"VLC" with Picture in Picture Support?

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  1. bulbousnub macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys! Looking for an application that I can add video files to like VLC but supports iOS 9's PiP mode. Full codec compatibility equal to VLC is a must.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks!
     
  2. pacorob macrumors 65816

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    There was also another similar topic recently in which I also mentioned that Apple unfortunately limits the video formats for Picture in Picture (PiP) in iOS9 to only Quick Time videos. The apps that offer support for PiP Quick Time videos are e.g. the apps that support this for local iPad video or via NAS or other local network devices are nPlayer, Plex, FileBrowser, FileBrowser Lite (as also mentioned in this wiki topic).

    The best player of all (Infuse 3 Pro) will probably also add PiP support soon.
     
  3. max2 macrumors 68000

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    I surely hope Infuse 3 Pro adds PiP soon like your guessing.
     
  4. pacorob macrumors 65816

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    The developer is also active in their own topic and responded to it a few times including here.
     
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  7. Peepo macrumors 6502a

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    Even though Plex does pip and will play back every format (requires a server to transcode though) I find thet it only plays for a while then pauses and I have to run Plex again over and over.
     
  8. pacorob macrumors 65816

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    Are you saying that every format works in Pip via Plex? I thought that wasn't possible. Does it convert the file from another video format to QuickTime video to be able to play in PiP? Althought with issues so it seems.
     
  9. Stickharuhi macrumors regular

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    ah ok. I see in App-Store nPlayer is cheaper
     
  10. Peepo macrumors 6502a

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    Yes but you need a Plex server (eg PC MAC or supported NAS) and it transcodes on the fly (if needed) to a format for the client so it can playback.
     

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