Looking To Play .AVI Files On Your Android Device Check Out VLC Media Player [ALPHA TECH]

Posted: September 26, 2011 in News
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I found a better way to watch your .avi files on Android.  There is a new “converter app”  that changes the file type to .mp4 so they are compatible with your stock player.  Link here–> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=roman10.media.converter&hl=en  Enjoy.

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So one of the biggest pains about switching from an iPhone to an Android device is that all of your videos recorded on your iPhone are in .AVI format.  This is Apples way of keeping customers using Apple products and making it more difficult to stop using iTunes.  This is because .AVI movies can only be played on QuickTime media player which is the movie player built into iTunes.  So instead of putting the movie files in any number of more open source formats apple tries again to trap its users by only offering them to play/edit movies recorded on their phones in apple software programs.

This simply does not have to be the case anymore.  VLC media player will play any and all types of media formats include .AVI formatted files.  Sorry Apple the open source nature of my Android device again will allow me to get around your controlling ways and play my old iPhone movies on my Android Phone now.

Check out the article below for more info.


Get your MKV’s, AVI’s and ANIME’s ready! Android developer/modder extraordinaire, CVPCS, was able to compile a working pre-Alpha version of VLC media player for Android. If you’re unfamiliar with VLC, it’s essentially a open-source (we like those words around here) media player for Windows, Mac and everything in between that allows you to play virtually any video format on your desktop. That alone should help you see the value in bringing this amazing tool to Android.

Because of the way VLC is built, it can’t (or wont) support all Android devices. Instead, it separates them according to your processor, into 2 categories: NEON and NO-NEON. How do you find out if your device is NEON? Simply use a file manager app, dig around in your system files and locate the folder /proc/cpuinfo and then take a look inside. You should see something like this:

Processor	: ARMv7 Processor rev 2 (v7l)
processor	: 0
BogoMIPS	: 1597.74

Features	: swp half thumb fastmult vfp edsp thumbee neon vfpv3
CPU implementer	: 0x41
CPU architecture: 7
CPU variant	: 0x1
CPU part	: 0xc09
CPU revision	: 2

Hardware	: mapphone_CDMA
Revision	: 0000
Serial		: 0000000000000000

Take a look at the Features line and look for the word “neon.” If it’s there — then you have yourself a NEON device. If not — then you’ll have to use the NONEON version of VLC. Okay, let’s get to the good stuff. The download. Seeing how this is such an early pre-Alpha build of VLC for Android, CVPCS will not be providing support. If you want to try out VLC for Android still in its early stages:

NEON VLC for Android

NONEON VLC for Android

If you wont a ton more information on VLC for Android, hit up the source link for all the technical details.


  1. badmoon says:

    great post.
    exactly what i was looking for.
    the vlc on google play was a sham.
    thanks a lot.
    works great on my samsung s1(korean version)

  2. Sulibegum says:

    Thank you for this posting. I think it would be helpful for all. Personally I like this post.
    avi player

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