Wednesday, August 18, 2010

CineXPlayer tried and tested: support for DIVX, XVID and more on iPad

Earlier this month CineXPlayer was released for iPad. The lack of hype surrounding its release caused it to enter the app store under the radar of the big Tech Sites.... INITIALLY!

However before long it was climbing the ranks of the 'Top 10 Free Apps' right to the top of the ladder. It must be good right? I was initially extremely sceptical given Apple's reputation for being less than willing to accept alternative format compatibility. However I was very pleasantly mistaken....

After downloading the APP you can view it in iTunes. To load media you select the 'applications' tab in iTunes and scroll down to view the cinexplayer app. It is then a simple process of using iTunes interface to browse and select media to transfer.

After loading media on the iPad you simply load up the app and select your file:
image from Engadget

I must state that the compatibility of file types is a hit or a miss. I successfully player XVID and DIVX codec types along side various other .avi and music formats.

Although not perfect this app is definitely worth purchasing as it will save you HOURS and HOURS in conversion. It is quick enough to load up a bunch of files and test them out and delete the ones which do not play. It is a real delight watching video on the iPad like this and even better when plugged into a TV with the VGA adapter.

Above all this app has one higher benefit: it proves to consumers and developers alike that the Apple iPad does in fact have the processing power to play formats not endorsed by Apple - I am excited to see what is to come albeit hoping that Apple does not withdraw this app!

1 comment:

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