Popular media player VLC by VideoLAN is making its comeback to iOS today and will be available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch through the App Store. The widely used music player which is available for multiple mobile and desktop platforms has been available in the App Store but was pulled due to a number of reasons. Now the return of VLC to iOS will make many users happy.
The return of VLC to iOS has been reported by MacStories, which apparently has been using the unreleased software from a few weeks now. Although the app is not available for download yet the site reports that it will be released in next few hours. The look of the app is similar to how it was when it was available on iOS previously however it is a completely different thing from inside. The new VLC for iPhone and iPad has been completely rewritten and takes advantage of all the latest audio and video modules.
VLC player is known for its support for variety of video and audio formats and same is true for the iOS version. The VLC for iPhone and iPad is also going to support a wide range of formats.
VLC for iOS brings some new features in its second coming. The app now supports WiFi Upload allowing users to upload files to the media player using the web browser on their computer, without any physical connection. The app also supports iTunes file sharing and has Dropbox integration as well. Using the Dropbox integration users can download any media file from their online account.
VLC for iPhone and iPad just like other versions is open source and its code will be available online for those interested. The app will be available for free through the App Store in a few hours.
Update: It has started to hit the App Stores around the world. New Zealand App Store is first.