GPlayer fills the iOS void left by VLC

If you missed out on the short-lived VLC iOS app -- don't fret -- there's a solution for the venerable open-source video player.
Written by Jason D. O'Grady, Contributor on

Did you miss out on VLC Player for iOS?

The popular video player port was on the App Store for three months before being removed in January 2011 because Apple's FairPlay wrapper violated VideoLAN’s licensing agreement.

Fear not, there's a solution to replace the venerable open-source video player on iOS.

GPlayer ($2.99, App Store) supports playback of numerous file formats, including: XVID/DIVX AVI, WMV, RMVB, ASF, H264, MKV, TS, M2TS, and more. You can sync videos via USB or Wi-Fi and it supports TV-out and AirPlay.

The bonus is that it's a universal app, so it works on the iPhone/iPod touch and the iPad.

Update: GPlayer was free yesterday (May 22, 2012) now it's back up to its regular $2.99.

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