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VLC for iOS 2.3 Adds Folder Org, Passworded Streams, etc

18 April 2014 310 views No Comment

There are those, however, that indulge a taste for media found outside iTunes safe, clean walls and VideoLAN's VLC for iOS is right mobile tool for that job

If you live within Apple’s walled garden, all the streams are strong, encoding rates good looking and quality of service above average. There are those, however, that indulge a taste for media found outside those walls and VideoLAN’s VLC for iOS is right mobile tool for that job.

VLC for iOS 2.3 adds support for password protected HTTP streams, as well as .m4b, .caf, .oma, .w64 audio and .mxg video files. Additionally, users can now disable playback control gestures and use bold subtitles.

• VLC for iOS 2.3 (free)
— New ability to organize media in folders
— Support for password protected HTTP streams
— WiFi uploads and HTTP downloads continue in the background (2 min on iOS 7, 10 min on iOS 6)
— Added option to disable playback control gestures
— Added option to use bold subtitles
— Modified behavior: when passcode lock is enabled, playback will be stopped when VLC enters the background state
— Fixed serial ftp downloads
— Fixed downloads from Twonky UPnP servers
— Fixed playback control through lock screen, headphones or multi-tasking view
— Playback is paused when headphones are unplugged
— Improved UPnP discovery speed with some servers
— Improved memory consumption
— Added support for m4b, caf, oma, w64 audio and mxg video files
— Caches for WiFi upload and HTTP downloads are emptied more often to keep storage impact reasonable
— Stability improvements and UX tweaks
— New translations to Latvian, Romanian and British English

VLC for iOS 2.3 is free, but requires iOS 6.1 or later.

VLC for Mac 2.1.4 was released back in February.

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