Guys behind VLC player tweeted a week ago confirming that VLC player will be making its way to Android soon. Well, fortunately they were right and VLC Player (Beta) is now available for download on Google Play. VLC player is one of the best free and open-source media players that plays most of the media files.
Although, as this is only the Beta version specially for hackers and other hardcore users there are some stability issues and it is much slower than the expected final version, said developers. According to the developers, this app is only supported on devices powered by an ARMv7 CPU and other devices will soon follow. It is able to play most of the local media files including audio and video, also it will be able to stream content over network like the desktop client.
At the moment, the Beta supports auto-rotation, subtitles and gestures for controlling volume. Hardware acceleration is not enabled by default so you’ll encounter stutters and glitches during video playback. However, you can manually enable HW in settings and then videos work smoothly. The app Android versions from 2.1 or higher. [given that you have ARMv7 processor]
Give it a try and let us know how you feel about the VLC player on Android.