Samsung’s Updates: Flash Player still Exists

Days later after Adobe’s announcement of withdrawing from the battle of mobile devices browser player with HTML5, no Flash Player download available from Google’s app store Play could be found these days.
HTML5 vs Flash PlayerFlash Player vs HTML5
 Along with this decision, there is supposed to be no certified version of Flash Player for Android 4.1. For older versions of Google OS, limited use of Flash Player is still I use. However, users have no choice but removing the player after updating to Android 4.1.

That’ to say if your mobile runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, then it won’t go well with Flash Player any more. Even for updated users, Adobe suggested you uninstalling Flash as the uncertified version could exhibit unpredictable behavior.

Then when it comes to Samsung Galaxy S3, many users are worrying about losing Flash Player upon its updating to Jelly Bean 4.1.1. Will that take place in next month (September)? The good news is that: Samsung and Adobe have officially stated that all users of Galaxy S3 I9300 would keep their Flash Player, when upgrade from Android 4.0 ICS to Jelly Bean.
Samsung Galaxy S3 upgrades to JB
Actually, S3 users should know that Flash websites do work smoothly largely because of Samsung S3. Well, the updates would be set on the fourth quarter of 2012 and Galaxy S3, S2, Note, Note 2 are all expected to equipped with JB.Samsung confirmed during its IFA 2012 keynote today that a Jelly Bean update is coming to both the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note 10.1 "very soon." It’s good to know that Adobe Flash Player still exists in mobile and of Android after August 15th.


RealNetworks’ Cuts: 80 after 80?

As officially stated, in order to reduce operating expenses, RealNetworks cut 80 employees yesterday on August 28th. If you ever remember, this seemed to happen when RealNetworks declared to cut 130 staff last February (which actually was not the first time). The company said it was good for changing the bad situation for RealNetworks.
The number of employees is down to about 1,300, (it was 1,700 2 years before). And the amount of being cut this year reaches to 7% of its total workforce. The lay-off related cost may also be around 2 million to 2.5 million dollars. Rob Glaser, who returned to the helm of the online media company in July, said in a companywide e-mail that the layoffs were the first step in the company's plan to reduce costs by $45 million.
If no new jobs provided, there may probably be another lay-off of 80 more. That would possibly happen in the next 7 months, although the company said it hoped to redeploy many of them when the current assignments come to the end.

Most well-known as the producer of media player software-RealPlayer and the operator of GameHouse casual games site, RealNetworks once lead the media field as a pioneer of streaming audio and video.

What do you think of Real's cuts? Or will Real cut another 80 in the next 7 months? How about the Android version RealPlayer that has already released eariler this month? 


Samsung Galaxy Player 5.8 or iPod Touch of 3.5-inch

The stereotyped portable music/video player should be handy and convenient enough for users’ experience would probably be broken down in the coming International Funkausstellung Berlin (IFA) when Samsung is about to release its super huge Galaxy player 5.8. A player with 5.8 inch display? That’s even bigger than Galaxy S 3, and makes Galaxy Note look small somehow.

samsung galaxy player 5.8 specifications
With a similar outlook of Galaxy S3, this 5.8-inch PMP has a 960 x 540 qHD resolution LCD touchscreen. It runs Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich OS and is powered by a 1 GHz dual-core CPU with 1 GB RAM.. Users can choose either 16 or 32GB fixed memory, along with a micro SD card slot for extending to 32GB more. WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS are also on board as the previous versions. With a 2,500mAh battery (larger than galaxy note's 2100, to balance its size and needs), Galaxy Player 5.8 measures in at 165.8 x 85.9 x 10.8 mm and 221g.
samsung galaxy player 5.8-galaxy S3
Galaxy player’s lineup of 3.6-inch, 4.0-inch, 4.2-inch and 5.0-inch models were said to enjoy advantages over iPod. Expandable memory and removable battery won’t be found in Apple’s iPod. Moreover, the latest carries a larger screen than 3.5-inch of iPod touch.

