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VLC Media Player Alternatives for iPhone

There are many alternatives to VLC Media Player for iPhone if you are looking for a replacement. The best iPhone alternative is Kodi, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to VLC Media Player and many of them are available for iPhone so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting iPhone alternatives to VLC Media Player are KMPlayer, GOM Player, Vox Music Player and Infuse.

VLC Media Player alternatives are mainly Media Players but may also be Audio Players or Internet Radio Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of VLC Media Player.
This page was last updated Jun 29, 2022
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  1. Though Kodi can function as an alternative to VLC, its strengths lie in its robust cataloging of media and robust sorting and organization options for TV shows, movies, and music. Its media server capabilities are front and center, its playback functionality is nothing to sneeze at, and it can be used for that exact purpose.

    Kodi vs VLC Media Player opinions
    Some users think Kodi is a great alternative to VLC Media Player, some don't.

    Kody is more oriented to being a fullscreen video/music cataloguing application, but it has an internal video/audio/iptv playing system with very good decoding capabilities like VLC and can be windowed as well

    Top positive comment  almost 7 years ago
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    Can also play many formats, and can organize video libraries, playing over UPnP, FTP, and many other protocols

    Top positive comment  over 3 years ago
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    Kodi, formerly XBMC, is a software media center.

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    LesterCovax

    Kodi is a media server first and foremost. It's like comparing Google Docs to Microsoft Office.

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    Kodi is a fullscreen media library manager, a whole home theater frontend. Slower for the purpose, with more complex navigation.

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  2. KMPlayer

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    KMPlayer is often praised for its interface, which has been described as more functional and user-friendly than VLC or Media Player Classic Home Cinema. Its playlist manager is more akin to WinAmp's than it is to VLC or other video players, which makes it desirable for those with vast multimedia catalogs. It also includes very granular customization options.

    Most users think KMPlayer is a great alternative to VLC Media Player.


  3. GOM Player

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    GOM Player is a freeware media player. Key strengths are the ability to play the majority of media files without the need to obtain a codec, and the ability to play some broken media files, both advantages over traditional players, like Windows Media Player.

    Bundleware

    The installer contains additional bloatware that can hijack your browser's settings. Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/

    GOM Player vs VLC Media Player opinions
    Most users think GOM Player is a great alternative to VLC Media Player.

    VLC Player looks like it belongs on a Windows 95 computer. GOM Player has a much more professional interface with lots of options.

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    clydelyman

    Its effects are easier to use and it has an extensive Preferences selection; BE AWARE, they have a separate music player. I have both. the Reverb is solid. you can avoid the crapware by doing the first download from Ninite and just updating or do a custom install. To my knowledge GOM does not recored.

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    Support almost all types of video formats.

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  4. It just sounds better! The beauty is in its simplicity, yet behind the minimal exterior lies a powerful music player with a ton of features & support for all audio formats you should ever need.

    Vox Music Player vs VLC Media Player opinions
    Some users think Vox Music Player is a great alternative to VLC Media Player, some don't.

    Vox is an audio-only player

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  5. Infuse

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Apple TV
    • Mac

    Ignite your video content with Infuse – the beautiful way to watch almost any video format on your iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. No need to convert files! Infuse is optimized for iOS 12, with powerful streaming options, trakt sync, and unmatched AirPlay & subtitle support.



  6. jetAudio

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone

    JetAudio is integrated, multimedia software made of a single compact rack. Not only does it play various music and video files, it also has features such as CD burning, recording, and conversion to other file formats.

    jetAudio vs VLC Media Player opinions
    Most users think jetAudio is a great alternative to VLC Media Player.

    is the best of the best, i've been using it for years and reads all formats, and plays audio and video with quality, best sound availble.

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  7. RealPlayer

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire

    RealPlayer with RealTimes (aka “RealPlayer” for short) still includes the legacy features, such as Video Player, Downloader, Converter, Organizer and Web Videos. It also includes RealTimes features, such as Photos and RealTimes Stories, the automatic video collage feature.

    Most users think RealPlayer is a great alternative to VLC Media Player.
  8. Roon

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Synology Cloud Station

    Roon is a music playing system for audiophiles.

  9. AVPlayer

    • iPhone
    • iPad

    AVPlayer can play almost any computer video file format such as AVI, Xvid, WMV and much more clearly and effortlessly. No converting hassles. Just copy files via USB and just drag and drop into the AVPlayer’s Media Explorer.

  10. MoliPlayer

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad

    Do you enjoy watching videos on your smartphone but don’t want to mess with set-up details like “transcoding”, “formats” or “codecs” etc.? We've got the solution. MoliPlayer basically plays “anything you throw at it”, MOV, RMVB, AVI, WMV, MP4, MKV*…you name it.

    Discontinued

    The apps seem to be no longer updated. Last versions, released in 2014/2015, can be still downloaded from the appstores.

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