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Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by zooby, Jul 18, 2013.
And with VLC player coming out, how does it compare?
Have not used Infuse media player. VLC media player is enough and good for me.
Asking cause I want to know how it compares to VLC.
We develop Infuse for iOS, so I'll chime in with a few of the big differences.
Infuse utilizes HW decoding, which allows for 1080p playback, even on older devices like the iPad 2. HW decoding also provides for MUCH better battery life, as the CPU does not need to be running at max capacity to keep up.
Infuse downloads movie/tv show info and artwork, and keeps everything organized.
If you're a trakt user (and if not you should be) Infuse will keep what you play in sync with your account.
In addition to supporting embedded and manually added subtitles, Infuse allows you to download subtitles on the fly from OpenSubtitles.org with just a few taps.
There are also a number of awesome things including multi-format AirPlay, Wi-Fi uploads, and more coming in Infuse 1.3, which is due in early August.
VLC sucks really hard - see my just-published in-depth review at http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=17604811&postcount=190
As always, I'm thoroughly impressed with your in-depth, detailed reviews.
wi-fi uploads does that mean i will be able to stream video from my computer to my ipad and then use airplay?
The Wi-Fi upload feature will allow videos to be transferred to an iPhone/iPad through a normal web browser...without ever having to open iTunes. A preview of what this will look like can be found here. http://fireco.re/Odz3
Streaming videos from a Mac, PC or NAS is also in the works, and will be available late summer/early fall.
Infuse 1.3 (with AirPlay, Wi-Fi uploads, and more) was submitted to the App Store today, and should be available around Tues/Wed of next week.
Infuse 1.3 with AirPlay, Wi-Fi transfers and more is now available.
More info can be found on our blog.
I tried both Infuse and VLC. VLC sucks. I uploaded my usual 1080p videos and it wouldn't play them AT ALL without huge skips. Now Apple Video plays those just fine but it is a PAIN to load videos with the clunky iTunes interface.
I'm excited to see what the new Wifi upload enabled version of Infuse can do...
This is why I'm not recommending it either.
Too bad the VLC thread is full of blind VLC fanboys not listening to me.
Infuse 1.4 was just released and adds another round of great improvements.
Stream subtitles over AirPlay!
Choose from available subtitles directly on Apple TV
Continue using AirPlay, even when switching to other apps
Display movie artwork on lock screen, when using AirPlay
Toggle Dolby Digital audio on/off, when using AirPlay
Improved playback of some 1080p content
Reduced app download size by 30%
Other performance improvements and bug fixes
More information on Infuse can be found here.
We're 100% committed to making Infuse the best player for iOS, so feel free to tweet suggestions or problems to us at @InfuseApp. You can also drop us a quick note at http://firecore.com/contact
Nice but until you can stream from a computer it is still not better than plex
Streaming is about 80% complete and will be available soon.