VLC Media Player For Android Gets An Update

by Joe Sirianni on
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VLC, a popular media player which allows you to play video in almost any format or codec known to man, has recently received an update for the Android application.  The developers are still working on this folks, so be patient, as they are currently working on this in their free time.  According to the developers, the app is progressing well and maturing more and more on a daily basis for Android.  Ivoire, a VLC Media Player developer had this to say on his blog:

After two months of work, VLC media player is working quite well on Android based systems. The project still requires a lot of work before any release but we now know that running VLC media player on Android is achievable.

Some of the things they have been working on as stated on the developers blog include: » Read the rest

Popular Linux Media Player MPlayer Arrives on Android

by Michael Murphy on
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Any of you who have much background with a Linus OS have probably used mPlayer. It’s a very versatile audio/video player that has had a lot of success in the open source community. Well, XDA-Developers member ajeet17181 has ported the popular media player over to the Android platform. While this may be a work in progress (it hasn’t been tested on every phone out there yet), it seems to be stable and functional, with a clean minimalistic interface.

Features -
1) Support all subtitle format.
2) Proper audio video sync.
3) Uses libfaad2 and libmad for aac and mp3 decoding.
4) Stream URL support

Those looking for a simple yet capable media player that does various audio and video formats, check it out at the source link.

[via XDA-Developers]

Thanks to Customer Feedback, Update Brings Improvements to RealPlayer for Android

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RealPlayer for Android made its appearance mid-last-year, and RealNetworks has been soliciting feedback from users from day one, and have really been listening to your suggestions. Today they announced an updated version of their media player app, taking their updates largely from your input. The updated version brings the folllowing changes to the table:

  • A redesigned home screen
  • A widget allowing playback from the home screen
  • Enhanced graphics
  • A feature for videos and song removal
  • An improved way to select directories for music, videos and photos
  • Landscape mode for music playback
  • Music playback by directory folder
  • A quick way to hide video status bar
  • A selection for video aspect ratio
  • Removal of the roulette wheel
  • Support for music playlists playback

If you have downloaded the RealPlayer app, be sure you pick up the update. And if you’re looking for a good media player app, give RealPlayer a try. Either way, let us know what you think of it.

[via RealNetworksBlog]

VLC Coming to Android in “A Matter of Weeks”

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VLC has been a very popular media player on Mac, Linux, and PC for years. In September, an iOS version was released (pictured above), and while we certainly expected to see it come to Android shortly after that, so far we’ve not seen a version running. That is about to change, however, as Lead Developer Jean-Baptiste Kempf has stated that an Android version should be available in “a matter of weeks.”

What makes VLC so special? Primarily, its minimalist interface and the fact that it plays nearly every file format known to man. It’s been an open-source solution on various platforms, so many Android users already know it. For being so powerful and versatile, however, it’s typically a very low-overhead program. One thing that Android users request most often is more options for media files, so VLC should be a welcome addition to the Android repertoire. Stay tuned, we’ll let you know when it goes live.

[via GigaOm]

Archos 32 media player up for pre-order, then promptly pulled

by Dustin Karnes on
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Want to get your hands on an Android based media player? Well unfortunately, you may have missed your chance, as the Archos 32 was available for pre-order… and then promptly “yoinked”. Keep in mind, this preorder went up before it’s even been officially announced. Sources say it’s  ”decidedly more portable” than other attempts by Archos to bring us PMP’s. Specs include:

  • Android 2.1
  • 3.2-inch touchscreen
  • 800MHz ARM Cortex A8 processor
  • 8GB of storage
  • WiFi
  • camera and microphone

There is also speculation that it may be upgradeable to Android 2.2… not bad, considering the $149.99 price tag we saw.

The website that had the pre-order up was jr.com.

[via engadget]

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