Along with the efficiency that comes with smartphones, users also have the convenience of watching a variety of video content at the palm of their hands. The Play Store is clogged with hundreds of video players available for your choosing, but how many of these actually meet your viewing needs.Here are a few choices for the best video players for your Android phone.
If you are a fan of Android video player, then MX Player is definitely at the top of the list as the master of all video players. With the capacity to play a wide range of file formats, it also features integration with subtitles as well as convenient on-screen controls. The gesture controls allow you to manage your volume levels, screen brightness by simply sliding your finger up and down the screen, as well pinching the screen zoom in or out. Additionally, MX Player allows forwarding or rewinding of a video while watching it. Its ad support is pretty much non-existent though some may appear on the pause menu. The only downside of the video player app is that it may it require codecs for certain videos,to be manually downloaded.
Though MoboPlayer doesn’t offer much in terms of interface design, it is efficient with its impressive features making it stand out. MoboPlayer offer floating window capabilities, which allows you to quickly shrink a video without closing it to do something else on your device. However, to use this nifty feature you may need to decode the videos beforehand in certain cases. It also scans through your storage folders to locate all the video files saved on your device, when you first launch it. As much as the video player is seemingly not as great as some of the apps on list, it has its own unique strengths.
MoboPlayer is incorporated with an online video search feature, which can be really useful.
The VLC Player has been a longstanding go-to video player app for PCs, which is not surprising. The app offers great functionalities as well as array of excellent features including its capability to play any kind of file format. Like the MX Player, the VLC Player app offers on-screen controls.
The BSPlayer has very intuitive UI, which makes searching for your saved videos a seamless experience. The app offers all the basic features of a great video player such as support for a ton of video formats, subtitle integration and software and hardware encoding.
To save on battery life, BSPlayer applies hardware acceleration in its video playbacks.
Moreover, there are several themes and skins at your disposal for customizing and improving the look of the app interface as well. With integrated on-screen gestures for convenient navigation and playback options of either restarting a video or playing from the last played position, the app is definitely worth downloading.
KMPlayer provides a standard video player experience. The app features one of the best and most intuitive UI present on an Android video player, with effortless switching between videos as well as menu options. For better accessibility of the videos you like, the app has a feature that allows you to save them as favorites. KMPlayer also offers a variety of on-screen controls that allow easy adjustments to the screen brightness and volume levels with just an up and down slife of your finger on any side of the screen as well scrolling through videos.
Even more impressive, the app is integrated with a pop-up window feature that is easy to use, which means you can play a video in a floating window. The window can be adjusted in size with a pinch gesture and paused with single tap on it.
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