Watching Video on iPad

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by tkadrum, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. tkadrum macrumors member

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    What video player are you using to watching movies on the go/airplane/train/etc.?

    I bought CinexPlayer and what a wast of money that was ...NO AC3 audio.
     
  2. nostaws macrumors 6502

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    I am using VLC, and the Apple Videos app that came with my iPad.

    Does any one video player eat less power than another? I tend to use Apple's app whenever I can... thinking maybe it gets me longer battery life because somehow it is more optimized for the hardware. But that might just be wishful thinking on my part.


     
  3. Ratty macrumors 6502

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    I use a free app called Avidemux to convert the AC3 audio before using with Cinexplayer. It's very simple to use and only takes a few mnutes to change the audio within a video file. Cinexplayer devs have a short video about changing the AC3 audio with Avidemux.
     
  4. tkadrum thread starter macrumors member

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    I downloaded the Mac version, but can't get it to run. I just downloaded the Windows version and it is working. I will try that tonight.
    Thanks
     
  5. hustmobile macrumors 6502

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    For AC3 support, just use GoodPlayer app, both AC3 and DTS are supported on GoodPlayer.
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1127455

     
  6. Benbikeman macrumors 6502a

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    I use AVPlayerHD. Plays every format I throw at it, and you can do wifi transfers from Mac or PC without having to use iTunes.
     
  7. Mac.World macrumors 68000

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    This is THE only player to use. It will play any and all formats you can throw at it. Although i highly recommend connecting through iTunes to drag and drop large vid files into the app.
     
  8. cfs macrumors 6502a

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    Does anybody know if any of the players worked with .wmv?

    Thanks.
     
  9. benchlegs macrumors member

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    Agree with the above posters...AVPlayer HD is definitely the way to go and I believe it will play wmv files.
     
  10. benchlegs macrumors member

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    It's also very easy to use:

    Just connect your ipad to itunes.
    Go to apps and scroll down to file sharing
    Click on the AVPlayer HD icon
    Click add at the bottom of the screen on the right
    Find your movie on your computer
    Click choose and voile!

    Open AVPlayer app
    Click on Media explorer and your movie should be ready to play!
     
  11. Benbikeman macrumors 6502a

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    See above :) AVPlayerHD is your friend.
     
  12. solaris macrumors 6502a

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    AVPlayerHd not only worked but even works with wmv, even wmv3
     

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