Best Video Player On iOS?

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  1. bmstrong macrumors 6502

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    I use MX on Android. When I change over is there an equivalent on iOS? It religiously plays almost everything I can throw at it, regardless of the size or oddball format. Everything from a Blu-Ray rip to a Tubemate LQ video.
     
  2. HMI macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe

    Im not too familiar with android or mx, but you may want to see if StreamToMe or VLC might work well for you.

    Good luck.
     
  3. DodgeV83 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd go for GoodPlayer, but remember, it's much more battery efficient to playback videos in a format that supports hardware acceleration (.mp4/.m4v h.264). Otherwise the phone has to decode in software, which really kills battery life.
     
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    3rd for Goodplayer, it plays pretty much anything.
     
  6. hakr100 macrumors 6502a

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    VLC? Which version of VLC works with IOS? Is it a full VLC? I didn't see it on the App store listing.
     
  7. ah123 macrumors regular

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    VLC apparently got pulled from the App Store a while ago for violating some licence agreement or something (I'm no expert...). It's available to download from Cydia if you're jailbroken, otherwise you will have to opt for another player.

    I was lucky and got VLC while it was available and have had no problems with it.

    I've not tried Goodplayer so can't comment on it, but others seem to think it's good.
     
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  9. Cassi macrumors newbie

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    AVS Media Player is free and pretty good, i use it a lot. It do all mentioned above.
     
  10. hakr100 macrumors 6502a

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    From the AVS Site:

    Platforms: Windows 8, 7, XP, 2003, Vista
    (no Mac OS/Linux support)
     
  11. Menel macrumors 603

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    Look at AcePlayer. I use it a lot.

    You'll get better performance and battery life (on either Android or iOS, anything on an ARM SoC) if you use compliant H.264 video files. Handbrake can help with that.

     
  12. Yujenisis macrumors 6502

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    I use YaPlayer and like it just fine. I nabbed it while it was free last month.

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    Transcoding does have an effect on the quality of the video, which while not necessarily noticeable on the iPhone is on the iPad.

    Still conserving battery life is a valid concern, but comes with a trade off. :D
     
  13. jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    If you're gonna use handbrake to convert - might as well just convert to mp4 and play off the stock video player.....excellent quality and battery life....no need to spend any money.
     
  14. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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  15. clauzzz203 macrumors regular

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    AV Player is really the best, 720p movies on iphone 4 play flawless
     
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    AVPlayer is back in the App Store with AC3 and iPhone 5 support. The best video player by far.
     
  19. Avatarshark macrumors regular

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    Not worth it, seperate iPad and iPhone versions. VLC is global.
     
  20. Vundu macrumors 65816

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    Not tried it on an iPad but according to AppStore it's a universal app.

    VLC is outdated and no longer in the AppStore.
     
  21. Avatarshark macrumors regular

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    Not if you were smart to keep the app when it was avaliable. Not really outdated, I have tried with the standard codecs, still works great.
     
  22. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Realistically that's much more like, "Not if you were able to get the app when it was avaliable.", which doesn't apply to all that many people really.
     
  23. shandyman Suspended

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    It's crashing when trying to leave a video when you finish since iOS 6, I'm looking at dropping it. I am starting to use playerxtreme, but it's not universal. :(
     

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