Best video player

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by tafelkleed12, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. tafelkleed12 macrumors newbie

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    Guys,

    Which videoplayer app is the best on the appstore or any alternative store?
    I guess the most popular players at the moment are OPlayer, Buzz Player, VLC and Cinexplayer.
    If there are better players feel free to discus about it!
    There are lots of information available but most of them are outdated.

    What i search in a player are:
    Supports lots of video format
    Support for srt
    and gentle on battery :p

    If money is no problem which should i choose and why?

    PS i use ipod touch 4
     
  2. TheNewDude macrumors 6502a

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    I personally like VLC player.

    It pretty much plays everything under the sun. (At least everything I've come across) It's also quick and easy on the resources. Comes with a Windows and Mac version.
     
  3. Mr Slippy IV macrumors 6502

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    @TheNewDude: I think the OP is talking about iOS apps.

    VLC for iOS isn't very good, but it's the best you've got for rare formats. The workaround is to download both HandBrake and VLC for your computer, and then convert each .srt file (or whatever) into an iPhone compatible .mp4
     
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  5. tafelkleed12 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So u guys prefer converting video then an app which can play video files without converting??? Why?
     
  6. TheNewDude macrumors 6502a

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    I definitely would. Handbrake works very well on the MAC and it makes life easier having everything in Mp4 format. The iPhone plays that format well too.
     
  7. cbecks macrumors newbie

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    air video

    I like air video although you need to be connected and it will not work on the bus;).
    cb
     
  8. tafelkleed12 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Alright, but how would it makes life easier?? Converting a file is very timeconsuming. Plus, when u convert a file it will lose video/sound quality
     
  9. TheNewDude macrumors 6502a

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    Well i usually do most of my conversion overnight, especially for big files.
    As for quality....even though the iphone screen is AWESOME res, the quality lost (if there is any) isn't noticable at all. I'm a photographer, so I notice details like that, but have yet to come across a video that was seriously degraded with the conversion.

    As for convenience... Once the video is in MP4 format I can just add it to my iTunes library and sync it with my iPhone whenever I want to and remove it whenever I want to. Watching it in the iPod app is very simple and easy too.

    In other word, no "extra" word or steps are needed after wards.
     
  10. daveyjones macrumors newbie

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    I'm not a big fan of streaming apps since I like to watch video while on the bus. I like to use the following two apps:

    VLC - Great for SD stuff coming from xvid, flv, mjpeg. Has good srt support.
    Sub Video Player - Great for HD stuff coming from mkv. Has Sub Station Alpha subs support.

    The latter requires a 30s remux or sometimes an audio transcode but I'm fine with that since its way faster than a normal video conversion and there is no video quality loss.
     
  11. Mr Slippy IV macrumors 6502

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    Bingo. Plus there's no app that does it right on its own. Hand VLC anything large by dimensions or file size and it refuses to play.
     
  12. tafelkleed12 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, what if i dont want to convert!!!
    Which is the best app for avi/srt files??
    Vlc isnt very good i tested it.
    other apps cost money so i dont want to buy them all to test it :p
     
  13. Mr Slippy IV macrumors 6502

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    I don't know. They rarely work by any measure anyway, so when I have an odd video file, I convert it.
     
  14. Reddkryten macrumors 6502

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    Oplayer is pretty nice and it supports Open In, which comes in handy.
     
  15. dtblaze, Nov 12, 2010
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    dtblaze macrumors regular

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    Zumocast

    Zumocast is pretty good, stream on iphone from comp wirelessly just need to create accnts.
     

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