No app capable of high-quality HEVC playback on XS Max

Discussion in 'iOS 12' started by collin_, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. collin_ macrumors member

    collin_

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    I am trying to watch a 4k HDR (.mkv, HEVC) movie on iPhone XS Max. It is about 2 hours long and 18 GB. I know 4k is overkill on a phone screen, but this is the only size I could obtain in HDR.

    I cannot find an app that can play this movie without lagging. Tried VLC, iPlayerExtreme, etc. Playback is choppy. When it's not lagging it looks incredible. [​IMG]

    Now I know that this is a high bitrate, but shouldn't the phone be able to handle this easily due to HEVC hardware decoding? According to MediaInfo, the bitrate of this file is slightly lower than the bitrate of 4k30 footage recorded using the phone, and obviously the iPhone can smoothly play its own footage.
     
  2. max2 macrumors 68030

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    Try nPlayer
     
  3. collin_ thread starter macrumors member

    collin_

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    Works, thanks so much! Apparently the other two apps didn't even support HDR
     
  4. ManuCH macrumors 6502a

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    While you're at it, could you also try Infuse in addition to nPlayer? I wonder if it can handle such heavy files as well.
     
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  6. Pepe4life macrumors 6502

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    I play 60GB 4K HEVC files through infuse without a problem
     
  7. Minorite macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the info!
     
  8. Chargerdan macrumors member

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    Can't speak for the others but Infuse works well for me. Plays everything I throw at it.
     

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