VLC for Nokia N9/N950 ?

| September 30, 2011 | 38 Replies

Not sure if we have posted this yet, but I just noticed a tweet from @UpakulRox saying:

“#VLCplayer For The Nokia #N9 Is Here”
All the links eventually take you to the main project page found here
Apparently it is still in beta, and there are a few issues that have already been found, as detailed on the site.

There are some major known pending issues, in particular:

  • The user interface is currently optimized for desktop computers. It is extremely tedious to use with a small touchscreen.
  • Hardware-accelerated video decoding is not supported (however, color space conversion and scaling are hardware-accelerated). So there may be performance issues especially with high-res videos.
  • Screen blanking is not preempted. It is hoped that this will be resolved in the coming days.

If you already have the N9, or are a developer with the N950, you can download the beta now from here.



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  • nonikhanna

    Possible to port to Symbian^3?

    • Michael Faro-Tusino

      There was already a VLC port project for S^3, however it was closed after there were not enough developers for it. However, if this has been done with QT, it may be possible.

      • Nrde

        VLC is done with Qt, so probably this is more or less direct recompile of that at the moment.

        • akse

          They will also need the codec libraries ported.

  • larryg968

    Im definitely excited to see all the ports from linux or whenever that will end up on the n9.

    Nokia is slowly building an ecosystem in smaller countries while the regain their financial strength using windows fail. Hopefully they can build this ecosystem and launch in the larger countries within the next two years.

    Meego/ harmattan(or whatever its gonna be called) FTW

  • dd

    wow, so many great apps are coming to n9!

    pinball fantasy

    give me emoji please! or its clone please!

    • oho

      Give me WhatsApp and I won’t ask for anything else!

      • dd

        i think you have to write hundred of thousand of emails to whatsapp developers for their app!

      • N00-00

        Whatsapp have officially said they have no plans of releasing a version for N9.

        • elchi

          no whatsapp = no n9 for me

        • oho

          Yes, but maybe if the N9 sells well they change their mind?!

      • Samma

        I need Whats app for N9 .
        Lets contact the developers everybody who want whats app..

      • Samma

        I contacted them and here is the answer:

        Sorry, your device MeeGo is currently not supported and we have no plans to support it at this time. We currently only support iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and Symbian S60 devices.

        I’m sorry that we have no further information to give out at this time. Thank you for feedback on this matter.
        Thank you for contacting WhatsApp.

  • N00-00

    My fav player coming to my fav phone…

  • what ever guys it’s great and i hope winamp would also land on it soon.

    • dd

      in my pc, i dump winamp and go for foobar, a good looking, compact, and neat music player. not sure if it is open source.

  • have anyone contacted emoji developer?

    • outdated os

      But… But… Nokia pulled out of Japan ξ”‹ and they have zero market share over there. /s 

      • sam


      • dd

        only japanese can figure out how to make emoji like apps?

        • outdated os

          s60 nokias have  emojis ξ”‹

  • Mad

    If that device is true I’m gonna get it, no N9

  • Jaydee

    How come Symbian never get any 3rd party media players anymore? Other than SmartMovie 4.15 from Lonely Cat Games that is about 2yrs old and doesn’t play .mp4 (h.264) format, there’s absolutely zero development on these 3rd party media players for Symbian.. I can come up with a dozen media playing apps for the Android platform but nothing for Symbian S^3. Please, any developer out there, make us a good one.. charge us with exorbitant rates on Ovi Store if u will, I will gladly pay for it. And I’m sure thousands others too..

    • guest

      ucplayer,umplayer,julyplayer and in google not there in ovi store..

      • Jaydee

        I’ve tried Uc player & July player.. They are so bad and unintuitive that I can’t be bothered to mention them.. And as far as I know July player (laggy as hell and skip frames) is not compatible with Symbian S^3, last I checked. What I look for in a media player is the ability to play videos continuously in a playlist or from an assigned folder.. Is that too much to ask..? If only somebody could hack the default player to play multiple videos continuously, I’m already a happy man..

  • hosny

    i am waiting n9 in brasil