July 19, 2013, 5:06 PM — VLC for iOS is a free and open source app. It supports a huge range of file formats. You can play MKV files, subtitle tracks, and multiple audio tracks. The app supports iOS 5.1 and later. Wi-fi upload, Dropbox integration and a passcode option are included.
Download and Install VLC for iOS
Here's how you can download the VLC app free for your iPad, iPhone, iPad mini or iPod Touch.
1. Go to the VLC app preview page in iTunes (or tap the link on your iOS device to install the app directly).
2. Click the View in iTunes button.
3. Click the Free button to download the app.
4. Sync your iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad mini with iTunes to install the app.
Thoughts About VLC for iOS
I'm a huge fan of VLC. I was really bummed out when it was removed from the iOS app store a while back. There was quite a controversy over that removal, with many angry iOS users wondering why such a great app had been removed in the first place.
Thankfully, we're way past that now. It's been a long time coming, but it's definitely worth the wait! If you need a great video player app, definitely give VLC a try on your iOS device.
Additional Resources for VLC for iOS
You can even find the source code for VLC for iOS if you want. There's a VLC support forum available too if you need help or advice using it on your iPad, iPhone or iPod. And the VLC site has versions available for Mac, Windows, and Linux as well.