Step up 3 Trailer

"It's time for protest art!" Another one? Indeed. This time Summit has taken over and instead of calling it Step Up 4 3D x10, it's just called Step Up Revolution, directed by Scott Speer, of "The LXD" previously. The trailer has just premiered online via ClevverTV and it's two-and-a-half minutes packed full of dancing ridiculousness, from floating cars to painted museum art come-to-life to office building dance offs to giant trash robots to dancing policemen. Yea, it's exciting. The obviously beautiful-looking cast this time includes Kathryn McCormick, Ryan Guzman, Stephen Boss, Chadd Smith and Megan Boone. Have fun!
Watch the first official trailer for Scott Speer's Step Up Revolution, in high def on YouTube:

"It's more than a step, it's a revolution!" Emily (Kathryn McCormick) arrives in Miami with aspirations to become a professional dancer. She soon sparks with Sean, the leader of a dance crew whose neighborhood is threatened by Emily's father's new development plans. For more updates, visit their Facebook or Twitter.

Step Up Revolution is the feature directorial debut of filmmaker Scott Speer, who worked on Jon M. Chu's "The LXD" and directed The LXD 2: Secrets of the Ra, and produced The Beat as well. The screenplay was written by newcomer Jenny Mayer. Produced by Offspring and Summit Entertainment, Step Up 4, or Step Up Revolution, is being released in 3D in theaters on July 27th this summer. Looks pretty crazy, eh?

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How to Download Olympic Videos to Your Mobile from YouTube

As London 2012 Olympic is processing vigorously, people around the world are watching this great event online or through TV. But if you’re a white collar who have no time watching during the day or staying up in the night for watching the live, downloading from the internet would certainly be awesome for you.

You can download your favorite Olympic videos from the world’s most popular video sharing website-YouTube with Leawo Free YouTube Downloader. Leawo speeds up video playback and video downloading, and fast download YouTube videos and other FLV videos from YouTube.

It takes only 3 steps to make download videos with Leawo Free YouTube Downloader.

Step 1: Search and choose.
In the Browse section, you can enter your keyword like “London 2012 Olympics” or just copy and paste the YouTube video url in the address bar. Play the video you choose and a monitor message prompt from the right button corner will remind you to download it by clicking “save as”.
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Step 2: Preview and convert.
In the Video Section, the built-in video player allows video previewing. In addition, it also acts as a converter. Choose the video in this section and then click the convert button for formats you need.
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Step 3: Conversion process viewing.
Here you can monitor and complete the conversion process. After the conversion is finished, you’ll get the Olympic videos you need.
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Optional Settings:
1. In the “convert” tab, you can also delete, converter and burn the videos.
2. The “setting” button in the right corner allows your editing of some video information.

Leawo Free YouTube Downloader help covert videos to other formats to fit for your portable devices such as mobile phone. With it, you don’t have to wait for the streaming. Besides, videos from other video-sharing websites like Google Video, MySpace, etc. also can be easily downloaded by using this great tool- Leawo Free YouTube Downloader.

Download the Olympic videos you like the best, store it in your mobile phone and watch anywhere you want, without worrying about the network condition.Enjoy your Olympics!


Video player with Gallery-Vplayer

Vplayer is a minimalistic HTML5 Video Player with a Social Media Sharing Widget and a Video Gallery Slider. Vplayer works on all modern browsers, and can fall back to Flash for older browsers. The scripts’ only dependency is jQuery.
Update V 1 .1
  • Added Video Buffering Status
  • Click-able Logo
  • JSON Support for the Video Gallery
  • Customizable Skin with CSS
  • Dynamic FullScreen Mode (supports resizing)
  • Video Buffering Status
  • User-Friendly Sound Controller
  • Sharing Widget (Facebook, Twitter, Digg…)
  • Video Gallery with JSON Support
  • Supports Preloading and AutoPlay
  • Supports Flash Fall-Back for old browsers
  • Works on all modern browsers

Video Gallery
Vplayer has a built-in Video Gallery, which is a simple slider that show up at the end of the video, suggesting the user to replay the video or discover other videos.
The user can scroll through the list of thumbnails and select one

Old browsers compatibility
Vplayer was built with old browsers compatibility in mind. There is a whole section in the help file that explains how you can integrate a Flash player to work with Vplayer in case the browser doesn’t have HTML5 support.

From codecanyan


Review of the London Olympic Opening Ceremony

On July 27, the 30th Olympic Games ceremony uncovered all secrets of this great event. The 3-hour show turned out to be a real party for the British people,they were pround of themselves.

The beginning dealt with historical events – about the land and machinery and women's rights – epically and poetically.

Music and movies outstand the whole performance-especially Mr. Bean and Paul's "Hey Jude".Besides, the way the torch lit up definetely shined the whole world, innovative and impressive.

The video below is a review of more information from YouTube, I found it interesting and want to share with you.


Olympic Games Online and in Your Mobile

All eyes are on London these days, where athletes of the world are getting ready to compete in the 2012 Olympic Games. And there’s some good news for sports fans: Not only are the main competitions scheduled to happen during times when most of us in North America are actually awake, you’ll also be able to watch almost everything in real-time online – as opposed to the hours of tape delay that are common for traditional TV coverage of the games.

However, there’s a bit of a caveat: NBC will be streaming more footage than ever before – but only to viewers that can authenticate themselves as pay TV subscribers. How does that work, where can you watch once you’re authenticated, and what else can you do with your iPad, iPhone or Android mobile device?

How to Watch 2012 Olympics Games?

The following 3 methods will be nice for you to enjoy watching London 2012 Olympic Games.

1. London Olympics Live Streaming on YouTube
Youtube has official live streaming of the all Olympic games by IOC (International Olympic Committee). You can watch live streaming of the games in more than 60 countries including USA, UK, India. All you need is a browser on any device including PC/Mac, iPad, Android Tablets like Nexus 7, iPhone, Android phones like Galaxy S3 etc.

2. TVCatchup.com lets you watch live free-to-air UK television on your computer, phone or games console. Versions of the site optimised for iPad and iPhone are available at ipad.tvcatchup.com and iphone.tvcatchup.com.
Head to TVCatchup.com and click the Sign Up button to begin. You'll need to enter a username, email address and password, then click Submit.

Once logged in, you're presented with a channel list. The London 2012 Olympic Games will be broadcast by the BBC; choose the correct channel for the particular event you want to watch live online. You can also change the stream quality, which is useful if you don't have a particularly fast broadband connection.

If this is the first time you've used TVCatchup, it will prompt you to update your profile with your gender, date of birth and occupation before you can begin watching live TV. On the following screen you will also need to select your region preference, then click Update Region.

TVCatchup kicks off with an ad or two, then immediately begins streaming your chosen TV channel. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the sport.

3. iPlayer is the BBC's free catch-up TV service. Programmes are available for seven days following their transmission, but note that the service's Download and Series Record features are not usually available for sporting events, such as the London 2012 Olympic Games.
To watch the London 2012 Olympic Games on a Windows, Mac or Linux PC, simply head to bbc.co.uk/iplayer for the desktop version of the site. Dedicated apps are available from Google Play and the App Store for Android 2.2+ tablets and the iPad respectively, while Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii owners can stream content from Xbox Live, the PlayStation Network or through a Wii app.

