VLC, the popular free and open source cross-platform multimedia player, has finally arrived on Android. The mobile app, like its desktop counterpart, can play most audio and video files stored locally on your device, as well as network streams. It also supports a wide range of features like multi-track audio, subtitles, auto-rotation, aspect-ration adjustments, and gesture controls, and it includes a handy widget for controlling audio playback.
Of course, this being an early beta, the VLC Mobile Team (a part of the non-profit VideoLAN Organization) notes that the app is missing a few features and that the interface is subject to change. Furthermore, the app will only run on devices with an ARMv7 processor which supports NEON. Support for other processors is supposedly coming soon. If you’re one of the people who have been anxiously awaiting the release of VLC on Android, you can download it today from Google Play. The VLC Mobile Team does, however, warn that “It might kill your kitten, destroy your house and start the mayan (sic) apocalypse. Use it at your own risk.”