vlc media player developed by the video LAN team needs no introduction. VLC media player is the premier in the prevalent media players and is undoubtedly the best desktop media player. The same team of developers have come up with an idea of developing VLC media player specifically for iphone and ipod touch users. Vlc4iphone is available as a free download but it will work only in the Jailbroken iPhone/iPod touch.
Features of vlc4iphone:
1. With vlc4iphone installed in your phone, you can play any of the file formats. It is highly uncertain that vlc4iphone will not recognize a file format.
2. Vlc4iphone can also play streaming audio/video content. You can also listen to your favorite station on internet radio.
Since the application is in the developing stage, the number of bads is much more than the number of goods. The various drawbacks of the vlc4iphone include:
1. Vlc4iphone plays videos of resolutions of 640×480 or greater at a very low fps.
2. The developers have reduced the resolution and this has solved the low fps problem but due to the low resolution, the picture clarity has also reduced significantly.
3. Besides all these there are some codecs which are still missing in the codec package.
However the developers have assured that updates will be released. Keeping an eye on the past record of vlc media player for desktop, there is no point in doubting the potential of vlc4iphone.