MX Player

MX Player Varies with device

One of the best media players for Android

If you have a video flie that won't play on your Android phone or tablet, give MX Player a try. This powerful media player supports just about every major video format and even plays audio.  View full description

PROS

  • Plays almost any format
  • Multi-core decoding
  • Excellent subtitle support
  • All features unlocked in free version

CONS

  • Some trial and error required

Excellent
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If you have a video flie that won't play on your Android phone or tablet, give MX Player a try. This powerful media player supports just about every major video format and even plays audio. 

Ton of features for videophiles

MX Player impressed me with how much you can customize the experience. There are options to change the theme of the player and to enable/disable buttons in the interface.

There are even more options to enable advanced features like hardware acceleration. This comes in handy when you're trying to decode high resolution video files, letting the GPU help with decoding instead of relying on the CPU. MX Player even supports multi-core decoding, taking advantage of more powerful Android devices. 

With the customization and flexibility of MX Player comes some confusion and trial and error. Some videos may play fine with hardware acceleration while others may not. You'll have to experiment with which decoder to use for specific video codecs. 

Perhaps the most useful feature of MX Player is its support for subtitles. Anime and foreign film fans will love this feature. It even lets you control out of sync subtitles so it matches up perfectly with the audio. 

For parents, MX Player features the ability to block kids from exiting the app and wreaking havok on your phone or tablet. Android 5.0 Lollipop lets you pin apps, making this redundant for some users. Users running older versions of Android will find this feature ueful though. 

It just works

If you just want a video player that works, MX Player is great. It works out of the box and has a simple, easy to use interface. 

However, if you need more customization, you can dig into the plethora of settings, which can be intimidating for some. For videophiles, having advanced options is great. 

While VLC is one of the best media players for the desktop, it's mobile offering lags behind (it's still in beta). MX Player steps up and offers what VLC should have for mobile devices. 

One of the best media players for Android

MX Player can be as simple or as complex as you want but in the end, it just works. All of its features are available for free with ads. There's a "Pro" version you can download as well but it's more of a donation to its developers than a requirement.

MX Player - The best way to enjoy your movies.

a) HARDWARE ACCELERATION - Hardware acceleration can be applied to more videos with the help of new HW+ decoder.

b) MULTI-CORE DECODING - MX Player is the first Android video player which supports multi-core decoding. Test result proved that dual-core device’s performance is up to 70% better than single-core devices.

c) PINCH TO ZOOM, ZOOM AND PAN - Easily zoom in and out by pinching and swiping across the screen. Zoom and Pan is also available by option.

d) SUBTITLE GESTURES - Scroll forward/backward to move to next/previous text, Up/down to move text up and down, Zoom in/out to change text size.

e) KIDS LOCK - Keep your kids entertained without having to worry that they can make calls or touch other apps. (plugin required)


Subtitle formats:

- DVD, DVB, SSA/ASS Subtitle tracks.
- SubStation Alpha(.ssa/.ass) with full styling.
- SAMI(.smi) with ruby tag support.
- SubRip(.srt)
- MicroDVD(.sub)
- VobSub(.sub/.idx)
- SubViewer2.0(.sub)
- MPL2(.mpl)
- PowerDivX(.psb)
- TMPlayer(.txt)
- Teletext
- PJS(.pjs)
- WebVTT(.vtt)

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MX Player Varies with device

— User reviews — about MX Player

  • ralphwoodin

    by ralphwoodin

    "Excellent. Saved me from sending android tv box back."

    Just set up a RK3668/G6110 Octocore Android tv box. Almost sent it back because all videos stuttered, dropped frames, ev... More.

    reviewed on December 16, 2015

  • Mr Disappointed

    by Mr Disappointed

    "Lack of support for new versions of Android means thumbs down"

    Lack of timely support for Android 4.4.1 and 4.4.2 leaving both paid and free users unable to use the player AT ALL is v... More.

    reviewed on December 14, 2013

  • Faisal_bsl

    by Faisal_bsl

    "Fantastic"

    All I need almost achieved. I love this player. Thanks to the developers for making it free. Web download option will ma... More.

    reviewed on September 1, 2012