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conmac7h

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Oct 28, 2019
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From time to time, when I play games, I want to watch a movie simultaneously.

Currently, I use VLC on my iPad Air M2 for watching movies, but it doesn't have a picture-in-picture (PIP) mode.

Do you know of any video player with a PIP mode? I don't mind if it's free or paid, but I don't want an app that requires creating an account or logging in to use it, nor one that focuses on streaming or watching online content; I only need it to play local files (unlike Plex, whose primary purpose is streaming and watching online content)
 

arw

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I use the excellent file manager FileBrowser. Besides a huge variety of file formats, it also plays videos that iPadOS natively supports (like .mp4 with AC3/DD audio).
For formats not officially supported by iPadOS (like .mkv with DTS audio) I use nPlayer.
Both support PiP and are a one-time-purchase without any additional logins or data tracking.
Tested on iPadOS 17 on an iPad 6th gen.
They are not free but I cannot see the price as I purchased both a long time ago.
 
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conmac7h

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Kozani, Greece
I don't see any mention of PIP in the features of nPlayer. Does it have official support for PIP or must I use a workaround?

Can u share a screenshot just to be sure?
 

arw

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Sure. You just have to tap the PiP icon in the top right corner of the video during playback.
 

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