iPhone gets VLC

One size fits all media comes to the Apple device

VLC (Video LAN client) has made its way to the iPhone and iPod Touch, allowing a wider variety of media to play on the touchscreen devices.

The open source media player, an idea dreamed up and maintained by a stalwart band in France, will play almost any kind of media, so should be lapped up by the jailbreaking iPhone masses.


Apparently sitting at 24MB in the current binary port, it’s a pretty hefty whack onto the player, but well worth it for the options it will give you.

The idea is you can therefore drop almost any file type you can think of (yes, even including FLAC) and it will play.

So no more overnight conversions of the first ThunderCats series then…woohoo!



Phones and Tablets Editor

Gareth (Twitter, Google+) has been part of the mobile phone industry from the era of the brick to the tiny device in the pocket... and now watching them grow back up to behemothic proportions once more. He's spent five years dissecting all the top phones in the world as TechRadar's Phones and Tablets Editor, and still can't resist answering the dreaded question - "which new phone should I get?" - with 15 choices.