Watching downloaded video on iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by sinser, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. sinser macrumors 6502a

    sinser

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    What's the best way to watch a downloaded video on the iPad ? I think I should transcode it to a supported file format and then import through iTunes ? Isn't there a less painful way ? Is there a good, simple app like VideoLan that allows me to import and watch a movie on the iPad without any transcoding ?
     
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  3. sinser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just purchased cinexplayer, what a waste of money :mad::mad::mad::mad:, I tried 3 different avi files and none of them plays. Just a black screen with sound. Other alternatives ?
    I don't like the idea of transcoding. AirVideo looks cool, but relies on a network.
     
  4. sinser, Apr 29, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2012

    sinser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Those are the formats I tried with cinexplayer. None works.

    MPEG 4 (DX50), 720x396, Planar 4:2:0 YUV
    MPEG 4 (XVID), 720x 400, Planar 4:2:0 YUV
    MPEG 4 (DX50), 640x272, Planar 4:2:0 YUV

    I'll provide a link to one of them through dropbox.
     
  5. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    OK, feel free to provide it.

    BTW, as it's MPEG4 inside, I think avidemux should work (not guaranteed though!). Did you try remuxing the file(s) to the hardware-decoding-friendly MP4?
     
  6. sinser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Uploading on Dropbox is way too slow. However I tried also the suggested GPlayer (which had also a lot of good positive reviews on the store) and all 3 files work flawless :) Wish I just could get a refund for cinexplayer.
     
  7. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    Glad my recommendation helped :)

    Generally, you can mail Apple for a refund. Make sure you link to this thread and explain the player just didn't deliver it promised.
     
  8. iNtaCt macrumors member

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    AVPlayer is your app ;) U will not regret for it!
     
  9. PrayForDeath macrumors 6502

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    AvplayerHD works well for me.

    TTPlayer is a free alternative, and seems to work well.
     
  10. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    GoodPlayer is extremely good on 720p and under, but it's definitely worse than the rest at 1080p. This is why I haven't listed it in the 1080p-friendly list. (In this case, however, it's also a good choice as the OP wants to play SD videos.)
     
  11. godori macrumors newbie

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    Just change the container to mp4. No need to transcode video, just audio to aac. So far it has worked with all my avi files. I use xvid4psp. Copy mode for video and aac for audio using cbr mode, takes about 3 minutes.
     
  12. Calvinator666 macrumors member

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    GPlayer is highly recommended. It works the same way as VLC Player.
     
  13. Bobby.e macrumors 6502

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    I second AvplayHD
     

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