Apple has approved VLC Media Player for iPad, an app that plays a many movie formats which were not originally supported by the iPads basic video player.
VLC has been a popular app on the Mac, and is capable of playing a wide range of media formats at high resolutions. An early sneak peek at the VLC for iPad app a couple weeks ago showed it was the most polished video player I had seen.
Many consumers get movies and TV shows through alternative means, meaning they’d have to go through the trouble of converting files to be iTunes-compatible via iPad Magic or iPad Mate.
Approving VLC eliminates these conversion timess and opens the door for some serious competition with iTunes video rentals. If may turn out that third-party apps can indeed use AirPlay, a new feature that enables iOS devices to wirelessly stream content to the AppleTV.
More on transferring video files to iPad for VLC is available here!
VLC Media Player is available for FREE from the iTunes App Store