It supports multiple streaming protocols, connections to a variety of servers/ file transfer protocols, and it even has a built-in web browser and downloader.
OPlayer HD Lite plays nearly all file formats, though not quite as sharply as AV Player or Good Player, and has an integrated browser, ftp, and streaming options.
$1.99 Azul Media Player for i Pad does so many things that the developers created youtube videos to show users how to use all of the app’s features.
Once you get the hang of it, Azul is a great full-featured video player that plays most file formats (except flv), and offers a well-designed integrated web browser that supports downloading and streaming.
Playing videos on your i Pad can be a chore if you only use the native video player, because who wants to convert their files into one of the few formats that it plays (i.e., mp4, m4v, and mov)?
The large number of successful apps for playing videos seems to answer “no one.” Most of these alternative video players try to sell themselves on unique or “extra” features, but the bottom line is that a video player must first play videos well before you consider the “extras”-- because why would it matter how you can transfer files if they won’t play in the app?
With that in mind, we’ve tested the apps below for their ability to play most of the standard video formats (including wmv, mkv, avi, mp4, flv, rmvb, and even subtitle files) and then considered any extras.
.99 AVPlayer HD is simple, reliable, and just works.
The app plays nearly all video formats without any hiccups, crashes, or need for user tweaking, including HD-quality mkvs.
Although AVPlayer HD has support for gestures and has some configuration options, it doesn’t have some of the more “advanced” features as the apps below, such as a web browser or downloader, but for playing video files it’s a top choice.
.99 For anyone with both an i Pad and an i Phone, Good Player is the ideal solution.
The app is universal, plays nearly all file formats available, including HD mkvs and rmvbs, and uses dual-processor decoding.