One of the main features of smart phones and tablets on Android OS is watching videos in high quality. Standard video players almost always cannot meet these needs so you have to install third-party. In this article, we collected the best and most interesting video players for Android.
MX Player Pro APK
MX Player — perhaps the most popular application in the category of video players. This program has everything for comfortable viewing of video: support of weight formats, many additional modules, plug-ins to support different codecs and processors (hardware and multi-core decoding), normal operation with subtitles of almost all known formats (DVD, DVB, SSA / ASS full style, SMI with support for tags, RUBY, SRT, SUB, IDX, MPL, TXT, PJS, VTT).
The only relative weakness of the MX Player – it hasn’t got the most convenient and pleasant interface, although it is quite possible to use app without any problems. Perfectionists and devotees of contemporary design will definitely be unhappy with MX Player and more likely will use VLC.
VLC — free and free alternative to other video players for Android, which often lose in functionality and ease of interface. VLC is ideal for watching videos on the tablet — in terms of interface and functions, for example, you can adjust the volume, brightness, and rewind the video using simple gestures on the screen without calling interface. This feature greatly helps not to be distracted from the view and adjust the required parameters. Among the unique features VLC include:
- support for most formats: MKV, MP4, AVI, MOV, OGG, FLAC, TS, M2TS, WV and AAC;
- connection to the network video streams (Twitch and others);
- Normal support for subtitles and multiple audio tracks;
- no advertising.
Also in VLC can play DVD files and ISO, in the desktop version of the player. For several years, VLC is able to boast a pleasant interface that meets all the standards of the » design. This is given the fact that all the source codes of the application are in the public domain. Also, VLC can be used as a music player — it even has an equalizer.
This video player directly from Korea gained popularity thanks to support for multiple formats and codecs. If you want an application that accurately can play any video, you can safely install KMPlayer. In addition to the omnivorous this video player has the function of «floating» windows (thumbnail with playback video on top of other applications), that support of the subtitle sync settings, integration with cloud storage, as well as work with multiple audio tracks.
There is a feature for adjusting the playback speed. KMPlayer is more suitable for viewing movies, music videos or movies on smartphones than on the plates — the interface is focused on small devices. There are also unique features like the management of main play elements with a single finger.
BSPlayer — is one of those players that are in terms of design and appearance are stuck somewhere in 2010, but the functionality is still keeping them afloat. The program for a long time did not change its appearance, but still can offer hardware decoding with support for multi-core, support for all popular video formats and video streams format, RTMP, RTSP, MMS and HTTP, and the ability to customize gestures for convenient brightness control, volume control and other during playback.
In addition, the program automatically searches subtitles for movies in a special storage, but you need Wi-Fi-connection or mobile Internet. Still pretty good BSPlayer function is the ability to play video directly from the zip or rar files without having to unpack. The application can compete with other players in this collection, but certainly not in the area of design and comfort.
Vplayer — beautiful and convenient video player in terms of interface, which is pleasant to use. The main feature of the player is the ability to play videos from YouTube, as well as access to all the popular file storages. In addition to the beautiful interface and integration with the «clouds» there are the following basic functions of the application:
- Hardware decoding;
- Support of MKV, AVI, MOV, FLV, TS, M4V, 3GP formats;
- Ability to install additional plug-ins to support chipsets and codecs;
- Work with popular subtitle formats;
- Connection to the online broadcasts (HTTP, RTP / RTSP / RTMP, MMS).
Unfortunately, Vplayer didn’t receive updates for the past three years, but despite this, the application copes with the work and its interface still looks modern and nice.
The Chinese, too, are able to do a pretty good player for Android operating system, like the application MoboPlayer. This player boasts a user-friendly interface, a widget for your desktop, which will be displayed with a miniature video being played, as well as its own catalog of the online video, if you need it. Among the main features: a variety of settings for the video, support for external plugins, fast work with files.
Archos Video Player APK
Corporate video player from Archos company is one of the best in this category in general. Convenient and beautiful interface, support for major formats, playback from an external USB-drive, automatic subtitles download from the Internet. Also do not forget about the tight integration of applications with online services — you can download the full movies, as well as subtitles. Unlike many applications of this collection, the Archos Video Player interface is fully translated into Russian.
One of the most interesting and original application functions — is playing a video directly from not yet downloaded torrent-file. To do this, simply select the Archos Video Player as the Torrent-client — the video can be viewed in streaming mode. Many features of the application are paid, but most are available in the free version.