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While VLC has an Android App in the Google Play Store, its iOS app remained nonexistent in the iOS app store. Caused by debate between app developers, the app was removed from the iOS app store at the request of VideoLAN as they conflicted with various segments of the GPL license; leaving a six month absence. Luckily, the makers of VLC are back and better than before.

Recently, VideoLAN made some exiting news when they announced that VLC for iOS will be back on the iOS app store on Friday. Dubbed Version 2.0, the app is open source and bi-licenses under Mozilla Public License Version 2 and the GNU General Public License Version 2 or later.

Though the app is the second installment of the app, the app is developed from scratched (again), using modern output module and multi-core decoding, to provide a smoother experience. All of the files that were supported in VLC on the desktop will be supported in the iOS app. In addition, VLC has included the ability to upload over Wi-Fi and Dropbox, the support for third party apps, the support to watch network streams, passcode locking, various video filters, subtitle support, multiple audio support, background audio playback, playback speed manipulation, and Airplay support.

The app will be expected be available in the early hours of Friday eastern time in the iOS App Store for all iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches running iOS 5.1 or higher. In addition, VLC will release the source code to the application at the same time of releasing VLC for iOS.

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