If the sporting event you're after isn't featured in the top panel, choose BBC One or BBC Two in the TV Channels section to the bottom left. The following screen will show the programme listings for the past seven days; you can also view today's guide and listings for the next two days. Click the date on which the event was broadcast in the timeline at the top of the screen.

Scroll down to find and select the event in the list. Click the arrow in the video frame to begin playback. Clicking again on the preview window reveals options to pause, fast-forward and rewind the action, turn on subtitles, and watch the event full-screen or in a pop-out window.

From pcadvisor


London 2012: Online Video Player for Olympic

As have been discussed in this blog previously, BBC Sport will broadcast all 2,500 hours of competitive action at London 2012 via its new live interactive video player.
London 2012
That's 1,000 more hours than Beijing 2008 and is the most comprehensive coverage of an Olympics ever undertaken.

To help you navigate all the action, we have created the new live and interactive video player for PCs and laptops.

It gives viewers access to up to 24 live HD streams and complete control of what you want to watch, when you want to watch it.

Our navigation menu makes it easy to switch between the many events.

You can also pause and rewind live action and instantly jump back to footage of any of the action that has already happened. Chapter markers will help you to find key moments within a session, such as the gold-medal winning moment.

The interactive video player also offers relevant statistics and information to the event you are watching, including an event guide and athlete profiles.

In addition to the PC and laptop service, the BBC's Red Button service on Sky, Virgin Media and Freesat will also offer audiences access to up to 24 live streams, while there will be an additional 24-hour channel of extra BBC Olympics content available via the BBC Red Button for audiences with Freeview and BT Vision.

The BBC Sport app for connected TVs will give audiences access to the BBC's interactive coverage, while Virgin Media TiVo users will be able to access this content via the BBC Red Button.

An Olympic mobile app and the BBC's mobile website will also allow audiences to access content on the go.

from bbc

VLC for Android

As a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player, VLC video player supports most multimedia file formats, including discs, devices, or network streaming protocols.
This widely-welcomed multimedia player developed at an astounding speed. From the birth year of 2005 to this year 2012, the total downloading figure reaches 1 billion. According to some data analysis, the majority downloading is from Windows platform (about 89%); and that from Linux and Mac is much lower, yet at a high installation rate. Even people say the actual number could be much more than this.

The new version for Mac Retina screen is available already. This version solves the previously reported problems such as playing in Blu-ray, and video rotation, crop, etc.

To achieve the target of becoming one of the most comprehensive and sophisticated multimedia player, VLC developed the Android version for the users. It is released in the VideoLAN on July 2nd and can be downloaded from Google Play. For the moment, the new version only can support ARMv7 processor, and the developers announced that it will be compatible with more smartphones and tablets in the near future. Temporary, this version is not stable and is slower than the final version.


How to Watch London 2012 Olympic Games?

Jonathan Edwards talks you through the official London 2012 Mobile guide to help you plan, enjoy and share your Games experience. Free to download for your device from http://www.london2012.com/mobileapps

From YouTube

Top 3 HTML Video Players

HTML video is an element introduced in the draft specification of HTML5. It allows you to embed a video without using flash. The HTML5 video players support desktop browsers and also mobile devices.Below are some wonderful HTML video players.
 1. HTML5 Video:HTML5 Enables Web Pages to playback and edit video and audio through platforms and devices.
2.Viddler: online, and allow customize videos.

3. Longtailvideo: supports both HTML and flash.


RealPlayer Beta for Android

RealPlayer is the best Android app to enjoy your music, videos, and photos. Download RealPlayer Beta from the Android Market today, and take it for a test drive. Be sure to post feedback, because we want to make sure we're giving you what you need.

RealPlayer Beta for Android is a great media player that makes it easy to organize and play music, showcase photos and videos – and to share media with your friends on popular social sites like Facebook, YouTube, Flickr and Picasa.

Take Control with these Features
  • All-in-One Media Player for Android
  • More user-friendly than ever, RealPlayer includes an intuitive user interface, playlist editor, widgets, searching, content folder selection, fast scrolling, and a ton of other features to make your media experience more enjoyable.
Copy all files to your Android device

  1. Connect your Android device to your computer.RealPlayer opens to the device view in Library. (If you need to find the device view manually, click the Library tab, then select your device from the Library sidebar.)
  2. Click "To Device".
  3. Click "Copy to Device".
From eu.real


Top New Features in Flash Player

Adobe® Flash® Player is a cross-platform, browser-based application runtime that provides uncompromised viewing of expressive applications, content, and videos across browsers and operating systems.

Stage 3D accelerated graphics rendering
stage 3D
Explore a new architecture for high-performance 2D/3D GPU hardware accelerated graphics rendering by Adobe, which provides low-level Stage3D APIs for advanced rendering in apps and gives framework developers classes of interactive experiences.

native 64-bit
Native 64-bit support
Flash Player can now take advantage of native support for 64-bit operating systems and 64-bit web browsers on Linux®, Mac OS, and Windows®.

Multi-threaded video decoding
Deliver live streaming and real-time interactive video with improved playback performance and increased frame rates of high bit rate content running on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.

Enhanced mouse controls and relative coordinates
mouse control
Create immersive, panoramic games for new classes of content, including first-person games that take advantage of infinite scrolling, mouse lock, relative mouse coordinates, and right- and middle-click events.

From adobe


What is Windows Media Player?

Windows Media Player (abbreviated WMP) is a media player and media library application developed by Microsoft that is used for playing audio, video and viewing images on personal computers running the Microsoft Windows operating system, as well as on Pocket PC and Windows Mobile-based devices. Editions of Windows Media Player were also released for Mac OS, Mac OS X and Solaris but development of these has since been discontinued.

windows media player for win7
In addition to being a media player, Windows Media Player includes the ability to rip music from and copy music to compact discs, burn recordable discs in Audio CD format or as data discs with playlists such as an MP3 CD, synchronize content with a digital audio player (MP3 player) or other mobile devices, and enable users to purchase or rent music from a number of online music stores.

Windows Media Player replaced an earlier application called Media Player, adding features beyond simple video or audio playback.

Windows Media Player 11 is available for Windows XP and included in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. The default file formats are Windows Media Video (WMV), Windows Media Audio (WMA), and Advanced Systems Format (ASF), and its own XML based playlist format called Windows Playlist (WPL). The player is also able to utilize a digital rights management service in the form of Windows Media DRM.

Windows Media Player 12 is the most recent version of Windows Media Player. It was released on July 22, 2009 along with Windows 7 and has not been released for previous versions of Windows.

From wikipedia


New Live Telecast Player from BBC for London Olympic Games

BBC perceptive media
BBC has just launched the new version live interactive player earlier this July, which meanwhile introduced the BBC beta application of BBC sports on Facebook. BBC said all this is done for welcoming the soon arrival of the coming London 2012 summer Olympic Games.

