VLC

The best video and music player. Fast and “just works”, plays any file

Video and audio player that supports a wide range of formats, for both local and remote playback.

Audio:

  • Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding (ATRAC1, ATRAC3, ATRAC3Plus and ATRAC9) and PSX ADPCM
  • Adobe SWF ADPCM and Nellymoser Asao
  • ALAC
  • AMR-NB, AMR-WB (a.k.a. G.722.2)
  • DK ADPCM Audio 3/4, On2 AVC and iLBC
  • DSS-SP
  • DTS Coherent Acoustics (a.k.a. DTS or DCA), DTS Extended Surround (a.k.a. DTS-ES), DTS 96/24, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS Express (a.k.a. DTS-HD LBR), DTS-HD Master Audio, QDesign Music Codec 1 and 2
  • DVI4 audio codec
  • Full Rate (GSM 06.10), AC-3 (Dolby Digital), Enhanced AC-3 (Dolby Digital Plus) and DTS Coherent Acoustics (a.k.a. DTS or DCA)
  • iLBC, Opus and Comfort noise
  • IMA ADPCM
  • MLP / Dolby TrueHD
  • MP1, MP2, MP3, AAC, HE-AAC, MPEG-4 ALS, G.711 µ-law, G.711 A-law, G.721 (a.k.a. G.726 32k), G.722, G.722.2 (a.k.a. AMR-WB), G.723 (a.k.a. G.726 24k and 40k), G.723.1, G.726, G.729, G.729D, IEC DV audio and Direct Stream Transfer
  • QCELP-8 (a.k.a. SmartRate or IS-96C), QCELP-13 (a.k.a. PureVoice or IS-733) and Enhanced Variable Rate Codec (EVRC. a.k.a. IS-127)
  • RealAudio v1 – v10
  • SMPTE 302M
  • Speex, Vorbis, Opus and FLAC
  • Truespeech
  • TwinVQ
  • Windows Media Audio (WMA1, WMA2, WMA Pro and WMA Lossless), XMA (XMA1 and XMA2), MS-GSM and MS-ADPCM

Containers and muxers:

  • 3GP (.3gp)
  • AIFF (.asf, .wmv)
  • ASF (.asf, .wmv)
  • AU (.au)
  • AVI (.avi)
  • DivX (.divx)
  • FLV (.flv)
  • MOV (.mov)
  • MP4 (.mp4)
  • OGG (.ogm, .ogg)
  • MKV (.mkv, .mka)
  • MPEG-2 / TS (.ts, .mpg)
  • MPEG-2 / ES, PS, PVA, MP3 (.mpg, .mp3, .mp2)
  • NSC (.nsc)
  • NSV (.nsv)
  • Nut (.nut)
  • Real (.ra, .ram, .rm, .rv , .rmbv)
  • Raw (a52, dts, aac, flac, .dv, .vid) (.a52, .dts, .aac, .flac, .dv, .vid)
  • True Audio Codec (.tta, .tac)
  • Ty Tivo (.ty)
  • Wav (.wav, .dts)
  • WebM (.webm)
  • Xa (.xa)

Video:

  • Animated GIF
  • APNG
  • ASUS V1/V2 codec
  • ATI VCR1/VCR2
  • Autodesk Animator Studio Codec and FLIC
  • Avid 1:1x, Avid Meridien, Avid DNxHD and DNxHR
  • AVS video
  • Cinepak (Apple Compact Video), ProRes, Sorenson 3 Codec, QuickTime Animation (Apple Animation), QuickTime Graphics (Apple Graphics), Apple Video, Apple Intermediate Codec and Pixlet
  • Divx, DIV1, DIV2, DIV3, mp41, mp42, MPG4, MPG3
  • Duck TrueMotion 1, Duck TrueMotion 2, Duck TrueMotion 2.0 Real Time, VP3, VP5, and animated WebP
  • HQ, HQA, HQX and Lossless
  • IBM UltiMotion
  • Matrox Uncompressed SD (M101) / HD (M102)
  • Microsoft RLE, Microsoft Video 1, Cinepak, Indeo (v2, v3 and v5), Microsoft MPEG-4 v1, v2 and v3, Windows Media Video (WMV1, WMV2, WMV3/VC-1), WMV Screen and Mimic codec
  • MPEG-1 Part 2, H.261 (Px64), (MPEG-H Part 2), Motion JPEG, IEC DV video and CD+G
  • RealVideo Fractal Codec (a.k.a. Iterated Systems ClearVideo), 1, 2, 3 and 4
  • RTV 2.1 (Intel Indeo 2)
  • Screen video, Screen video 2, Sorenson Spark and VP6
  • Silicon Graphics RLE 8-bit video, Silicon Graphics MVC1/2
  • Smacker video and Bink video
  • SMPTE 314M (a.k.a. DVCAM and DVCPRO), SMPTE 370M (a.k.a. DVCPRO HD), VC-1 (a.k.a. WMV3), VC-2 (a.k.a. Dirac Pro), VC-3 (a.k.a. AVID DNxHD)
  • SpeedHQ
  • Theora
  • TXD
  • AV1

