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Old 25-04-2012, 11:01 AM   #16
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there is Funshion apps on ipad???
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Old 25-04-2012, 11:18 AM   #17
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does this app support FTP?
Read here for feature set:
It's playing app

I've been testing MKVs and MP4 both 720p and 1080p uploaded into the app directly through iTunes.

So far they have all been playing smoothly.

The only 'drawback' I see is that I lose chunks of storage space when I directly upload since my media files are mostly huge as I'm a stickler for quality video and audio.

If doing pre-conversion through handbrake, then of course you can tweak file size etc.

But then again, that's one reason why I bought the 64gb iPad!
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Old 25-04-2012, 02:22 PM   #18
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So you thought access to hardware level video decoding on the iPad was impossible without jailbreaking, esp. for 1080p mkv files.

Think again!

Download:

It's Playing - $3.99


Copy the 1080p files into the app through iTunes.
Run the file in It's Playing.
Select Hardware Decoder.
It's very likely to play the file smoothly!
Also supports SMB file sharing.
Supports Gestures
Freestyle format resizing (yes...freestyle!)
Does inbuilt and external soft sub work?
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Old 25-04-2012, 02:32 PM   #19
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Does inbuilt and external soft sub work?
By inbuilt you mean SSA, SRT, Text? Yes they are supported...but I did not try them out yet since my media is all in English.

Don't know what you mean by external but it has a feature to download subs from the internet.

Other features listed here:
It's playing app
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Old 25-04-2012, 02:41 PM   #20
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Read here for feature set:
It's playing app

I've been testing MKVs and MP4 both 720p and 1080p uploaded into the app directly through iTunes.

So far they have all been playing smoothly.

The only 'drawback' I see is that I lose chunks of storage space when I directly upload since my media files are mostly huge as I'm a stickler for quality video and audio.

If doing pre-conversion through handbrake, then of course you can tweak file size etc.

But then again, that's one reason why I bought the 64gb iPad!
Sorry I must add that for smooth 1080p mkv/mp4 playback via hardware decoder, you'll need the iPad 3. The additional ram, gpu and processor speed help the playback.

xbmc does these things so easily, even on iPad 1. But it requires jailbreak of course.
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Old 25-04-2012, 04:36 PM   #21
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Has anyone tried iPlusTV? Its states can watch various soccer leagues (EPL, Spanish, Italian, etc) and other sports.
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Old 25-04-2012, 04:51 PM   #22
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Has anyone tried iPlusTV? Its states can watch various soccer leagues (EPL, Spanish, Italian, etc) and other sports.
I have not tried this but there is another option.

Two apps are involved - Sopcast and Orb.

On the PC install both apps.
In Orb, setup a webcam making reference to Sopcast as the 'webcam' streaming device - PM me for how to do this.
Run a Sopcast football link - I will not provide links here!
On iPad, download Orb Remote Control.
Run iPad app, select Webcam and Play Now.
You can watch the football being streamed via Sopcast on the PC to the iPad.


A bit ding dong I know but at least you don't have to sit down in front of the PC. You can also stream to HDTV via ATV or digital AV adapter. I did that last night for the Champions League match between Barca and Chelsea.
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Old 25-04-2012, 09:19 PM   #23
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Guys, if you're gonna recommend good apps, please at least write a short note about what that App does!


If you have an iPhone and want to use it (or the iPad as a wireless flash drive) download:

Phone Drive (free or paid)


Connect via bluetooth or WiFi.
This app is good cheap substitute for Wifi SD cards (e.g. Airstash) or Kingston Wi-Drive.
What is the difference between this n good reader ?
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Old 25-04-2012, 09:30 PM   #24
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What is the difference between this n good reader ?
I have no idea. Never used GoodReader.
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Old 25-04-2012, 09:44 PM   #25
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By inbuilt you mean SSA, SRT, Text? Yes they are supported...but I did not try them out yet since my media is all in English.

Don't know what you mean by external but it has a feature to download subs from the internet.

Other features listed here:
It's playing app
Tried two more 1080p mkvs earlier.
Shame and Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows.

Both played FLAWLESSLY.

English subs (srt) on Shame, displayed perfectly with no delay and very nice effect.
So far, this is the best media player I've used.
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Old 25-04-2012, 10:28 PM   #26
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By inbuilt you mean SSA, SRT, Text? Yes they are supported...but I did not try them out yet since my media is all in English.

Don't know what you mean by external but it has a feature to download subs from the internet.

Other features listed here:
It's playing app
External as in 1 video file + 1 srt/ssa/ass.
Inbuilt as in video+subs bundled in a container (e.g. mkv).

Hopefully it does show the subtitles because the other AVplayer is sometimes can, sometimes cannot.
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Old 25-04-2012, 10:41 PM   #27
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External as in 1 video file + 1 srt/ssa/ass.
Inbuilt as in video+subs bundled in a container (e.g. mkv).

Hopefully it does show the subtitles because the other AVplayer is sometimes can, sometimes cannot.
Inbuilt - Yes. Just tried.

External - Not sure. Don't know if I should copy the sub-file direct into the app too. Anyway you can also try downloading it from OpenSubtitles in file options through the app.
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Old 25-04-2012, 10:56 PM   #28
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Inbuilt - Yes. Just tried.

External - Not sure. Don't know if I should copy the sub-file direct into the app too. Anyway you can also try downloading it from OpenSubtitles in file options through the app.
thanks! think I'll have a go at the app later.
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Old 25-04-2012, 10:57 PM   #29
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thanks! think I'll have a go at the app later.
$3.99
Hope it works for your intended purposes.
It certainly does for me.
Best to check the formats it plays on the website link I provided.
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Old 28-04-2012, 04:49 AM   #30
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Okok ill consolidate! keep them coming first!
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