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, helps others make sense and make use of digital tools through his work, websites and social media. He 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. 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. His latest venture is Teach About Tech, a resource marketplace for technology trainers.