VLC is a great app that has yet to be challenged for the revered title of App That Will Play My Video No I Don’t Know What Format It Is In Nor Do I Care. That being the case, we made sure that it was one of the first remotes we built for Apptui. Along with a bunch of others*, we’ve redesigned our VLC remote and think it’s about time it got its time in the blog spotlight– bloglight. To use the VLC remote, all you need to do is install Apptui, our remote app which is free and cool. Download it here. If that’s not enough, Apptui also has remotes for a bunch of other sites/apps that switch as you go!
VLC Remote Features
- Fast forward/rewind
- Open file button for easy access
- Subtitles toggle
Now I know I said that VLC can open a lot of files. To prove this, I’ve collected information from VLC’s official site and assembled this easy-to-read list showing all the available input and file formats supported:
UDP/RTP Unicast, UDP/RTP Multicast, HTTP / FTP, MMS, TCP/RTP Unicast, DCCP/RTP Unicast, File, DVD Video 1, CD / VCD, SVCD 2, Audio CD (no DTS-CD), DVB (Satellite, Digital TV, Cable TV), MPEG encoder 4, MPEG (ES,PS,TS,PVA,MP3), AVI, ASF / WMV / WMA, MP4 / MOV / 3GP, OGG / OGM / Annodex, Matroska (MKV), Real, WAV (including DTS), Raw Audio: DTS, AAC, AC3/A52, Raw DV, FLAC, FLV (Flash), MXF, Nut, Standard MIDI / SMF, Creative™ Voice, MPEG-1/2, DIVX (1/2/3), MPEG-4 ASP, DivX 4/5/6, XviD, 3ivX D4, H.261, H.263 / H.263i, H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC, Cinepak, Theora, Dirac / VC-2, MJPEG (A/B), WMV 1/2, WMV 3 / WMV-9 / VC-1 1, Sorenson 1/3 (Quicktime), DV (Digital Video), On2 VP3/VP5/VP6, Indeo Video v3 (IV32), Real Video 1/2 , Real Video 3/4, MPEG Layer 1/2, MP3 – MPEG Layer 3, AAC – MPEG-4 part3, Vorbis, AC3 – A/52 (Dolby Digital), E-AC-3 (Dolby Digital Plus), MLP / TrueHD”>3, DTS, WMA 1/2, WMA 3 1, FLAC, ALAC, Speex, Musepack / MPC, ATRAC 3, Wavpack, Mod (.s3m, .it, .mod), TrueAudio (TTA), APE (Monkey Audio), Real Audio 2, Alaw/µlaw, AMR (3GPP), MIDI 3, LPCM, ADPCM, QCELP, DV Audio, QDM2/QDMC (QuickTime), MACE.
So if you’re like me and have thousands of encoded .nut video files showing timelapses of deciduous tree growth, you’re good to go. Happy VLC Remote-ing!
* More on this soon, but the current list of redesigned remotes is Google Music, 8tracks, Songza, Netflix, iTunes, YouTube, Vimeo, VLC remote, Prezi, Spotify, Pandora, Grooveshark, Soundcloud, Facebook, Tumblr, Hulu, Twitch and Pinterest. Others on the way soon!