Best video players for Android

Best video players for Android
Not all Android handsets are created equal when it comes to video playback - some support Divx/Xvid/MKV video files out of the box, others don't, some can load subtitles if you need them, and others, well... can't. 

Thankfully you always have the Play Store to remedy all your manufacturer-UI-overlay-and-preloaded-apps pains that are so common, and video players fit right into the category where these issues can be easily solved with capable third party apps, so we round up a few of the best ones for your convenience.

Not only sporting rich video/audio codecs and subtitle support, they also allow streaming the huge collections from your NAS drives or shared media folders, you can use gestures to change the volume and screen brightness, or forward/rewind, even zoom while playing. 

Unfortunately, there is no video player out there that does it all, so you'd have to get a few that do one niche activity or another better than the most popular players, but, especially on a big screen Android device, stellar video playback is worth all minor hassles.

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12 Comments

1. aaronkatrini

Posts: 242; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

Hey you forgot VLC!

2. Daniel.P

Posts: 127; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

Will be added as soon as it is out of beta, since it's pretty good as it is already :)

3. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

Real player ?

6. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

I guess we all were thinking the same ;)

4. Lawliet

Posts: 160; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

I suddenly chuckled at BSPlayer

5. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

MX is already the best... It has every setting you'd need and more :D But that's just me..

7. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

You sir are 100% correct. You are the winner of the $50,000.00 prize. lol +1

8. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1126; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Although i have a GS2 which plays everything i throw at it with the built-in player, i must say i like both MX and Mobo, both have great, fast and functional UIs and also support anything i throw at them, ive got both installed. Also got QQ Player in my Xperia X10 and use Mobo on my Galaxy Tab10.1. :)

9. shadowcell

Posts: 300; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Thanks for the suggestions. Dropped Rockplayer Lite for MX Player. Best decision ever until VLC comes into play.

10. Savage unregistered

MX FTW. Throw any video file at it, you won't be disappointed I started using it after mVideo Player which is not in the list but it's pretty good.

11. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Im fine with the default player, given that I dont watch a lot of videos on my phone anyway, and when I do, its typically via Youtube or videos I recorded from the phone.

13. ivanted

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

Yeah, MX Player is really of great features including background playback. VLC is also one of my favorites. lol

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