Just need a little bit upgrade !!
This app is very good for IOS. I only have some ideas, hopefully your team can think about it. When i use my galaxy , i install Mx Player to watch movies, it is very convenient to use. Whenever i go back, just click on play button and i can continue to watch my last movie that I haven’t finished yet. But on this app I didn’t see that, and the list after i transfer my anime movies (over 800 episodes) to my phone. The list wasn’t sort by name or number, everything mess up and very hard to find next episode. Would you please can fix it to make everything more easier. And the right side to swipe up and down to control bright, look like it didn’t work probably. I’m still rate 4 stars for your app.
Wish you can fix it and make the app more greater.
Best wish for your teams and have a good day!!
It it ain’t broke, don’t fix it
I’m a big fan of VLC. It’s one of my go to players on Windows, and so it only is natural that I’d use it on iOS as well. App was working fine, then some update just wrecked havoc and copy over wifi became buggy and “next” button on my iPhone SE froze the app while it was running in the background, forcing me to restart. Then last update seemed to fix these problems and I’m more than happy now HOWEVER, I will most likely never update it again. It has all I need -for now- and I don’t see myself updating it anytime soon, aka never again. So thank you, VLC developers, for being awesome and not making your app have features locked behind a paywall. I will continue being a loyal user and recommend your app to my friends but will probably not recommend updating it to anyone.
downloads stopped working after last iOS update, flawless before that
This app has been a Godsend, plays anything, I’ve been using the desktop version for years so using this on my iPhone was a no brainer.
The download/media library has stopped working as of the last iOS update. Used to work flawlessly but now when i download videos from my NAS, they do no appear in my media library once completed. I can tell the downloads completed because the iPhone reports VLCs file system usage increased by the same amount as the downloaded file(s). Streaming from my NAS does work perfectly however. Just stuck with an empty media library now.
Issue seen on an iPhone 6 plus. Uninstalling and reinstalling the app did not help.
As a songwriter I have been frustrated by inability to organize and play my music on my iPad. I fruitlessly searched for a way to import my music into iTunes on my iPad without success, only finding expensive subscription apps that might work. So, finding VLC, which I enjoy using on my laptop, seemed like manna from heaven. I am able to import my music and listen to it, BUT the file management within the app is enormously frustrating and not intuitive at all, imo. Let me easily select files, create folders, move files between folders, playback groups of files, created playlists and simply play my playlist and I’ll give it 5. I understand this is a work in progress, so i give the developers a good pat on the back for encouragement .. keep going, you’ve got a great start, but there’s work to do! Thanks
Audio Sync Issues
I really like this app and think it's a far cry from Apple's own horrendous video app.
That being said, I have constant issues with audio syncing and the interface is very difficult to manage, especially, when doing something active like walking a treadmill. Please, give us a way to enter the offset digitally rather than dragging a touchy slider and, if at all possible, figure out a way to retain that offset from one video to the next in the same folder since, for some reason, the offset seems to reset to 0 even though the slider shows it retains. Best solution, at that point, is to quit the app so as to start fresh. This has been going on for several versions.
I'm also a bit disappointed that VLC doesn't have a place to provide this kind of feedback so I hope they read their reviews.
I tried using the VLC iOS app back on my iPod Touch 2nd Generation and at that time (2010-ish), I hated it because it was just so unwieldy and subtitles didn’t work well. Thus I switched to AV Player and never looked back... until now - I installed out of curiosity and man have things changed - the interface is punchy, love that my library (with its naming convention already optimized for Plex) can be tossed in and organized automatically, subs work wonderfully - I love it thus far. I’m docking a point for the fact that there is not optimization for iPhone X, but once that’s done I will absolutely give this 5/5 stars.
Updated review: app updated for iPhone X - 5 stars
Great Media player, Terrible Organization
I use VLC on my laptop, phone and tablet. Its amazing for what it does, but not how it allows users to go about doing it on apps. Theres so many supported media types, so many features (playback speed, for example), yet all of it is overshadowed by how little (almost not at all) organization is allowed for files.
At this moment, users are allowed to make folders containing as many files as they would like. However, there is absolutely no option to organize files within these folders. Instead, the order in which files are added to the folders determine the sequence in which videos will play back.
If you wanted to reorganized files within folders, what you would have to do is return the files to the main library and create a new folder.
Outside of folders, everything is organized only by file name. I understand that one should be able to organize their files by intentionally renaming the titles, but should we really have to?
Would be an amazing 5/5 app, if only the creator incorporated more options for users to neatly organize their files without hassel.
Pretty great, although one very minor complaint
This app is pretty great for watching videos and listening to media files (both audio files and video files work!) it's an app I know I'll use on a long car trip or in my room (with or without internet)
One minor complaint though: The 360 works very great although when looking down, your view gets shifted right a bit while the screen is panning downwards. (It's the same while looking up, but it shifts left instead.) Using the touch screen might work, but it jitters a bit when you lift your finger. Like I said, minor complaint.
Overall, if you need a media viewer, this app may do the job. Thanks for reading.
I have loved vlc for its simplicity and ability to play anything, for a very long time. But the iPad version definitely needs work.
I have an SMB share I use for all my media, which works perfectly for most of my other devices.
However, my iPad has a lot of problems with running it, mainly with a collection of episodes off my bluray collection. It will glitch out on the time remaining, not play any video but play audio fine, and when I try to skip ahead it stops on one frame and then plays the audio fine the entire time!
That, plus the horrendous lag for some larger movie files, is only a problem with this version. If you want em, I will gladly provide any logs and more info to developers.
VLC greatness, but a very rough UI
By Duck Step
100% functional, as expected from VLC, no complaints there.
However, I use this primarily for watching TV series on my iPad from my SMB NAS at home over wifi, and I really wish there was a less cumbersome way to navigate back to the episode files after starting the app.
I do have the server connection saved, so that’s a start, but you still have to navigate through the connection dialogs in a weird way to get to the save list, and after connecting you still have to navigate through the directory structure (I have a lot of stuff and it’s very organized) to get to the files.
All I really would like to see is a "navigate to last location" button right on startup, that connects to the last server, and goes the last location all in one go. At minimum. Even better would be the ability to bookmark a server and path, showing the bookmarks on startup, and allowing connection from there (all this with the option to save login credentials, of course).
If it was a bit less tedious to use, it’d be 5 stars.