General Rushplayer+ vs AVPlayerHD

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by guitarmandp, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. guitarmandp macrumors 6502

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    One of these apps is in Cydia, the other in the App Store. Which do is the best for playing MKV? Do both of these play MKV the same way?
     
  2. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    Of the two, I'd prefer AVPlayerHD for MKV playback as it has somewhat less CPU usage (=battery drain; more figures at http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=16872711&postcount=12 ). Otherwise, the two are pretty similar.

    Nevertheless, RP+ is free. (The IAP isn't needed for pure playback.)

    For more info, you might also want to take a look at the iPad Apps forums here, where I've posted the majority of my multimedia playback-related articles. (The rest of them are in the iPhone Apps, Apple TV and here at the Hacks forum.)
     
  3. guitarmandp thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Rush player+ is $2.95

    Does AVPlayer play MKV files or does it convert them?
     
  4. rak007 macrumors 6502a

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    I think I have played mkv files in AVPlayer and it did not convert or anything.
     
  5. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    As I've pointed out in #2, it's an IAP and is NOT needed if you don't want to access some file list view functionality. For pure playback, you do NOT need to purchase it.


    (BTW, I don't recommend the purchase as it's a one-device license only.)

    It plays (most of) them in hardware. Just make sure that, as has been pointed out in numerous articles of mine (e.g., the one at http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1513918 ), you enable the, on the screenshot below, annotated-at-the-bottom “Enable Hybrid Decoder” option, should you want to play back MKV and/or AVI files with hardware acceleration:

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  6. JazzG macrumors member

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    Why not use XBMC to view your mkv files? I believe unlike AVPlayerHD it has GPU decoding like the native app so uses up less battery.

    What I've done is to get XBMC to watch my AVPlayerHD folder, so upload files to my device into AVPlayerHD and then view them via XBMC. I found the playback to be more smoother as well expecially for some 1080p files
     
  7. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    1, you need to enable the hybrid decoder in AVPlayerHD in the way I've explained in my prev post above (see screenshot and the paragraph above it).

    2, then, playback becomes smoother than in XBMC, particularly if you need to use the Retina-compliant (special) XBMC version.

    IN addition, AVPlayerHD drains the battery somewhat less (will promptly publish a full article on this).
     
  8. rak007 macrumors 6502a

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    I cannot make XBMC work on iPhone 4S iOS 5.1.1
    I downloaded from its proper repo and also it was like 48+ MB
    But i only get a black screen when i try to open the app.
     
  9. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    Strange, it should work. What happens if you do the same with the latest nightly? (Just download http://mirrors.xbmc.org/nightlies/darwin/ios/xbmc-20130222-4b9a54c-master-ios.deb to your 4S and tap it from inside iFile. Then, select Installer.)

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    It's at http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1547504
     
  10. JazzG macrumors member

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    I wasn't aware of that, I've got both so I'll try that out. Thanks for the tip :)
     

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