However, would the large screen actually bring up its sharpness? Let’s take a look at the resolution details:
Galaxy Player 5.8: 960×540
iPod touch 3.5: 960×640
iPod touch
When taken the screen size into consideration, it’s obvious to notice that iPod touch definitely offers a superior resolution with a much smaller display screen. When talking about the 5.8-inch galaxy player, 5.3-inch screen on the Samsung Galaxy Note is far more than gargantuan. As a matter of fact, I even wonder if 5.8-inch is too big for my pocket as so many of you may wonder as well.

Comparing the two players, each contains certain kinds of merits. Which one do you prefer, Galaxy Player 5.8 or iPod touch of 3.5-inch? Black and white for both players, let’s wait and see if Samsung could change the traditional player and beat Apple this time.


Top 3 iPad Video Apps for Free

Watching videos on your iPad would have been an enjoyable thing if you’re not annoyed by the few formats it supports (i.e., mp4, m4v, and mov). Thus playing videos on your iPad could even be a chore with the native video player. There are many video player apps for iPad videos, most of which are declaring to support formats. Among them, I recommend you 3 ones which are good that play most of the standard video formats (wmv, mkv, avi, mp4, flv, rmvb, and even subtitle files) and cost you no money.

PlayerXtreme HD - Premium Multimedia Player

PlayerXtreme HD-free iPad video player
PlayerXtreme is able to run files in almost any video format. With it you can play your email attachments. HD (in 1080P) playback is supported for MP4, MOV and M4V formats. It supports .srt subtitles and you can control subtitle's font size, track, and language. One of the most astonishing features is that it could boost volume upto 12 times of the original sound, which makes it possible for you viewing videos without headphones.

PlayerX would be a decent option for most standard quality videos, despite its slow speed in loading files. BTW, there are no ads included.

8player lite

8Player lite-free iPad video player
With 8player lite, you can play videos on your i-devices, not just for iPad, but also for iPod and iPhone. Well, actually, it’s more than just a video player, it also supports audio formats as mp3, aac, wav, etc. and images of jpeg, png, etc. formats.

As the latest application for Video, Music & Photo streaming from any compatible UPnP/DLNA server, you can use embedded Windows 7 server (built in Windows Media Player), or download any other free server, if you don’t have DLNA/UPnP servers.

OPlayerHD Lite

OPlayer HD lite-free iPad video player
Well, this is lite version of OPlayerHD which has been rated as “iPhone apps Plus Best”. Actually, I think it would be the best free choice in video player apps. After all, the main difference between the lite and full versions is a single ad that rests in the top of the iPad, often in the black letterbox bars. It supports most of the video formats, video formats, and even subtitle file formats. Though not displaying quite as sharply as AV Player or GoodPlayer, OPlayerHD Lite has an integrated browser, ftp, and streaming options.

With free these video players you can watch your movies on the go from anywhere even if they’re in any format even if they don’t normally play or even sync with your iPad!


5 Video Sites that can Replace YouTube

YouTube was created in 2005, but much like Google, it feels like it’s been around forever. We post our videos on YouTube, look for some silly entertainment during boring afternoons and send videos along to friends much like old ladies used to spread gossip around town not very long ago.

But should you be limited to YouTube? Let’s be honest, there is a whole world of streaming video online that most people have never seen because they have settled for YouTube. Most sites have the same features, or features even better than YouTube has and some have a more specialized selection or much higher quality videos.

So here is a small sample of video sites you should check out that many people feel are better than YouTube.

1.Current TV
Current TV-video sites 

Current TV is a website that is also a TV channel, but unlike all other tv sites, that post their content from tv on their sites, Current plays the content from their website on TV. People post their videos, or pods, on the site which get voted by the community and the highest ranking ones get on their television channel. Current has an enticing variety of videos, but the heart of the site is its amazing independent journalism. On Current, you can see all the reports that usually don’t get on television, or a whole new approach to the news you do see. For video producers, it’s a chance to get your video on tv and a little bit of cash to go with it.