This new version interactive player will provide 24 HD video streams accompanied with the function of reminding you of important watches and other information as well as some statistics. Such player is compatible with personal computer and also can be applied to tablets that support flash technology. Then you can watch live show of Olympic anywhere ever possible.

There is also a simplified version for the exclusive use of iPad and other portable devices that cannot support flash format. However, with the simplified version, many interactive functions won't be available.

BBC Sport Facebook app also supports stream video. In addition, there is easy access for the users to learn about what their friends are watching, and what the most popular matches are at the moment.

Won't that be wonderful? You can watch the games with your friends, and share your enjoyment. Such kind of live video player certainly would be a nice tool for the sports lovers. As the Olympic Games will be on in 9 days, let’s expect this great moment together.

Free Mac VLC Player?

VLC Media Player is a longtime open-source favorite, and the latest version offers fixes and feature enhancements for the Mac version that make it a must download. It's not the only option for free video playback, but it's one of the best, and it's often the go-to media player for Mac users who can't seem to play a specific media file.

VLC Media player offers a number of tools and customization options to manage and watch video. Users get frame-by-frame advancement; granular speed controls allowing for on-the-fly slower or faster playback; and live recording of streaming video. The toolbars are fully customizable, so you can have only the buttons you need in the interface.

This version comes with improvements to the interface, support for MxPEG files and streaming, and more. Along with minor tweaks, VLC continues to offer robust support for a wide range of video and audio formats, including OGG, MP2, MP3, MP4, DivX, HD codecs like AES3, Raw Dirac, and even support for playing back zipped files. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.

The default interface was improved in recent updates, but integrated skinning can make it even better. Behavior can still be a bit unpredictable depending on the quality of the skin, but VLC's open-source foundation and community ensures that it evolves quickly and often, with new features and fixes released frequently.

Overall, VLC Media Player is a must-have application for its ability to open just about any type of video file you throw at it, making it a great option for Mac users having trouble playing certain file types.

Read more:CNET


What is KMP Player ?

KMP is a versatile multi media player which can cover a various different types of contained formats.
KMP Player
Without any separate Codec, you are able to play any media files because KMP has its' own internal Codec. Supported Codec are separated by internal & external. For the sound Codec, KMPlayer supports AC3, DTS, MPEG1, 2, AAC, WMA 7, 8, OGG & etc. and it additionally supports matrix function/normalizer function when internal sound Codec is being used. Internal Codec gets processed inside of KMPlayer so it’s faster & safer. Also KMPlayer supports all the Codec from ffdshow and it additionally supports MPEG1/2. If you’re a user who finds it inconvenient to install Codec, who has a low CPU computer and/or a user who strives for an excellent multi-media playback player, you’ll be able to modify your environment to a convenient multi-media format by using KMP.

KMPlayer supports 3D format (side-by-side, top and bottom) videos with a low CPU Memory share and provides an optimized, stable playback through GPU support. With a one click of a button, you’ll be able to experience the amazing 3D home cinema world and you conveniently can enjoy 3D Contents without downloading with 3D Movie Plus Apps being provided by KMP Plus.

Through KMPlayer, experience vibrant and sharp, high-resolution 3D movies at home.
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Best Video Player MX Player

MX Player is the first Android video player that performs multi-core decoding. According to the test results on dual-core devices, it shows up to 70% performance improvement than single-core devices.

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Features of MX Player:
  • Multi-core Decoding - MX Player is the first Android video player that performs multi-core decoding. According to test results on dual-core devices, it showed up to 70% performance improvement over single-core decoding. 
  • CPU Optimize - Provides Codecs and Rendering Engines highly optimized for processors including ARM® NEON™ and NVIDIA® Tegra™ 
  • Pinch Zoom - Easily zoom in and out by pinching and swiping across screen. 
  • Subtitle Scroll - Scroll on subtitle text and playback position will be adjusted to match previous or next subtitle timing. 
  • Kids Lock - Keep your kids entertained without having to worry about making calls or touching other apps. 
  • Fully supports Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
  • Plays almost every movie files including .3gp .avi .divx .f4v .flv .mkv .mp4 .mpeg .mov .vob .wmv .webm .xvid and many more.
  • Processor optimization
1.High speed rendering for ARM® NEON™ compliant processors.
2.Provides processor specific Codecs including Tegra 2 processor.
  • Audio track can be changed dynamically.
  • Quickly change decoding mode - Click S/W or H/W button on the screen while playing to change decoding mode seamlessly.
  • Network stream playback.
  • Move forward/backward (Optional)
  • Aspect ratio selection.
  • De-interlacing (S/W decoding mode only)
  • Keyboard shortcuts
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1.Space: Resume / Pause
2.DPAD Left / Right: Seek backward / forward
3.Menu shortcuts
  • Toggle between elapsed time and remaining time - touch elapsed time text on the video control panel.
from mxvpen

What is Adobe Flash Player?

Adobe Flash Player
The Adobe Flash Player is software for viewing multimedia, Rich Internet Applications and streaming video and audio, on a computer web browser or on supported mobile devices. Flash Player runs SWF files that can be created by the Adobe Flash authoring tool, by Adobe Flex or by a number of other Macromedia and third party tools. Flash Player was created by Macromedia and now developed and distributed by Adobe Systems after its acquisition. Flash Player supports vector and raster graphics, 3D graphics, an embedded scripting language called ActionScript and streaming of video and audio. ActionScript is based on ECMAScript, and supports object-oriented code, and may be compared to JavaScript. Flash Player has a wide user base, with over 90% penetration on internet connected personal computers,and is a common format for games, animations, and GUIs embedded into web pages.

Flash Player is freely available as a plugin for recent versions of web browsers (such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and Safari) on selected platforms. Google Chrome integrated the player into the distribution. Each version of the plugin is backwards-compatible.

Flash Player is used internally by the Adobe Integrated Runtime (Adobe AIR), in order to provide a cross-platform runtime environment for desktop applications and mobile applications. The runtime supports installable applications on Windows, Linux, Mac OS, and some mobile operating systems such as iOS and Android. Flash applications must specifically be built for the Adobe AIR runtime in order to utilize additional features provided, such as file system integration, native client extensions, native window/screen integration, taskbar/dock integration, and hardware integration with connected Accelerometer and GPS devices.
from wikipedia


i-Devices Rush Player Activation

In the previous blogs, we've discussed many video players for i-devices, such as AVplayer, movie player, etc. This time, the video below will introduce another cool player-Rush Player. It is about how to gain the full version activation code for Rush Player+.

Review of Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2

 Galaxy Player 4.2

The good: The Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 offers most of the capabilities of Samsung's popular Android smartphones, minus the phone and monthly fees.

The bad: Both the software and the processor are relatively old by smartphone standards. Parents should know there are no safeguards included to restrict access to age-inappropriate content.

The bottom line: When it comes to competing with Apple's iPod Touch media player, the Galaxy Player 4.2 is Samsung's best effort yet, but it's still playing catch-up.

