Here I’m rounding up top five of the best iOS video player apps for iPads, to help with your quest to circumvent the limited video format playback of the default player Apple supplies with iOS.
All the iPads including iPad Pro, iPad Mini 4, iPad Air 2, etc. are picky at file types such that you can’t import every video to your iPad directly. And playing videos on iPad is quite a headache if you just use its native video player, for all the iPads only support M4V, MP4 and MOV formats, which is quite limited. Luckily, With the rapid development of the smartphone technology, the apps are developed more and more with powerful functions. With these apps we can almost meet our daily needs of working, entertainment and living trivia. So in the article I will show you 5 top free iOS video players app alternatives which may bring you the conveniences on playing video and audio files with your iPad (iPad Pro and iPad Mini 4 included).
Top 5 Video Player Apps for iPad
#1. Player Xtreme HD
Player Xtreme HD supports numerous formats, including MPEG, MPEG1/2/4, MPG, MP4, AVI, and MOV among others. It also supports HD playback (in 1080p) for M4V, MOV, MP4, streaming over Wi-Fi, UPNP, SMB. It allows users to control subtitle’s font size, track, and language. Users can search through their media files or download files to the app over local network. It enables you to open files directly from email attachments, boost the volume of soft audio by up to twelve times, and password-protect your library. The program hides folders from other users to protect your privacy. Player Xtreme HD is free for download on iTunes. However, you have to pay $3 for the pro version via in-app purchase. You can also acquire individual features for $1 each.
It has a simple interface.
It loads videos fast.
It brings HD support.
You would have to pay $3 for the pro version in order to access most of its features.
At times it cuts videos short.
#2. OPlayer Lite
This is an iOS app that is compatible with iPod, iPad and iPhone. It can nearly play all audio and video formats. It also gives you iTunes backup and file transfer capabilities. The OPlayer Lite app is available free of charge on iTunes. However, a paid version is available, which comes with more functions than the free one.
It comes in a great interface that is easy to use.
It loads videos fairly fast.
It boosts the media abilities of your iPad.
The Lite version comes with ads that you’ll have to pay for removing them.
#3. Air Playit HD
Air Playit is a piece of outstanding video streaming software that’s design to stream up to 320 different audio & video formats to your iPad via Wi-Fi and 3G/4G network. It not only lets you watch videos on the go, but also acts as a personal audio/video cloud server. This app is 3.5 MB in size. It is available for download on iTunes at no charge with no ads.
A multifunctional player that works exceptionally well with external controllers, and even brings playback for music images if needed.
It comes in an interesting interface that is quite easy to use.
It has some slight issues with large file playback at times.
#4. VLC Player for iOS
VLC for iOS is a port of the free VLC medial player to iPod Touch, iPad and iPhone. This free and open source player can play almost all media files without format restrict. It’s among the media players with some of the best video playbacks. It’s extremely easy to use. This app is free for download on iTunes.
It offers seamless support for multiple file types.
It’s very customizable.
It doesn’t require any codec packs in order for it to run properly.
This media player’s interface isn’t one of the most eye-catching, which means that it could do with some improvements.
#5. Flex Player
This is a 12.1 MB app that is designed for both iPad and iPhone. It comes with complete support for all popular audio and video formats, including Xvid, DivX, VOB, WMV, AVI and MKV. This app is available for free on iTunes.
It comes in a simple-to-use interface.
It works seamlessly with almost any type of video.
Users are expected to pay for decoders.
Even with a powerful video player, you may still get trouble during video playback on your iPad Pro, iPad Mini 4, iPad Air 2, or iPad 3/2. Sometimes, a special video format may cause your iPad crash. Therefore, video conversion is quite urgent. EaseFab Video Converter Ultimate (available for Windows and Mac users) is a recommended tool here. Withit, you can convert your any video including MKV, VOB, AVI, TiVo, WMV, FLV yet DVD/Blu-ray to iPad supported video formats with fast speed and high output video quality. Now let’s see how to use it.
Step 1. Load Video files
Install and run this software. Click the “Add Video” button or directly drag-n-drop your video files to the program. You can add multiple files to convert at a time.
Step 2. Set output format
Click “Profile” box and move mouse cursor to “Apple” category, video presets for iPad Air, iPad Mini etc. are provided.
Step 3. Start the conversion process
Hit the “Convert” button. Then this video converter will instantly start the conversion process and the progress bar will show you the remaining time. After several seconds, you’re done!