720p mkv player for ipad 3 ???

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brave5213

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Hi guys,

I'm looking for a smooth 720p media player for ipad 3, and it also should support smi subtitles.
so far i tried pro player, hd player pro but none of them can able to play 720p mkv files smoothly.

can anybody suggest a good video player with possibly hardware accelerated ?
 

silversun

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Try AVPlayer HD, it should run 720p flawlessly. At 1080p with high bit rate...maybe choppy a little bit.
 
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pure3d2

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Mar 7, 2012
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Hi guys,

I'm looking for a smooth 720p media player for ipad 3, and it also should support smi subtitles.
so far i tried pro player, hd player pro but none of them can able to play 720p mkv files smoothly.

can anybody suggest a good video player with possibly hardware accelerated ?
I tried AVPlayer HD and 720p files that had a high bitrate were very choppy.

I ended up installing XBMC after jailbreaking. Right now, they are working out the 1080p playback issues. For the time being, they've lowered the playback resolution until they get the 1080p optimization issues fixed. I think they also have the resolution clamp set for 720p videos as well.

Apple won't allow any players on the AppStore to use hardware acceleration.

Software players like AVPlayer HD use software acceleration which is a killer on battery life, so that's not a good enough solution, imho.
 
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brave5213

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I tried AVPlayer HD and 720p files that had a high bitrate were very choppy.


Apple won't allow any players on the AppStore to use hardware acceleration.

Software players like AVPlayer HD use software acceleration which is a killer on battery life, so that's not a good enough solution, imho.
you are wrong, there are some video players which has hardware acceleration such as pro player. they updated their app after i open this topic. it's better than before now, but still not smooth.

 
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barakrl

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If your device is JB, use XBMC.

As far as I know, the various "normal" app can only use hardware acceleration to decode MP4 file (due to Apple's API limitation), so other file formats/containers are played using software decoding.

XBMC however, being a jb/non-apple-approved app and all, can use hw decode with any file type including MKV and from personal experience, it does play ALOT better with mkv files then other apps.
 
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pure3d2

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you are wrong, there are some video players which has hardware acceleration such as pro player. they updated their app after i open this topic. it's better than before now, but still not smooth.

There's no reason to use a 3rd party player if you're going to be playing Apple-compliant MP4 files.

There are zero appstore 3rd party players out there that use hardware acceleration for non-MP4 files.
 
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