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VLC player set to arrive at Android Market in a matter of weeks

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VLC player set to arrive at Android Market in a matter of weeks
VLC already brought an easy way to play videos on iOS devices without conversion a few months back, despite some made-up drama around Apple's DRM requirements. It is now Android's turn to be blessed with one of the best video players out there, whose catch phrase is "It plays everything!".

Android has pretty solid video players already, but the more the merrier, and the folks at VideoLan have said the porting project should finish in a "matter of weeks". The new NDK that was released by Google recently really spearheaded the development, but the coders say that the VLC player might not be completely compatible with all Android handsets, despite the fact that most libraries have been ported over already.

As usual, Android's fragmentation is the cause for the delay, but we were more than willing to wait a few weeks for the kinks to be ironed out from a much-desired VLC Android app anyway.

source: GigaOm

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posted on 27 Dec 2010, 14:32

1. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Still waiting for a NETFLIX app....

posted on 27 Dec 2010, 20:33

2. Otakuking (Posts: 2; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)

Best thing ever!!!!!!!!!

posted on 28 Dec 2010, 02:56

3. Saad073 (Posts: 13; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)

I wonder if they will make a VLC app for WP7 as well.

posted on 28 Dec 2010, 06:32

4. lolita (unregistered)

it gooooooooooood seystem

posted on 28 Dec 2010, 19:08

5. RobC (unregistered)

Again with the fragmentation. I guess Ford should only produce one size pick-up truck, and put it only one trim... a one size fits all model.

Consumer trends seem to be just fine and dandy with handsets of different capabilities. Or is the Android OS not a serious competitor in the mobile arena?

posted on 28 Dec 2010, 19:14

6. RobC (unregistered)

I have a cheaper, lower end Android, the Droid Eris. Guess what I don't expect to be capable of running the VLC player...

Dumbass, "you-told-me-it's-the-best/worst-so-it-has-to-be" consumers benefit only the businesses.

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