A company by the name of Applidium has ported the Video Lan VLC media player for the iPad. The application is open source and well known for its codec support to play a wide variety of media. The application has been under review with Apple and could be ready as early as next week if it is approved.
sept. 8, 2010
After several month of porting, we are proud to announce the release of VLC for the iPad! This application stands out for two reasons. First, it will be available for free on the AppStore. But that’s not all. VLC is an OpenSource project. We are currently preparing our patches for submission to the main VLC tree. And obviously, we will release our current working tree when the app will hit the AppStore.
If everything goes well, VLC for the iPad should be available next week. To celebrate this release, we’re organizing a game. To be won: a copy of VLC of the iPad, one week before the official release! All you have to do is to follow @applidium on Twitter. We will randomly pick 5 people out of our followers on Sunday, and we’ll send them their own version of VLC for the iPad!