Stream me­dia with oPlayer

Stream video files not sup­ported by Ap­ple from your iPad to Ap­ple TV

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Stream video files, that aren’t sup­ported by Ap­ple, from your iPad to Ap­ple TV

Ap­ple’s Videos app is pretty ba­sic (though you can be sure that’s in­ten­tional) and many want more flex­i­bil­ity when it comes to play­ing films or other videos from an iOS de­vice over AirPlay to an Ap­ple TV. oPlayer is an app that lets you do far more than Ap­ple al­lows, and there’s even a free ver­sion, along­side the ad-free, paid op­tion.

The first big dif­fer­ence is that oPlayer lets you load many dif­fer­ent types of video file, not just those ap­proved by Ap­ple. So AVIs, MKVs and all kinds of other ob­scure au­dio and video for­mats can be played with­out the need for any con­ver­sion.

Just as im­por­tantly, it also lets you cre­ate an in­stant wire­less con­nec­tion be­tween your Mac and your iPad and trans­fer films man­u­ally, which means none of that te­dious sync­ing.

It can see your iPad’s pho­tos, has a built-in web browser and has ac­cess to the iTunes Store. When you watch a video you can ac­cess more con­trols, such as play­back speed, as­pect ra­tio and sub­ti­tling where avail­able, as well as beam­ing the sig­nal to your Ap­ple TV us­ing AirPlay. Hollin Jones

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