Watching your favorite movie or TV show on your Android device could be a problem if you don’t have the right video player. The default video player for Android doesn’t provide support for many video formats like FLV, WMV, etc. which makes it difficult to watch locally stored video files on your device. Fortunately, there are tons of amazing video players available for the Android platform. Below are 6 of the best, easy-to-use, and customizable media players for Android.
MX Player is the perfect mix of powerful features and ease of use which makes it one of the most popular video player on the Google Play Store. This feature-rich app provides both software and hardware decoding for a large choice of formats.
It provides support for subtitles, screen lock, variable aspect ratio, gesture-based controls, and a kids lock to keep some content hidden from your children. There are custom codecs available for MX Player online which add extra support for features such as DTS and AC3 audio.
If you have already used VLC media player on Windows, then you must know that this powerful media player plays almost any type of file right out of the box. It plays anything from an MP3 to MKV/FLAC files.
Apart from playing all your local media files, VLC for Android also lets you stream files over the network directly from a URL. VLC supports advanced features such as playing multiple audio tracks and subtitles for videos.
The best thing about VLC is the fact that it has all of its codecs built-in, so there’s no need for downloading any extra plugins or codecs.
Archos Video Player not only provides support for a plethora of video and audio formats but it provides features like automatic subtitle downloader, network playback, and an aesthetically attractive library view.
Archos video player automatically downloads accurate posters and details for movies and TV shows making it very easy to organize your video library. If you love organizing your video library then, Archos video player provides a Netflix-like view of your entire library for easy browsing.
BSPlayer is one of the first video players introduced on the Android platform that supports a large variety of formats. It supports multi-core hardware acceleration and support for streaming files from your PC to Android with DLNA.
The ability to add custom subtitles, support for multiple audio tracks and playback of compressed formats directly in the player makes it one of the best video players for Android. Downloadable plugins add extra functionality to this already feature-rich media player.
MoboPlayer supports a wide range of video formats, even some formats that your Android device might not normally support by using software decoding. Support for multiple onscreen subtitles, network streaming, and a media management mode make it one of the favorite media players on the Android platform.
MoboPlayer provides a floating window mode that keeps floating windows on top of all your other apps so you can text, call, or browse the internet while watching your video at the same time.
gPlayer supports all the standard video formats including but not limited to FLV, MKV, and MP4 along with subtitles. However, the best feature in this unique video player is the windowed playback. gPlayer lets you play multiple videos at the same time in windowed mode.
You can play up to 6 different videos in different pop-up windows simultaneously which also leads to a significant increase in the memory footprint of your device. In addition to that, it supports streaming directly from URLs and group media sharing over wireless networks.
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