How to Play MKV, FLV, Avi, Divx and other Video Format on iPad
Not necessarily built-in Apple video player can play all the video formats, which is why you certainly need other video player Apps to run your MKV, FLV, Avi or Divx format videos on your iPad. So, the question is how you can play these types of video formats and what are those video player Apps that are needed to play? Let’s just find out here!
PlayerXtreme Media Player – The best player of movies, videos, music & streaming
PlayerXtreme is a video player worthy of the elegant iPad. With PlayerXtreme you can watch your movies on the go from anywhere even if they’re in any format even if they don’t normally play or even sync with your iPhone! PlayerXtreme play almost every popular video format such as: 3gp, asf, avi, divx, dv, dat, flv, gxf, m2p, m2ts, m2v, m4v, mkv, moov, mov, mp4, mpeg, mpeg1, mpeg2, mpeg4, mpg, mpv, mt2s, mts, mxf, ogm, ogv, ps, qt, rm, rmvb, ts, vob, webm, wm, wmv. The playerXtreme Media Player is free, for $3.49 you can upgrade it to pro version.
VLC Streamer – iPad/iPhone video player
VLC is one of the best Video player on Windows. On the iOS it can play a lot of the video format, but the video player force you to pay $3 just to be able to use AirPlay. It also display advertisement on the video player.
It’s one of the simplest user friendly video players that you can try at the very beginning. It has Wi-Fi transfer facility and does pretty good job with decoding. As always, all the good things are not free, it will cost you $1.99 to unlock the audio codec support feature if you need this support.
If you are looking for the best, then OPlayer Lite is the one that you should be looking for. It works really well with iPad and supports almost all video formats. Notable, you might face some issues with the AC3 codec in the current version; however, that won’t be a deal breaker. It does a way better job than the other similar Apps when it comes to decoding.
Some users like to have a lot of features and options in their video player, and why they shouldn’t, this is when VMPlayer Lite comes into the picture. It has scores of video playing options along with many other options that makes it a complete App. But, you may consider staying away from it if your video files are using AC3, Dolby or EAC3 codecs; other than that, it supports and works with almost all other codecs.
If anything above 4 or around 4 is scored on the App store we can give that App a try, right? flex:player is one of those well scored App voted by 4000+ users, which definitely deserves a spot on your iPad. It supports most of the popular video formats and does offer a good looking user interface. Apart from that, it will let you grab all the features and essential App support just for $7.99.
Last but not the least is 8Player Lite which by far works well not only with your iPad but with any DLNA-compatible device. Although it doesn’t work with AC3 codec, it works with almost all other codecs. It is a video player that will win your heart for its nice and cool interface which will let you do more. If you find it really handy, then you can even unlock it for all its premium features just for $5.99.
These free video players can play almost all video formats even better than the Apple built-in App for some of the formats. It is also noteworthy that some Apps might get more preference than the other depending on what requirements were fulfilled for you. No matter what users desire, these Apps worth trying for running almost all type of videos on your iPad.