Duraffort says "most of the components are working but we must work to make them fit together."
VLC for Android was initially expected in January, but lead VLC developer Jean-Baptiste Kempf said earlier this year that it has been "a challenge" to move VLC's core C++ code into Java, which is used on Android.
Adds the developer (via Om)
Having to create an application in Java that will load a C library in order to run VLC code is part of the issues we have. Moreover, most API to manage graphics (OpenGL) or audio can only be accessed from Java which mean that we decode audio and video in C but then give the images and audio samples to Java to be able to render them.
Android 2.3 has made it easier to run native C++ code, but the developer says "VLC for Android will work for every Android version since 1.5," meaning they will continue to port the code.
VLC for Android will even work with 3.0 Honeycomb, although a fully tablet-optimized version will be released after the smartphone app.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 21 Mar 2011 19:24