Free VLC Video Player Arrives in the App Store

Video files come in a variety of formats. VLC is a free, popular desktop application for playing formats that ordinarily wouldn’t play or would require conversion to be compatible (a process known as transcoding). VLC is now available for the iPad. Early reviews are mixed, but VLC is free and worth a try for those video formats you couldn’t play on the iPad before today. Pre-release review at ars technica.

About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, has over 30 years experience in educational technology, including teaching, administration and professional development. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. Andy now runs a professional development business, working on site and online to help others make sense and make use of digital tools. He started this iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale to help others become more comfortable and competent with the iPad, in person and online. Click Here for Video Lessons