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Android video player that can handle almost anything...? (self.Android)
submitted 1 year ago by nissmo66
Can anyone suggest a video player they like that is able to handle lots of different formats? I'm struggling with finding files types that aren't supported and having to encode them again...
[–]ncktGalaxy S3 | Galaxy Tab 10.1 10 points11 points12 points 1 year ago
I pretty much use MX Player for everything and haven't ever had a problem with it.
[–]nissmo66[S] 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago
any idea if mkv works? thank you for the link as well
[–]ncktGalaxy S3 | Galaxy Tab 10.1 2 points3 points4 points 1 year ago
If I remember correctly, yes. However it does take a little longer than usual to load just because of the epic sizes of most MKV files. I must confess though, I have only watched one or two MKV files on my tab as there's little point on my handset! Let me know if it works :)
[–]xaueiousSamsung Galaxy Nexus (JB AOSP) 3 points4 points5 points 1 year ago
mkv is really just the container and has nothing to do with the media size. I don't find performance significantly worse with mkv containers compared to mp4s.
[–]ncktGalaxy S3 | Galaxy Tab 10.1 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago
That is true, however due to it being a standard for high res video the media size tends to be pretty big.
[–]ertaisiN10 (PA 3+), EVO3D (SOS M) 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago
And damn, the UI is genius.
[–]ZaevGalaxy Nexus LTE (4.2) 3 points4 points5 points 1 year ago
I really like the way DicePlayer works. It does hardware decoding for most any file type. Handles subtitle formatting really well, too.
Edit: Yes, including mkvs.
[–]Fudrucker 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago
Handles mkv subtitles via streaming from NAS as well, which is something MX Player couldn't do last time I tried it.
[–]biscuitbeeGalaxy Note (i717R) 2 points3 points4 points 1 year ago
Oh, it does now... and it supports styled subtitles.
[–]gintonicisntwaterNexus S CM 10, iPhone 5 iOS 6 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago
Most video players (e.g. MX Player) do hardware decoding.
[–]lime148 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago
Dice Player does subtitle formatting? They just end up as plain white text at the bottom for me. MX Player does them right, but its hardware decoder does 720p at 5 fps and the software decoder has terrible dithering and resizing artifacts.
[–]TheIntersectNexus 4 4 points5 points6 points 1 year ago
I use BS Player. It runs anything flawless for me, even high profile mkv streamed from my PC.
[–]TheLastGuitarHero 2 points3 points4 points 1 year ago
Dice Player, brother.
[–]luagNexus 4 | Jelly Bean 4.2.2 2 points3 points4 points 1 year ago
Mobo Player for me :-)
[–]garychencoolSony Erricsson Xperia Mini Pro SK17a on stock ICS 4.0.4 + Root 2 points3 points4 points 1 year ago
+1 for MX Video Player, all of the stuff I watch on my phone works fine (as long as it's not 1080p and my phones mid ranged). From movies with tv shows to Anime, MX video player works well and has a bunch of options on things such as subtitles and such. I'm considering supporting it by buying the pro version ad support, but I usually watch stuff offline so I don't see the ads at all. You don't even need the additional codecs (unless it's asked).
Tl;dr: MX Video Player is the best and the only video player that you will ever need.
[–]DrathusLTE Galaxy Nexus 4.1 Rooted / WiFi XOOM 4.1 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago
I check this page probably daily:
And someone has been doing alpha builds of VLC for Android off the source:
[–]TailgatingTigerGSM Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago
I use RockPlayer, which seems to be alright.
[–]foobar83 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago
Try a few, some work better than others on your particular device / movie combo. Personally I find bs player works best on my tegra2 device.
[–]yaemesNote 2 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago
MX PLAYER!!!!!! Best interface & codecs support I've encountered. And the buttons never stop responding when it's encountering a tough file, so you can always switch to s/w decoding if h/w isn't working out.
[–]vluhdSGSIII, US Cellular, CM10.1 Nightlies 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago
I use arcmedia, it's the only player that will play files properly for me, and it works great.
[–]nissmo66[S] 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago
thanks for all the suggestions, I'm currently testing MX and BS, I really like the UI of MX....
going to keep checking that VLC website as well
[–]H3rBzGalaxy S II (International) CM9 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago
I like Mobo player. Works great for me.
[–]muyoso 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago
This is why you buy a Samsung Galaxy XXX phone. Plays literally everything out of the box with the stock player.
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