TED-video sites 

TED is unique in the world of streaming video, and it is brilliant in its own way. TED’s whole concept is to spread ideas, and to accomplish that, it has enlisted some of the most brilliant minds in the world to create “talks” about topics as diverse as Eve Ensler’s “Embrace your inner child”, Murray Gell-Mann’s ”Beauty and truth in physics” or Bill Gates’ “Mosquitos, malaria and education”. Better than YouTube in another way, the search on the site also works in an ingenious way, letting you search by keywords or by themes such as: inspiring, beautiful or fascinating. For those of us who are eternal students, TED is a jewel of endless facets.

3.Big Think
bigthink-video sites 

Following a very similar style to TED, Big Think takes an interview approach to its video instead of a prepared talk. The result is a very interesting group of answers that make you feel like you actually got to ask a famous expert the question yourself and he had the kindness to reply. It’s not as evolved as TED is, but it is certainly biting at its heels.

Atom-video sites

If you think YouTube videos are funny, you’ve never visited Atom, previously Atom Films. With an enormous array of animations, comedy shorts and sketches, Atom hasn’t lost its edge after its acquisition by MTV. Because of its huge selection of talented filmmakers who normally contribute to the site and with their own staff filmmakers, who were selected from some of the funniest sites online, Atom manages to consistently have shorts that will lighten up the most boring of days.

blip.tv-video sites

Created on May 11, 2005, the same year as YouTube, Blip.tv has mimicked what network television channels offer but using the same resource Current TV uses: independent producers. It currently has about 48,000 independently produced Web shows and approximately 22,000,000 viewers. They share the revenue of their ads with the producers, which allows them to make some income from their shows and keep producing them and in exchange, Blip.tv gets a constant supply of episodes for their site. So what can you find on Blip.tv? Mostly, the site consists of series of shows, much like television shows, with genres like dating, technology, animation and a diverse group of fiction stories.

There are of course many more video websites for you, you can choose one for yourslef. For entertainment or information, these websites above are great.



Flash Player Left Android Mobile

RealPlayer has just returned for Android, while flash player has left.How much further will it go on?

As a cross-platform, browser-based application runtime, Adobe Flash player provides uncompromised viewing of expressive applications, content, and videos, content, and videos across browsers and operating systems. It can be used for viewing multimedia, Rich Internet Applications, and streaming video and audio, on a computer web browser or mobile devices.

But the application in mobile devices came to the end after Apple refused to allow the Flash Player within the inbuilt iOS web browser. About a week ago on August 15th, Adobe Systems officially declared no flash player for portable android devices anymore. Actually, Adobe has already made decision not to develop flash player for web on mobile.

Adobe flash player and android 

Adobe once tried hard for portable devices, but was banned by Apple. Adobe will block new installs of Flash on Android, essentially removing its presence from the mobile world. People say that Adobe would have turned its purpose on Android, but never effectively marketed its integration features with Google’s popular mobile OS. iOS never stands behind it as Steve Jobs expressed in April 2010: iPhone, iPod and iPad would never have flash player found.

Is the era of html 5 for mobile coming as flash player die away? On another hand, the exit of mobile field of flash player actually means to give up a greater market-85% Android OS of the whole mobile market.

Android 4.1 does not allow installation of flash player, and now it’s official. From then on, Adobe will disable all new installs of Flash player for Android. However, this never means this software or flash would disappear from people’s life. As a matter of fact, it still owns great advances over other player in the PC world-Google’s Chrome support it, by the way. Windows 8 from Microsoft still has built-in flash player since html 5 is not stable enough for the market. With all these changes in the internet world and portable devices, I wonder how long can flash last? 


No.1 Option for Teens' Music Listening: YouTube

Gone are the days of teenagers buying albums and listening to them all the way through, as are the days of following beloved radio DJs and tuning in at the appropriate times. The new generation is opting for their own music curating by means of YouTube, according to a new study released today by consumer research firm Nielsen.

YouTube-musicAlthough many people -- 48 percent -- still discover music through radio, the majority of teens -- 64 percent -- listen to tunes through YouTube. Nielsen's report, called Music 360, takes an in-depth look at how different age groups are buying and listening to music these days.

