VLC is an incredibly popular cross-platform media player, and it’s well known for supporting a wide variety of media types. iPhone and iPod Touch users can rejoice because a public version of VLC4iPhone is right around the corner! Work has already begun on porting the popular VLC media player over to Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch, and the progress looks great.
The screenshot to the right is compliments of iPhoneFreakz, and as you can tell the player fits in well with the standard iPhone interface. The best part is that it already supports a wide range of media formats including MPEG/MPG, MPEG2, MPEG4, AVI, MP3, XviD, h264, FLAC, 3GP, and more! Think of all the headaches this can save since you won’t have to convert your videos in order to watch them on your phone.
It’s quite awesome that a developer has undertaken a project like this, and I wonder what kind of media players are going to emerge once the official App Store has launched. In the mean time you’ll need to have a jailbroken iPhone or iPod Touch if you want to dabble with VLC4iPhone, plus you’ll have to donate to the project as we mentioned earlier.