VLC player for for iPad

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  1. jonnydrama

    jonnydrama iPF Novice

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    now available free.

    someone test it and maybe provide feedback....

    i wonder how you get your avi on since i cant do it via itunes?
     
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    Use the "File Sharing" feature of Itunes (under the "Apps" section). VLC has an entry there for you to add files.
     
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    I tried it with four files: two HD .AVI files, one .MKV and one .FLV. Only the .AVI files were playable, one displayed unacceptable slide-show performance, and one kept crashing.

    Thumbs-down from me.
     
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    thats not good, is it hardware limitation?
     
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    I got a warning that was telling me that my iPad is too slow for this file (the one that played at slide-show speed.)

    But after that, I tried a video that was formatted .MP4 and plays well in GoodReader. But VLC Player started slowly playing choppy video then crashed.

    Give it a pass - for now. I use VLC Player on my Windows PC, and it is pretty good. It is just not ready for iPad use.
     
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    jonnydrama iPF Novice

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    fair enough. maybe better after 6 months with updates
     
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    I tried a few mp4 files and they were fine (but they would have been fine on the iPad anyway!). I then added a wmv file, some flv files and a mkv file. Now the app crashes immediately after launch! Over and over again! I'll be curious to hear if others have the same experience...I certainly didn't expect this from vlc.
     
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    Same here, mkv file crashes immediately.

    How do you delete a VLC file? Does it get delete if you delete the app?
     
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    I deleted the app ( and yes...deleting the app also deletes the files.). I reinstalled and like before, the mp4 files seem fine. I tried adding one flv file and even though iTunes synched it, it's nowhere to be found in the vlc app on the iPad. IMHO...a pretty useless app so far.
     
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    Is there an easy way to play avi (xvid or whatever) files on the Ipad? I don't want to have to convert everything to Apple's format.
     
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    You can stream them from your computer with Air Video.
     
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    CineXPlayer
     
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    Yea, its pretty much useless. It doesn't use hardware acceleration.
     
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    I just read a review of this software, on TUAW I think. They said it doesn't use any hardware acceleration. And it won't do .flv of course, or it would not get by Apple App screening.

    Very Beta.
     

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