Play any video format on iPhone 5/4S

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  1. mandark100, Oct 30, 2012
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    mandark100 macrumors member

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    Hey guys, as you all know that iPhone plays only mp4 (and may be 3gp too) videos. It does not support for xVid or DivX. But android can play multiple video formats like mp4, wmv, mkv and 3gp and has support for xVid/DivX also. So, which are the best free and paid apps to play any kind of video format for iPhone 5/4S?
     
  2. oicyu8chu macrumors newbie

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    Oplayer and MoliPlayer both play a variety of formats and have free versions. The latter is highly recommended for playing .mkv files.
     
  3. Ronnoco macrumors 68030

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    I've had great success with AVPlayerHD. Plays about everything I throw at it.
     
  4. jimmyb5374 macrumors member

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    or go to download.com and download a free video converter software , or shock horror gasp get the pro version and actually buy one !!!

    Some of them have pre-built in setup to convert exactly to the 4s screen size and audio codec already

    James
     
  5. bollyboy macrumors regular

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    Same here, a great app ;)
     
  6. Minhimalism macrumors 65816

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    Get HandBrake. It's a free, amazing converter that will convert everything you toss at it. It works incredibly well and has no stupid gimmicks that come alongside it.
     
  7. laurajorgen macrumors newbie

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  8. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    Agreed!

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    Why convert? :confused:
     
  9. Mkna85 macrumors newbie

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    Flex player
    Playas everything without converting.

    https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/flex-player/id451024857?mt=8
     
  10. sixxmum macrumors 6502a

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    AVPlayerHD isn't available any longer, unless I'm missing something.
     
  11. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    Does anyone now a free player that has been update to support the iPhone 5?
     
  12. Reaves macrumors newbie

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    AVS Media Player is a good player. And it is free. I use it and it supports a wide variety of video file types.
     
  13. mapledress macrumors regular

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    Highly recommend RockPlayer2 and OPlayer to you. Personally, I like the OPlayer. Works well on my device.

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    Have you tried iMedia Player ? It is free and This app is optimized for iPhone 5. You can download to have a try. Here is the link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/imedia-player/id544635606?mt=8
     
  14. Menel macrumors 603

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    There are apps that will.

    The A5/A6 cpu has enough grunt to decode them.

    You are better off using a compatible mp4 codec because it supports hardware decode to maximize battery life and storage space though. Same goes for Android handsets. They use basically the same ARM cores and similar GPU's. Even though Android supports the other formats, it takes a processing and power life penalty on them as well.
     
  15. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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  16. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    Thanks, but it's been 5 months already since I asked the question ;).
     

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