Category Archives: vlc-android

Please tell us about any bugs!

There was a stupid bug in version 1.32 which crashed when you opened the settings page.

That is now fixed in 1.33, but it might have been fixed a little sooner if I had got an email on the subject!

So – if there is any problem with VLC Remote, please do send me an email. You can use the feedback option in the settings page, or just write to rob@hobbyistsoftware.com

Thank You!

Translate Me!

VLC Remote is now translated into 17 languages.

All translations are by volunteers, so if something isn’t translated – or if you think you can do a better job then please head over to AppTranslate.com and provide your own translations.

You can translate a single string – or add an entirely new language.

Tip: Keyboard Shortcuts

Using the keyboard gives a really great way to control volume and position with really fine-grained control.

This is a great way in which VLC remote is now better on the Pre and Android than it is on the iPhone.

I wanted a way to let you jump in big or small increments, so I assigned a whole row to volume changes, and a whole row to position changes.

This picture shows how it works…

key shortcuts

(Click to see larger version in your browser)

To help you remember; The row which has ‘V’ in it is for volume. The row with ‘P’ in it is for position.

Enjoy!

Takephone updated for 2.1

Shimon (he did the coding on this app) just released version 1.20 of aTAKEphONE, with support for OS 2.1

aTAKEphONE will change the way you use your phone to make calls – no more having to open the G1 keyboard to search for contacts, or fiddling with the tiny on-screen keyboard buttons, fast & easy access to all your favorites, call-log and even a dial-by-photo feature !

Other apps from Shimon…

Shimon from shsh.com actually did the coding for this Android version of VLC remote.

Have a look at his other apps:

aTAKEphONE will change the way you use your phone to make calls – no more having to open the G1 keyboard to search for contacts, or fiddling with the tiny on-screen keyboard buttons, fast & easy access to all your favorites, call-log and even a dial-by-photo feature !

And if you have an iPhone, Shimon has TAKEphONE Gold too!
TAKEphONE Gold will change the way you use your phone to make calls: T9 search, dial by photo, instant redial.

Tip: Stop VLC asking to fix files

this isn’t actually a VLC Remote feature, but it is annoying when you are trying to play things remotely and VLC keeps asking whether to fix files.

You can control the behaviour in VLC at

  • Preferences (switch to All preferences in the bottom left)
  • Input / Codecs
  • Demuxers
  • AVI
  • Force Index Creation

Tip: Access external drives

(requires paid version of VLC Remote)

Unfortunately, VLC doesn’t recognise aliases or shortcuts (it just tries to play them), so these won’t help you.

There is a dedicated drive button in the browse page that will take you to your full drive list. If you are using Windows and don’t see your external drive, then you may need to make sure that your external drive is mapped to a drive letter.

You can even set your external drive as your default directory to make browsing faster in future. Just tap on the heart/folder icon when you are in the drive you want and that will become your default folder for when you next launch this remote.