How to transfer video, audio, subtitles, and other files from your Mac or PC to the VLC app on iPhone and iPad

Transfer file to the VLC iPhone or iPad app from your Mac or PC

VLC is among the best media player apps that can open several file formats, including MKV, AVI, MP4, MOV, SRT, Opus, DTS, etc. You can easily add and save files inside the iOS VLC app to enjoy them on the go.

In this tutorial, we show you two ways (wired and wireless) to transfer video, audio, subtitle, and other files from a Mac or PC to the VLC app on your iPhone or iPad.

Easy YouTube upgrades the YouTube app on jailbroken devices with VLC-inspired gestures

Not only is YouTube one of the most popular ways that iPhone and iPad users enjoy video consumption on the go, but the YouTube app also happens to be one of the top-downloaded apps from the App Store overall. Despite its popularity, however, the YouTube app certainly fosters wiggle room for improvement, and the jailbreak community has taken notice of this fact.

Meet Easy YouTube, a newly released and free jailbreak tweak by iOS developer miro92 that brings two of the VLC media player’s most popular in-frame gestures for adjusting the display brightness and volume levels to the official YouTube app.

VLC media player lands on Apple TV

VLC for Apple TV was supposed to be released back in December, but it took longer than anticipated. As of Tuesday, the application is now available free in the App Store on the fourth-generation Apple TV.

According to Felix Kühne, lead iOS developer for VLC, the app is “a full port of VLC media player combined with platform-specific features” and it supports virtually all formats under the sun, just like its iOS counterpart.

Like Infuse and Plex, VLC permits you to stream audio and video item stored on network-attached drives to your Apple TV, without having to manually convert DIVX, AVI and other “foreign” files into iOS-friendly formats.

VLC launches full support for iOS 9, watchOS 2, SMB and more

Cross-platform media player by VideoLAN, called VLC, has been rewritten from the ground up for watchOS 2. And on the iOS side, VLC comes with many new features.

VLC plays a variety of video/audio files in non-iOS-friendly formats without conversion, including MKV movies.

The app also includes support for multiple audio tracks with 5.1 surround sound and subtitle tracks. In addition, VLC for iOS has dropped support for iOS 6.1 and now requires an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with iOS 7.0+.

UPDATE: The post originally stated that VLC is now available on the new Apple TV. Regrettably, that announcement was an oversight on part of VideoLAN, which has since removed mentions of the Apple TV app from their release notes.

VLC gains Apple Watch controller, mini-player, support for looping playlists and more

VLC, a cross-platform, open-source media player by VideoLAN that can render just about any file type thrown at it, has updated its iOS app in the App Store with a brand new WatchKit component in addition to a bunch of new features and other enhancements.

VLC 2.6 for iOS now lets you control your media library application from your wrist, with the Apple Watch app providing basic playback control, media information and the ability to browse your library.

VLC media player is back in the App Store

VLC, the popular cross-platform media player which lets you watch AVI videos on your iPhone and iPad without conversion (as well as other non-iOS-friendly media types), is back in the App Store following a long-standing licensing dispute.

In addition to resolving licensing issues, this edition of VLC brings a few noteworthy enhancements to the table which I'll lay out for you after the jump.

UPDATE: following a soft-launch in New Zealand, the app on February 27, 2015, finally went live in the US App Store.