UPDATE (10/03/2012): After having a long discussion on Subler's OCR'ing capabilities HERE, I've played a bit with SubRip to find out how it recognizes Blu-ray subtitles. For the test, I've used several BD discs, including Iron Sky and the international version of Red Cliff I.
Unfortunately, the current (1.50b5) version of SubRip is completely incompatible with HD VobSubs - that is, not only the original S_HDMV/PGS subs, but even the (standard-format) output files of BDSup2Sub.
You may have wondered whether you can just drop a bunch of MKV files in Subler, the free but still excellent MKV remuxer (last, dedicated article HERE), to quickly convert them. As this very useful feature, being only recently (as of version 0.16 a month ago) added to the app, is not widely known, I've decided to publish a complete tutorial on it.
First, there're two ways of queuing the source MKV files in Subler. The first is the well-known, traditional way: using Open.
The traditional way: File / Open
This is Part III of my article series of my MKV remuxing series (last part HERE), with two main subects: Perian (and the Perian-dependent Subler) on Mountain Lion and selecting the right version of one of the most recommended MKV remuxers, MP4Tools. Let's start with the former.
1. This is how you can still use Perian on Mountain Lion – and remux all your MKV's with Subler
UPDATE (09/12/2012): in Part III of this article series, I've explained how Perian and a ML-compatible AC3 decoder can be installed on Mountain Lion, making it possible to use Subler. Make sure you read the tutorial - after all, Subler is still the best(!!) remuxer available for OS X!
UPDATE (08/24/2012): the price of Metal Slug 3 has just been slashed to $3.99. A definite buy at that price!
BTW, SNK's other, excellent (TA review) 2012 title, THE KING OF FIGHTERS-i 2012., (iTunes link), is also on sale for $3.99. Another highly recommended title.
(Please read THIS for more info on MKV's and why they're preferable to any other format when you, say, rip your own DVD or Blue Ray discs to be played back on your iPad / iPhone. The last article on other hardware playback-capable AppStore players is HERE, with further links to other, previous reviews.)
The last time I've discussed FlexPlayer I've published a very bad review of the player, telling everyone to stay away. After a huuuge, long-promised update today, I've re-tested the app to find out whether it's any better than before. As it has turned out: much better and, in some (but not all!) cases (video file types), it can be THE most recommended free player.
UPDATE (08/08/2012): the just-released version (1.51) of AVPlayerHD no longer defaults to the hardware playback of MKV files, as is also mentioned in the update notes:
(click the image for a full-sized one! BTW, as you can see, a lot of other players have also received some serious updates in the last 2-3 days. So did the Photon Flash browser, which I'll also dedicate a separate article in the near future. PlayerXtreme, half-visible at the top of the screen, has only received some bugfixes.)
If you use your iDevice for watching videos using the built-in, stock Videos app, you may have noticed that the only way of fast forwarding or rewinding is the positioning slider at the top. You “grab” the slider with a finger and drag it to the left/right to rewind / fast forward, respectively.
Additionally, you can also drag your finger downwards to make the slider dragging speed slower. It won't help much when you run or do some other exercise and, in order to keep your pulse high, wouldn't want to stop it.
In Apple's own support forum, while answering (link) a question on how PDF files should be created from images from the Camera Roll of the device, I've tested quite a lot of PDF readers / editors for iOS - basically, the ones I've elaborated on in my Ultimate PDF Reader Roundup (link) and some more. Here are my findings:
PDF readers supporting creating PDF files from images: