Switching to VideoLAN from GPlayer on my iPad

The last few years I’ve been using GPlayer as video player of choice since it doesn’t require syncing my entire iPad to iTunes, instead I could use it to just drag and drop videos into the app and thats it, nice and fast!  I also can view files that won’t play on the native Videos app which is also a nice touch.  Recently I received an iPad Air 2 and you can do multi-tasking I have the capability to watch a video and do something else at the same time.  GPlayer hasn’t been updated in some time and it doesn’t support that feature at all which is the primary reason why I’m giving it the old heave ho.  I decided to switch to VideoLAN which recently enabled this feature into their app.

I decided to download it and test it out and it seems to work pretty well!  The one function that I do miss is that when you transfer files over, they don’t group them into folders like GPlayer does natively.  There are a few anime series that have a lot of episodes so I have to put them all into folders manually.  This isn’t really so bad, its just an extra step that I didn’t have to do before.  It does have a very nice interface though and I can see the entire title now.

This will make those nights in the hotel room more productive so I can watch something while surfing the internet or maybe even updating my blog a little more than I have in the past.IMG_1330


Back to a full size iPad

I’m back to sporting a full site iPad with my iPad Air 2.  I received this one as a gift from my father, he asked what I wanted for Christmas and I said an iPad Air 2 and a week later here it is.  This one is the gold one so its a move away from the space gray or black that I normally get.  I’ve been using an iPad Mini 2 for the past couple of years for traveling so I’ve been using a smaller screen since I got rid of my iPad 2.  Now I’m back to using the full size version which is pretty cool considering how much bigger everything is.  I’ve definitely enjoyed binge watching Netflix and other videos on it for the past few days, now I’m going to test it out on the road again.