Flex: Player App Review

Update: The latest Flex:Player update has been released already in iTunes. However, don’t bother to download it. It seems that it sucks more than ever. I’m still in the lookout for a great free media player. I’ll keep you guys posted.

Update: It looks like Persona Software has already made the updates in the software and they are currently in the process of bringing it back to the App Store. It’s probable under review and approval of Apple. Most probably, we’ll be seeing it back in a few weeks.

Edit: The latest Flex:Player update is not working properly. Persona Software is working on fixing the bugs and will be releasing an update soon. Until then, please don’t download it. You can transfer your videos back to your PC through iTunes.

Looking to restore to the older version? If you have not synced your apps in a while, then you still probably have the older version of Flex:Player on your PC. You can delete the updated version on your device and then sync the older version back.

Also, if you’re looking for another free media player app that you can use, you can try MoliPlayer HD. I made some comparison on the free media apps out there and MoliPlayer came out on top. You can view my post about it here.

I really hate waiting and converting my video files just to watch them on my iPad. So, I looked for an app that I can use to play my videos and I found a whole lot. Most of them, paid apps. But I wanted a free app (who doesn’t?) and luckily, I stumbled upon Flex Player. Flex Player is an app developed and published by Persona Software, LLC. It’s totally free and there are no ads floating inside the app.

This app is very easy to use. Just add videos through iTunes and voila! You can now watch your videos anywhere you want! It plays all sorts of video formats. I’ve tried .rmvb, .flv, .avi ,.mp4 ,.mov and they all worked great.  Moreover, this app also supports subtitles! Just name the subtitle file just the same as that of the video file and then add it through iTunes. You can also use this app to transfer videos to your other devices. In the apps interface on iTunes, there is an option “Save to” which basically saves your videos (or any file saved in Flex Player) to your computer.

However, despite these great aspects of Flex Player, there is still a downside. The app crashes frequently (Not that frequently ‘frequently’. More like 1/7 times I guess? I dunno, I think that’s kind of OK). Good thing the app has good support and Persona Software always releases updates for this app. Hopefully, in their future releases, the bugs would be gone.

 

Verdict

It’s small, it’s easy to use, it’s free and it does the job. Despite the bugs (well, as I’ve said from above, the dev team releases updates from time to time), I would still recommend that you try Flex Player. If you’re like me who wants a thrift solution, you might wanna try this app.

Written by Gamebug

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5 Comments
  1. Reply Antonio October 5, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Unfortunatelly, something’s not working fine on Flexplayer during the last cupple of months. A lot of updates have been released lately and the problems persist. Since iOS 6 was on the air, the problems became even worst. It’s a shame, but I think it’s time to change the app we are using. The alternative I found is 8Player, it works fine, similar to Flexplayer (but nicer interfase), and the best is that it supports “.flv” (not sure Flexplayer did). You can save your files to your hard disc using iTunes and then transfer them again to your idevice, once you’ve installed 8Player. I hope this helps. Bye bye Flexplayer!!

    • Reply Gamebug October 5, 2012 at 9:02 pm

      Thanks for the tip! I’ll give 8Player a shot 🙂

  2. Reply Buster October 15, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    Well, not much of a comparison between Flex:Player. 8Player, at least the fully functional 8Player isn’t a free app as Flex:Player…

    Bye, bye 8Player…

  3. Reply Oisin Connolly October 25, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Such a shame…I’ve just had this problem now. I’ve switched to MoliPlayer HD.
    It’s free, supports the same files (possibly more?) and has a loaaaad of great reviews to boot.

    • Reply Gamebug October 25, 2012 at 9:20 pm

      Yup, Moliplayer is great (I was actually promoting it on my other post) but its hi-speed scrubbing is awful. I’ve looked into other alternatives and some that I’ve tried are 8player and viPlayer. I’ll be posting about them in the upcoming days.

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