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Old Nov 12, 2012, 07:03 AM   #801
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Are you a developer that has been quoted this price or is this a rumor?
Not a rumor. I may not name my sources, though. The above figures are real.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 02:11 PM   #802
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Not a rumor. I may not name my sources, though. The above figures are real.
Menneisyys2,

OK. I went to Dolby's website and submitted a comment asking about this whole licensing issue. Surprisingly, I received a response from Jeremiha Douglas who suggested I download CineXPlayer HD which supports Dolby Audio. A drawback is that it doesn't seem to support RealMedia files.

CineXPlayer HD is only $3.99. If there is a way that they can offer licensed content for this price, it would also seem possible for other developers. Here is the contact info for JD.

Hopefully, you or the GoodPlayer developer can follow up and find out how they can get the same terms as CineXPlayer HD.

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Old Nov 15, 2012, 04:32 PM   #803
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Menneisyys2,

OK. I went to Dolby's website and submitted a comment asking about this whole licensing issue. Surprisingly, I received a response from Jeremiha Douglas who suggested I download CineXPlayer HD which supports Dolby Audio. A drawback is that it doesn't seem to support RealMedia files.

CineXPlayer HD is only $3.99. If there is a way that they can offer licensed content for this price, it would also seem possible for other developers. Here is the contact info for JD.

Hopefully, you or the GoodPlayer developer can follow up and find out how they can get the same terms as CineXPlayer HD.
I think the reason for CineXPlayer HD's having licensed Dolby support is that they have always had partnership with Dolby, unlike other devs. Dolby's recent, outrageous and, for an average iOS dev, simply not payable demand seems to be more of a revenge / punishment for their being "illegal". CineXPlayer HD, being a long-time, legal partner of them, may not be considered a developer that needs to be punished.

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Old Nov 15, 2012, 08:06 PM   #804
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I think the reason for CineXPlayer HD's having licensed Dolby support is that they have always had partnership with Dolby, unlike other devs. Dolby's recent, outrageous and, for an average iOS dev, simply not payable demand seems to be more of a revenge / punishment for their being "illegal". CineXPlayer HD, being a long-time, legal partner of them, may not be considered a developer that needs to be punished.
OK, if this is the case, can you, or one of your high level contacts try and get some email evidence of Dolby punishing developers. I don't seem able to PM members and hustmobile may not be following this thread.

If we can get some evidence of Dolby punishing developers we can then get some reporter involved and try and put some public pressure on Dolby to be realistic and fair.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 08:10 PM   #805
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 06:06 PM   #806
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Guys, I've posted a major update on the new versions of four players: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=16321816

Some of those players have been mentioned here. The article discusses AC-3 drop very thoroughly and even points out that the free(!) MoliPlayer still supports it. (Go get it before it's late!!)


The article, as with most of my other articles here at MR, is certainly worth checking out as it contains a lot of firsthand info you won't find anywhere else.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 03:06 AM   #807
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GoodPlayer 6.0 released, gesture customization supported

What's New in Version 6.0
1. Gesture customization support added, please check GoodPlayer-->Settings-->"Gestures" and "Additional Gestures" to set gestures


Notice: no AC-3/E-AC-3/TrueHD audio support!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/good...416756729?mt=8

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This issue should be caused by the AC-3 codec, some DVD files use AC-3 audio. PowerPlayer cannot play file with AC-3 at all from 1.7 version.
Please request a refund.


If the app is not suitable for you, we are okay for the refund.
If the PowerPlayer could not meet your requirements, you could request
the refund. Please contact Apple as soon as possible, since the refund
is a limited time only option provided by Apple. Sorry for the
inconvenience.

Please google for related information. All the refund are controlled
by Apple only. We can only answer app related technical issue here.
Thanks.

Here is one google result for how to request refund:
http://gizmodo.com/5886683/how-to-ge...-the-app-store

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I just bought PowerPlayer to use on my iPad mini to play some vob files, but can't get them to play.

These files are from home movies that I recently transferred from Hi-8 tape to DVD. The vob files I'm trying to play are copied straight from the DVD. I am able to play these vob files on my PC, and I can import them into Windows Movie Maker. But, after transferring them to my iPad (through iTunes app sync), they do not play in PowerPlayer.

Any info or advice?

Thanks,
Tom


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For MP4 with avc and aac, GoodPlayer is better than PowerPlayer now. We will move this mp4 hardare decoding feature into PowerPlayer in the future.


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I take it that MP4 files with AVC video and AAC audio are not affected by recent removal from apps in App Store. With this format and codecs in mind, what would be the best app to play them on iPad 3: GoodPlayer/PowerPlayer/something else?


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No, GoodPlayer does not support this feature now.
And here is GoodPlayer, not GoodReader

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Can I use Goodreader to view my documents in iCloud? Like Pages and Numbers docs? I see an iCloud folder in Goodreader, but my docs aren't there.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 05:59 PM   #808
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LuberPlayer(HD) also dropped AC-3 in the just-released version: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1496138

They haven't even warned their users of the drop. Shame.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 08:20 AM   #809
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I take it that MP4 files with AVC video and AAC audio are not affected by recent removal from apps in App Store. With this format and codecs in mind, what would be the best app to play them on iPad 3: GoodPlayer/PowerPlayer/something else?
Could I get a response to my question please? Also, will hardware acceleration work on 1080p MP4 files?
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 08:39 AM   #810
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Could I get a response to my question please? Also, will hardware acceleration work on 1080p MP4 files?
Most players support HW playback. Some additinally support DSP's; for example, It'sPlaying.

