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.
- Updated: Aug 10, 2011
- Current Version: 1.1
- Size: 8.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Persona Software, LLC
- © 2011 Persona Software, LLC