VLC Direct

VLC Direct

FREE

(3 stars)

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10,000,000 - 50,000,000 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 more than TEN MILLION downloads, VLC Direct 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 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

Version 12.4
Lollipop (Android 5.0) support improved: Interactive notifications in screenlocks
RTMP Streaming support improved
RTSP Streaming support improved
HTTP Streaming support improved
VLC Connection fixes and and changes to improve response time


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  • (46)

    by siokeng on 17/09/2012

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

  • (46)

    by Jose Jonathan Magnaye on 12/02/2015

    good downloader and player

  • (46)

    by Jaypot Erolin on 12/02/2015

    Thinking????

  • (46)

    by Warren Mouton on 10/02/2015

    I can download the app

  • (46)

    by Simon Henry Obinna on 10/02/2015

    Exactly what I've been looking for.

  • (46)

    by M Boota on 10/02/2015

    Is a good software

  • (46)

    by William Jevor on 10/02/2015

    Vlc direct is by far the best free software for streaming from your phone to your pc. Much thanks to the creator for his work. I plan to purchase the pro version next.

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