TTPlayer: iPhone App Video Review
There’s really no two ways about it: Video playback on the iPhone just about sucks. Why? Because of Apple’s iron grip locking down all the good video formats, that’s why! We’ve spent more than our fair share of hours encoding and coding videos with the proper codec, just hoping it would play on our iPhone. However, we could have simplified that procedure a lot by simply downloading TTPlayer, by developer Jung Disk. The app makes it quick and easy to load, view, and enjoy your favorite videos, whether they’re video shot in your own life, or a full-length movie. For our in-depth thoughts about the app, head on down below the break!
Concept and Functionality
The idea behind TTPlayer is relatively simple: How neat would it be if you cold load a video to your iPhone over Wi-Fi, and then enjoy it worry free? This means never needing to change codecs, video grade, etc. to meet the iPhone’s needs. That is, more or less, how TTPlayer rolls. First and foremost, the app acts as a file browser, allowing users to easily create and move folders about the iPhone. Then, users can append their desktop to the app through an IP address assigned to the app by itself. This makes it easy to dump any videos you were hoping to play directly into the app. Once loaded, these bad boys can be fired up and enjoyed. It is really that simple.
That’s the idea, anyway: However, we did experience quite a few more crashes than we might have liked with TTPlayer. The app often failed to playback in its own video utility, while QuickTime usually worked flawlessly. We’re not quite sure if this is a device issue, but if it’s on the app’s side of things, TTPlayer may need a bit more baking in the oven.
Design and Layout
Thankfully, though, the app makes up for its technical issues with a supremely impressive app design. We loved the gesture controls, which allows us to fast-forward, rewind skip, or pause the video at any given point with ease. Likewise, the wide range of supported video formats helps to flesh out the wholes left behind by Apple, and to make our lives much easier. And when video playback worked like a champ, it truly did just that: High definition video looks flawless, and we have no complaints with the quality of the picture itself. Overall, a solid work from Jung Disk.
As is, TTPlayer stands as quite the value, clocking in at only a dollar in the App Store. For that money, you’ll get one of the best video viewers in the game, and as future updates will hopefully fix the performance issues, there’s never been a better time to jump on the bandwagon.
TTPlayer requires iOS 4.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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