VLC Direct Streaming Pro Free

VLC Direct Streaming Pro Free

5,000,000 - 10,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • Wide range of files supported
  • Remote control
Cons
  • Beta version
  • equieres script installation in PC first
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Expert's Review
7.0
Great

"It runs them all"

Reviewed by / Nov 06, 2012

VLC Direct Pro Free arrives to Android

If you are looking for some media player capable of opening all kinds of files, there you go. VLC Direct Pro Free is a popular PC application to play audio, pictures and video that is available now for free in in Google Play ready to be run in Android devices.

Developers have include all the the Pro version goodies in the latest update of this free beta version that features:
- VideoLan VLC remote control from phone or tablet provinding usual functions such as play, play, pause, stop, volumen, full screen, change videos, music, DVD menu, audio channel selection, subtitles, etc.
- Stream from Android to PC/Mac (video, music, pictures)
- Video subtitles support.

To configure your VLC in your mobile, first you have to download and run a script (only Windows) located in the VLC website http://www.vlcdirect.com. That is actually the only blemish in the app and the fact that it seems to be in constant beta version status.

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Developer's original description available here
With almost TEN MILLION downloads and ONE MILLION active users, VLC Direct Streaming Pro Free is the #1 Video Streaming Player/Remote for Android™!

Features:

* Remote control your desktop VLC™ from your Phone/Tablet (play, pause, stop, volume, fullscreen, change video/song, dvd menu control, change audio tracks, change subtitle tracks, etc.)
* Streaming from Android to Computer (Video, music and photos)
* Its internal video player allows streaming content from the Computer to Android (Video, music and photos)
* Subtitles supported

If you have any question, request or complaint, please don't give the app a low rate, just send us an email and we will answer within a few hours (sometimes within a few minutes!). Be sure we will do our best to solve your specific problem.

To configure VLC™ in your PC/Mac, just download and run the following script in your PC (only windows):

(Remember running it as administrator the first time: Right click on it and then "Run as Administrator")

http://vlcdirectprofreescript.blogspot.com/2014/03/vlcdirectbat-script-windows-only.html

Windows will ask you permission to make changes in the installation folder and allow VLC™ to access the network. Those actions are necessary for proper function, please allow them.

What does the script do?
Basically, It starts VLC™ with its web interface enabled, and passes it some parameters to improve codec finding and rtsp streaming performance.

If you don't use windows, you can follow this connection guide:

http://vlcdirectprofreeconnect.blogspot.com/2014/03/connecting-to-desktop-vlc.html

Important notes about VideoLan™ VLC™ Versions:

RECOMMENDED VLC™ VERSIONS: 2.1.5, 2.1.4, 2.1.3, 2.1.2, 2.1.1, 2.1.0, 2.0.8, 2.0.7, 2.0.6, 2.0.5, 2.0.3, 2.0.2, 2.0.0, 1.1.11
NOT RECOMMENDED VERSIONS: 2.0.4, 2.0.1, versions older than 1.1.11

if you need any specific version of VLC™, you can find it here:
http://download.videolan.org/pub/videolan/vlc/

supported formats: avi, flv, mp4, mp3, mkv, wmv, jpg, mpeg, mpg, rmvb, m4v, mov, 3gp, ts, vob. (Some videos in these formats might not work because sometimes PC/Mac VLC™ can't transcode them into an android supported format -mp4 or 3gp-)

If you are looking for the Official VideoLabs™ VLC™ Mobile version, you can find it here:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.videolan.vlc.betav7neon

more info: http://www.vlcdirect.com

Attribution for images shown in VLC Direct Streaming Pro Free screenshots:
"Space" by Sweetie187 (http://goo.gl/bshu1c) / CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Hot Air Balloons" by Nicolas Raymond (http://goo.gl/X9l6Fo) / CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US)
"Glaciar do Mer de Glace" by Denise Mayumi (http://goo.gl/GsXzUV) / CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Paris Moonlight" by Brin Kennedy (http://goo.gl/ugwSpN) / CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US)

Recently changed in this version

Check our blog (http://www.vlcdirect.com) or send us an email if you experience any problem.

Version 10.5
Screen rotation fix
FC and ARN on startup on some specific devices fixes
Motorola devices fix
AVI support fixes
720p streaming fixes
MKV Transcoding fix


Lists with VLC Direct Streaming Pro Free

Some lists where this application appears: dhide, First Apps, android apps, list 1, Tablet Start Up, Reviewed by Anna Grace.

Comments and ratings for VLC Direct Streaming Pro Free
  • (67)

    by siokeng on 17/09/2012

    it says the content cannot be found....is it not there anymore?

  • (67)

    by Jamie G. on 11/09/2014

    This app steps you through installing a virus on your desktop computer. DO NOT DOWLOAD!

  • (67)

    by Sunil Gaude on 11/09/2014

    Very Good

  • (67)

    by Jester Doobiesmoker on 10/09/2014

    A previous version worked AMAZING but recent update means it can't stream to my phone anymore AND it force closes whenever i press next or change ar. Still works for a remote but there's better apps for that, avoid this one

  • (67)

    by Mohammad Ateeq on 09/09/2014

    Nice

  • (67)

    by geof dumas on 07/09/2014

    Just shows a black screen when trying to stream. None of the troubleshooting suggestions have helped. Hopefully there will be a more turnkey solution in the future because something like this would be fantastic

  • (67)

    by Terry Keggereis on 07/09/2014

    Old version worked like a charm. Updated version just bloated adware and can't connect to PC so absolutely no use for it.