Last week Google finally announced and released Android 4.3 Jelly Bean into the wild, and while there wasn’t any major visual changes, they made plenty of tweaks under the hood. While everything is faster and smoother with the latest release, one of the changes has been causing issues for video players. Today VLC for Android
quickly updated their app to solve those problems.
If you’re lucky enough to already have the update to 4.3 JB on your Nexus 4, or already own the newly released Nexus 7, you’ve probably experienced an issue or two with your favorite video players. I don’t know about you guys, but I rely on Archos Video Player for all my video needs, and their app is currently broken with the latest OS from Google.
Those running Android 4.3 aren’t able to use Archos Video Player, and we’ve received a few tips that many others aren’t working right either. That or the hardware decoding fails, resorting in all software-side, which kills battery life. If you’ve been experiencing any issues (and don’t want to use the stock video player) VLC just issued a quick update to fix any issues.
VLC for Android is still in the beta stages, but is an extremely powerful app for all your video needs on Android. They are currently on beta version 15, and while previous updates were fixing decoding speeds and audio issues, today’s update is fixing the problems with Android 4.3. There’s also a setting to control quality vs speed app wide. So for those needing a video player, hit the link to the store and give it a try today.