VLC for Android is not completely ready yet, and the release schedule of betas can seem a bit slow if the latest one suffers from a bug that annoys you. Plus you can only download them from Google Play (which means you need to connect there from your phone, using the Google Play app, with a Google account, unless you want to resort to cool but time-consuming workarounds like APK downloader). So in the end, I decided to switch to nightlies, which, like betas, are usually stable enough, even though you may have to try a few before finding a good one.
I’ve often had issues finding the proper download links, so here you go:
– VLC download server with all latest nightlies: http://nightlies.videolan.org/build/android-armv7/ (NB: you can browse around for other OSes, like Windows) In case nightlies got broken and you don’t want to spend time trying many, today’s nightly (VLC-debug-20140115-0113.apk) seems to work just fine.
– Bonus, the Git repository of the VLC port for Android: http://git.videolan.org/?p=vlc-ports/android.git;a=summary