VLC Streamer is FREE on iTunes for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch. Stream movies in any format from PC/Mac to your Apple Device
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VLC Streamer is FREE on iTunes for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch. Stream movies in any format from PC/Mac to your Apple Device

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Found 22nd Dec 2010Made hot 22nd Dec 2010
VLC have just released this excellent app to stream movies from pc/mac to iPhone, iPod or iPad and its free (supported by ads)

Here's the info:

Description

Sit anywhere in your house and watch movies or TV shows on your iPhone, iPod or iPad.
✔ Streamed over wifi
✔ Directly from your computer (Mac or PC)


❛Can these guys do no wrong? Seriously, if only other app devs knew how to make apps as well as these guys, the world would be a better place. Or at least my device would be less buggy. I was just watching a Full HD copy of Avatar Extended Edition being streamed from my PC on my iPod Touch 2nd Generation and it looked and played amazingly.❜
- UK Reviewer


This is a free version of VLC Streamer which is supported by adverts.

VLC Streamer uses the power of VLC to stream your movies to your device. You can watch anything from your movie collection. No need for complex conversion processes. No need to manually transfer movies to your device.

There are a huge number of movie formats, and VLC can convert most of them - but it can't convert everything. If you have any doubts, then please try the free version of this application first.

• Features include •

- Supports Mac OS 10.5 and above
- Supports Windows, XP, Vista, Windows 7
- Free helper app gets you streaming quickly
- Browse local drives, and Windows network shares
- Support for multiple resolutions and streaming quality levels
- Live streaming of video after a few seconds of processing (assumes a reasonably powered computer)

• Response to feedback •

-If you do have any problems streaming movies, then please just check the help instructions in the app. Feel free to drop me an email (my personal mail is in the app) if you need help.

- VLC Streamer will not play DRM protected videos. Videos from the iTunes store do include DRM.
- VLC Streamer is designed to work on your local network.

32 Comments

Original Poster

Here's some pics

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Original Poster

Just to add this is a brand new product released on 21st December 2010. This and the original VLC will be must-have apps on my iphone!

vlc is the best media player for the pc, hopefully for the iphone too

Ive been using the PC VideoLan Player for ages. Does anyone know if VLC can stream a upnp stream from your pc sound card using some sort of software adapter?
Edited by: "jazid" 22nd Dec 2010

This app has been out for the iPhone for a couple of months, I've been using it on the bus each day and it's great, mananging to catch up on all the tv stuff and films I still had to watch and would never find the time to see at home.

I think the recent release was for the iPad because it certainly wasn't out for the iPad at the start of december.

Excellent app grab it now people.

Original Poster

Binned-it that was the normal version of vlc this is their streaming software from what I've read they are 2 diff apps

Excellent piece if software though with the original vlc am able to view all movies sent as attachments which I was never able to before. Most movie formats work with vlc

Just installed this apparently awesome app but I can't succeed to see any movie that are on my computer video library

I have the free version of VLC Streamer Free downloaded on the App Store

Did anyone manage to do so ?

tried it this afternoon, was able to stream an mp4 film from my macbook to my ipod touch perfectly. great find and thanks tazman for the post

Original Poster

mubod

tried it this afternoon, was able to stream an mp4 film from my macbook … tried it this afternoon, was able to stream an mp4 film from my macbook to my ipod touch perfectly. great find and thanks tazman for the post



Don't forget to download the standard version of vlc

itunes.apple.com/gb/…t=8

THE BEST media player on a non-jailbroken iPhone or iPad. Due to that can view all my movies on email attachments with no issues.

That with USB Disk

itunes.apple.com/gb/…t=8

There is an iPad version of USB Disk also

itunes.apple.com/gb/…t=8

And not forgetting winmail viewer

itunes.apple.com/gb/…t=8 - currently 59p on iTunes

Are the 3 must have apps for the iPhone or iPad. With all 3 am able to view nearly all emails with no probs/issues

Wicked App! Thanks OP for the heads up

Original Poster

Bammy

Wicked App! Thanks OP for the heads up



I thought so too, other apps can do the same job but either cost a lot more (this is FREE) or are very complicated to setup this is SO much easier.

Please check out the other 3 apps I'd mentioned in post #9 as I do feel they are must have apps - check them out on iTunes 1st to see what they all do & then download asap, you'll never look back

I've always turned to VLC for those funny format media files that your not sure what will play em, love it.