This is by far the prettiest Galaxy Player device I've seen yet. I know I said the same thing about the Galaxy Player 3.6, but the 4.2 is newer, prettier, and thinner. The lightweight, black (or white if you have that model) plastic casing feels good in your hand, though it does smudge easily.

It measures a slender 0.35 inch thick, again putting it in the ballpark of the 0.28-inch iPod Touch. When you account for the fact that the Player's removable back plate conceals a replaceable battery and a microSD memory card slot, the extra girth seems excusable.

You get a standard volume rocker and power button on the right edge of the Player 4.2, along with a headphone jack and Micro-USB port on the bottom. Samsung throws in a pair of decent in-ear headphones (with in-line mic), a USB cable, and a power outlet adapter.

The Galaxy Player offers most of the features you'd expect in a modern smartphone, minus the phone or cellular data connection. You'll find front and rear cameras (maxing out at 2 megapixels), GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, and support for Google's suite of official mobile applications, including Gmail, Google Talk, and the Android Market (now Google Play). If you're someone who's already invested heavily in Android Market apps, it makes sense that you'd want a device that can run them.

One unique feature worth mentioning is the inclusion of an FM radio tuner. People are still nuts for radio, and it also comes in handy for tuning into TV audio at the gym.

For more information please refer to the link below.
From cnet


Netflix Video Player of Improved Version

Screenshot by Dara Kerr/CNET
Netflix began rolling out a new fandangled video player for PCs today. Besides beefing up the playback with added options, information, and video accessibility, the video service also redesigned the control bar to be more user-friendly.

There are a handful of notable new features to the video playback. First, the control bar has different options that include access to subtitles, previews of the next episode, and previews to the whole season (if users are watching a TV show). If users click on the previews to the whole season, a box will pop-up that lets them watch previews from within the same screen. Also, if the video stays paused for a few seconds a text overlay will show up saying what the user is currently watching.

Things seem to be looking pretty bright for Netflix this week. Just earlier today the company announced that it was winning back former customers who quit the service after its controversial price hike last fall.

According to GigaOM, which first reported the new video player, users can also resize their browser window while watching videos. This can help users multitask while watching Netflix and also may help sizing if using the streaming service with a connected television set.
From cnet

Playback Screen of BUZZ Player

As have been introduced in previous blogs,BUZZ Player is a powerful media player for your iPhone/iPodTouch to browse, organize and play all your media files. Beside all audio and video file types supported by iPhone OS system (mp3, aac, caf, wav....) it also supports play various other common media file types that iOS system doesn't support such as wma, avi, divx, flv, iso, vob, mkv, rmvb ...

We've known about what Buzz Player is and its main screen, now let's get to know its playback screen from the pictures shown below:

                                 Playback screen
                     Playback screen with quick switch file to play
From bugunsoft


New Version of CineXPlayer

CineXPlayer Screenshot
"CineXPlayer is a very versatile video app for your iPad","The app is frequently updated to add new features, and CineXPlayer is something I expect to use a lot." Mel Matin Tuaw

"CineXPlayer, the excellent, rock-solid, play-anything video player for iOS, had gotten yet another big update. Every time the app is bumped to a new version, I wonder what the developers will be able to add next time. And today’s answer is… Quite a lot." Charlie Sorrel / Cult of Mac

Automatic Download of DVD Covers
AutoMagic IMdb lookup - Player Screen Includes new IMDB button to instantly pop up info about movie
Screenager [Multiscreen] Mode - Rotate IPAD to portrait during playback allows you to simultaneously watch your movie and Surfing the web
Send/Sharing/Watch your movies instantly over Wi-Fi with friends and family
Remote Control CineXPlayer using any web browser (Requires Wi-Fi)
Load your Movies using any Web browser over Wi-Fi
CineXPlayer to CineXPlayer transfer of Movies (ideal for sharing your home movies) - Requires WIFI Multiple Move Management of Movies ; use the Search & Edit button to tag multiple files and moved to a folder
Shuffle Mode (allows random playing of movies/movies) idea for parties
MP4, MOV, M4V can now be played direct from Dropbox Cloud
Screenshot Function - Allows saving of screenshot to CameraRoll (ideal for note taking during educational videos)
Video Downloader - allow movies to be directly downloaded from the Web

From itunes.apple

CineXPlayer-Enjoy Xvid Movies

"CineXPlayer: A powerful movie app" Marc Saltzman USA Today -Watch your Xvid movies on the go from anywhere even if they’re in formats that don’t normally play or even sync with your iPad or iPad 2 today! Download CineXPlayer & start transferring & watching your favorite movies without conversion, in HD, even in 3D ! The only iOS app with Dolby Mobile Enabled(Brings the Awesome 5.1 Surround for Headphones)

"The play-anything-you-throw-at-it iPad movie app CineXPlayer has just been updated to version 2.5. But don’t let the incremental version number fool you: my favorite movie-playing app just got enough new features to make it my only movie-playing app." Charlie Sorrel WIRED.COM http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/11/cinexplayer-updated-dolby-digital-ac3-dropbox-more/

CineXPlayer was developed to be the hands-down best way for iPad owners to View, Store, and Manage their digital film library. Since they’re are able to save full movie files onto the app CineXPlayer also lets users watch full videos and films without an internet connection, a feature perfect for busy travelers in need of some relaxing entertainment while in transit. The app also supports HD playback, and includes a highly functional file management interface with an easy “delete,rename,folders & playlists” tool as well. Users can even share their thoughts and tell friends about what they’re watching via Facebook directly through the app as well.

The first Xvid media player for the iPad that places a strong emphasis on continuous innovation and customer satisfaction CineXPlayer’s developers pride themselves on improving the application based on user input. This constant attention to the end-user experience has put the app in a league of its own, level above similarly conceived applications. Furthermore,

CineXPlayer is able to run files in almost any format – such as .avi and others -- and includes support for subtitled (.srt) files, as well as TV/VGA/HDMI Output. Don’t be hampered by the restrictions of your iPad’s video player ever again! Bypass the hassles and delays caused by media backups in iTunes, get CineXPlayer – far and away the most well-rounded Xvid movie player on the App Store – and start enjoying movies and TV shows on your iPad on YOUR terms today!

CineXPlayer Features:

Only Player in AppStore with : •Dolby Digital Plus (Enhanced AC-3) with support of 5.1 channels •Dolby Mobile Enabled(Awesome 5.1 Surround on Headphones)

•Watch movies everywhere in 3D (2D->3D Watch your Xvid 2D movies in 3D)
•Integrated with Facebook to let users share thoughts and info on what they’re watching with friends and family easily.
•In-App Webbrowser for direct download/playback/shortcut to WEB/NAS drive movies
•Easy Management utilities to manage movie collections (perfect for cataloging the different episodes of TV series).
•Intuitive, simple, and highly responsive User Interface.
•Easy to use security option (requires additional in-app purchase)
•Extra options are available for on-demand purchase/upgrade.
•Supports HD playback (in 720p)
•Quick forward and backward controls
•Playlist, easy Navigation and search
•Subtitle Support (.srt) - with in-app download for .zip files
•Gesture Control e.g. Swipe +/- 60 Seconds During the Movie
•Moveable Subtitle (Touch’n’Drag) /Sizable by Pinch
From itunes.apple


Movie Player Introduction

With Movie Player you can now watch all your favorite films on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Movie Player supports all popular file formats! No video conversion is required beforehand!

