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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

VLC hits Apple iPhone, iPod touch

vlc iphone VLC hits Apple iPhone, iPod touch

The Apple iPhone and iPod touch are great multimedia players on the go if you live in the iTunes ecosystem but many of us have a ton of videos which have to be converted to play of Apple’s mobile devices. The new VLC Media Player for the iPhone and iPod touch now enables you to play a variety of video files on the go.

The VLC Media Player is already on the Apple iPad and the new app will bring much of that video-playing goodness to your iPhone or iPod touch. It’s not quite as simple as just dragging and dropping movies and television shows through iTunes but it’s relatively easy to do.

First, you have to download the free app on to your device (download here) and then you connect your iPhone or iPod touch to your computer. This should launch iTunes and then you select your device.

In the “Apps” tab, you have to click on the VLC icon under the “File Sharing” portion. You can then drag and drop nearly any video file you want onto “VLC Documents” and you’re off to the races.

Despite the few hoops you have to jump through, the media player is a great way to get multiple videos on your Apple device. Let us know what you think of the app in the comments below.