VLC back in the iTunes App Store

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Those who’re familiar with VLC will know of its magical ability to play almost any audio or video file you throw at it. That alone would make it worth its weight in gold, on Apple’s iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch – devices that have notorious playback restrictions for video files. Well, there’s good news: VLC is back in the iTunes App Store, as a free download.

The application used to be available in Apple’s app store, but was pulled in 2011 due when it was pointed out that there was a conflict in the GPL agreement, under which VLC is developed, and the license for apps published in the iTunes store. Since then, changes have been made to VLC’s development, and parts of its code were issued under a less restrictive license.



Christo van Gemert

Christo van Gemert

Eleven years ago Christo started writing about technology for one of South Africa's (then) leading computer magazines. His first review? A Samsung LCD monitor. Hey, it was hot news, back then. Nowadays he gets more excited about photography, cars, game consoles, and faster internet connections. He's sort of an Apple fan, but will take any opportunity to remind you about his Windows-powered home theatre PC and desire to own a vanilla Android tablet.   Currently uses: Apple 13-inch Macbook Pro with Retina Display, Apple iPhone 5, Microsoft Laser Mouse 6000, Audiofly AF78 Earphones, Xbox 360, Nikon D50.