Getting Video on iPad - flex:Player app
|A representation of iPad via iTunes|
By now, the process is probably obvious to everyone who's been playing around with an iPad, but it wasn't to me. When I compiled my must-have list of iPad apps, I mentioned several apps:
- flex:Player (no cost) - This app allows you to view more than the standard video formats supported by iPad; flex:Player supports AVI, DivX, Xvid, VOB, MP4, MOV.
- AVPlayer HD ($2.99) which offers support for additional video formats including XVID, AVI, WMV, RMVB, ASF, H264, MKV
Or, if you don't want to spend $2.99 (join me in cheapskate heaven), once the flex:Player app is installed on your iPad, you can add content via iTunes:
|Note the add button lets you put your own content, including AVI, MP4 video files.|
What's nice about the flex:Player app is that it allows for full-screen playback on iPad, no advertising. Here's a screenshot from the web:
For now, the flex:Player app will be what I use since it's 1) No-Cost; 2) Works without advertising...important requirements for apps to use on school iPads.