Video fans love the iPad but there has been some grumbling from video aficionados about the limited video formats supported on Apple’s “magical device”. Video fans can now rejoice because the iPad could be getting a powerful new video app as early as next week.
Applidium announced today that after several months of work, they have submitted an iPad version of the popular VLC video player to Apple for review. The app is a port of the main version of the VLC player so users will get the same powerful features they’re already accustomed to using on their PC or Mac. According to a recent tweet, the UI is based on VLCKit and has been updated with a clean and simple design specifically for the iPad.
If VLC makes it through Apple’s review process, which is by no means guaranteed, iPad users will have a powerful new video tool capable of playing back video in a wide variety of formats. Applidium expects the app to be approved next week.
The app will be available for free once approved and it’s being released as an Open Source project so other developers will be able to leverage VLC code in their projects.