VLC player gets ready for iPhone and iPod Touch

Imagine being able to play your movies or music videos on your beloved iPhone or Touch, without the pain of converting it to a compatible format. Like that, huh? Well, worry no more, as the resourceful Zoddttd over at Zoddttd.com forums has managed to port the much loved VLC player from VideoLAN on to the two Apple devices best known for their media handling prowess.

Called the vlciphone, this application currently has the ability to play only a small number of formats (MPEG, MPG, AVI, and MP3) but the author promises support for many other formats in the future including FLAC, OGG, VCD, DivX, WMA, and WMV.

Now before you go searching for a download link, let me tell you there isn’t one. The app is currently available only to beta testers of the Zoddttd community with a promise for a public release as more decoders are supported and bugs are picked out. And the vlciphone will work only on jailbroken iPhones. So, if yours isn’t already a renegade, you have still have time to be break free!


Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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