VLC Remote Pro

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021
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Description of App

VLC Remote® lets you remotely control your VLC Media Player on your Mac or PC.
Awarded Gizmodo's “Essential iPhone App” three years running. Awarded T3's “Best iPhone Apps”.

“The new VLC Remote app is simply stunning! It works a treat and it feels professional and powerful. Love it.”
- Adam, London

“The update for the iPhone version is *amazing* - it looks so polished - not that I had any complaints before.”
- Rich

• Features •

— Easily control VLC from your sofa!
— Today widget for even faster access to controls
— Works with VLC on your Mac, PC or Linux machine
— Automatically scans your local network for VLC players
— Universal app fully supported for iPhone and iPad
— Stop, Play and Pause
— Full DVD controls
— Control volume, position, next track and previous track
— Turn fullscreen on and off
— Use the graphical equaliser
— See your cover art
— Control subtitles, aspect ratio, audio track and delays
— Use the picker control for fine control of volume and position
— View the playlist and play files from it
— Free setup helper quickly configures VLC for use with the remote

VLC is a great, free and popular media player that can handle almost any file format.

VLC Remote® lets you sit back enjoy your movies and music while you control things from your easy chair.

It is a joy to use - no more reaching for the mouse when you want to pause your show, select the next episode, or play some different music.

• Reviews •

“Needless to say, we loved this app for everything it’s got.”
-AppsTouch.com

“Basically, if you use VLC and have an iPhone you will soon find that this is an essential app to enhance your home movie experience.”
- T3.com

“5/5 Simply put if you have an iPhone or iPod touch and use VLC on your computer then you need this app.”
-AppCrunch

“As far as I'm concerned, this is a necessary download! ... Works great, setup was super easy and I use this every day. MUST HAVE!!!”
-US Reviewer

• System Requirements •

- Supports VLC on Windows, Mac and Linux
- Free setup helper quickly configures VLC for use with the remote
- Supports VLC 2.0 and above
- Supports Windows, Vista, Windows 7 and Window 8
- Supports Mac OS 10.7 and above.

• Response to feedback •

-If you do have any problems connecting to VLC, then please just check the help instructions in the app. Feel free to drop me an email (my personal mail is in the app) if you need help.
Enjoy!

• Languages •

VLC Remote is currently translated to 22 languages. If you are willing to translate it to your language, or would like to improve the translations, please head over to http://translate.HobbyistSoftware.com

Version

5.06

Free or Paid

Paid

Apple Watch Support

No

iOS Version

6

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

Accessibility Comments

AppleVis Editor Note: this app was submitted before Usability Ratings were introduced, so one has been chosen on the basis of the accessibility comments made by the original poster. If you have used this app, please post a comment to let us know if you agree with the Rating.

Original Comments: The player's controls are not clearly labeled. Instead, they show up as /var/mobile/Applicat, but it's not hard to figure out what the controls do if you play around with them. From left to right, they are Previous, Stop, Play/Pause, Next, Volume Down, and Volume Up. I have tested the setup helper on OS 10.6.4; it is fully accessible. I ran the helper on Windows XP and saw no issues with it. If neither work for you, try the manual setup instructions.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

There are some accessibility issues with this app, but it can still be used if you are willing to tolerate these issues and learn how to work around them.

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Comments

Submitted by DPinWI on Thursday, May 23, 2019

I have been happily using Tango Remote to control playback of an iPod with my iPhone. Unfortunately, Tango was abandoned, and it appears that it broke with iOS 12.3. I do not expect a fix and am looking for alternatives.

I have an old laptop I could dedicate to music playback. Assuming I can get this remote to work, I could be back in business with a remote music control solution.

I am open to other remote control options, but in the mean time, is anyone using current versions of VLC and the remote app with an iPhone and Windows?

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