[APP][13JUN][GB|ICS] VLC Media Player Beta *unofficial* Update6!

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Unofficial VLC for Android - Beta build
* not supported by the VLC team *

Current release : 20120612



I am not the developer, only built it from source.


Stop leeching, click on thanks !
Build informations :
  • Built using latest android tools :
    - android-sdk-r19
    - android-ndk-r8
  • There are 3 build variants :
    - ARMv6/ARM11
    - ARMv7a/Cortex-A8/NEON
    - ARMv7a/Cortex-A9
  • Android compatibility :
    - Gingerbread
    - ICS
Compatibility :
For people having trouble finding the compatible .apk to download, here are 5 wikipedia lists for each processor family.

Snapdragon: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snapdragon_(system_on_chip)#Current_and_future_specifications
Exynos: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exynos#List_of_historical_Samsung_SoC_and_current_Exynos_SoC
Tegra: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tegra#Tegra_2_series
OMAP3: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OMAP#OMAP_3
OMAP4: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OMAP#OMAP_4

The manufacturers and models are on the far right...
Common devices list :
  • Snapdragon S1 → ARM11
  • Snapdragon S2/S3 → Cortex-A8/NEON
  • Snapdragon S4 → Cortex-A9
    NB: Check Wikipedia to find if you have S1/S2/S3/S4 Snapdragon.
  • Tegra 2 → Cortex-A9
  • Hummingbird → Cortex-A8/NEON
  • Exynos → Cortex-A9
  • OMAP3 → Cortex-A8/NEON
  • OMAP4 → Cortex-A9
  • and so on...
Features :
  • Gingerbread & ICS support
  • Compiled using latest VLC-2.0 source tree as base
  • Hardware acceleration support
  • Headset detection
  • Almost all media formats *should* be working
  • Streaming support
  • Remember that this is still WIP
Download :

DEPRECATED, SEE nightlies.videolan.org INSTEAD !




→ Enable Unknown sources in order to install it
Stability tips :
  • Disable Hardware Acceleration
  • If researching within the whole memory takes too much time, set a fixed folder in settings instead.
 

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Changelog :

Code:
[B]12 JUN[/B]
Latest VLC fixes.
Built with IntelliJ IDEA.

[B]16 MAY[/B]
Latest VLC fixes.
Built against JDK6 (thanks [B]GamezR2EZ[/B] for the info).

[B]14 MAY[/B]
Latest VLC fixes.
Signed non-debug builds. Built with Eclipse.

[B]23 APR[/B]
Latest VLC fixes.

[B]10 APR[/B]
Added Cortex-A8 NONEON release (mainly for Samsung Hummingbird devices).
Latest VLC fixes.

[B]16 MAR[/B]
Latest VLC fixes.

[B]27 FEB[/B]
Added Cortex-A9 release.
Added ARM11 release.

[B]26 FEB[/B]
Initial Cortex-A8/NEON release.
 
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I will publish a version compatible Tegra 2 in a couple of minutes.

What relation does this have to the real VLC? Is this not just some media player that can play many different codecs?
It is VLC.

Does it play files off the LAN (like BSPlayer does)?
No, currently only media playing features are being ported.

If you built this for Google TV, and allowed DTS decoding (Logitech doesn't support DTS), then I would love you forever! Otherwise this looks promising!
DTS is missing from sources (WIP) along with MPEG-2 and Theora.
 
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My device is running a non-official build of ICS based on CM9 and my phone is G2X.

After installing VLC, I see the message that it is alpha software. I checked "Do not show me this message again then it crashes. Now, it crashes right away when I run it. :(
 

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I downloaded the Cortex-A9 version and installed on my Toshiba Thrive (it's a Tegra 2, running Honeycomb 3.2.1), but no joy. Just kicks me back to home as soon as I click "OK" on the "This is an early alpha version" message. The Cortex-A8 version works great on my Nook Color in ICS OCed to 1.2ghz (have yet to try in GB). I gave it a shot on my Droid Pro (also the Cortex-A8 build), and it seems fine there too.

I'll follow the thread here and see if I can break it with some different formats. Thanks much for the effort to port this.
 

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I just installed this on my Moto Xoom with a CM9 based ROM, I'll have a great big logcat for you in about 3 hours get home just a heads up