta lands on Android, promises to read your every codec
posted by Victor H. / Mar 02, 2012, 8:14 AM
VideoLan Player, commonly known as VLC, has deserved its place under the media players’ sun with its amazing ability to read everything you throw at it no matter the format, and no matter the codec. Now, the unofficial beta of VLC for Android is available and it comes with the same promise.
Now, it’s been in the development stages for a while now, but this is the first time you can actually download it and use it on your Android device. Or you can wait until it gets officially released later this year.
Now, there are three versions of the app depending on your smartphone: ARM11, Cortex-A8/NEON, and Cortex-A9.
ARM11 is the oldest of the architectures and if you haven’t updated your smartphone in a while chances are you have it. It’s on Snapdragon S1 devices like the first-gen Windows Phone 7 devices.
Cortex-A8 is a bit newer and notable members include phones with the Snapdragon S2/S3, Hummingbird and TI OMAP 3 chip.
Cortex-A9 is everything newer - Tegra 2, Snapdragon S4 and OMAP 4.
Posts: 398; Member since: Nov 09, 2011
Snapdragon S4 it isn't a Cortex A9 technology platform. It's more close and identified with Cortex A15, already that it has 3.3MIPS/MHz and A15 it has 3.5MIPS/MHz which makes the closest and it has other technologies close to A15. Cortex A9 has a processing power of 2.5MIPS/MHz.
posted on Mar 02, 2012, 11:00 AM 0
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Ok. i'm all for VLC on android, and windows phone, and everything. I use VLC on all my computers. BUT... more then a year ago VLC was ported to IOS and then 1 guy who worked on it caused to to get pulled from the app store. If this goes to android will VLC then be making a return to IOS?
posted on Mar 02, 2012, 12:53 PM 0
Posts: 19; Member since: Aug 03, 2009
It was my understanding that it was nuthing to do with the developers who ported VLC to IOS that got it removed from apple app store but instead it was due to the fact the Apple added in security so that you were forced to download from the market and not able to download from other sources and install on ios devices. By apple adding that copy protection violated the GNU liscense of vlc and the original developers of VLC demanded it be removed due to that
posted on Mar 02, 2012, 6:35 PM 0
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