AcePlayer – An easy way to drag and drop "unsupported" media to the iPad
Not everything is in the MP4 format, which means the iPad can’t natively play it. In their infinite wisdom, Apple left out support for AVI and WMV. Although MP4 is taking over as the dominant format, you still want to play other formats. For a while there was VLC Player, but it was unstable as hell and got yanked from the app store.
I came across AcePlayer which does a really nice job of playing other file formats with an easy to use drag and drog file copy method. It’s not the most sophisticated program in the world, but it gets the job done.
Start up AcePlayer, click Settings and the option for Wi-Fi Transfer. This is the web address you need load in your browser to connect to your iPad. From there you can start uploading movies. The wireless transfer is a great help since you don’t need iTunes on every machine just to get some files.
Once the files are transferred you can Media Explorer and then Documents to see your local files. Click play and you’re ready to go. I tried this with both WMV and AVI files and it works fine.
There are quite a few apps that do the same thing, but this one comes in at $0.99 so it got my attention right away. To be honest, I mainly use AirDisk Pro, but it only supports the native file formats. If you need to go against the grain, this appears to be a good choice.
1.Support almost any video formats: WMV, AVI, MKV, RMVB, RM, XVID, MP4, 3GP, MPG…
2.Support almost any audio formats: MP3, WMA, RM, ACC, OGG, APE, FLAC,FLV…
3.Support smi, srt, ass, ssa, sub txt subtitle.
4.Use iTunes to sync movies to AcePlayer.
5.Easily Wi-Fi transfer to download media files from PC to your ios devices.
6.Build-in Open Url Client to support HTTP, FTP, MMS, RTSP, SMB, RTP streaming.
7.Build-in UPnP Client to stream/download media files from most of all UPnP/DLNA media servers.
8.Build-in FTP Client to stream/download media files from FTP Servers(Note: stream only for PASV mode).
9.Build-in Samba Client to stream/download media files from Samba Servers.
10.Build-in file manager supported: move files from folder to folder,file delete,file rename,folder creation,folder delete.
11.Build-in file downloader. You can download files from FTP/Samba/UPnP Servers, and resume or pause downloads.
12.Multi playlist supported: you can create playlist and and media file to playlist, and every folder is automatically made as a playlist.
13."Open In" feature supported: open video and audio files from Mail email attachments and Safari Web browser.
14. aceplayer://URL scheme.
15.iPad 2 dual core decoding supported.For iPad 2,dual-core of A5 chip could be used to decode at the same time.
16.TV out support.
17.AirPlay supported(Note: only for QuickTime plugin).
18.Buid-in photo viewer to support:jpeg, jpg, png, bmp…
19.It can play music in the background mode, so that build your playlist, you can us it as a music player.
20. You can set password for your folder in the documents, just click the button on the right of the folder.
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