After being kicked out of the Apple App Store, VideoLAN, the makers of the popular VLC Media Player app, are turning to Google’s more open Android Market.
Android news site Android Guys are reporting that work is well underway with an Android version of the VLC app, and we should see a Beta version released in the next 1-2 months.
VLC Media Player is a fantastic open source program which was initially only PC based, but is now going mobile. Due to a massive list of codecs and compatible file types, you’ll rarely find a video or audio track that VLC won’t be able to play, which is what makes it such a great resource.
VideoLAN’s VLC Player for Android is expected to work on versions of Android from 1.5 and up, and will include new Video and Audio APIs specifically for tablet devices running Android Gingerbread (3.0).