VLC Player is still not out yet for Android devices. Rumours are there according to developers that test runs have begun for the VLC version specifically for Android. But for now, people are looking for a good VLC alternative for Android. In this article, we are reviewing a free media player, not completely a VLC player, but can definitely be a good alternative.
arcMedia is a great media player for Android, somewhat close to the VLC player. It has the capability to play different formats using libraries such as FFmpeg. Arcmedia supports containers such as asf, avi, mkv, mov, mp3, mp4, ogg, rmvb, wav, wma, wmv and codecs such as aac, ac3, divx, flv4, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, PCM, RealVideo, Vorbix and xvid.
More features include:
– aspect ratio
Ensure aspect ratio is maintained while displaying fullscreen
– media state
seek to the last position viewed when loading a media file
enable subtitles, must be in srt format and same filename
– haptic feedback
vibrate the device during folder navigation
– pre-buffer media
extends the initial buffer to improve audio/video sync
– pre-buffer size
size of pre-buffer, media load delay.
arcMedia would work on Android versions 1.6 and later. A great option for a VLC alternative for Android.
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