nPlayer Plus

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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Description of App

nPlayer provides high quality video play performance and easy control-UI supporting almost all kinds of video formats and codecs without file converting efforts. And nPlayer also supports H.264/MPEG4 hardware acceleration and powerful, stable streaming technology which enable to stream-play from WebDAV, FTP, SMB, UPnP/DNLA server. With your finger tip, you can adjust playback position, move to previous and next subtitle position, adjust location and font size of subtitle, control volume and brightness. Experience the nPlayer’s high quality performance and excellent UI now. * Features - Support OFFICIALLY Dolby audio codec (AC3, E-AC3) !!! - Support Dolby Mobile Surround Sound - Support H.264/MPEG4 Hardware acceleration for MKV, AVI, FLV and so on over Local, HTTP, FTP, and SMB protocols - Support almost of any video files : MP4, MOV, MKV, AVI, WMV, ASF, FLV, OGV, RMVB, TP etc... - Support almost of any audio files : MP3, WAV, WMA, FLAC, APE etc... - Support subtitle files : SMI, SRT, SSA, IDX, SUB, LRC etc... - Support image files : JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF, TIFF etc... - Support embedded subtitle - support CUE file - Play video and music files in iPod library - Play video files in Albums - Built-in WebDAV client to stream and download media files - Built-in FTP client to stream and download media files - Built-in UPnP/DLNA client to stream and download media files - Built-in SMB client to stream and download media files - HTTP, FTP, SMB Streaming - Aspect ratio : Default, 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 5:3, 16:9 etc - Scrolling horizontally on subtitle text : Move to previous or next subtitle text - Dragging vertically on subtitle text : Adjust subtitle position - Pinching to zoom on subtitle text - Adjust font size of subtitle - Selecting subtitle file - Selecting font of subtitle - Selecting text color of subtitle - Support SAMI(SMI) Tag - Support SSA/ASS with full styling - Support multi-track subtitle - Support multi-track audio - Speed control : 0.5x ~ 2.0x - AB Repeat - Screen rotation lock - Screen lock - File management : Delete, Move, Rename, Create - Folder passcode lock - Wi-Fi Transfer : Transfer files without USB cable connection - USB Transfer - TV-out * Gesture Features - Tap : Menu - Double tap : Play/Pause - Drag horizontally : Playback position adjustment - Drag vertically on right half of the screen : Volume control - Drag vertically on left half of the screen : Brightness control - Drag horizontally on subtitle text : Move to previous/next subtitle text - Drag vertically on subtitle text : Subtitle position adjustment - Pinch to zoom on subtitle text : Subtitle font size adjustment

Version

2.3

Free or Paid

Paid

Apple Watch Support

Not Known

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

Accessibility Comments

I haven't seen every single screen the app has to offer, but so far I've had no issues except for the problem of VoiceOver losing focus when you put the player in full-screen mode. From trying other apps I'd say this is a universal problem. I recommend avoiding the full-screen player unless you want to use the various custom gestures you can set up within the app (which requires turning off VoiceOver). And even if you do use the full-screen mode, the issue of VoiceOver losing focus is rare.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments

This app is what all the others promise to be, minus the frustration of inaccessibility. It plays audio just as well as video!

Developer's Twitter Username

@nscreenplayer

Recommendations

3 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Davy Kager 3 years 3 months ago

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Comments

Submitted by alex wallis on Monday, December 23, 2013

Hi, I have had a brief look at this app, and yes I agree all buttons I have scene so far do seem clearly labeled. However I have found the focus getting stuck issue happens with me quite a bit when using this app. More importantly though I haven't been able to quickly move forward and backward through a file, I have found one slider but it didn't seem to respond to VoiceOver when I adjusted it normally by sliding on it. When I tapped an held on it then tried to change the value I think that changed the volume level. However I haven't found any form of slider for quickly advancing through a file. Has anyone found such a slider?

Yes, there is one if you maximize the player window. I believe double-tap-and-hold is the only way to operate it. Two alternative methods would be: - Turn VoiceOver off and swipe left/right in the maximized player window (or maybe you can double-tap-and-hold, then swipe horizontally, I haven't tried that). - If you're using an iPhone headset, open the Settings tab and assign the previous/next track buttons to fast forward/rewind.

Hi, thanks for the info about the slider. Just wondering have you been in touch with the developer about accessibility? it should be quite straight forward to make sliders accessible normally without having to tap and hold. If you haven't been in touch I might try dropping an email after Christmas explaining how this can be done.

It turns out the seek slider is also visible in the split-screen layout, when both file list and player are visible. I'm having trouble accurately adjusting it, though. Contacting the authors to ask if they can implement VoiceOver's increment/decrement gesture sounds like a good idea.

Submitted by Davy Kager on Thursday, December 26, 2013

In reply to by Davy Kager

In the recently released version 2.4, I can swipe up/down on the seek slider with VoiceOver and it works as expected. This with seeking set to the default "fast" mode as opposed to the "accurate" mode. I'm not sure if this is an enhancement in the new version or if it all depends on the content you're playing. Either way, swiping up/down seeks in 10-percent intervals. I believe it didn't do that in version 2.3.

Submitted by Josh C. on Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Does this app have a customizable EQ? And do you have to jailbreak to load WMA files?

I don't think this app has an EQ (as it's mainly a movie player), though I haven't looked too hard. I can't really say anything about WMA since I don't have files of that type to play. However, if the app claims it is supported, it ought to be safe to assume that it is.

Submitted by Irene on Friday, June 10, 2016

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I am glad to see that in version 3.4.1 VoiceOver reads subtitles. The subtitle document must be in .srt format. Make sure the .srt file is in the video folder and that it is named according to the video name.

Submitted by Jake on Friday, June 10, 2016

In reply to by Irene

The fact that it reads subtitles is very nice, however they need not necessarily be in .srt format. If you have an MP4 video file with a text subtitle track, that also will read properly. Note that the subtitle track must be in text, not an image. These tracks may also read in .mkv files, however I don't have any of those to test.
However, there is an unwelcome side effect. Because chapterized MP4 files (such as audio books) also use this text track to supply chapter information, if you play one of these audio files while your device is locked, you hear your iOS default text-to-speech voice say the name of the chapter whether you want it or not, and it says this at a very slow rate. Quite bothersome. I wish we could toggle voicing of subtitles off for files like this, or else that text track voicing simply would not occur when the device is locked.

Submitted by Adam Samec on Saturday, July 8, 2017

Hello,

the subtitles are appearing even on a connected braille display. You can configure how long the subtitles stay by going to Settings > General > Accessibility > VoiceOver > Braille and setting the display time for the notifications.

Regarding the possibility to disable spoken subtitles, it is possible by disabling subtitles entirely from the video playback screen by tapping Settings button, then Subtitle tab and switching the Show subtitles option.

Kind regards

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