nPlayer Review – Slick and featureful video player for iOS
On October 30, 2014
App Type: Apps
Version #: 2.6.5
Date Released: 2014-10-29
Price: 4.99User Rating:
– Hey dude, did you watch that video I sent you the other day?
– Crap, couldn’t open it on my iPad and forgot
Been there? I have, several times. Well, right until a few days ago when I got nPlayer. Is it the ultimate video player experience for iPad? Well, it might actually be. I, for one, won’t be searching more through the App Store jungle: nPlayer is all I need for video playback on my iDevices.
The list of features and supported codecs is so long it’s mindblowing. Can it play format X? Quite likely. I threw at it the weirdest files I had in my hard drives and nPlayer didn’t miss a beat. Subtitle files? Piece of cake. Streaming from Plex to my iPad? Yeah. AirPlay from nPlayer to my Apple TV of a video streamed via a cheap “networked drive”? Yup! It’s not only the endless feature list, is that it solves several pain points I had with multimedia at home.
As for usability, nPlayer is a joy to behold. Slick, fast and responsive. It’s “miniview” (so you can watch the video while you are changing some settings within the app) is 10 times better than Youtube’s (of cours this is not hard, but nPlayer’s is actually useful, not like Youtube’s.) It has a great range of settings to tweak anything (caching, retina rendering, color themes, gestures – yay!–, using remote controls…) You name it, it’s in there.
After almost a week of playing videos almost non-stop (advantages of freelancing :D) I’ve found no glitches or problems with the app: it’s as perfect as it can get. Or more. Well worth its current price, it could easily sell by twice that. Grab it while the developers don’t realise it!
Oh, and a nice thing: Since nPlayer is based off two open source codec libraries (ffmpeg and SoundTouch) its source code is totally available. Great work from the developer team!
Would I Buy Again:Yap
Learning Curve:Very low
Who Is It For:Video junkies
What I Like:Featureful, powerful
What I Don't Like:The help pages are very slow
Final Statement:Get it before it's more expensive!
And nPlayer also supports H.264/MPEG4 hardware acceleration and
powerful, stable streaming technology which enable to stream-play from WebDAV, FTP, SMB, UPnP/DNLA server.
With your finger tip, you can adjust playback position, move to previous and next subtitle position, adjust location and font size of subtitle, control volume and brightness.
Experience the nPlayer’s high quality performance and excellent UI now.
Article By Brendon E. Martins
Brendon Elbert Martins is a web designer and portrait artist who likes to write reviews in his free time. If you ever visit Prairie du Rocher say him hello at the café!
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