App to watch videos?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by crazydawg807, Dec 4, 2012.

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    crazydawg807

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    Just upgraded to an iPad 4 from iPad 1, and last night I put some videos on my iPad using the VLC player app. I went to open the app today, and it keeps crashing. Any other apps out there that plays videos tha you recommend? Most of my videos are in avi format. Thanks
     
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    1, don't use the iOS version of VLC, it sucks in almost every respect.

    2, AVI? Are they low-res ones? Then, there's a plethora of decent players to play them back: GoodPlayer, It's Playing are the two best.

    HOWEVER! Before purchasing any of these apps, check the audio tracks of your AVI's. If they're AC-3 (many AVI's have AC3 tracks), then, don't purchase those players but come back and I recommend alternative (but generally not as good as GoodPlayer / It's Playing) players.
     
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    crazydawg807

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    I would prefer something free. I use the VLC app on my iphone all the time and never had a problem
     
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    Currentl, a complicated question as Apple / Dolby have censored out several top, free titles like QQPlayerHD. Probably the best free title is MoliPlayer now. (Review: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1492051 )

    Nevertheless, you'll really want to purchase a "real" player instead. Start with the It's Playing + GoodPlayer combo, they cover almost everything, every possible scenario. Except for AC-3 playback, of course - for that, you'll need to jailbreak or convert your files with AC-3 audio.

    It still has a very bad and inefficient set of codecs and is absolutely void of features. Just take a look at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hf-cGxTdCZQ
     

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