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Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 3.1.7 (13010707) - Added on 2019-07-02

    This version requires Android 4.2 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • org.videolan.vlc.permission.READ_EXTENSION_DATA
    • org.videolan.vlc.permission.BIND_DATA_CONSUMER
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • modify system settings
      Allows the app to modify the system's settings data. Malicious apps may corrupt your system's configuration.
    • modify or delete the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to write to the SD card.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • record audio
      This app can record audio using the microphone at any time.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • change your audio settings
      Allows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output.
    • pair with Bluetooth devices
      Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.
    • This app can appear on top of other apps
      This app can appear on top of other apps or other parts of the screen. This may interfere with normal app usage and change the way that other apps appear.
    • com.android.providers.tv.permission.READ_EPG_DATA
    • com.android.providers.tv.permission.WRITE_EPG_DATA
    • read the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

    Download APK 26 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 3.1.7 (13010705) - Added on 2019-07-02

    This version requires Android 4.2 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • org.videolan.vlc.permission.READ_EXTENSION_DATA
    • org.videolan.vlc.permission.BIND_DATA_CONSUMER
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • modify system settings
      Allows the app to modify the system's settings data. Malicious apps may corrupt your system's configuration.
    • modify or delete the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to write to the SD card.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • record audio
      This app can record audio using the microphone at any time.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • change your audio settings
      Allows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output.
    • pair with Bluetooth devices
      Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.
    • This app can appear on top of other apps
      This app can appear on top of other apps or other parts of the screen. This may interfere with normal app usage and change the way that other apps appear.
    • com.android.providers.tv.permission.READ_EPG_DATA
    • com.android.providers.tv.permission.WRITE_EPG_DATA
    • read the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

    Download APK 27 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 3.1.7 (13010704) - Added on 2019-07-02

    This version requires Android 4.2 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • org.videolan.vlc.permission.READ_EXTENSION_DATA
    • org.videolan.vlc.permission.BIND_DATA_CONSUMER
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • modify system settings
      Allows the app to modify the system's settings data. Malicious apps may corrupt your system's configuration.
    • modify or delete the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to write to the SD card.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • record audio
      This app can record audio using the microphone at any time.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • change your audio settings
      Allows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output.
    • pair with Bluetooth devices
      Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.
    • This app can appear on top of other apps
      This app can appear on top of other apps or other parts of the screen. This may interfere with normal app usage and change the way that other apps appear.
    • com.android.providers.tv.permission.READ_EPG_DATA
    • com.android.providers.tv.permission.WRITE_EPG_DATA
    • read the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

    Download APK 25 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 3.1.6 (13010607) - Added on 2019-05-30

    This version requires Android 4.2 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • org.videolan.vlc.permission.READ_EXTENSION_DATA
    • org.videolan.vlc.permission.BIND_DATA_CONSUMER
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • modify system settings
      Allows the app to modify the system's settings data. Malicious apps may corrupt your system's configuration.
    • modify or delete the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to write to the SD card.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • record audio
      This app can record audio using the microphone at any time.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • change your audio settings
      Allows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output.
    • pair with Bluetooth devices
      Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.
    • This app can appear on top of other apps
      This app can appear on top of other apps or other parts of the screen. This may interfere with normal app usage and change the way that other apps appear.
    • com.android.providers.tv.permission.READ_EPG_DATA
    • com.android.providers.tv.permission.WRITE_EPG_DATA
    • read the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

