VLC is a popular free open source cross platform media player for iOS, Mac OS X, Windows and Ubuntu. And VLC 3.0 will gain support for Chromecast streaming from iOS devices and Macs. VLC enables iOS users to play videos in various formats including MKV, AVI, etc. It is far more powerful than QuickTime player. However, VLC for iOS was pulled from the App Store in 2011 and took two years to return. VLC for iOS was available for downloading in 2013 but removed from the App Store for the second time in September 2014. That’s really disappointing. But fortunately, VLC for iOS came back earlier this year. If you want to know how to download and install VLC for iOS or have some trouble playing videos on iOS with VLC, this article can do you a big favor.
How to Download and Install VLC for iOS (iPhone, iPad)
Download VLC media player for iOS: At present, you can open iTunes to buy and download VLC for iOS devices. Please note that VLC app requires iOS 6.1 or later.
Tips: VLC for Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite is also ready for you. you can download Install VLC for Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite for playing DVD/videos/audios using the guide below:
1. Go to VLC media player download page, and choose the VLC version according to your OS.
2. Click the download button to download VLC for OS X 10.10. Once the downloading is done, please double click on the VLC dmg file to get “VLC.app” file.
3. Drag “VLC.app” file into Application folder. Afterwards, you can play files with VLC on OS X 10.10 Yosemite.
VLC for iOS/OS X 10.10 Video Playback Errors and Solution
Here, we have compiled some errors regarding to VLC for iOS and Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. You may have ever had similar problems or will come across one day. Those errors deserve your attention.
Q1: I upgraded my OS to Yosemite the other day and ever since my VLC player won’t play any of my MKV files, I try to open it and it just hangs for a very long time and then the player won’t even close and becomes non-responsive, I have to right click and force quit to close it.
Q2: The other day I was going to close down a video and must have accidentally hit the wrong key combination or something, as ever since then no video will play whenever I open a file. It flashes black either twice or four times (not sure why?) and then either shows the Playlist window, or literally just the timebar and the title. Audio still plays, but no video.
Q3: VLC error ‘Your iPad might be too slow to play this video, continued anyway?‘ Is the movie too heavy to be played on the iPad and iPhone via VLC?
Besides above mentioned errors, VLC for iOS users and VLC Mac consumers may encounter other errors, such as AC3 playback error, VLC crashes after update, VLC doesn’t auto load subtitles, VLC crashes when playing files, etc. If you’re afraid that VLC for iOS disappears again or don’t want to deal with different kinds of VLC errors and complicated troubleshooting tips, here’s the best solution for you.
Here, we are not going to introduce other media player alternatives to VLC to solve the problems, but suggest you to convert videos in various formats to iOS and Mac OS X compatible file formats using WinX HD Video Converter for Mac. It is the easiest and fastest video converter for Mac OS X, including Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks and 10.10 Yosemite.