"The accessibility of music has seen tremendous expansion and diversification," Nielsen's senior vice president of client development David Bakula said in a statement. "While younger listeners opt for technologically advanced methods, traditional methods of discovery like radio and word-of-mouth continue to be strong drivers."

Even though lots of teens are listening to music via YouTube, roughly 50 percent are still buying CDs, listening to the radio, and using iTunes. Over the last year, 33 percent of adolescents bought a CD and 51 percent have purchased a music download. Teens also tend to have their finger on the music pulse more than adults -- 33 percent bought a digital track within one week of release, while only 21 percent of adults did.
Here are some other interesting stats from Music 360:

Positive recommendations from a friend are most likely to influence purchase decisions

54 percent are more likely to make a purchase based off a positive recommendation from a friend
25 percent are more likely to make a purchase based off a music blog/chat rooms
12 percent are more likely to make a purchase based off an endorsement from a brand
8 percent of all respondents share music on social networking sites, while 6 percent upload music

Music player apps are most prevalent, followed by radio and music store apps

54 percent have music player apps on their smartphones
47 percent have radio apps on their smartphones
26 percent have music store apps on their smartphones

Digital music is seen as a slightly better value than a physical CD

63 percent of purchasers identified digital albums as a very or fairly good value
61 percent identified digital tracks as a very or fairly good value
55 percent identified physical CDs as a very or fairly good value

It's important to point out that Nielsen's report doesn't take into account music streaming services like Pandora, Spotify, and iHeartRadio, which is a growing way for people to discover and listen to music.

Bakula also noted that as music becomes more widely accessible with technology and the Internet, more people are now listening to music. "With so many ways to purchase, consume and discover great new music," he said, "it's no wonder that the consumer continues to access and enjoy music in greater numbers."



Free RealPlayer's Back for Android

As time goes by, RealPlayer, which was widely used on almost everyone’s computer back to the 90’s, has been gradually faded away from people’s sight. Whether because of its own development prospect or competitions, until recently, RealPlayer comes back again. This most well-recognized media player giant RealNetworks Company has just released RealPlayer app for Andriod in hoping to distance himself from the destructive opinions that have historically surrounded its desktop counterpart. (Previously, we’ve talked about the Beta version)
Video player-RealPlayer for Android
The newly-launched RealPlayer app is an all-in-one app for music, videos and photos, which makes it quite convenient to manage all your mobile media experience. It seems like RealPlayer does everything-play music, video; handle photos, be plugged directly into websites like FB.

Though with complicated functions, it is quite easy to operate. The app’s interface is simple with a clean, icon-based dashboard. All audio controls are placed at the center of the screen while icons for videos and photos at the bottom. Right on the dashboard, there are options for browsing Playlists, Albums, Genres, Artists, or Songs. At the first installation, it will automatically take inventory of the media on your device and populates its menus with your content, which make it possible for you to start your playing immediately.

"This is the media player that people want," said Scott Uomoto, SVP Consumer and Helix Divisions of RealNetworks. "It delivers on what RealNetworks does best: helping people simplify, connect to, and enjoy their digital media in the increasingly complex world of mobile media. We drew on the rich heritage of the RealPlayer media platform, which has close to 500 million installs over the last 2.5 years —with 190 million installs alone over the last 12 months— and is one of the most recognized brands in media players worldwide."
Free Video player-RealPlayer for Android
Key features:
1. Easily Organize & Play Music
Use an intuitive interface, metadata discovery, widgets and voice controlled search.
2. Listen to Music Your Way
You are the DJ with an equalizer, playlist editor, crossfade and personalized radio. 3. Share Your Media
Show off your media on Facebook, YouTube, Flickr and Picasa.
4. Use the Free or Upgraded App
Enjoy the free app or upgrade for even more features.

Users are beginning to worrying about too much adware, due to the bad reputation of its bigger brother RealPlayer desktops. And some complain about no power features like photo effects, advanced sorting or video editing effects are added. Anyway, for your multimedia experience, RealPlayer for Android would absolutely be perfect. It will simplify your mobile, after all. You can get it on GooglePlay.


