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The 10 best video players for iPhone and iPad

Apple mobile device was originally created for content consumption, and in the second instance — to create it. iPhone and iPad are ideal to use as video players. But iOS is not. Of course, movies and TV shows purchased through iTunes, Apple gadgets reproduce without problems. But with different content home library can be a problem.

To avoid tedious convert movies, clips and TV shows to MOV, you need to download from the App Store video player that can work with a variety of formats. MacDigger offers a selection of ten of the most qualitative and multifuel players for iPhone and iPad.


AVPlayer is in the top 20 most popular apps from the App Store of all time. The player can play video in a huge number of formats, including those that do not know iTunes. Very stable and the ability to control gestures that can be configured individually. AVplayer universal: the player plays the content in 720p and 1080p formats such as AVI, MP4, MOV, M4V, MKV; SD XVID, AVI, WMV, RMVB, ASF, H264, MKV, 3GP, FLV. Also to video in all resolutions supports subtitles in SMI, SRT, TXT and SubStation Alpha.

Download AVPlayer for iPhone (169 p.) and iPad (169 p.).


Most popular free video player VLC is familiar to many even on the desktop version. Its settings are not particularly diverse: you can change the speed of playback, encode subtitles, eliminate blocking, enable password protection, adjust the brightness and saturation of the image.

Like most video players, VLC continues playing from where it was closed. There is a traditional program for support of formats: AVI, DIVX, MKV, WMV, VOB, 3GP, AC3, and many others. VLC plays streaming video and can upload it to a web server, Wi-Fi, Dropbox, Mega and even Yandex.Disk.” In case you don’t want to pay Dropbox for additional space, use a more generous “Yandex.The disk (10 GB) and Mega (50 GB) for video storage will be very useful.

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Download VLC on iPhone and iPad for free.

Infuse 3

Infuse 3 – popular multimedia processor for iOS. The program, with a user-friendly interface and a wide array of compatible formats, boasts a synchronization system viewed material that allows iPhone and iPad users to continue watching movies and TV shows from the moment at which he stopped.

User-friendly design, full-screen movie playback with Full HD resolution, a wide range of file formats, customizable subtitles, scale modes, support for multiple audio tracks and compatibility with most devices do Infuse one of the best video players for iOS. The program is compatible with video files MP4, M4V, MOV, 3GP, ASF, AVI, DVR-MS, FLV, MKV, OGM, OGV, WebM, WMV, WTV, as well as Dolby Digital Plus, AC3 and E-AC3 for audio, eliminating the need to pre-convert movies and videos from the Internet.

Download Infuse 3 on iPhone and iPad for free.


The developers of Portable tried to create a video player for tablets and smartphones that are related to the average price category. Assessment about 400 users in the App Store program received 3 points. The list of supported formats here is somewhat less than the competition. Player target all models of gadgets, including even the weakest. Playable works on iPhone and iPad since the release of iOS 4.3. The developers talk about double decoding, which optimizes video for mobile devices.

Download Playable on iPhone and iPad (free, 129 p.)


Not cheap, but very functional player supports the most popular formats in 1080p, AC3 audio, multi-touch gestures and detailed subtitle. Fans of the movies with the original audio tracks will surely enjoy the function of the detailed configuration of subtitles and a large list of supported formats – SMI, SRT, SSA, SUB, LRC, SubStation Alpha, SAMI (SMI). For text, you can choose the color, font, location and size. The position and size of the subtitles you can change the usual multitouch gestures. Moreover, nPlayer can display two subtitle tracks (different languages), although this option is unlikely to be convenient on the iPhone.

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The list of supported video formats is quite extensive: MP4, MOV, MKV, AVI, WMV, ASF, FLV, OGV, RMVB. To add new movies to the player than iTunes standard Wi-FI, FTP, WebDAV, UPnP/DLNA, SMB.

Download nPlayer on iPhone and iPad (R. 279)


A good example of how the removal of AC3 codec applications from competitors, has allowed developers of players that were not very popular, to Express themselves: CineXPlaуer proudly called the first video player for iOS with support for AC3 5.1.

The player works with the formats XVID, 3GP, 3GPP, AVI, MOV, M4V, MP4, H. 264, AVC, subtitles to SRT and sound to MP3 and AC3. Settings allow you to protect folders with password, to output to an external display (TV, VGA, HDMI), including using AirPlay. Quite a useful option to iCloud Backup Blocker, it can help to save space in iCloud without copying to the cloud downloaded movies. You can download the files via iTunes, Wi-Fi, Dropbox, NAS.

Download CineXPlayer on iPhone (119 p.) and iPad (R. 219)


FlexPlayer can easily play DivX, Xvid, MP4, AVI, VOB, MOV and other formats. The definite pluses of this application is the absence of any additional advertising and purchases. However and technical opportunities this decision is not so wide — from video management functions are available only the main — rewind, pause/play. To stretch there is no video, sometimes the program incorrectly identifies the total duration of the film, which affects the correctness of rewinding. But again — FlexPlayer is absolutely free and can playback video without prior conversion.

Download Flex:player on iPhone and iPad for free.

PlayerXtreme Media Player

PlayerXtreme is a quick and omnivorous player allows you to view videos and photos, listen to music from the device memory and hard disk of the computer (direct download via Wi-Fi or USB) or from the local network (only PRO-version). The application has a familiar Mac user interface similar to the Finder in OS X, so it is convenient and functional. The only caveat to the shell – menu items and buttons are too small, people with thick fingers to get at the first attempt on the desired button to be difficult.

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Download PlayerXtreme on iPhone and iPad (free)


MCPlayer PRO different from its competitors in that it initially focused on streaming video from the local network or the Internet. Of course, the content is played without a preliminary conversion, and can also be sent to any UPnP device, such as a console or a TV. An interesting finding developers is the ability to create a playlist for delayed viewing. In other words, MCPlayer PRO — a godsend for owners of iPhone and iPad with a smaller memory. There is no need to waste memory for large files, it works in streaming mode.

Download MCPlayer for iPhone (free, 219 p.) and iPad (free, 219 p.)


If you need a convenient player for playing most video formats and audio files, then OPlayer — exactly what you need. Like other players, OPlayer many ways to load data. The program supports Dropbox allows you to upload files directly through iTunes using Wi-Fi, via an FTP connection and IE/Safari/Firefox/Chrome.

The program is characterized by a large number of settings. For example, if the video is playing with delays, you can enable “Skip frame”. In addition, there are personalized options for each file. OPlayer can even play flash videos from the Internet and supports streaming HTTP/RTSP/MMS/FTP/SMB. To activate the video off the site, just add “oplayer:” before the link text in the browser address bar.

Download OPlayerHD for iPhone (free, 169 p.) and iPad (free, 279 p.)

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