Supported Formats: divx, avi, flv, mov, wmv, mpg, mpeg, mpeg1, mpeg2, mpeg4, mp4, m4v , mpv, vob, ts, ogv, ogm, mkv, dv, asf, 3gp, m2p, m2ts, m2v, gxf

Features At A Glance:

✔ Compatibility: Movie Player plays almost any Video format!

✔ File-Management: Transfers films via iTunes, Dropbox, WiFi or direct download from the web to your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

✔ Dropbox: Play films from your Dropbox.

✔ Integration: Movie Player even plays Videos from E-Mail attachments, from your Web-Browser and from many other Apps.

✔ Folders: Sort and group your films with folders.

✔ Easy renaming: Rename your films directly within the App.

✔ Playlist: With the Playlist function you can watch several movies in a row without interruption.

✔ Direct deletion: And should you start to run short of space on your device, you can delete movies directly from the device.

Recommendation: For optimum playback, we recommend you use an iPad, at least an iPhone 4 or a 4th generation iPod Touch.
From itunes.apple

What is Buzz Player?

BUZZ Player is a powerful media player for your iPhone/iPodTouch to browse, organize and play all your media files.

Beside all audio and video file types supported by iPhone OS system (mp3, aac, caf, wav....) it also supports play various other common media file types that iOS system doesn't support such as wma, avi, divx, flv, iso, vob, mkv, rmvb ... Not only support display most common video's subtitles file types such as srt, sub, ass, ssa, smi...

BUZZ Player allows you to customize the display of those subtitles with many options of subtitle's color, font, position and language. Addition to play local media files on your iPhone/iPodTouch, BUZZ Player also lets you play network files through common network protocols such as http, ftp,mms ... even rtmp, rtsp, rtp protocol that suitable for streaming media and real transmission. BUZZ Player allow you to display video file on external screen such as TV, Computer... with larger screen and other resolutions.

BUZZ Player will impressed you with its capable of easilly transfering all file types between your iPhone/iPodTouch and PC or network through USB and Wifi connection. It also support sharing what you like with your friend through email, Facebook, Twitter. With folder, playlist organization feature, you can browse and organize your all audio and video files easily with BUZZ Player.
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Video Player for Your iPhone-Oplayer

We review OPlayer, an iPhone app that plays all your digital videos without the need to convert them into MP4s, or to load them through iTunes.
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It doesn’t seem that long ago since Apple backpedalled on its decision not to allow third-party web browser apps on the iPhone, since it already had Safari built in.

But the public wanted those apps, and eventually they were allowed through the net. Now we’re suddenly starting to see video player applications, suggesting a similar thing has happened with multimedia playback.

OPlayer is the latest addition to this new trend, and provides superb playback quality of all your digital video files in a quick, easy and attractive package.
Natively the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad only accepts MP4 videos, and even then they must meet a very particular specification. If the audio sampling rate is even slightly different to what Apple insisted upon, the video wouldn’t work.
So being able to drag and drop most any computer-format video file into the iPhone, and immediately watch it, feels like a kingly gift after several years of tedious format conversions and battles with iTunes.

OPlayer accepts a host of well-used video file types, such as AVI, WMV, Xvid, Divx, MP4, MPG, MKV and more, and is just as happy to play your audio files in the MP3, WMA, RM or AAC formats. None of these files need any kind of conversion to play on the iPhone, and all are handled quickly and smoothly.

The app can comfortably overlay subtitles on the video playback, which can be part of a container file (such as MKV), included automatically by giving the subs file the same name as the video file, or loaded in manually from an external SUB or SRT file.

Playback of files is immensely convenient, resembling the native YouTube application in many respects, while adding in a few important features to help you keep your files organised. Primarily this includes the methods used to move videos to and from the app, which can be done through iTunes’ file sharing function using a simple, and fast, drag and drop.

Streaming is supported over HTTP, while FTP and SAMBA sharing is also included should you want to drag files off a suitably equipped server or a computer. And should you wish to move files over to the device wirelessly, a web client is included allowing you to send video over Wi-Fi in either direction.

A playlist function is available for both video and audio, and you can create custom lists of websites, servers or other sources you’re likely to call upon regularly for bringing in the content.

All this might sound a bit complex in description, but that’s not something OPlayer is easily accused of. Ignoring any of the transfer protocols that many people won’t use anyway, this is a very simple and impressively efficient app to use.

The features are all there if you really need them, but for quickly filling up your device with videos to watch when and where you want, OPlayer delivers everything you need within a few button presses.

Apple should have included an app like this in the iPhone’s firmware, but OPlayer more than earns its £1.79 by cutting out the tedious MP4 file conversions alone. Bundle all its other great features in, and you’ve got a first class app that would be a bargain at twice the price.
From knowyourmobile

Video Player Definiton

A video player is a kind of media player for playing back digital video data from media such as optical discs (for example, DVD, VCD), as well as from files of appropriate formats such as MPEG, AVI, RealVideo, and QuickTime.
In addition to VCR-like functions such as playing, pausing, stopping, rewinding, and forwarding, some common functions include zooming/full screen, audio channel selection, subtitle selection, and frame capturing.
Many of the video players also support simple playback of digital audio and 3D playback of 2D video.

3D Video players are used to play back 2D video in 3D format.

A high-quality three-dimensional video presentation requires that each frame of a motion picture/video be embedded with information on the depth of objects present in the scene. This process involves shooting the video with special equipment from two distinct perspectives or modelling and rendering each frame as a collection of objects composed of 3D vertices and textures, much like in any modern video game, to achieve special effects. Tedious and costly, this method is only used in a small fraction of movies produced worldwide, while most movies remain in the form of traditional 2D images.

It is, however, possible to give an otherwise two-dimensional picture the appearance of depth with a much more simple approach. Using a technique known as anaglyph processing a "flat" picture can be transformed so as to give an illusion of depth when viewed through anaglyph glasses (usually red-cyan). An image viewed through anaglyph glasses appears to have both protruding and deeply embedded objects in it, at the expense of somewhat distorted colours. The method itself is old enough, dating back to mid-19th century , but it is only with recent advances in computer technology that is has become possible to apply this kind of transformation to a series of frames in a motion picture reasonably fast or even in real time, i.e. as the video is being played back. Several implementations exist in the form of 3D video players that render conventional 2D video in anaglyph 3D, as well as in the form of 3D video converters,that transform video into stereoscopic anaglyph and transcode it for playback with regular software or hardware video players.
From wikipedia


Netflix's Video Player

The video streaming service overhauls its video player for browser-based watching, adding in a host of new features and options, including single TV episode and whole season previews.

