VLC media player received a host of fixes in its last update, but the app itself was still classified as a beta. VideoLAN, the makers of the popular media player, have today announced the launch of the first stable client for VLC (v1.0.1) on Android. The beta version is also available for users to test out as a separate app.

Billed as the "best open source video and music player," VLC can play most audio and video file formats, as well as network streams and DVD ISOs. Here's what you're getting with the latest iteration of VLC:

  • VLC for Android plays most local video and audio files, as well as network streams (including adaptive streaming), DVD ISOs, like the desktop version of VLC.
  • All formats are supported, including MKV, MP4, AVI, MOV, Ogg, FLAC, TS, M2TS and AAC. All codecs are included with no separate downloads.
  • VLC for Android has a media library for audio and video files, and allows to browse folders directly.
  • VLC has support for multi-track audio and subtitles. It supports auto-rotation, aspect-ratio adjustments and gestures to control volume, brightness and seeking.
  • It also includes a widget for audio control, supports audio headsets control, cover art and a complete audio media library.

The app is compatible with all current smartphones, with support for older ARMv6 devices (like the Snapdragon S1-toting HTC Salsa) coming in a future release.

How many of you use VLC regularly?