VideoLAN(VLC) has announced that it made a return to Apple’s iOS platform and will be available for all devices running iOS 5.1 or beyond. Previously, Apple had pulled the application in January 2011 due to disputes regarding the rules on the App Store.
VLC media player 2.0 is open source, but this time its code is available online. The new application is a full rewrite and is much more than an incremental upgrade. The application is now faster because of modern output modules for audio and video and also supports multi-code decoding. VideoLAN has added more ways to synchronize media. Additionally the application has native support for multiple audio tracks and playback on external screens. The company is also working on a SDK for the application.