Unofficial nightly VLC builds now available for Android phones

Daniel Bader

May 19, 2012 7:56pm

VLC for Windows and OS X have just been updated to version 2.0, with added features and an overhauled interface. It’s a great app for watching practically any media out of the box without installing third party codecs — it just works.

VLC for Android has been in the making for a long, long time, and, officially, it’s still nowhere to be found. But developer Austen Dicken has taken it upon himself to build the open source VLC for Android, and has committed to daily updates on his server.

The .APK is available for NEON- and non NEON-compatible devices, so older devices running Tegra 2 can participate too, albeit at a slower rendering rate.

If you’re interested in getting in on the nightly build action, head on over to the Jenkins server and let us know what you think.

Source: VLC Hourlies
Via: Android Police

  • Aiden

    first bitches

  • Andy

    Am I the only one aroused by this cone?
    What could this mean?

    • chall2k5

      nope….I love being able to play an archive without extracting

  • kickstart

    I don’t know what a nightly build is. Can someone explain? Thank you!

    • Jay

      Nightly Build means that pretty much every night you’ll be able to download an update for your VLC player. Also note, Unofficial, which means it hasn’t been tested for bugs so you might run into a few. Hope that helps!

  • Waiting for Godot

    Waiting for Godot… Godot is nowhere to be found…

  • superfly

    It means built only after dark

  • new_tradition

    I actually hope this works out. I love VLC Media Player on my PC, but I can wait ’til a Play Store release.

  • Megahertz

    Wow i downloaded both versions but it seems the Neon version works with my device.

    I tested it and it played every single file format I can think of including .flv and .mkv files which other players had trouble with!! Time to uninstall all other VIDEO players in my phone.

  • iYawn

    Just testing the awful posting abilities of MobileSyrup…