FlexPlayer plays several video formats…no conversion needed

There are a lot of video formats out there that it is easy to forget which formats are accepted by which player.  It’s easy enough to play any video format on a PC or a Mac using VLC Media Player, and for a brief moment in the past, there was a VLC app for our iOS devices.  Unfortunately, Apple pulled it off the App Store late last year, leaving many of us, well, sad.

Apparently FlexPlayer has been in the App Store for some time now, and according to users’ feedback, it is a good alternative to the VLC Media Player app.  Available as a universal application (we LOVE universal apps), FlexPlayer is said to support several video formats of:

  • Up to HD quality (1280 x 720 pixels) for QuickTime media files (mp4, mov, m4v)
  • Up to DV quality (720 x 576 pixels) for other media files (avi, divx, xvid, vob, …)

Users have commented that FlexPlayer does NOT lag at all with 720p .flv video formats (!) Unfortunately, it does not play 1080p .flv, possibly due to our present iOS devices’ hardware restrictions.  There have been reports that while FlexPlayer does play .mkv files, there is significant lag on both 720p and 1080p.

Still, if you are in need of a video player app that can play several video formats, check FlexPlayer out.  It’s FREE after all.  If any of you would like to recommend VLC-ish video player apps, post a comment here and help us out in the hunt.

  • FlexPlayer:  FREE
  • Updated: Aug 10, 2011
  • Current Version: 1.1
  • 1.1
  • Size: 8.6 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Persona Software, LLC
  • © 2011 Persona Software, LLC

VLC Media Player’s Days are Numbered in the App Store

First Apple allows the free app VLC Media Player to be in the App Store for download, then they want it out. VLC Media Player is an open source multimedia player, and the developer might need to yank it out because Apple is “violating GNU public license under which VLC is released by applying DRM to it.” Apparently Apple wants to be consistent in the tight controls it maintains in their mobile applications platform.

For those of you who’s experienced so much frustration over the different video formats scattered on the web, VLC makes life simpler by letting you play virtually videos in any format.

While it’s free for download for Windows and Mac, it may not last that long for download in the App Store. If you are fond of playing lots of videos on your iDevice and find VLC Media Player pretty useful in your desktop/laptop, download it for your iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad soon before it vanishes. BlogBooster-The most productive way for mobile blogging. BlogBooster is a multi-service blog editor for iPhone, Android, WebOs and your desktop