VLC for iPhone and iPad returns to the Apple appstore after more than two years of absence. It will be available across appstores later today as a free download, it is available currently in Australian and New Zealand stores. Two years back it is pulled from the app store due to licensing issues, to avoid that VLC for iOS is now released with GNU license and also Mozilla Public License which is compatible with the appstore policies.
VLC version is bumped to version 2.0 in the appstore, the new app is a complete rewrite of the code and fully open source application. It should work on iOS 5.1 or later on any iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices. The app is “way faster” it seems and supports all formats the desktop player supports.
The new feature set include uploading over Wi-Fi using a browser, native Dropbox integration, support for third-party apps through the Share dialog, and also allows files to be downloaded via web. It also added support for AirPlay type play on external screens, native support for multiple audio tracks, video filters, passcode lock, support for network streams and a lot more. Check you appstore for the new VLC media player, it might take a while but it will be available from today.