Any AVPlayer alternatives with Dolby AC3 support?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by pickaxe, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. pickaxe macrumors 6502a

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    Gotta say I'm not a fan of AVPlayer's interface. Any alternatives with AC3 support?
     
  2. pickaxe thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Bump. There's gotta be something out there...
     
  3. dargo, Jan 15, 2013
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    dargo macrumors newbie

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    It says that in the app store description "AVPlayer is officially support for AC-3, E-AC3, TrueHD codecs". By that I guess they mean it can play AC3 encoded audio files, is that not true? I haven't forked over the $2.99 for the AVPlayer so I don't know, I'm shopping around for a replacement to goodplayer that doesn't involve me re-muxing.
     
  4. benfica88 macrumors regular

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  5. dargo macrumors newbie

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    This app says in it's app store description "Note: No AC-3/E-AC-3/TrueHD audio supported. We are working with Dolby for a license."

    So it's in the same boat as Goodplayer and OPlayer, no audio on AC3 encoded files.
     
  6. pickaxe thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Dargo I have the latest version of AVPlayer and yes it plays ac3 just fine. Only problem is that the interface kind of sucks. It's really cluttered and doesn't feel iOS-like. Which sucks because they actually forked over the extortionate prices Dolby demands and the app just needs some more polish.
     
  7. dargo macrumors newbie

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    Ah. At this point I'm willing to suffer some interface problems for good audio support! I'll buy AVPlayer and try it out. Good news!
     
  8. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    What about pre-converting your videos? Just remuxing with AC3 -> AAC conversion could be done very quickly, without having to reencode the video. Then, you could play those videos back in almost all clients (including the stock Videos app).
     
  9. Hunter87 macrumors newbie

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    What app would you suggest for pre-converting(transcoding)?
     
  10. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    First and foremost, Subler. if, for some reason, it doesn't work or is too tedious / awkward to use (because of 1, lack of true batch mode 2, lack of automatic AC3 + AAC export mode), MP4Tools.

    These are the two best, fast and inexpensive (Subler is even free) tools.

    There are a lot of tutorials on AC3 -> AAC conversions using these tools. Let me know if you need some URL's - I've posted several of these tutorials here in the MacRumors forums; most importantly, the Apple TV one. (That forum has a lot of cool tutorials for iOS users too.)
     
  11. Hunter87 macrumors newbie

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  12. IvanX macrumors 6502

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    For what it may be worth, AVplayer now supports Dolby AC3 decoding. Not sure when it was added back in, but it's there.
     

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