Free Video and Audio Players for Web

Videos always speak louder than words, as is usually the case, audience do prefer information in audio, or images and audio together-video, rather than lengthy words. The truth is that an increasing number of people are applying videos in their websites or blogs for better results. If you’re looking for some free video players for your websites, then the collection below may probably help you.
  • Video player
Mainly designed for the use of site owners, developers, hobbyists, businesses and programmers, Flowplayer is an open source video player for your website.
Video player-Flowplayer
There are four amazing features available: the design, streaming, essentials and analytics.
“Design” means that it is skinnable-you can decide your own design by changing colors, transparency, etc. Images, your logo, can also be added to it. And with a splash image, your videos in the website will be much smoother.
“Streaming” suggests that Flowplayer could be HD quality when internet connection is in good condition, if not, snappier version is shown. You can also jump to any part of the video without awaiting the loading of the player. In addition, fast forward/backward or slow forward/backward can all be done in this player. Moreover, it supports almost all servers and networks, which is really a stunning feature.
“Essential” sharing button ensures your video, websites to be viewed widely.
“Analytics” you can monitor your views from Google Analytics.
  • Audio players 
Although being as a Wordpress plugin, WP Audio Player can also be used in other non-wordpress website for playing mp3 audio files. With it you can play the mp3 file directly in your post without any trouble since it’s quite easy to use and customize.
Audio player-Wordpress audio player
XSPF Web Music Player is a flash-based web application that uses xspf playlist format to play mp3 songs. May this player is a little out now, but it may help you promote your website freely. Below is a tutorial I found from YouTube, hope this helps:
Well, you can try these free video and audio players for your website. They will absolutely make your websites, blogs popular if you are interested in sharing information with people.

World's Second Largest Video Sharing Website-Dailymotion

dailymotion-website player
Dailymotion is a French video-sharing website on which users can upload, share and view videos. Its headquarters are in the 18th arrondissement, Paris, France. According to Comscore, Dailymotion is the second largest video site in the world after YouTube.

As of October 2010, the site was getting over 93 million unique visitors monthly and is the 32nd most visited website in the world.

Since February 18, 2008, the site supports video content that can play at 720p on a HD set, but the bit rate is significantly less than the 5–9 megabits for expected HD quality.

On January 25, 2011, France Telecom's Orange entered exclusive negotiations with Dailymotion with a view to acquiring a 49% stake in the company for EUR 62M (hence valuing the company at EUR120M). According to LesEchos.fr, Orange is considering to acquire the 51% stakes left of the company to fully own DailyMotion. This potential buyout couldn't exceed €72M, and the transaction date would occur during the first quarter of 2013.
The dailymotion.com domain name was registered one month after youtube.com was registered. Dailymotion allows users to browse and upload videos by searching tags, channels or user-created groups; the search system also introduces results based on things other users have searched for. The maximum size of a video file is 2 GB. The length of the video file is also limited to 60 minutes, except for the MotionMakers and the Official Users.

MotionMaker is a group for the original content creators. Official User is a group for the official content producers (i.e.: record labels, film studios, news media, television channels, sports associations, political parties, etc.)

A MotionMaker or an Official User can :
  • Customize his/her profile
  • Upload videos of unlimited length
  • Upload Full HD quality videos (1920*1080p), whereas regular users are limited to Half HD (1280*720p)
  • Benefit from an increased visibility
  • Have an OfficialContent/CreativeContent overlay affixed on his video thumbnails
Dailymotion with the help of Audible Magic, implemented an acoustic fingerprinting system that can detect copyrighted videos and not publish them. Dailymotion is also the first video sharing website to implement a video fingerprinting solution supplied by INA.



Top 3 Video Players to be Embedded to Your Blogs

Whether blogging for business or for your personal purposes, there are cases when you need video players embedded to your blogs for better explanation and deeper understanding. Therefore, you need third-party video players for better results.

