VLC app now available again for iOS

VLC, one of the most popular media player applications of all-time, is finally available again in the Apple App Store.

VLC for iOS is now available across the world as long as you have iOS 5.1 or later. The app is supported across the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.

The new app, version 2.0, is open-source just as its desktop counterpart is, and the code will be made available online, licensed under the Mozilla Public License Version 2 and the GNU General Public License Version 2.

Apple pulled the first version of the VLC app in January 2011 because of conflicts with parts of the GPL license and the App Store’s own rules. Being licensed under the MPLv2 should eliminate all those issues.

“We worked hard with all major copyright holders to not repeat history and we are confident to have achieved this goal,” VideoLAN noted, via TNW.

VideoLAN notes that the new app is much faster than version one, and can support all video files that the desktop does. The desktop version has been downloaded over 1 billion times.