Netflix began rolling out a new fandangled video player for PCs today. Besides beefing up the playback with added options, information, and video accessibility, the video service also redesigned the control bar to be more user-friendly.
There are a handful of notable new features to the video playback. First, the control bar has different options that include access to subtitles, previews of the next episode, and previews to the whole season (if users are watching a TV show). If users click on the previews to the whole season, a box will pop-up that lets them watch previews from within the same screen. Also, if the video stays paused for a few seconds a text overlay will show up saying what the user is currently watching.

Things seem to be looking pretty bright for Netflix this week. Just earlier today the company announced that it was winning back former customers who quit the service after its controversial price hike last fall.

According to GigaOM, which first reported the new video player, users can also resize their browser window while watching videos. This can help users multitask while watching Netflix and also may help sizing if using the streaming service with a connected television set.

From cnet

AVPlayer for Apple

Neither the iPad nor the iPhone lack for good video-playing options. Between Apple’s own Videos, the built-in YouTube app, and third-party offerings Netflix, Hulu, and Air Video—all of which I use regularly—it’s hard to imagine wanting, or needing, another. AVPlayer HD and AVPlayer, separate apps for the iPad and iPhone, do fill what may be an important niche for some users. That is, the apps from ePlayWorks enable you to play videos that reside on your iPad or iPhone, encoded in just about every major format. And they perform that task well.

But transferring videos to the AVPlayer library is awkward—you can do so with a USB connection, or wirelessly through your computer’s web browser or an FTP program, after you open the app, obtain a specific address you enter into your browser, and then upload the videos to the browser. The iPad or iPhone app then immediately imports the videos.

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Video Maniac: AVPlayer plays many different video formats very well—an FLV file, in this case. You can view technical information about your video, as shown here, and speed up or slow down the playing speed with the plus/minus control, on the right.

Air Video, as well as other file transfer apps, in contrast, provide a free utility that you install on your computer, and after an initial, single setup process, allow for simple wireless transfer. Air Video, a universal iOS app, can play videos in many formats as well, translating them on the fly as they stream via Wi-Fi or even from a remote Web connection. Unlike AVPlayer, however, Air Video does not play videos that are already stored on your device.

Considering the ease with which videos can be converted to the iOS-friendly MP4 format with both Mac and Windows utility programs, it’s difficult to imagine that AVPlayer will provide any advantages for most users. That said, both the iPad and iPhone versions of the app performed impressively: Videos of varying lengths and formats all played smoothly and clearly on both my iPad and iPod touch. And one extra feature—the ability to speed up videos to play up to twice their normal speed or down to half-speed—is also a nice touch.

from macword


Watch Videos through Video Players on iPhone

Use an iPhone video player to view TV shows or movies in various formats. The AVPlayer app plays XVID, DIVX, AVI, WMV, RMVB, ASF, and H.264 video files. The OPlayer app recognizes several video formats and it is capable of streaming videos online. Consider the Movie Player and BUZZ Player app too.


AV Player iPhone AppAn easy to use video player that doesn't require you to convert files is a handy addition to your iPhone. Meet AVPlayer. This iPhone video player is designed to play several types of video files, including XVID, DIVX, AVI, WMV, ASF, H.264, and MKV. It also supports several subtitle files including SMI, SRT, and TXT. As you watch a movie or TV show, control the playback with simple swipes of the screen. For example, if you want to re-watch a particular scene, swipe the screen to the left to move back 10 seconds. The AV Player app is available on the iTunes App Store for $2.99.

BUZZ Player

BUZZ Player iPhone App

Not only can you view a variety of video and audio files stored on the iPhone with the BUZZ Player, you can also play videos that are stored on your computer remotely with the built-in network browser. 3GP, AVI, ASF, FLV, H.263, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, AAC, AC3, and ALAC are some of the file types that the BUZZ Player recognizes. The app outputs in HD for Quick Time media files and supports most subtitle files. The BUZZ Player is available in the iTunes App Store for $1.99.


CineXPlayer iPhone App

If you are looking for an app that is designed for XVID files, then CineXPlayer is the app for you. Watch your favorite videos on the iPhone or use the TV output feature to watch on a television. You can select subtitles while watching a video. The app also has a Auto Resume function and a Loop Movie function. Download the CineXPlayer app from the iTunes App Store for $1.99.

Movie Player

Movie Player iPhone App
DIVX, AVI, FLV, MOV, WMV, MPEG, and MP4 are just a few of the many file formats that are playable with Movie Player. Not only does the app play files on the iPhone, it also plays videos from e-mail attachments, from the web browser, and from other apps. Arrange your favorite movies and TV shows in a playlist and play them in that order. This iPhone video player app is available at the iTunes App Store for $2.99.


OPlayer iPhone App
The OPlayer app supports several video files including WMV, AVI, MKV, XVID, and MP4. The app also plays several audio files including MP3, WMA, RM, and AAC. It supports FTP and Samba clients. You can stream videos through Wi-Fi or 3G network with this app. You can also adjust settings and create playlists. The OPlayer app is available at the iTunes App Store for $2.99.

From brighthub

Videos from Your Mobile Phone to Youtube

If your phone has a camera with video capture, you can easily post videos to YouTube that you take with your mobile phone. Visit www.youtube.com/mobile to learn more.

From youtube

Free Realplayer for You


  • Download and trim web videos

    The 'Download This Video' button will appear automatically when you play a video in your browser. Click on the button and the video starts downloading to your hard drive. Keep it as is or use the Trimmer to cut out the boring bits.
  • Play Any Video Format

    RealPlayer can convert and play every major media type, including Flash, Quicktime, MPEG-4, Windows Media, DVDs. Just load it up and watch at your leisure.
  • Watch On-The-Go

    Connect your mobile to your PC. Click on the Copy button. RealPlayer converts the video to the correct format and transfers it to your mobile. Now enjoy your videos on the go without data charges or connectivity issues!
  • Share with your friends

    Pick a download video from your library and share it/email it to your friends at the touch of a button. The new RealPlayer also brings Facebook videos direct to you - simply log in via RealPlayer!
  • Protect Your Videos

    RealPlayer's new Private mode allows you to download your videos to a secret folder and build your own private video collection. Password-protected and 100% secure. it ensures your videos are hidden from prying eyes.
  • Organise your videos & photos

    The latest RealPlayer now lets you move all your videos and photos off your phone or device to your PC. Just plug in your phone or device and let RealPlayer do the rest. 


You Can't Post London Olympics Videos or Photos Online

Despite the upcoming 2012 London Olympics dubbed the first "social" games, the organisers have imposed heavy restrictions on what spectators and athletes can do with the photos and videos they take.

Olympic-goers are barred from uploading photos and videos of the events on social networking sites, not limited to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. As if that wasn't crazy enough in this day and age, "branding police" will ensure that non-Olympic logos and trademarks will be covered in and around Olympic venues.

As the Guardian notes, athletes will not even be able to tweet which brand-named cereal they are eating that particular morning. Send in the troops should Sir Chris Hoy tweet about his epic bowl of Weetabix.
2012 London Olympics (Source: CNET)
But Olympic bosses have admitted the ban on spectators posting content is "unenforceable", claiming there is "not much [the organisers] can do about it."

