CineXplayer iPad App Released, Allows For Native Xvid AVI Video PlaybackWritten by John Thompson on August 9, 2010 · Filed under Software
Well here’s a surprise! If you’re casually browsing the App Store this evening, be sure to check out CineXplayer while it’s still there! This app allows for native playback of AVI files on the Apple iPad, meaning that you don’t have to convert them in to an iTunes friendly format before loading them on to your device, or use a streaming application such as Air Video instead.
Somehow, I suspect that this application won’t be spending an awful lot of time on Apple’s App Store, considering that video sales from iTunes play quite a significant part in Apple’s revenue, even if it is less popular than the music store.
The ultimately optimistic part of me, however, is gunning for this iPad app to be available for quite some time, as it may open the door for universal media players in the future, such as VLC media player, which can play almost every file under the sun on Windows, Mac OS X or Linux.
Even if this may be a change of heart from Apple, be sure to grab this one whilst you can, as you can download it for free on the App Store.