When choosing which embedded video players to use, factors such as: editing effects, annotation features, embedding features, uploading limits, etc. should all be taken into consideration. Or maybe your personal preferences would also be a decisive requirement. Thus, according to my collection and some research, I would like to recommend you some useful and robust video players for better promotion of your blogs.

1. YouTube

It’s impossible not to get YouTube video player involved in this filed; this video giant provides many outstanding traits for users’ demands. And it also brings about surprises all the time.
YouTube allows HD videos of 1080p, and even for 3D effects with a simple clicking in the transition button. Group privacy and private urls are available. Besides, the video editing function save trouble of searching for another kind of video editing tools. What’s more, there are new features released all the time such as the face-blurring effects, figure recognizing, etc. After all, YouTube shows you the latest video information and suggest the most popular ones.

2. Vimeo

As another U.S.-based video-sharing website on which users can upload, share and view videos, Vimeo makes it easier for users to embed their own videos, just as the word “vimeo” suggested- “me” be inserted into the word of “video”, which means “Vimeo” is for user-made videos. Besides, it is also an anagram of the word "movie"!
Vimeo-video player
Vimeo also supports HD videos for even longer duration time than YouTube. Great URLs are possible for users. And users can also set passwords for protecting their personal videos from being shown to public.

3. Flickr

Stereotyped as a photo sharing website to most people, Flickr offers people great opportunity to share photos, discoveries and happiness with others in just a minute. The fact is that, people can also camera filming to upload videos for sharing as well. Actually flickr is an image hosting and video hosting website, web services suite, and online community, which is widely used by bloggers to host images that they embed in blogs and social media.
Flickr-video player
It can group video in collections with relevant photos. But free account users are allowed to upload 300 MB of images and two videos per month.

Well, there are of course other video players that can be embedded to your website, to your blogs, such as DailyMotion, etc. These 3 most popular video sharing hubs could already help you with your blog videos, with the most interesting ones, newest ones, or popular ones, to make it fun.


Top 5 Free Video Plugins for Your Wordpress

Wordpress as a blog platform is becoming more and more popular these years. To make your wordpress blog widely-exposed, the WordPress video player plugin, which is a great way to extend the basic framework of wordpress to accommodate very advanced features for adding video content on your blog, helps you a lot just as what a new theme will do.

There are many plugins of video players that could meet users’ requirements. Below, I’ll introduce 3 wonderful and popular ones for your choices.

VideoJS–HTML5 Video Player for WordPress
As a video plugin for WordPress built on the Video.js HTML5 video player library, Video JS is the most popular HTML5 video player available. With this wonderful tool, you can embed video in your post or page using HTML5 with Flash fallback support for non-HTML5 browsers.
An HTML5 Video Player is a JavaScript library that builds a custom set of controls over top of the HTML5 video element to provide a consistent look between HTML5 browsers.

An account of wordpress will be needed, if you don’t have one, several minutes signing up would be done. The VideoPress plugin allows blog administrators to upload new videos to their WordPress.com video account and manage existing videos from the convenience of their self-hosted WordPress.org blog’s administrative interface. Authors can add any VideoPress video into a blog post through the use of a simple shortcode and customizations.
video press
 JW Player for WordPress
With JW Player for WordPress, it is quite simple to deliver Flash and HTML5 video through your WordPress website. It manages multiple custom players and allows for easy customization interface, and embedding of Flash and HTML5 video using the JW Player in your WordPress posts. It provides support for all of the player’s configuration options, including skins, plugins and the LongTail Video AdSolution.
JW Player
The full featured playlist manager-order your media by dragging the mouse, makes it even more convenient to use.