But it terms of setup for this streamer... wow! Stick in the IP and off you go. Thats some good programming right there.

makes my decision to buy 16GB seem more worthwhile...

Original Poster

joeymcjoe

makes my decision to buy 16GB seem more worthwhile...



DON'T, get the 32gb min'm the 16gb is useless as the current big name apps are 500mb or more (FIFA is 850mb+)

I've got the 32gb and ive filled it up loads of times have had to delete apps due to lack of space

If you haven't got it yet get the 32gb or bigger if you're getting the iPod touch (ie 64gb) as you can't upgrade the apple devices!
Edited by: "theonlytazman" 22nd Dec 2010

Can I use this to stream over 3G/mobile internet?
If not it doesn't seem all that useful to just be able to stream something around my house, onto a smaller screen...:|

This is not really an offer. It is an ad-supported version of the 59p app and as the description states ads have only been removed for Xmas.

theonlytazman

DON'T, get the 32gb min'm the 16gb is useless as the current big name … DON'T, get the 32gb min'm the 16gb is useless as the current big name apps are 500mb or more (FIFA is 850mb+)I've got the 32gb and ive filled it up loads of times have had to delete apps due to lack of spaceIf you haven't got it yet get the 32gb or bigger if you're getting the iPod touch (ie 64gb) as you can't upgrade the apple devices!



even better if apple added a memory card slot....then i might buy a newer iphone

THanks for the heads up, but as others mentioned, this isnt an offer. THis is an advert support version. The full version is 59p.

only the free version is free not the full

Original Poster

ebbz139

only the free version is free not the full



This IS the full version it's ad-supported and yes it's the full version (but with ads!)

Original Poster

ctafield

THanks for the heads up, but as others mentioned, this isnt an offer. … THanks for the heads up, but as others mentioned, this isnt an offer. THis is an advert support version. The full version is 59p.



This is the full version but with ads to allow it to be free. This wasn't posted in deals but in freebies as it's free - if you chk out other freebies you will see that this section is for anything which is free, sometimes they are for paid items that are now free (ie stickwars 2 was 59p now free) others they are for just free items (ie opera 11, Xbmc 10, open office etc ...)

Hope everyone's enjoying another vlc app that's the best around

Have always used VLC - brilliant!

Still can't see any movie. What's the working folder for ? SHould I tell the SW where to look for my movies ?
Thx

It was not developed by VLC as stated in the OP but by Hobbyist Software.
Edited by: "softpurple" 24th Dec 2010

Original Poster

softpurple

It was not developed by VLC as stated in the OP but by Hobbyist Software.



Apologies you're quite correct!

thanks

Original Poster

arduino

Removed by Apple from the appstore.



This is still available on the app store. The app you may have been thinking of was vlc player the media player and yes you'd be right then apple have removed that.

These vlc apps are must haves on the iPhone, I'm able to view movies on the iPhone without jailbreaking it. What are apple thinking of???

theonlytazman

These vlc apps are must haves on the iPhone, I'm able to view movies on … These vlc apps are must haves on the iPhone, I'm able to view movies on the iPhone without jailbreaking it. What are apple thinking of???



The VLC apps for iPad/Phone/Pod aren't made by the VLC core team. Apple are simply enforcing their draconian rules and Ts&Cs. What more would you expect from this company?

Original Poster

Arduino - nothing! It's the same company that won't allow flash on a non-jailbroken iPhone or full Bluetooth like any other phone

theonlytazman

Arduino - nothing! It's the same company that won't allow flash on a … Arduino - nothing! It's the same company that won't allow flash on a non-jailbroken iPhone or full Bluetooth like any other phone



Yes, they are the smuggest computer company on the scene now That said, adobe have a lot to answer for with Flash/PDF, two if the biggest security problems on the web/very popular attack vectors.

Just to clear things up:

VLC was previously on the App Store for free by the makers of VLC Player which you probably have installed on your PC. I personally found the app very useful, as it opened lots of videos that my iPhone didn't recognise.

Now the app is no longer available due to stupid legal reasons on Apple's behalf.

This 'VLC Streamer' app (which has pretty poor reviews) is ad-supported and nothing to do with the developers of VLC.
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