VLC for Android updated with background video playback support and refreshed visuals
VLC, one of the better multimedia players available for Android devices, just got a pretty neat update. Aside from an interesting new feature, VLC for Android version 1.3.2 also brings multiple visual improvements, as well as some tweaks to the playback engine.
The main feature introduced with version 1.3.2 of VLC for Android is the ability to play videos in the background. This is very useful when you want to be able to hear the audio part of a video without the app taking up the screen real estate. Up until this recent update, VLC for Android would stop video playback when hitting the back or the home button, just like many other video players available for Android.
It should be mentioned that this feature is not turned on by default. Users can activate background playback by heading over to Settings -> Interface -> Play videos in background.
VLC for Android version 1.3.2 also brings a new interface for the audio player, a new Album View, more animations, a new file browser, as well as an improved search functionality. The update also takes care of a previous problem with hardware acceleration for TS video files, updates codecs, and fixes SD card browsing.