Best video player apps for ipad

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  1. DontUnderstandMyIpad
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    ifile is the only app which has access to the underlying filesystem and which can import/export any file, even if iOS doesn't, support them. However, you will need to jailbreak your iPad and buy ifile from Cydia, so if you have an iPad 2, that is not an option.

    Without jail breaking will you not be able to import the video to your iPad directly.

    Whoops. Old thread :(
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    I use CineXPlayer, The player itself is pretty good BUT desperately needs AC3 support.
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    I tested Buzz Player, OPlayer HD, AVPlayer HD, CinexPlayer, and VLC.

    I have to agree with OP's choice for the best Video Player apps--Buzz Player and OPlayer HD are the best. But I think Buzz Player beats out OPlayer HD in the end.

    Out of all of these apps, Buzz Player was the only one that was able to handle full 1080p video. The others, either just crashed immediately, or would play audio with a blank screen.

    Additionally, Buzz Player's ability to automatically scan the local network for SAMBA/FTP/Media Server (uPNP) shares is an added plus (although, for streaming video files, I think AirVideo is the clear choice). Buzz Player can also play back shared mp3 files in addition to video.

    But I did notice that Buzz Player had difficulty playing back SOME (not all) of my .mkv files.
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    VLC is the best!
    i wonder why the thread starter didnt mention it
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    Because it is no longer available.
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    The VLC player has been removed from the AppStore, because the VLC player was previously released under the OpenSource license, so a slight modification to make it compatible with iOS was against the OpenSource license, thus Apple removed it.

    The main concern was, that the OpenSource license requires software to be freely distributable, but Apple does not allow the user to copy .ipa files and just use them on another device. IMO that is a minor issue though, as anyone could download the VLC player for free from the AppStore, but it was against the license nonetheless.

    As a result of this, is the VLC player only available from the Cydia appstore on jailbroken devices.
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    Yeah it's great and I still have it on my iPhone and iPad 2 but it's no longer available in AppStore


    Kapil

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    Hav av player hd on my ipad2, purposely bought for rmvb file aft seeing lots of gd reviews.
    Played wif 1280p even 720p, but the audio is lagging, doesn't match wif video...
    Can anyone help?
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    I've held of responding on the positive comments on VLC for iPad when I see them in threads, but I am confused.

    Firstly, I do not have a jailbroekn device so don't know how the latest version goes - I am sure it is quite good.

    But I have the original version that was on the app store before it got pulled, and there is no other way to say this - it is a piece of crap. Plays everything poorly, out of sync, jerky, etc. Very atypical for VLC.

    I can only assume these potivie comments are from users with a jailbroken device and a later VLC for iPad app via Cydia or from the VLC page. But for standard iPads the app is either unavailable or if you have it, it is v1.0.0 and next to useless.
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    This is an interesting discussion. thank you for sharing
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    Buzz Player

    I just bought it and tried two videos. Both of them have sound and video out of sync. Any idea why.

    Thanks

    Karel
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    Btw when i want to try the same movie in differnet player do i have to download the movie again?
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    @DonUnderstandMyIpad what about something as "iPhone Explorer" in Mac? I can go into the filesystem of my iPad 2 with it. But yes, it is risky if you are not all sure what are you doing, but you can ;-)
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    There was a new update a few days ago which has broken playback quality. The developer has been notified so I would expect a fix shortly.

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    I've used Oplayer HD and Buzzplayer HD in the past on the Ipad 1, both were pretty good.

    Now I have an Ipad 2 the playback quality they offer is nowhere near as good as AVPlayer HD. As far as I know its the only player out there that is optimised for the dual core cpu of the ipad 2 and everything I've thrown at it so far has played back flawlessly and without a dropped frame :)
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    The new v1.8 update for Buzz Player due in a few days brings back smooth playback.

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    I hope so mate, all it all I really like The Buzzplayer interface, and the ability to stream or copy off a media server is great.
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    I like AVPlayer HD. It plays numerous video formats, no need for any types of conversions. I played 5 formats so far (.avi, .mkv, .mp4, .flv, .wmv) and it's been fine.
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    AVplayer HD needs some options to copy data of media shares on the same wifi network. Transferring over iTunes or via a web browser is not great. The whole idea is to do it without needing a PC at all. At the moment I use FTP transfer pro to grab things off the local network and then use the open in feature to import into AVPlayer. Otherwise it's great and hopefully those things will come in a future update.
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    Oplayer hd is the best!

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