The default video player in Android, have only basic options and it will not support some of the least used video formats. That’s why we have plenty of video players available in the play store with much more options. Many free video players can deliver excellent performance than the default video player in Android. Some of the video players even support network streaming of videos from different video sharing services online. Previously I wrote about best music players for Android. Today I’ve come with a list of the best video players for Android devices.
MX Player has a premium quality interface and features in it. It supports all the commonly used video formats. One of the important functions of this app is, you can add subtitles to the video just by a swipe. Around ten subtitle formats were supported by the application. You can easily delay or advance the subtitles if it didn’t match. Pinch to zoom, while video is playing with the application. Also, there is a plugin comes with this app called “Kids Lock”, which stops the kids from making calls and opening other apps.
VPlayer is a powerful application, which can easily render the high quality videos. Supports all the popular video formats and lets you play videos from Gmail, Dropbox, Facebook, etc. Play YouTube videos right from the application. It is a premium app, which comes with 7 days trial period. The battery consumption of this app is very less as compared to the other video players. HW acceleration feature in the app can render 1080p/720p videos smoothly.
VLC is one of the popular open source video and audio players across various platforms. You can play almost any type of video in this application. The app is still in beta stage but works seamlessly. Like iTunes and other media players, you can have a library of audio and video files in VLC. It lets you quickly browse and play the videos. Many plugins and supporting apps were available to connect this app to your PC and use your Android device as remote control.
Ultimate Media Player is a one stop application to play all types of video and audio files. If you are a regular user of both videos from your device and from online services, this app is a better choice. It can play any type of video and audio files from your device. The quick search feature will search your entire music library in just seconds. Long press on a track or album to see more options for that file. It is a very simple application and the interface is pretty easy to understand.
Mobo Player is yet another popular video player for Android devices. Supports all the popular video formats and subtitles. If the video file has two or mode audios, you can easily toggle between them with just a tap. It lets you play videos from the Internet and display thumbnail of videos before you click the play button. Organize your video files in the media library and create playlists of your favorite videos for quick access. Sort videos based on different condition, when you are searching through the library.
If I’ve missed any of your favorite video player apps, please let me know. Try your favorite apps from the list and share your experience with us in the comments. Thanks for reading, do share this post with your friends.