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Monday, December 12, 2011

Top 5 Video Player apps for Android Mobile Phone and Tablet in 2011

Many people will feel so upset when they find that the videos which put into their mobile phone or tablet with Android system cannot playback with the default video player. Actually, compare to iPhone and iPad, Android phone support much more video formats. When you met some videos cannot playback in your mobile phone or tablet, you can follow this article to check the top 5 popular video players in Android market.

Top 5: mVideoPlayer
mVideo Player is hand’s down the best replacement video player on the Android Market right now. And it is free! What we love about this video player is that it is coded very efficiently, keeping the use of system resources down, and hardly ever crashes.  This light weight app allows you browse your video files as thumbnails, in a list view, and also supports poster views. mVideo also has other features such as subtitle support when watching movies, and free access to IMDB. The IMDB scraper transfers all the relevant information about the movie you are watching into the app.  You can quickly look up actor names and more with the built in IMDB support.

Top 4: QQ Player
QQ Player is a video player app supports all the popular formats of videos on the market, including AVI, FLV, MP4, 3GP, MKV, MOV and etc. In addition, QQ Player also supports SRT, SMI plug-in subtitle and MKV embedded subtitle, as well as multiple audio tracks switching. Its smart core technology auto detects video formats and makes it much easier for you to enjoy smoother, better quality videos with limited resources and smaller screen.

Top 3: RockPlayer Lite
RockPlayer is high performance, almost all formats media player with a lot of functions. It saves your time and disk space to transcoding or format converting. Just put your video on sdcard or click the URL in browser to watch it. It can load .srt external subtitle with same name of video automatically and support .m3u playlist. And you can purchase through Paypal to upgrade to Pro version.

Top 2: MoboPlayer
MoboPlayer is an alternative video player to the normal Android player. Playback is smooth and clear and the menus and options available are quite extensive. The user interface is really nice too and the app has a high quality feel to it. The app supports all video formats and allows you to create playlists and organize your video library.

Top 1: MX Video Player
MX Video Player is a free video player for Android that comes with support for almost every video file format known to date along with multiple subtitle files such as mkv subtitle track, .srt, .sub, .ass, .mpl, .psb etc. Rich graphical UI, high quality full-screen video playback, editable playlist features, advanced video playback controls, customizable subtitle options, easy switch between hardware and software decoder and its compatibility with most Android devices makes MX Video Player a must-have tool for all your video playback needs.

Just pick one from them and you can enjoy any video formats with your Android mobile phone and tablet. However, if you care about the video quality and playback fluency more, I think you should use a good video converter to convert your video to android video formats and playback with default video player. What’s more, please according to the resolution your mobile phone and tablet supported to control the video resolution.


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  2. When you say "plays all formats" or even "almost all" you might want to test that a little further - not everything is h264/ac3/mp4/avi/mkv containers or formats, e.g. mpeg support is pretty patchy, mov (and the much rarer now Real) are also fairly dodgy. For example, many of my native DVB-T recordings are in MPEG-2, and don't play (audio only). Yes, I could transcode everything, but storage is cheap, bandwidth and cpu cycles are not :-)

    1. I worried about it when I was writing this post. And I prefer to playback video with default player. So, it's OK, I will test some video converters, and make a collection for you!

  3. I just found out that RealPlayer is also launching an Android app this month.

  4. The players are undoubtedly nice, but Android is a disaster area for playing videos no matter which player you use. I've got a string of home movies, all edited with Premiere Pro, all output as MP4, and only about a third of them play on my Samsung Galaxy S5 wifi. I'm tearing my hair out reformatting these videos with smaller frame sizes and different rates, all to no avail. Most of the failed videos play the soundtrack with no video, but some that don't play have exactly the same frame width, height and rate as those that do. This situation is ridiculous. If Android purports to play MP4/H.264 formats, it should do so consistently!


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