Best video player apps for ipad

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  1. NickHillUK

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    Ok, found out that using ifiles I can connect to my iPad as a WebDAV device and then open the files with the open in option. Still just as slow, but at least it is reliable, and you can even send ifiles to the background and it will keep transferring (WebDAV obviously let's you do more than one file at a time as well).

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    How am I like the only person who brings up XBMC as the most amazing player for the iPad? I don't get it. Sure its interface sucks because its not optimized for touch, but it streams flawlessly off of network shares and can play HD mkv files flawlessly which no other player can do.
     
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    Don't you have to be JB to use XBMC, or no?
     
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    Yep.
     
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    Oh, Cool! I was right. Thanks!:)
     
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    After trying out more apps including oplayer hd and I believe I tried most other video and media player apps on my iPad 1 ( not JB). For me, the best app remains Azul Media player. Everything I trow at it, plays perfectly. Also to be able to download from within the app and save is awsome. And if I find an exeption on a certain format that doesn't play in Azul, I use Xilisoft iPad magic for a fast conversion. Azul is stll the only one that has all the features I need and more.
    Support is also incredible as the developer answers within a couple of hours and works on your ideas and tips. For 99 cents it's a giveaway and I strongly recommend it.
     
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    Does anyone know the difference between OplayerHD lite and OplayerHD?

    Btw I have the VLC player. What a piece of garbage. One can't play movies saved to app without being on line (even though it's not streaming) and worse, if the wifi connection isn't isn't the best, the video will stop, claim it's buffering and won't start up again. This really pisses me of and makes the app completely useless IMO.
     
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    Adverts.

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    I use GoodReader and have at least Ten MP4 HD videos on it which play perfectly (and can be password protected). I think it uses Media Player.
     
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    Thanx Donka.

    Someone mentioned that the iPad hardware player was the best video player but I doubt it. I have an hd tv show that I captured with some Haupage hardware and converted to mp4 using handbrake. It plays perfectly in iTunes but, maddeningly, the only way I can transfer this video to my ipad2 is to use the advanced tab to "create an iPad version" which cuts the resolution in half. How is this better than using OPlayer HD which plays the original mp4 file just fine and ...
    Why should I have to sacrifice quality if I want to use an apple product? What BS!
     
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    The stock video player uses hardware acceleration so should be capable of playing back more demanding content provided it uses the correct codecs of video and audio. I believe it is limited to 720p material though due to the iPad screen resolution. Some third party players have an option to use hardware acceleration as well but again this is only to use the officially supported codecs and containers mandated by Apple.

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    Like I said, you can get better quality from the stock player so long as you buy every thing from the iTunes store. This is the kind of crap that is driving people to jailbreak ( which I'm seriously considering).
     
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    You can buy apps that will allow you to sideload 720p MKV files without iTunes and play it back smoothly - at least on the iPad 2 without the need for jailbreaking.
     
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    I'm not really clear on the ins and outs of software vs hardware players or "sideloading" so I'll defer to those who know more. Any suggestions on a "sideloading" player (does OplayerHD do this?).
     

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