The rules are so strict, in a bid to protect contracts signed to generate vast sums of sponsorship money for the Games, that athletes are not allowed to have their photos taken next to branded products that are not official sponsors of the Games. Even Twitter is disallowing non-official sponsors advertising with promoted ads under Olympic trademarks, such as #London2012.
The Olympic tickets state:
"Images, video and sound recordings of the Games taken by a Ticket Holder cannot be used for any purpose other than for private and domestic purposes and a Ticket Holder may not license, broadcast or publish video and/or sound recordings, including on social networking websites and the Internet more generally."
The reason is due to the brand laws passed in the UK not too long ago in preparation for the upcoming Games. The Olympic Symbol (Protection) Act 1995, and in particular the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Act 2006, both protect the Games from abuses and those who wish to cash in despite not holding official sponsorship accreditation.

The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) said that a "common sense approach" however would be enacted to ensure that especially those in the commercial sector frankly don't push their luck.

"Media rights are sold --- can we police everything these days? Absolutely not," Sir Keith Mills, deputy chairman of LOCOG told the BBC.

"The internet has changed the world and we're not going to be silly. But the reality is that we live in an Internet world where Facebook downloads and uploads are happening every day of the week and there's not much we can do about it."
"We are looking to stop people who seek to use them for commercial purposes," a London 2012 spokesperson said. A clarification will be issued as and when the tickets are distributed, they said.

From zdnet


DVD Player Software of Great Compatibility

When looking for the best DVD player software for yourself, you should always look to find out if the software is able to play all the types of videos and has all the features that you need to have your movie viewing desires fulfilled. Considering the fact that there are so many types of software to choose from, selecting the right one could get a little confusing if you do not have your priorities sorted out in regards to the various features desired. All software provide the same features at their initial phase during the free download but as new formats of video files get updated, they tend to break down and not play the updated forms of videos. You also have got to think about the future. So, the best option would be such software that would provide for the need of the present and also provide for regular updates to help run updated forms of videos.

Most software are available on the internet as free trial versions which allows a viewer to have a peek at all the features of the software and gives them a firsthand experience about the features and uses of the product. They do contain all the features that are needed to run and view the current forms of videos but it also should be kept in mind that free updates are available on a regular basis to combat the problems caused due to the constant change of file types, formats and resolutions. To resolve this problem, always check the different types of ffree DVD player software available online and try and play all the file formats that you have on single software. Also, it should be kept in mind that software rankings are achieved on the basis of sales made, not upon the quality of the product or how good it is.

So, when trying to avail the best DVD player software for yourself, remember to try out all the free download versions available and check all the features of that software. Make sure that you do not have to download a whole lot of data to make a certain file format run on the software and also ensure that all the file formats play on one single player and you don't have to have a number of software to play different file formats. Also ensure you get regular free updates for your software and they are easy to update not requiring much codecs. You certainly don't want to be buying new version of the same software each time there is an update available at least till a new version of that software is released. Another thing to be kept in mind is the support for the software. There should be a constant support available to you in case you are stuck somewhere and have no idea what to do. For this, you can certainly search the internet for all the various types of file formats available and ensure you choose the software that supports each one of these formats.

From goarticles

Video Player Software Choosing

Video clips are now anywhere in the internet. In fact, it has been a good instrument to advertise your products as properly as your organization. Along with the widespread use of movies to encourage corporations and merchandise and to convey suggestions fast, there are also a number of corporations who are prepared to give you the best video clip player software that enables you to see movies rapidly and crystal clear.

Of course, the selection of the finest video clip player software package also counts when you are observing movies on the web. If you are maintaining a site that has tons of video clips on it that you want to share, or you want your viewers to see the best high quality video you have, you might once more want the best software package to run your video clips with.

If you are wanting for the ideal video player software program, right here are a few guidelines and strategies that you could locate useful on how to discover the very best software.

Make certain that your selection of application can play a lot of video programs. With the quite a few formats that are obtainable these days, it is in truth hassle-free to have 1 player that will accept and play them all. MP3s, Mpeg files, CDs, DVDs, QuickTime videos, videos from cell phones and iPods... indeed, there are a lot of them currently and having a media player that can play them all is 1 handy issue to have. It is also crucial to observe that some video gamers will need supplemental codecs to play other file types and this is not friendly to people as effectively.

The software package ought to be easy to set up and use. It is without a doubt disappointing to have a software program that normally requires a incredibly long time to set up and a tiny bit hard to use. Make confident that playback of your movies is effortless as well and the choices and capabilities are uncomplicated to comprehend and operate.

The computer software really should not be a area eater when it arrives to the memory use. Of program, it is regular to eat up room but make positive it does not consider up a incredibly huge area in your memory. Of program, some video clip or media players that can suit into a flash drive is a good one particular as this will also make it additional convenient to use devoid of eating up a whole lot of your memory space.

It is also crucial to test if your player enables playback of large top quality video clips without having lagging. This is one of the most disappointing items in video clip players, consequently make sure you have the finest video clip player software package that will allow you to watch substantial image quality movies devoid of possessing to put up with delays and hangs.

These are just a couple of the many items that you have to take into account to be ready to uncover the very best video player computer software suit for you. Of course, if you are seeking for these sorts of software package, it is also critical to examination it, or examine reviews so that you can have what you are seeking for.

From goarticles

PC Video Player Software Choosing Guide

Video media popular today in promoting your online business or just to share their ideas clearly. In fact, it is faster media that people prefer because they can just click and watch than reading a long text.

With this trend though, the need for a PC video software player is good also increases. If you are looking for a PC video software is a good player that will allow you to play your favorite video or check any format video files they may be, it is important that you examine and compare the features of the software which is suitable for you.


Until now, many people rely on YouTube and other third parties as a source for the video that they put in their websites. The problem with this though is that you are not always able to find exactly the video on the topic you want to talk about on your website. Even if you do, always there are things about the video that you do not like but have no control over. For example you may not like the way video is presented and you can do better if only you can change it.

The solution

player videos embedded on your own site is the solution to this problem YouTube. Such as video marketing become more popular and more and more people realize the benefits of video marketing, embedded video player sites that need more than ever and many people are looking for an easy way to put videos on their website. Now there is a new generation tool that lets Internet Marketers sites new even without any experience what so ever to embed video into their websites. With this tool you can have your own videos embedded on your website with just a few clicks. You do not need technical expertise to do this. your own video can be incorporated into your web site with just a few clicks by using a video player website.

Here are some considerations that you should not forget in choosing the best video player you are looking for.

- Get the software video player that plays different video or file format. Because there are many gadgets and devices today that can record video and other media, is also important that you can find a video player that can play and run a different video formats. The most common is mpeg, AVI, QuickTime or RealVideo. Of course, it must also play CDs and DVDs. This may not be possible in the past, but with today's technology, you can indeed find a video player that can keep you playing, whatever your video format or file.

- While it is important that your player can handle different file formats, you should check the memory is also required to install the player. Some people may have features that you like but it also takes most of your memory space, so make sure you have balance you need.