All in One Video Pack
This plugin offers every functionality you would need for video and rich-media, functions of upload/record/import videos directly to the post included, which makes it more than just a video embed tool. In addition, you can edit and remix videos using Kaltura’s online full-featured video editor. Importing from various sources of websites would be a piece of cake. Many more advanced features will be found out during your use of this video player. You can get it installed in 4 steps within a few minutes. And sharing videos with others can also be made by it.
All in One Video Pack
Viper's Video Quicktags
Video and audio plugin for WordPress built on the MediaElement.js HTML5 media player library. It allows you to get videos from websites such as YouTube, Vimeo, etc. to your wordpress website in an easy way. Just simply click one of the new buttons that this plugin adds to the write screen (rich editor included) and then paste the URL that the video is located at into the prompt box. The width, height, and other specifications of the video can be customized accordingly.
Viper's Video Quicktags
It supports iPhone, iPad, and Andriod. Supports MP4, OGG, WebM, WMV, MP3, WAV, WMA files as well as captions with WebSRT files.

Although there are also many premium video plugins available in the wordpress.org, these 5 popular and robust free video players certainly could fulfill most of your requirements.


iPhone, iPod, iPad Video Player: Aceplayer

AcePlayer can play almost any file format movies and streaming directly on iPhone/iPod/iPad. Just transfer the media files to your ios devices by iTunes File Shareing or over Wi-Fi,then it can be played at once. With built-in downloader and FTP/Samba client, it is not just a local movie player,it is "Movie Player & Downloader & Streaming Media Player" in fact. You can also stream/download media files from most of all UPnP/DLNA media servers to your ios devices. Note: AcePlayer can not work on iPhone 3G and iPod gen1/gen2.
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.

Below is a video from YouTube showing how to use Aceplayer on iPhone: 
From apple


Amazon Instant Video

Watch thousands of titles available from Prime Instant Video at no additional cost with an Amazon Prime membership and over 120,000 videos available from the Amazon Instant Video store by installing the Amazon Instant Video app. Download purchased and rented videos from Your Video Library for offline viewing on airplanes, road trips, or any time a WiFi connection is unavailable. Keep track of movies and TV shows to watch later by adding them to Your Watchlist. A selection of top Prime Instant Video titles is included in the app, and you can visit Amazon to add other Prime titles to Your Watchlist. Start watching a video on an iPad and Whispersync technology automatically syncs your place between devices, allowing videos to be resumed from where you left off on a Kindle Fire, PS3, PC, Mac, or hundreds of models of connected TVs and Blu-ray players. The Amazon Instant Video app for iPad is designed for an unmodified version of iOS.

With Amazon Instant Video, you can:
• Stream thousands of titles available from Prime Instant Video at no additional cost with a Prime membership, or watch over 120,000 videos available from the Amazon Instant Video store
• Download purchased and rented videos from Your Video Library
• Shop over 120,000 videos available from the Amazon Instant Video store by visiting Amazon
• Add videos to your Watchlist from a PC, Mac, or Kindle Fire for later viewing on your iPad
• Subscribe to a TV Season Pass by visiting Amazon and episodes will automatically be available on your iPad the day after they air
• Start watching on your iPad, and resume watching right where you left off on a Kindle Fire, PS3, PC, Mac, or hundreds of models of connected TVs and Blu-ray players with Amazon Whispersync.

on the go-iPad and Kindle fireTablets like the Kindle Fire and iPad give you maximum convenience, allowing you to watch Amazon Instant Video wherever you go, whether in your bedroom, at a hotel, or on the road (or in the air!). Amazon Instant Video titles, including Prime Instant Video, stream instantly to your tablet wherever you are connected to WiFi. For the ultimate convenience, you can download any rented or purchased title to your tablet to watch even when you are without a WiFi connection, like in a car or on a plane.

From apple


Amazon Launches New iPad Player

Amazon has been ramping up its digital video store for years. But until now it hasn’t been able to get the videos it rents and sells onto the iPad.

Now it can: The “Amazon Instant Video” player is available on iTunes for free.
amazon instant video
The app won’t work on iPhones, but other than that, it is basically an analog of Amazon’s iOS Kindle apps: You can use it to access videos you’ve bought or rented from Amazon’s store, but you can’t actually buy or rent the content directly from the app. (For more on this, review last year’s changes to Apple’s iTunes rules.)

So this won’t help Amazon do much to market its offerings, but it adds obvious value for its existing consumers. (Via 9to5 Mac.)

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