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CineXPlayer. Xvid playback app now available in the App Store, but for how long?

CineXPlayer is a simple video player that supports the popular Xvid video format. With the iTunes Store being fully accessible from the device, iPad owners have access to a huge range of movies, TV shows and podcasts, but it is entirely possible that you'll have a number of Xvid AVI files in storage that are not presently playable on the iPad. That is where CineXPlayer comes in handy.

We are fully aware that Xvid is the video CODEC of choice for video torrents, but there are plenty of legitimate reasons for wanting Xvid compatibility. For example, some video/stills cameras and PVR's use Xvid.

We have given CineXPlayer some brief testing this morning and noticed that it struggled with one of our test files so we are unable to recommend it without reservation. However, it did play all our standard definition Xvid files and the developer is looking to increase compatibility soon.

If you are looking for an Xvid playback solution for your iPad it is certainly worth considering CineXPlayer, and as we believe it could get pulled from the App Store at some point, it might be worth picking up a copy sooner rather than later.

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I have installed the CineXplayer and I think it is really crazy that a hardware producer like Apple is deciding what can be played with it and what not. The makers of the CineXPlayer didn't make anything illegal, so I want it on my IPad, for I am fed up with the fact that I can't simply play the movies I want, like I can on my PC. And only because Apple likes to dictate the world and all its inhabitants. The new form of big brother, this time not from the East but from the USA. Thanks Steve, we love you.

August 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJohan van de Merwe

Hi Johan, thanks for commenting!

Interesting... I think it clearly demonstrates that Apple are serious about the iOS platform. In other words, they have decided to take charge this time around. It seems to be working for them, you have to agree.

Do you see Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft as Big Brother's too? They have their consoles totally locked down, even more than the iPad and iPhone.

August 13, 2010 | Registered CommenteriPad Creative

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