Apps like VLC and CineXplayer that support HDMI out?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Advil, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. Advil macrumors 6502a

    Oct 4, 2008
    Anyone know of any apps that you can watch videos on that support the TV output? Would be wonderful. I think VLC and CineXplayer got pulled from the app store so they haven't been updated to support it :(
  2. erayser macrumors 65816


    Apr 9, 2011
    San Diego
    I have the VLC app, and it does work with the HDMI Digital AV adapter... but like you said, it got pulled. However, I just checked the app store on iTunes, and it appears that CineXPlayer is still available for purchase. I downloaded it when it first came out... and just tested it with HDMI Digital AV adapter... and it worked fine for me.
  3. fpnc, Apr 23, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2011

    fpnc macrumors 68000

    Oct 30, 2002
    San Diego, CA
    Netflix and Safari support the HDMI output for iPads. However, Netflix (as far as I know) doesn't offer HD content for the iPad so I'm not certain how much you gain by using HDMI. In any case, you can play HD content from within Safari and it appears that any website that offers HTML5/H.264 video will work with the HDMI outputs (well, it may depend upon how the video is embedded within the webpage). The playback over the HDMI connection goes fullscreen even if the webpage restricts the original to a small window within the webpage.

    Also, I'm pretty certain that StreamToMe supports video out (and AirPlay), but I haven't tried it with the HDMI connector as yet. <update>Just tried StreamToMe and it seems to work very well with the HDMI cable. I played back some MKVs, .m4v, and sampled two HD .mov and they all worked quite well.

    The standard video apps from Apple also support the HDMI outputs, that includes the YouTube and Videos apps.
  4. srexy macrumors 6502a

    Nov 19, 2006
    Sorry for resurrecting an old thread but...

    I used VLC with the HDMI adapter for the 1st time last night and it mirrored fine from my iPad 2 but the display on the TV wouldn't display full screen - it was a smaller window in the middle of the screen. Not unwatchable but not what I was hoping either. I was watching an avi of Rango on a 1080p set.

    Is there any setting besides the widescreen setting under "video" in settings?
  5. shandyman Suspended

    Apr 24, 2010
    Dublin, Ireland
    yea VLC got pulled before it could be updated to do video out :(

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