General iOS *8.1: VLC for iOS Stability

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by HUGE AL, Dec 6, 2014.

  1. HUGE AL macrumors regular

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    We all know VLC for iOS was pulled (AGAIN) from the App Store and SUPPOSEDLY they are working on a new version that plays nice with iOS 8.X. But I was wondering if there was anything I can to to get this player to consistently play videos as it's spotty whenever it will actually not crash. Is there a certain number of videos to keep under? Is there a certain limit of GBs to transfer into the player?

    Or am I going back to RushPlayer+ without subtitle support?

    Yes, I know this is the Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks area, but most of the best advice comes out of here. ;)
     
  2. HUGE AL thread starter macrumors regular

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  3. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    1, you want to keep an eye on my constant flow of multimedia player reviews posted in the iPad Apps forum here.

    2, Infuse player, recommended above, is a sound choice, particularly if you need AirPlay + MKV and DTS. However, if you don't need those, nPlayer might turn out to be better.
     
  4. kalirob99 macrumors 68000

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  5. HUGE AL thread starter macrumors regular

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    I believe I have Infuse sitting in iTunes someplace. IIRC, it did require in-app purchases, didn't it?

    Menneisyys2, the RushPlayer+ mention was because of your recommendation to me quite some time ago. Currently, you don't recommend it?

    I know. Just thought it was hilarious as more valid questions were being ignored. LOL
     
  6. famoussasjohn macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah depending on the files you need to play, it will more than likely require the in app purchase to play the file you wish to play. Still a great option compared to VLC which isn't available currently.
     
  7. mrmister macrumors regular

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    I use nPlayer—it seems to handle .mkv. Does it not?
     
  8. Watermann macrumors member

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    Any free alternative to play rtp://.. streams? paid?
     
  9. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    It does. However, if you plan to stream MKV's over AirPlay, get Infuse instead.

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    I still recommend it as a decent free(!) player - much more CPU-efficient than, say, the also-JB-only and also-free XBMC.

    However, as it hasn't been lately updated with new features, some AppStore players handle some specific areas (e.g., AirPlay streaming; streaming from network drives; displaying non-textual subtitles like VobSub ones; gesture support) much-much better than back 2.5 years ago, when RushPlayer+ was one of the best and most recommended players.
     
  10. Carlanga macrumors 604

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  11. HUGE AL thread starter macrumors regular

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    For some odd reason, VLC gets working after a random number of relaunches. Will wait for the impending re-re-release. :)
     
  12. leventozler macrumors 6502

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    VLC 2.4.1 is back in purchased tab for a week now. The app, somehow, is not yt out, but at least you can download it.
     

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