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Zodttd announced that he has ported the popular VLC media-playing software over to the iPhone and iPod Touch.
What is vlc4iphone capable of? At the moment it may be limited by only a small handfull of decoders, but soon that list will grow! It currently allows you to drag and drop the following popular media formats onto your iPhone/iPod Touch for playback: MPEG / MPG,AVI,MP3.
The author is currently researching adding support for VCD, DivX, WMA and WMV, with support for FLAC and OGG formats coming "soon". The application is currently under beta testing but a public release is planned soon. The application requires a jailbroken phone for installation.

VLC is a popular cross-platform media player that supports a large list of audio and video formats.

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mmendoza27

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Oct 18, 2007
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This is EXACTLY, EXACTLY why I am excited for the SDK. This is going to be amazing, I love VLC and couldn't live without it on a Mac.
 
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wakerider017

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Um, I don't think Apple will be to thrilled about WMA support...

Think this will ever find itself on a 'non-jailbroken' iPod/iPhone?
 
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polishmacuser

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god i just want to have firmware 2.0 unlocked :D but vlc is just another great awesome thing for the iphone :D no more converting woo hoo hope it works with safari and all that
 
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iWizzard

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I would like this to be an back end to the regular built in player. I would like to be able to play all formats via the regular interface.

Ps I also going to need 128GB flash. :)
 
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Xenn0X

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damn xvid support would be huge. ssh the video and play without converting.:apple:
 
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0098386

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I would love this for video streaming. Keep my iMac on at home, watch my films on my iPhone via 3G. I'd like that.
 
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The Phazer

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Does the SDK allow write access to the main media memory in the first place? As in, would you be able to sync the files without jailbreaking in the first place since iTunes won't let you?

Without that, there's not much point being in the app store. Though a streaming realplayer would be real nice…

Phazer
 
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jay794

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May 24, 2008
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This is awesome, does it mean we can use it online? like watch Youtube videos without using the iPhone program?
 
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Shasterball

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Oct 19, 2007
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This is sweet. I've been using VLC for 4 years now -- good to see it will be mobile soon.
 
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Yvan256

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You guys should rip directly into H.264/AAC instead of DivX, no more conversion required... ;) ;)
 
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BetaBoy

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Not to pimp (as I am a VLC user as well)... but CorePlayer Mobile for the iPhone will be available on the AppStore soon after its launched. See the video demo from back in Feb. here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lx-Vp3IVjbg

It will support:

Audio: MP3, MP2, WMA, AAC, MKA, Midi, WAV, APE, OGG, Speex, WAVPACK, TTA, FLAC, MPC, AMR, ADPCM, ALaw, MuLaw, G.729, GSM

Video: H.264 (AVC), AVCHD, MKV, MPEG-1, MPEG-4 part 2 (ASP), DivX, XviD, WMV, MJPEG, MSVIDEO1

Containers: Flash/FLV, Matroska, ASF, ASX, AVI, PS, M2TS, TS, 3GPP, MOV, MPEG-4, OGM, NSV

Streaming: HTTP, UDP, UDP Unicast, RDP, RTP. RTSP, RTCP (keep alive), ASX, ASF, Multicast, HTTP Tunneling


Also we are adding an embedded RSS Reader and and Twitter Component for the iPhone launch. The staff here at CoreCodec will be at WWDC doing demos... if anyone wants to get together for us to show it... just send me a PM.
 
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sebastianlewis

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Um, I don't think Apple will be to thrilled about WMA support...

Think this will ever find itself on a 'non-jailbroken' iPod/iPhone?

Apple would have no reason to disallow this unless they wanted to be jerks and lock people into using MobileTunes instead. :eek:

There is one good reason for not doing this and that's the fact that there's no hardware decoding for anything besides H.264 and it'd probably lead to reduced battery life, but that should be the end user's decision, not Apple's.

Sebastian
 
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Ryon

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Apr 15, 2005
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I imagine this will suck batteries like there's no tomorrow (and possibly make the device rather warm?), but it's definitely great for people who want the option of using other codecs. Thumbs up.

Has anyone heard about Perian being developed for the iPhone/touch?
 
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