Although iPad is very popular and has advantages nowdays, but it also has some disadvantages that it only can play MP4 and H.264. It just supports hard subtitles and it can’t support multiple audio tracks.
However, there is no use if the subtitles and multiple track support to whom doesn’t know a foreign language. Because the idea of converting every single video to MP4 (such as mov to .mp4 file) is completely not included in my “perfect weekend” scene and just leave me flatly aghast. But now, we have many third-party video players which contains paid and free. Some of them are really bang-up and others are belong to a “must forget” group. I would like to find out which are free ones that would be worth installing on our Apple gadgets.
At last, I would like to chose 5 video players mentioned below for a program quality test:
The player is developed by Persona Software and so is LLC. It is able to compate with iPhone and iPod Touch. It also can support many formats files, such as AVI, MPEG, VOB, MKV, MP4, MOV, FLV and so on. But WMV and my video files are not included in the list. I am so upset that the WMV format is very popular among Windows users. Many people think that flex player work well for audio and video playback. It also can be recommended for everyday use especially in entertainment purposes.
In my opinion, the best video player for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch is made by Jonathan Young. In fact, the applicationg showed that it worked well for both audio and video playback for all the files. Oplayer Lite can play a lot of movie and audio file formats, such as AVI, WMV, MKV, FLV, MPG, MP4, Webm, VOB, MP3, WMA, WAV, OGG, FLAC, and so on. Subtitles support is free for hard and prerendered subs in SMI, ASS, SUB, SRT, TXT and many other formats. You can easily change your audio with no pauses thanks to a multiple audio track support. Maybe, you will feel diffcult at the beginning. But I am sure that you will make it clear after some minutes you try. Much more, you can easily restore the media what you like for the Oplayer has a built-in browser with download feature.
HD Player is an application for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch users that created by Khoa Tran Anh. However, it also has disadvantages. It promised to provide many good playback quality. But test results showed that it only play free in native iPad formats, AVI, and MPG (files in mpg to mov?). So, you should pay $1.99 if you want to watch MKV, FLV, WMV movies. Personally, I don’t think it is a good idea. And my files always keep freezing up whenever I try to jump forward or backward.
It is my favourite applications nowdays and it is created by Oleksandr Smeshkov viPlay. It is really wonderful both at the look and use with live backgroundes, variety of styles and visual effects. It can support a lot of video formats, such as AVI, MKV, MP4, MOV, MPG, WMV, VOB, 3GP, FLV, OGG, Webm and so forth. I prefer to work by using the application. It is so easy for me to play prerendered subtitles and various audio tracks that I can change between on the fly. The key problem is that lite version allows you to watch only 3 first files from your media library. So, you should be already to spend $2.99 for it if you want to keep all the episodes of your favourite series. Of course, you can find another program instead. Personally, I prefer to put my money in Mr Smeshkov’s piggy bank and that will be easy.
VM Player Lite
Recently, I find a good product of Velestar Private Enterprise – VM player Lite which can support both popular and rare audio and video formats, such as AVI, MKV, MOV, MP4, FLV, VOB, MPG, WMV, Webm, ANM, SOX, WTV, TMV ; MP3, ACC, WMA, AC3, WAV, OGG, FLAC, ALS, WS, SIPR, IMC etc. VM Player with a good quality of video&audio playback but it also has a problem with keeping on distracting my attention and driving me rather bonkers.
And you will find out many problems about size and duration limitations that wouldn’t allow you to watch your MKV file. However, the interface looks quite comprehensible and austere. You can easily download your e-mail attachments without a media player.