    Download APK 26 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 3.1.6 (13010605) - Added on 2019-05-30

    This version requires Android 4.2 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • org.videolan.vlc.permission.READ_EXTENSION_DATA
    • org.videolan.vlc.permission.BIND_DATA_CONSUMER
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • modify system settings
      Allows the app to modify the system's settings data. Malicious apps may corrupt your system's configuration.
    • modify or delete the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to write to the SD card.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • record audio
      This app can record audio using the microphone at any time.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • change your audio settings
      Allows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output.
    • pair with Bluetooth devices
      Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.
    • This app can appear on top of other apps
      This app can appear on top of other apps or other parts of the screen. This may interfere with normal app usage and change the way that other apps appear.
    • com.android.providers.tv.permission.READ_EPG_DATA
    • com.android.providers.tv.permission.WRITE_EPG_DATA
    • read the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

    Download APK 27 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 3.1.6 (13010604) - Added on 2019-05-30

    This version requires Android 4.2 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • org.videolan.vlc.permission.READ_EXTENSION_DATA
    • org.videolan.vlc.permission.BIND_DATA_CONSUMER
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • modify system settings
      Allows the app to modify the system's settings data. Malicious apps may corrupt your system's configuration.
    • modify or delete the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to write to the SD card.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • record audio
      This app can record audio using the microphone at any time.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • change your audio settings
      Allows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output.
    • pair with Bluetooth devices
      Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.
    • This app can appear on top of other apps
      This app can appear on top of other apps or other parts of the screen. This may interfere with normal app usage and change the way that other apps appear.
    • com.android.providers.tv.permission.READ_EPG_DATA
    • com.android.providers.tv.permission.WRITE_EPG_DATA
    • read the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

    Download APK 25 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 3.1.4 (13010407) - Added on 2019-05-11

    This version requires Android 4.2 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • org.videolan.vlc.permission.READ_EXTENSION_DATA
    • org.videolan.vlc.permission.BIND_DATA_CONSUMER
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • modify system settings
      Allows the app to modify the system's settings data. Malicious apps may corrupt your system's configuration.
    • modify or delete the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to write to the SD card.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • record audio
      This app can record audio using the microphone at any time.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • change your audio settings
      Allows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output.
    • pair with Bluetooth devices
      Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.
    • This app can appear on top of other apps
      This app can appear on top of other apps or other parts of the screen. This may interfere with normal app usage and change the way that other apps appear.
    • com.android.providers.tv.permission.READ_EPG_DATA
    • com.android.providers.tv.permission.WRITE_EPG_DATA
    • read the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

    Download APK 26 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 3.1.4 (13010405) - Added on 2019-05-11

    This version requires Android 4.2 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • org.videolan.vlc.permission.READ_EXTENSION_DATA
    • org.videolan.vlc.permission.BIND_DATA_CONSUMER
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • modify system settings
      Allows the app to modify the system's settings data. Malicious apps may corrupt your system's configuration.
    • modify or delete the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to write to the SD card.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • record audio
      This app can record audio using the microphone at any time.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • change your audio settings
      Allows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output.
    • pair with Bluetooth devices
      Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.
    • This app can appear on top of other apps
      This app can appear on top of other apps or other parts of the screen. This may interfere with normal app usage and change the way that other apps appear.
    • com.android.providers.tv.permission.READ_EPG_DATA
    • com.android.providers.tv.permission.WRITE_EPG_DATA
    • read the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

    Download APK 27 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 3.1.4 (13010404) - Added on 2019-05-11

    This version requires Android 4.2 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • org.videolan.vlc.permission.READ_EXTENSION_DATA
    • org.videolan.vlc.permission.BIND_DATA_CONSUMER
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • modify system settings
      Allows the app to modify the system's settings data. Malicious apps may corrupt your system's configuration.
    • modify or delete the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to write to the SD card.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • record audio
      This app can record audio using the microphone at any time.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • change your audio settings
      Allows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output.
    • pair with Bluetooth devices
      Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.
    • This app can appear on top of other apps
      This app can appear on top of other apps or other parts of the screen. This may interfere with normal app usage and change the way that other apps appear.
    • com.android.providers.tv.permission.READ_EPG_DATA
    • com.android.providers.tv.permission.WRITE_EPG_DATA
    • read the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

    Download APK 25 MiB PGP Signature