I mentioned a week or two ago I was going to be doing a comprehensive test of several iPad apps. Several folks mentioned they wanted to see my report when I was done. Well after some RL delays, I'm done. A benefit of the delay was that 2 of the apps, OPlayer and CineXPlayer were updated while I was testing, so I was able to include those updates. The full report can be found here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10446018/iPad_Video_App_Test.pdf A quick rundown for the forum, but I recommend checking out the full report: The tests were done from a user POV, rather than a programmer. There was no rebooting, clearing of caches, or optimizing performances on any of the machines used. This was to see how they "just work", not "work under optimal conditions". I selected 26 videos of varying formats to test. They range in file size, codec, bitrate, and length. I mainly used music videos. I also used a longer video, similar to what might be found if someone were to download a tv episode off the internet. Software tested: iPad Videos (standard software) OPlayerHD Lite (version V1 & V1.0.7) Air Video Free (Version 2.2.4) with Air Video Server (v 2.2.7u1) CineXPlayer (version 1.1 & 1.2) Conclusions: Currently, there is not a one-app-fits-all solution for video on the iPad. Every program has its strengths, but also weaknesses that could be deal breakers depending on needs. Of the programs that store their own video, iPad Videos and CineXPlayer have the best quality playback, for the videos that they can play. They also have the most limited amount of playable video codecs. AirVideo has the best combination of playable codecs and quality, but its by design tied to a host computer. This makes it very useful for in-home use, but of very limited use (for me) once I step outside. OPlayer has the most potential for a total solution. There were significant improvements in quality between the two versions I tested, but there were still significant playback issues with many of the test videos. For now, a combination approach is the best way to go. Choosing the app for whichever video you want to carry with you. Its also worth mentioning that rumors point to a VLC app for the iPad being available very soon, and based on its desktop version, that could change everything in the iPad video marketplace.