What media player comes to your mind when you’re stuck with a not working media format on your computer? Well, mostly it’d be the VLC Media player, one of the best ones around that will play almost any of the file formats there is. So, it’s only obvious that you’d want to have the same player on your mobile device too. The VLC media player app for iOS has been around for ages, but of course you’d need to jailbreak your iDevice for that. However, Android users haven’t been lucky.
VLC media player for Android has been under development for quite some time now, but in vain. There hasn’t been a proper version, until now. Yes, a member of the CyanogenMod group, has managed to build a working version of VLC for Android devices. He has built two versions, one for NEON based phones and the other for NONEON based phones. Now you’re probably wondering what that means, unless you know what it means, but I’ll tell you anyways. NEON and NONEON are just the two different types of processors used in Android phones, normally known as ARM processors.
There’s a really simple way to find out what type of processor your device is running. Open a File manager on your device and look for /proc/cpuinfo. If you happen to see NEON written anywhere in that file, then your device is running on a NEON based processor, if you don’t find it then you’ll have to download the NONEON version of VLC. Simple as that. Since VLC Player for Android is still not perfected, even this version, you may find bugs and the app might crash even.
If you happen to be an Android developer yourself, then you can also read on how to compile a build of VLC player for your device over here. It’s not difficult if you know what you’re doing.
Download Android VLC Player:
Download VLC for Android (NEON) - VLC-neon.apk
Download VLC for Android (NONEON) - VLC-noneon.apk
In case if these links are not working or get outdated, do let us know and we will update new links to download VLC player for Android.