iOS: Infuse is one of our favourite media players for the iPhone or iPad. Its latest update that makes it even more useful, especially if you watch a lot of video on your home network, or save videos to watch offline.
The new version of Infuse retains the features that made it appealing — a beautiful cover art and movie poster view for your music and videos, a good-looking interface that supports iTunes sync and other file sharing services, playback via FTP server, and a fast and flexible built-in video player. Feature-wise, it’s above and beyond the built-in video player and VLC — think of it more like a mini media centre app for your iPhone or iPad.
Now Infuse also supports playback via any open shares on your home network, and can even download those videos to your iPhone or iPad so you can watch them offline. The app has some other new tricks as well, including a built-in volume boost for media where the audio is too quiet, the option to disable metadata fetching (useful for home movies or videos where you know Infuse won’t find any information about it online), and auto-detection of network shares.
It’s available now in the iTunes App Store. The basic version free, but to get all of its best features, you’ll have to pay $7.49 to unlock the pro version via in-app purchase.