5 Free Video Players for iPad

Here are five free video player for the iPad. Some are produced by independent companies so will support Microsoft file formats. Most of them are “lite” versions of the paid player versions.
Free Video Players for iPad

1 - OPlayer Lite

This is a video player for the iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone. It has many uses, which has made the interface a little bit complicated, but once you are used to it--it gets easier. There are also adverts embedded within the player, which you cannot switch off. Other than that there are some great reasons to use it.

It allows subtitles and will play most video and music files on the market. It can support multiple audio tracks. It also has multiple language support and you can change the aspect ratio. It has a resume function too (which is always handy) There is a built in downloader and a built in browser.

The programmers have really tried to concentrate on the playback quality for both sound and audio. They have also made it so that it plays most formats including WMV, WMA, WEBM, WAV, VOB, OGG, MPG, MP4, MP3, MKV, FLV, FLAC and AVI. It is also suitable for pre-rendered subs and hard subs in the formats of: SUB, TXT, SMI and SRT (it probably plays others too). 

2 - VM Player Lite

The lite version has quite a few downsides, but they are mostly related to the fact that the programmers have restricted use in order to make you purchase the bulkier version. There are adverts in this version and it won’t support a file that is bigger than 1024mb. This is not terrible if you are watching downloaded files (700mb - 1GB). 
A more annoying factor is that is will not play movies if they are 1:30:00 or longer. It has no support of multiple track audio, and supports hard subs only. On the plus side the lite version does give you a nice preview to the bulkier version. It has a resume function and has a user-friendly interface. It also produces of thumbnails for your video files.

3 - viPlay Lite

This is the lite (free) version, which only plays three videos from your library file. So if for example you have downloaded your favourite series from a sharing site and put all the episodes in one file then you are out of luck. You will have to buy the slightly bulkier version for a little extra cash. 

It does support subtitles and have a resume function. It has multiple track support (for audio) and has an interface that is fairly user friendly. The QuickTime format has full HD support, furthermore there are no adverts (even in the light version). It comes with live backgrounds and a very user-friendly interface. You can play music with a variety of background visuals and styles.

4 - Flex player

This is a user-friendly player with HD quality support with QuickTime formats for up to 1280 × 720. It has a resume function and shows no adverts during play. On the downside it only has hard subtitles and has no support for multiple track audio.
It is compatible with Ipod Touch and iPhone and supports the primary (basic) video formats such as MP4, MKV, AVI, VOB, MPEG, FLV, WEBM and MOV. The only primary player it does not include is WMV (although that is kind of expected with Apple) in the same way that you would not expect to see iTunes installed on your Android.

5 - HD Player

This is a pretty decent (if not cheeky) player that is of a fairly high quality. It is cheeky because it plays a fair few formats, but will charge you a bit extra if you want to play FLV, MKV and WMV. It has no multiple track support and only plays hard subs only. 
Otherwise the interface is very user friendly and it has a background mode, so that you can do other things whilst using it. It has a resume function and will even let you password protect your private videos.

This player can be used on the iPod Touch, iPad and iPhone. It has very good playback performance if you are playing the more basic file types such as AVI and MPG. It has a few bugs at the moment, but future updates should fix the little problems.


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