Tag Archives: VLC

Watch It All With AVPlayer

$2.99 will buy you probably the best media player for the iPhone. The AVPlayer handles most video formats (DivX, XviD, MKV, AVI, WMV, H264, FLV and ASF). It supports subtitles (SMI, SRT) too and you can transfer video files via WiFi or USB connection. The app works very well on the iPhone 3GS, though depending on video resolution and codec you may need the faster processing power of the iPhone 4. The iPhone 3G is not supported.

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iOS 4.2: Stream Music from your iPhone & iPad

With iOS 4.2 coming to iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPad anytime soon, there are several great features to look forward to. One of them is AirPlay. AirPlay means you can now stream almost any audio source from your iPhone or iPad to an AirportExpress, Apple TV or a stereo supporting Apple’s new streaming standard. The relevant apps will let you set your iPhone or WLAN as output and start streaming. It works with links in Safari, YouTube, Radio apps… you name it. Video played with VLC on the iPhone is out of sync though at the moment.

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VLC Player for iPhone

After bringing this awesome app to the iPad it was only a matter of time till a VLC version for the iPhone would be out. Here it is – playing different  formats like DivX movies, AVI containers and even HD MKV files. However the iPhone 3GS can’t handle the load of high definition video. The VLC Media Player supports MMS streaming (Microsoft Media Server) and the real time streaming protocol (RTSP). The app is free.

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VLC for iPad

The VLC player is the most comprehensive media player on the Mac. And finally the great tool makes it to the iPad. At the moment the app plays nice with avi, mkv, ts, mov, mp4, and m4v on the Apple device. Not bad, but the developers are promising support for “many more” formats.

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