Top 6 Free iOS Apps for Playing SD & HD Video
With the rapid development of the smartphone technology, the apps are developed more and more with powerful functions. With these apps we can almost meet our daily needs of working, entertainment and living trivia. So in this article I will show you some top free iOS video player app alternatives which may bring you the conveniences on playing video and audio files with your iOS devices.
- Flex: Player
OPlayer as one of the best free video players is used to stream video and audio files from your computer to your iOS devices (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad running iOS 4.3 or later) by using iTunes with USB Sync, or over HTTP, RTSP, MMS, FTP and SAMBA shares.
OPlayer supports almost all video and audio files formats XVID/DIVX AVI, WMV, RMVB, ASF, H264, MKV, TS, M2TS; MP3, WMA, WAV, OGG, FLAC... as well as most of the subtitle file format SMI, ASS, SUB, SRT, TXT... This App is more compatible with iPhone and iPod touch, while OPlayerHD Lite is the version of ipad with ios 4.3 or later.
RockPlayer2 is a multiple formats video player which does best on supporting files transferring from local hard disk to iPhone or iPad using iTunes file transfer, HTTP, FTP or WebDAV. One of its best features is RockShare, which allows you to share videos between compatible devices over WIFI. What’s more, one interesting feature is you can control you video by your finger gesture.
RockPlayer2 is capable of playing a wide variety of video formats: MKV, AVI, RMVB, FLV, WMV, MOV, MP4, TS, MPG, DIVX, etc. RockPlayer2 is available for iPhone ,ipod touch and iPad.
PlayerXtreme HD is a powerful video player which is able to run files in almost any types and more importantly it can play HD 1080p video files without quality loss. It supports streaming video & audio files over SMB, UPNP, and WIFI as well as downloading files to the APP over the local network.
If you'd rather to stream the media, PlayerXtreme HD will detect media shares. For example, if you run Plex Media Server on any computer, then PlayerXtreme HD will see its UPNP share and have access to your entire library. This makes it really easy to watch on the fly without the need to wait for a transfer to complete. PlayerXtreme HD can also set passcode to restrict accessing your files, and the interface seems like the desktop computing environment.
Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
AirPlayit is one of the best choices for people who have no needs of storing video files on your iphone or iPad. It’s one of the best and most effortless ways to stream videos from your desktop computer to your iPhone or iPad via WIFI, remote WIFI and 3G/4G network.
If you’re going offline, you add video conversion tasks on your iphone or ipad and download to your iPhone or iPad immediately. It also supports Apple TV- out to stream videos or audios via iPhone/iPad. As for the video format, AirPlayit supports all 1080P/1080i HD videos and regular videos including MPEG1/2, WMV, ASF, AVI, MOV, RM/RMBV, FLV, MP4, H.264, M4V, WTV, WebM. AirPlayit HD is designed for ipad only which requires ios 4.0 or later.
HD Player is a simple yet powerful video players which is able to transfer the local files on the computer to your iphone, ipod touch and ipad by using USB or WIFI via iTunes. But it supports most videos except MKV and FLV videos which requires codec pack to pay for. HD Player also support Retina display and ios devices of ios 5.0 and later.
Flex: player is a kind of basic video player that playing video files streamed from computer by iTunes File Sharing. What’s really bad is Flex:player is only free for the file formats of MP4 and MOV. So the other supported formats MKV, AVI, WMV, VOB, FLV, DivX, Xvid should be purchased an Licensed Decoders of $7.99, so this is really frustrating and disappointing.
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