Great news folks, everyone’s favorite open-source, multi-platform and highly compatible Video Player; VLC, is now on its way to your iPad.
Announced tonight by its author, Applidium, VLC for iPad is actually a port of the well known video player. It has just been submitted to Apple for approval. Right now we don’t have any details on how well it performs or how many formats it will support. Yet, if it’s like the VLC we know and love, it’s probably going to be quite a powerful app.
We’ve reached out to Applidium to get more details. And, as usual, we’ll keep you updated. Here’s what Applidium said:
After several month of porting, we are proud to announce the release of VLC for the iPad! This application stands out for two reasons. First, it will be available for free on the AppStore. But that’s not all. VLC is an OpenSource project. We are currently preparing our patches for submission to the main VLC tree. And obviously, we will release our current working tree when the app will hit the AppStore.
If everything goes well, VLC for the iPad should be available next week.
We think it has a good chance of getting approved, as Apple recently opened up the App Store to video players that contain their own decoding engines, like CineXplayer. Yet, we just never know for sure.