VLC Player is finally coming to Android after months of hard work by the open source project developers.According to VLC’s Lead developer Jean Kempf, the VLC Player app for Android will be released in “a matter of weeks” (early 2011).This follows from the release of a dedicated VLC iPad app in September of this year, with iPhone support arriving in October.
VLC has become extremely popular on desktop devices in recent years as it’s capable of playing almost any file format imaginable, and can play corrupted files also. Corrupted files are quite common on peer-to-peer file sharing networks where downloads often remain incomplete.
VLC will be of particular benefit to Android users who wish to stream video formats not traditionally supported by the platform.
Thanks to an Android NDK update from Google earlier this month, the mobile OS’ multimedia output libraries now support native code for apps (earlier only Java), making it easier for developers to build apps for Android,especially, these VLC app developers.