You really want to check out my articles here at MR: I've elaborated on these q's in a lot of my writeups.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 09:01 AM   #811
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It is replied in older post. For MP4 with avc and aac, GoodPlayer is better than PowerPlayer now. We will move this mp4 hardare decoding feature into PowerPlayer in the future

For the new question, hardware acceleration works on 1080p MP4 files too.

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Could I get a response to my question please? Also, will hardware acceleration work on 1080p MP4 files?
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 09:05 AM   #812
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Most players support HW playback. Some additinally support DSP's; for example, It'sPlaying.

You really want to check out my articles here at MR: I've elaborated on these q's in a lot of my writeups.
Thanks, but I would like confirmation that GoodPlayer/PowerPlayer does all the things I asked for.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 10:22 AM   #813
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Thanks, but I would like confirmation that GoodPlayer/PowerPlayer does all the things I asked for.
Goodplayer does play 1080p mp4's in HW, PowerPlayer doesn't.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 09:35 AM   #814
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It is replied in older post. For MP4 with avc and aac, GoodPlayer is better than PowerPlayer now. We will move this mp4 hardare decoding feature into PowerPlayer in the future

For the new question, hardware acceleration works on 1080p MP4 files too.
Thanks. You said you will move it into PowerPlayer, so does that mean that in the future it will not be in GoodPlayer?
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 11:22 AM   #815
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Thanks. You said you will move it into PowerPlayer, so does that mean that in the future it will not be in GoodPlayer?
It will. It's just that they currently can't implement it in PowerPlayer.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 11:25 PM   #816
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It will be in GoodPlayer always. "Move" should be a incorrect wording here. We should use "copy".

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Thanks. You said you will move it into PowerPlayer, so does that mean that in the future it will not be in GoodPlayer?


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For the AC-3 audio issue, here is another fast transcoding tool. MkvТоMp4 v0.222 - rapid tool for repack Mkv to Mp4. http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=163050
It will transcode the AC-3 to AAC audio format.

To Menneisyys2: it looks that MkvТоMp4 is not in your articles (at least I did not find it), maybe you can add it to the roundup
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 05:20 AM   #817
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To Menneisyys2: it looks that MkvТоMp4 is not in your articles (at least I did not find it), maybe you can add it to the roundup
Thanks. It's a Windows app; this is why I haven't reviewed / recommended it yet.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 02:59 PM   #818
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It will be in GoodPlayer always. "Move" should be a incorrect wording here. We should use "copy".
Cheers! One [hopefully] last question, is the app able to increase volume beyond 100% during playback when both headphones are plugged in and on speaker?
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 03:12 PM   #819
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Cheers! One [hopefully] last question, is the app able to increase volume beyond 100% during playback when both headphones are plugged in and on speaker?
Only with software decoding. Go for It's Playing if you need volume boosting during hardware decoding.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 06:00 PM   #820
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I've dedicated a lot of text to GoodPlayer in my just-published, AC-3-specific article:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1499648
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 06:55 PM   #821
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Only with software decoding. Go for It's Playing if you need volume boosting during hardware decoding.
Is there a reason for software-decoding-only volume amplification? Naturally, I would want to take advantage of both hardware decoding and volume enhancement functionality together to make the most of the playback experience.
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 01:29 AM   #822
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By MP4/MOV/M4V hardware decoding , all the audio processing is via Apple API, so there is no way to add volume enhancement processing.

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Is there a reason for software-decoding-only volume amplification? Naturally, I would want to take advantage of both hardware decoding and volume enhancement functionality together to make the most of the playback experience.
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 05:55 PM   #823
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there is a solution to the AC3 problem in which 8player has successfully incorporated into their product. Just allow the end user to download the ffmpeg zip file and let us add it to the goodplayer directory via itunes.

This is what 8player has done and it has been approved in the app store because its the end user who decides whether they get ac3 and not the developer. There is a thread about this in the Ipad apps forum. Please incorporate this into your product.
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 09:23 PM   #824
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Thanks a lot. We will check 8player.

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there is a solution to the AC3 problem in which 8player has successfully incorporated into their product. Just allow the end user to download the ffmpeg zip file and let us add it to the goodplayer directory via itunes.

This is what 8player has done and it has been approved in the app store because its the end user who decides whether they get ac3 and not the developer. There is a thread about this in the Ipad apps forum. Please incorporate this into your product.
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 11:49 AM   #825
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By MP4/MOV/M4V hardware decoding , all the audio processing is via Apple API, so there is no way to add volume enhancement processing.
Is it possible to do decoding of video and audio streams separately? If yes, you can use Apple API for hardware decoding of video and amplify audio with software decoding.
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