- Read the reviews of the installation process. Also examine how users are finding these tools. One of the considerations you should make as well is how user friendly it is a tool. Check to see if easy to use, and which can be a plus factor of course. If there are many options can be confusing, this program also can be frustrating to use.

- Check to see if there is an option for a particular video or audio support as you like with your video. If you are looking for a video player that allows you to play high quality video without interruption lag, or if you want to play the video with digital sound or surrounding areas.

Indeed, it is important to check whether you have a good player for your video before trying to buy one. Prices are also considerations but of course, important that you get what you want with your player so you can enjoy the most without having to worry about the video is not played or played at low quality.

From articlesbase


10 Popular Video Players

Here, I would like to point top 10 popular and best video players in 2011 regarding to the following aspects: resource usage, support files (including digital music, video, DVD, blu-ray), operation difficulty level and etc.

1. VLC Media Player
VLC media player has a highly portable framework and works across different platforms. It is available for Windows, Macintosh, and many Linux flavors. If you want to use one media player for all platforms, VLC is the most recommended choice. It has the capability to repair broken content and supports many subtitle formats. Enabling the advanced controls sets buttons to record, take a snapshot, loop and frame by frame playback. No additional codecs are required for playback. It plays many media types across various local and network sources and support DVD playback.

Disadvantages: Large download size (20MB); Problem would occur when uninstalling for it integrates into WMP components; Seeking real media files causes short time glitches; A bit difficult operation for newbie/non-technical types.

2. KMPlayer
KMPlayer, also known as K-Multimedia player or KMP, it offers many advanced features, supports a wide range of codecs and formats, is extremely customizable and is available in multiple languages. The player offers quick playback and a fully skinable interface. For media playback, it includes almost all the essential decoders required built in. Additionally KMP also supports 3rd party codecs and also doesn't install the codecs on the computer like other codecs do.

Disadvantages: Large download size (14.9MB); Lack a professional web representation; Difficult to operate multi-functions; Slower than some media players like VLC; Pandora toolbar installation that can be opted out, Available for Windows only.

3. FreeSmith Video Player
FreeSmith Video Player is a new released video player freeware this year. It is an all-in-one media player which supports almost all popular audio & video formats, DVD and Blu-ray. Concise interface with necessary functions such as take snapshots, sync audio and subtitle, excellent DVD options and etc. The lowest download size among the video players listed here, only 8.24MB. Like VLC media player and KMPlayer, it obtains necessary codec when installing, so no extra codec download needed. Functions are listed clearly which is user-friendly and especially for primary users.

Disadvantages: Hotkeys are not available; Available for Windows only; Video Color adjustment is not available for direct 3d video output format; Functions are helpful but not multiple.

4. Media Player Classic Home Cinema
Replacement of Windows Media Classic, it has a similar outlook as old Windows Media Player v6.4. This program packs a lot of features, including codecs for viewing DVD discs, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG 4 and x.264 movie files, MP3 and Ogg files. Required no installation on your PC, that is, it can be run from your USB flash drive as well as your hard drive. This program is very fast and lightest, extremely easy to use, 64 bit versions available. Comparing to other window media player, it is a much better one.

Disadvantages: No support for syncing music; No picture quality controls; Available for Windows only; No support for blu-ray playback.

5. RealPlayer
RealPlayer is a universal media player that can play most popular video and music files in virtually any format. It also lets you download, convert and transfer videos to mobile devices, in addition to organizing your videos, music and photos. Real Player offers a sweeping array of features, from one-click video downloading to automatic transcoding to social network sharing, such as Facebook and YouTube. In addition, you have the option to strip the audio out of the videos and save those as separate files.

Disadvantages: Should pay for the professional one; Shut itself down sometimes; Large download size, high resource usage; Can not play music from an external drive.

6. GOM Player
GOM Player can play most media files, supported formats include DAT, MPEG, DivX, XviD, WMV, ASF, AVI, and MOV, as are common codecs like FLV1, AC3, OGG, MP4, and H263. It is capable of playing incomplete or damaged AVI files by skipping the damaged frames. It can also play locked or partially downloaded files. Its other features include HTTP streaming, editable skins, subtitling, overlay mixer, key remapping, enhanced filter rendering, real-time index rebuilding for AVI files and unicode support among others.

Disadvantages: May not play DVD discs on some systems; A bit slow responds; Not compatible with Window 7 very well.

7. UMPlayer
UMPlayer is a cross platform multimedia player with download size 13.1MB, using MPlayer as the core. This open source player can play a number of digital formats without installing extra codecs and can fetch the subtitles for you from OpenSubtitles.org in your preferred language. It integrates the ultra popular video sharing website YouTube and Shoutcast internet radio service with a search form in the main interface to search and play your preferred video and the top internet radio stations of that day. This program reads damaged media files and scratched CD/DVD.

Disadvantages: Problems with HD media playback (.h264 mkv files), quite a few bugs: setting equalizer and certain menu's pauses video for a moment, files with asian characters doesn't play, associates media files aggressively, Time incorrect sometimes, Help file needs improvement.

8. SPlayer
SPlayer/ShooterPlayer based on MPC-HC and ffmpeg is one of those media players that along with its open source stature. It has a minimal and stylistic interface and the controls only become visible only when you hover the mouse over the video screen near the bottom or top. It comes along with binary codecs and has a smart subtitle matching feature. SPlayer has two modes for display and playback, Quality and Performance, so that you can watch video's without breaking down even on your low profile system.

Disadvantages: Open Candy installation, didn't get sound out of a video in rare situations, too simple, confusing and clunky interface, non-ethical marketing: compares various media players on their homepage, some Chinese left in main interface & only Chinese documentation available.

9. Kamtaris Media Player
Kantaris plays most file formats without additional codecs and will also play RAR archives as well as multisection DVD's and audio CD's and stream online videos. Its recherché interface is impressive. Kantaris has a unique feature which detects the character encoding of subtitles by analyzing the text. Apple movie trailers and a local Video library both giving you cool 3D effect along with Last.fm are also incorporated. Kantaris connects to an online subtitle database to find subtitles that are a perfect fit to the played media.

Disadvantages: Large download size (16.75MB); Not as configurable as some other players for those requiring advanced features, Shortcut keys incomplete.

10. Zoom Player
Zoom Player claims that it supports every format (AVI, DIVX, XVID, MPEG, Flac Audio, Monkey Audio, Matroska, Windows Media, OGM, RealMedia, QuickTime, Flash and more), updated on a regular basis (new stable beta releases every few weeks), every feature is fully documented, supports all the latest playback technologies (Multi Monitor, VMR9, P2P Video Preview). Special TV Viewing features allowing easy remote control of your media playing experience.

Disadvantages: Contains malware, can't uninstall; Contains toolbar, may lead to IE website change.

To sum up, I recommend the first five all-in-one media players according to the aspects comparison. Among all media players listed here, FreeSmith Video Player is considered as the most promising video player freeware for windows, as its featured function on support files especially DVD and blu-ray playback and user-friendly operation.

From goarticles