If there has been one recurring complaint regarding iPhone and iOS it is the restriction of video playback to certain file formats. With the way media is today there are numerous forms that videos, pictures and audio can be saved. Very disappointing when you want to watch something on your mobile device only to find out the file format is not supported. To bridge this gap comes nPlayer
nPlayer by Newin Inc. is an all-in-one media app bringing you high quality streaming capabilities to your iPhone that you never thought possible. Here are a just some of the apps description and features:
Notice : nPlayer officially supports DTS (DTS HD), Dolby (AC3, E-AC3).
– You don’t need to convert video files to MP4 to play them in your mobile device. nPlayer enable you to play all kinds of video formats and codecs without file converting efforts.
– You don’t need to store video files in your device with limited storage space. nPlayer’s powerful and various network technologies will help you to stream them from remote devices.
– With your finger tip, you can adjust playback position, move to previous and next subtitle position, adjust location and font size of subtitles, control volume and brightness.
– Experience nPlayer, thousands of users recommendations.
– Supports officially DTS audio codec (DTS HD)
– Supports officially Dolby audio codec (AC3, E-AC3)
– Supports Dolby Mobile Surround Sound
– Supports Chromecast
– Supports video cast for Smart TV
– Supports HDMI output
– Supports video files : MP4, MOV, MKV, AVI, WMV, ASF, FLV, OGV, RMVB, TP etc.
– Supports audio files : MP3, WAV, WMA, FLAC, APE etc.
– Supports subtitle files : SMI, SRT, SSA, IDX, SUB, LRC etc.
– Supports image files : JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF, TIFF etc.
– Supports playlist files : CUE, M3U, PLS
I once thought that I would never be one of those people who would use my iPad and iPhone to watch whole television programs or movies on. That wasn’t the aim of my purchase. Now I find my iPad is my go-to for just exactly that. It’s convenient and the screen is big enough to enjoy using it for this type of use. What makes things difficult is finding the apps to bring you what you want to watch. The Netflix and Hulu apps are good but limits your content. I found nPlayer gave me access to more than the average media app and let me find clips on just about any site I wanted to watch. What definitely brings me on board is the Chromecast compatibility. With the network discovery I could even find home movies I had stored on my computer and stream them straight to the TV with my Chromecast. The ability to access other home networks and files and play them back in a high quality form without taking up phone storage is completely brilliant. Not to mention the ability to access other cloud drives like DropBox and Google Drive.
Now as great as this all sounds I will add that this isn’t just for anyone. Media power users are going to love it for sure, but the average user may have trouble understanding how this all works and where to find all of the cool features this advertises. I admit I had trouble the first few times navigating through everything. After some time playing around with it and finding there were built-in touch gestures for fast forward and volume control, I pretty much had it handled. A tutorial of some sort would definitely be a good idea though. On another note, any playback to Chromecast is going to rely on a good WiFi connection.
nPlayer is definitely the dream of any media junkie with an iPhone and an added asset to your mobile device. nPlayer is available now in the App Store for $8.99, but the price is well worth it when you consider all it can do and what most other media devices cost to do the same. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.