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    VLC Media Player Alternatives for iPad

    There are many alternatives to VLC Media Player for iPad if you are looking for a replacement. The best iPad alternative is Kodi, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to VLC Media Player and many of them are available for iPad so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting iPad alternatives to VLC Media Player are KMPlayer, GOM Player, Infuse and RealPlayer.

    VLC Media Player is mainly a Media Player but alternatives to it may also be Audio Players or Internet Radio Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of VLC Media Player.
    This page was last updated May 23, 2022
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    1. Though Kodi can function as an alternative to VLC, its strengths lie in its robust cataloging of media and robust sorting and organization options for TV shows, movies, and music. Its media server capabilities are front and center, its playback functionality is nothing to sneeze at, and it can be used for that exact purpose.
      Kodi vs VLC Media Player opinions
      Some users think Kodi is a great alternative to VLC Media Player, some don't.
      Kody is more oriented to being a fullscreen video/music cataloguing application, but it has an internal video/audio/iptv playing system with very good decoding capabilities like VLC and can be windowed as well
      Top positive comment  over 6 years ago

      Can also play many formats, and can organize video libraries, playing over UPnP, FTP, and many other protocols
      Top positive comment  about 3 years ago

      Kodi, formerly XBMC, is a software media center.
      Top negative comment  over 6 years ago

      LesterCovax Kodi is a media server first and foremost. It's like comparing Google Docs to Microsoft Office.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      Kodi is a fullscreen media library manager, a whole home theater frontend. Slower for the purpose, with more complex navigation.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

    2. KMPlayer is often praised for its interface, which has been described as more functional and user-friendly than VLC or Media Player Classic Home Cinema. Its playlist manager is more akin to WinAmp's than it is to VLC or other video players, which makes it desirable for those with vast multimedia catalogs. It also includes very granular customization options.


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      Most users think KMPlayer is a great alternative to VLC Media Player.

    3. GOM Player is a freeware media player. Key strengths are the ability to play the majority of media files without the need to obtain a codec, and the ability to play some broken media files, both advantages over traditional players, like Windows Media Player.


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      GOM Player vs VLC Media Player opinions
      Most users think GOM Player is a great alternative to VLC Media Player.
      clydelyman Its effects are easier to use and it has an extensive Preferences selection; BE AWARE, they have a separate music player. I have both. the Reverb is solid. you can avoid the crapware by doing the first download from Ninite and just updating or do a custom install. To my knowledge GOM does not recored.
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

      VLC Player looks like it belongs on a Windows 95 computer. GOM Player has a much more professional interface with lots of options.
      Positive comment almost 7 years ago

      Support almost all types of video formats.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

    4. Ignite your video content with Infuse – the beautiful way to watch almost any video format on your iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. No need to convert files! Infuse is optimized for iOS 12, with powerful streaming options, trakt sync, and unmatched AirPlay & subtitle support.
    5. RealPlayer with RealTimes (aka “RealPlayer” for short) still includes the legacy features, such as Video Player, Downloader, Converter, Organizer and Web Videos. It also includes RealTimes features, such as Photos and RealTimes Stories, the automatic video collage feature.
      Most users think RealPlayer is a great alternative to VLC Media Player.

    6. AVPlayer can play almost any computer video file format such as AVI, Xvid, WMV and much more clearly and effortlessly. No converting hassles. Just copy files via USB and just drag and drop into the AVPlayer’s Media Explorer.
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      Do you enjoy watching videos on your smartphone but don’t want to mess with set-up details like “transcoding”, “formats” or “codecs” etc.? We've got the solution. MoliPlayer basically plays “anything you throw at it”, MOV, RMVB, AVI, WMV, MP4, MKV*…you name it.


      The apps seem to be no longer updated. Last versions, released in 2014/2015, can be still downloaded from the appstores.

    7. PlayerXtreme Media Player is a cross-platform audio player, video player, movie player and online streaming player for iOS, Android and Apple TV.
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      nPlayer provides high quality video play performance and easy control-UI supporting almost all kinds of video formats and codecs without file converting efforts.
    8. nessViewer is the all-round media application to edit, browse, collect and arrange, present, transfer and stream media. It combines media player, media center, media server, media editor and preview tool.
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