Built-in media player in the iOS while easy to use and quite intuitive is limited in functionality, and more importantly doesn’t support many of the well known video formats that we used to face on the Internet. For example, it will not play flv, mkv, wmv files among many others unless the user converts the videos to an iPhone compatible format using a video conversion tool. That can be quite a headache if you ask me.
Enter the Azul Media Player for the iPhone (or any other iDevice) that allows to playback a large variety of format directly on your iPhone without any conversion that are normally NOT supported on the iOS. Even better it includes a built-in download manager so that a user can directly download the video files, save them and play them on the iDevice whenever he like. It can also open the video attachments from the native email client to play directly in the media player. All the videos in the collection are presented in nice thumbnail grid view. A user can also apply a passcode lock to restrict the access.
Note that current version doesn’t support HD videos but this functionality might be included in a future version. Other features of the Azul Media Player as provided by the developer are as follows:
★ Extensive movie formats supported
★ Open video email attachments from Mail app (yes the app integrates into the native mail program on your device as well as Safari)
★ TV Out for iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4th generation (read below for instructions)
★ Passcode lock
★ Landscape lock while watching a movie
★ Download videos directly (you must have a direct link to the video. If you are not sure, please email us and we will verify the site you want to download from before buying the app)
★ iTunes File sharing sync
★ Video Tutorials
★ AC3 5.1 audio support
HD videos are *NOT* currently supported.
Windows Media Video (WMV) are supported.
Windows Media Video Screen (WMV Screen) – not supported.
Here are the formats that are supported by the app:
Currently the following types of content is supported: 3gp, sf, avi, divx, dv, flv, gxf, m2p, m2ts, m2v, m4v, mkv(non-hd), moov, mov, mp4, mpeg, mpeg1, mpeg2, mpeg4, mpg, mpv, mt2s, mts, mxf, ogm, ogv, ps, qt, ts, vob, webm, wm, wmv
This is quite a large video compatibility list! Right?
You can get the Azul Media Player from iTunes App store for $0.99.
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