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Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by iPad100, Jan 26, 2011.
XMBC only runs on jail broken devices.
Well, if you want to be that picky, XMBC could theoretically run on non-jb iPads, but since Apple doesn't allow it in the AppStore, the only way to install it is through Cydia
I knew that. I was testing you.
So, Apple rejected it for the app store, or it was never offered? If it was rejected, do you know the reasons given?
I ask because there are a bunch of video players on offer, so I'd be curious as to why one was rejected.
BTW, I started this thread some time back and have since tested a number of players. To be honest, most perform rather poorly for things like WMV and FLV, but rather well for DivX, XviD, etc. MKV is so-so, but MKV can be very easily extracted and repackaged into MP4 (very often the video codec used is x264, or at least XviD/MPEG-4, so it requires no recoding) which is a much better option for playback on non-JB iPads.
Of the players I tried here is my subjective assessment.
(1) I currently use:
- BUZZ Player: good playback on most formats (excellent for FLV, which is handy), reasonable settings/options, OK GUI, subtitles handled (.srt or .sub with same name as movie is picked up automatically, muxed subs not recognised)
- OPlayer HD: good playback on most formats (better than BUZZ for WMV), reasonable settings.options, basic GUI, handles subtitles
(2) Players I tried and rejected (my opinion/experience only):
- VLC: didn't play back as well as BUZZ or OPlayer HD, basic GUI (no longer available in app store)
- YXPlayer/YXPlayer2: didn't handle files as well as BUZZ or OPlayer HD, basic GUI
- Azul: Crap to use, crap playback, lots of flashing lights but no substance
- eXPLayer: plays OK (not as good as BUZZ or Oplayer HD), impressive but unnecessary GUI (overkill IMHO)
- Movie Player: pretty crappy player for WMV, didn't bother trying much else, OK GUI, not sure about subs
- WMV Player: absolute rubbish, played nothing, I want to demand my $$$ back but am not sure how - any suggestions?
All in all, if you want to play XviD/DivX AVIs most players work well. Subtitles are handled reasonably by most, but I like the way BUZZ and OPlayer HD do it. WMV will play on most players, but playback can be jerky and audio sync can be a problem - I found OPlayer HD to handle it the best, and BUZZ is OK. BUZZ dies a great job with FLV files, which are not so common but often you get a web download in this crappy format and BUZZ handles playback well (OPlayer HD is also OK, but most others had problems with FLV - very jerky, no audio sunc, etc.).
i tried azul... maybe its a new rev or something, but i like it. works well, smooth playback of xvid/divx. only 99cents
i tried VLC.. crashes on my iPad ioS 3.2
VLC on the mac rocks tho..
so i now use CineXPlayer.. not perfect, but does TV OUt via the cables, and has played everything ive thrown at it so far..
i do notice a bit of jerkyness.. but what can ya do..
After testing a couple of media playing apps, I'm still finding that Azul Media player is by far my first choise. The latest version is really stable and does the job for me. I have 300+ movies in all kinds of formats and it plays them all well.
It has: Passcode lock, Landscape lock while watching a movie, TV Out, I Download videos directly, I share via iTunes File and the file formats that are currently supported are: 3gp, sf, avi, divx, dv, flv, gxf, m2p, m2ts, m2v, m4v, mkv, moov, mov, mp4, mpeg, mpeg1, mpeg2, mpeg4, mpg, mpv, mt2s, mts, mxf, ogm, ogv, ps, qt, rm, rmvb, ts, vob, webm, wm, wmv
And the killer is a really great support. Whatever question I have, I get an answer very fast and you see your tips, wishes etc. in the next updates. Great support is what makes a product stand out.
I would definitely recommend it to anyone that is looking for a robust media player.
I copy fotos and videos directly from an SD card to the ipad via an adapter.
Fotos can be seen, but videos not (720p MP4 HD).
I am looking for an app which has access to the directory where imported videos get stored on the ipad.
I then would like to view the videos on the ipad directly.
Which videoplayer does this?
I love the latest version of Buzz Player HD. Plays many formats locally and streams from NAS devices - one of the reasons I tried it out. Plays back my MKV files flawlessly on the iPad 2.