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Great new functions- but!!
I love all of the new addons they have put into this build. However: the app WILL NOT play MKV files. I can play MKV files with FileExplorer both free and paid editions- but not with this app. I suppose because when it comes down to it, this app uses the basic Apple native QuickTime player to play video. So it chokes on MKV content. I would have to convert the files the same way I do it when I import these movies into iTunes- so when it comes down to it, the "player" part of this app is just another redundancy. Good idea though. We all know there are problems with porting a fully functional version of VLC for the iPhone: mostly because most of the programming for VLC is all open source and therefore free. Because of this, legal entanglements prevent VLC for iPhone from ever really being developed. So we have to be happy with these remote apps. Between VLC Remote and this one, VLC Remote is the better remote - but this app is a very close second, and I'm happy to have it plus pay for the extras. Whatever was done to FileExplorer to allow playing MKV files clearly needs to be done here for it to be of any use. =======Previous Reviews======= The Streaming function never worked for VLC 2.0.4, but does in 2.0.5. Although I prefer VLC STREAMER, it's nice to have the ability to stream VLC with another app. The streaming pretty much works instantaneously, this program streams while it processes the video, whereas VLC Streamer makes you wait for the content to be processed. That app allows you to copy the converted media into your device- this, well I haven't seen that. The faster your computer is, the more memory you have, the faster the media will populate for streaming. In a dual core AMD with 3 Gigs Ram, this app starts streaming right away and keeps up with the conversion. The remote function does work well with all versions of VLC, old and new- although I have other VLC remote apps, I like using this one occasionally. I guess the only thing to watch out for is free space being used up by files converted for streaming- this app, through the Remote Gateway Helper app, stores the conversions in your regular windows temp folder (not sure about Mac and Linux). Overall this is a great app, free, and worth paying the extra for the ad-free and streaming, which are priced reasonably.
XweAponX on Mar 12, 2013 for VLC Pal
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Enhances VLC experience.
This has become my go to remote when using VLC because of all the common features that the native VLC players buries. It's especially useful when I'm watching files from my computer on my TV (no need to reach over to my computer to affect the slider, switch between files, etc.) Would give it 5 stars except for a bug that exists where the first skip back sometimes takes you back much further than you wanted. But aside from that, I still don't see another remote that is as feature-laden, comprehensive, convenient & intuititively laid out. Overall, I'm a big fan of this particular app. Best VLC remote available IMHO. Nicely done.
?#!% on Feb 21, 2013 for VLC Pal
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works great !
Works amazing for watching videos on the Mac on the tv ! didn't try the streaming though
DrWhite987 on Feb 2, 2013 for VLC Pal
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Easy set up. Easy use, efficient fast fwd and back by seconds. Great media center remote. The buttons seemed a bit squished on the free version with the banner. But one you pay, they all get much bigger. Well worth it
Killplaystation on Feb 1, 2013 for VLC Pal
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Great idea. Totally useless
Took a while to set up due to murky instructions. Tryign to stream video right not and its not working. Useless.
Ayat99 on Jan 19, 2013 for VLC Pal
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Great product
I've grown dependent on this; I've tried similar apps, but this one has such a natural interface that makes it very easy to navigate a video. (I love "Flick Skip," in particular.)
vardaman on Jan 17, 2013 for VLC Pal
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