Infuse Pro vs nPlayer Plus

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  1. max2 macrumors 68000

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    Which one do you prefer and why ?

    So far I had 2 or 3 crashes while watching a video with Infuse Pro 4, when that was the latest version out. Very annoying. It was on my iPad Air 2.

    So far as long as I been using nPlayer Plus no such crashes.
     
  2. pacorob macrumors 68000

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    nPlayer Pro = can play a lot of music formats e.g. mp3 for actual music tracks (so not audio alone with a video)
    Infuse = has opensubtitles.org support

    Other then that both support all major codecs and video file types as far as I know and can automatically download metadata of tv series and movies.
     
  3. max2 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks.
     
  4. Perene, Sep 16, 2017
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    nPlayer Plus received a new update today:

    3.7.0:
    - Supports HEVC hardware decoding (iOS 11)
    - Supports Files app (iOS 11)
    - Supports 'Send Anywhere'
    - Supports the setting of audio delay time for each audio device
    - Supports the setting of time for image slideshow
    - Supports the feature to add more than one subtitles

    - Fixes the noise issue from built-in speaker of iPhone7/7+ (iOS 11)
    - Fixes the issue of failing to open a PDF file in iXpand
    - Fixes the issue of failing to connect to Chromecast with iXpand.
    - Fixes others bugs

    https://itunes.apple.com/br/app/nplayer-plus-the-best-media-player/id539397400?mt=8

    In my opinion nPlayer is better than Infuse due to a few features that are still not available in the iOS version. However if we purchase Infuse we can also use in ATV, since nPlayer is not available there yet (I doubt it ever will...).

    Some minor changes could be implemented in Infuse, and the developer is either holding for future releases or not interested. While that remains the case for all of them I'll stick with nPlayer in iOS.

    P.S. If I were to list the three major downsides from Infuse:

    1) No support for audio files (MP3, FLAC...)

    2) No support for Google Drive shared contents (ex: you have multiple accounts and share the contents from accounts #2 and #3 with #1. If you log into account #1 in nPlayer you can see the contents from all three. In Infuse you can only see what's inside account #1)

    3) No support for custom gestures:
    http://help.nplayer.tv/en/36-2/setting/setting-gesture/

    These are the most relevant for me.
     
  5. max2 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thank you how do I know what version of nPlayer Plus I have? I don't think I got the update yet :(
    --- Post Merged, Sep 17, 2017 ---
    Hmm interesting I just found out it is still nPlayer Plus 3.6.4 weird. Whats up with that?
     
  6. Perene macrumors 6502

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    The most complete version is the one I am using. Try to open this link in Safari, then Apple-Store:
    https://itunes.apple.com/br/app/nplayer-plus-the-best-media-player/id539397400?mt=8

    See if this is what you have.

    Alternate versions:
    https://itunes.apple.com/br/app/nplayer/id1116905928?mt=8 (cheaper and inferior as far as I know)

    Free (also has limitations):
    https://itunes.apple.com/br/app/nplayer-lite/id1078835991?mt=8
     
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  8. Perene, Sep 19, 2017
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    A bug was introduced in iOS 11. As you can see, random black screens for a specific Matroska file:

    I already notified them, hope they fix this soon.

    P.S. It seems this bug was a temporary slowdown. Video seems OK now.

    Update: My mistake. The bug has returned, and it is indeed confirmed by me. Let's see if they will fix:
    http://forum.nplayer.tv/topic/1131/bug-introduced-in-ios-11-black-screen-slowdown
     
  9. Perene, Sep 22, 2017
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    Update: it seems there are some bugs still being fixed for iOS 11. The issue I reported seems to have vanished, however I saw returning a few times so there's no way for me to tell it's gone. And judging by what others said there are some serious problems still around.

    I'll wait for the next update.

    About the Apple-TV version, this is what the developer said about it:

    8 months ago:

    nPlayer for Apple TV version was under development. However we have decided to hold off on Apple TV version, because Android version is in last stages of development. It is hard to say the precise release dates because the development environment and priority are fluid. We would appreciate your understanding. We are aiming to continue to develop Apple TV version after releasing Android version. If we have any further news, we'll inform you through blog and Facebook. :) Thank you.

    4 months ago:

    The beta test of nPlayer for Android version is in progress. We are now fixing problems found and reviewing user's comments and feedback for improvement.

    http://nplayer.tv/blog/extension-of-open-beta-testing/

    We are thank you for looking forward to nPlayer for Apple TV version and will do our best to be ready quickly.

    Source:

    http://forum.nplayer.tv/topic/845/apple-tv-version

    For the record, nPlayer can also be used to watch Youtube videos:
    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/protube-backup-ipa.2065827/page-2#post-25082319
     
  10. Perene macrumors 6502

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    Version 3.7.2 from nPlayer Plus was released today. It only says "bug fixes and stability improvements". I believe the issues I reported are no longer happening.
     
  11. Perene macrumors 6502

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    Version 3.8.0 was released today:

    - Supports HDR for iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPad Pro(2017)
    - Supports OneDrive for Business
    - Adds option to keep folders on top when sorting
    - Fixes an issue when decoding HEVC on iPhone X, iPhone 8
    - Fixes bugs and improves stability
     

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