VLC comes with new iOS app after removal from App Store




VLC comes with a new app for Apple’s iOS. The video was taken offline earlier because the conditions which Apple claims would conflict with the GPL license under which VLC software are distributed. The new app has a mplv2 license.

VLC logo With this new license form can be software VLC reabsorbed in the App Store. The creators of VLC have chosen both mplv2 – to handle, as the GPL license so let them know at The Next Web. The mplv2 license would pose no conflict with the conditions on the use of Apple’s App Store.

The new app VLC with the appropriate license from Friday to free download in the App Store, according to The Next Web. The app, whose source code is released under an open source license contains a new licensing model, a number of adjustments. Thus, the app should perform, including through better multicore support better. In addition, all video formats supported where the desktop app can handle it and users can play video files from external sources such as Dropbox or via a Wi-Fi network.

According to the authors, the new app built completely new. In addition, ask the developers also with its own SDK to come. Which should come this summer, along with VLC version 21 for the desktop. The old VLC app for iOS was already beginning in 2011 removed from the App Store, because of the aforementioned troubles about the GPL license. That would have happened at the insistence of VLC itself.


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