Watching stored video on smartphones and tablets are one of the main reasons to own them. Streaming video is great but at times when you are short of your mobile data, you need some videos on your device and also a good video player to play them. Though many people stick to the built in apps, many third-party apps are better for media, which add extra features and good design. Here are the 10 best media player apps.
VLC (iOS, Android): This is a versatile, all-in-one media player that almost plays any file format starting from mp3 and mp4 files to more unusual formats such as mkv and flac. Also VLC for Android supports network streaming and media library organization, and advanced playback features such as multiple audio tracks and subtitles. It can be downloaded from the app store for free.
KMPlayer (Android, iOS): KMPlayer also supports a variety of video file formats but come with some extra features like a library viewer and cloud storage support. It covers a broad range of file formats including mp4 and mkv. It also supports subtitle, playback speed controls for speeding up or slowing down video playback, and a library view with a variety of sorting options. You can watch videos in a windowed mode, and also view content stored in your Google Drive. It can be downloaded from the app store for free.
Infuse 3 (iOS): It is an iOS exclusive video which has a gorgeous interface and a media player that supports almost every kind of file. Infuse 3 also automatically pulls metadata from the Internet for movies in the app, and displays them in a cinema ticket format. It can be downloaded from the app store for free.
MoboPlayer (Android): MoboPlayer supports different video file formats. The app supports multiple audio tracks, subtitles, media streaming, a library management mode and more. It also has a floating window mode that will allow you to keep a video window floating in the top of your other apps while working, texting or calling.
PlayerXtreme (iOS): PlayerXtreme is a video player from where you can watch movies on the go from anywhere even if they’re in any format even if they don’t normally play or even sync with your iPhone. The app also has subtitles and also allows you to download subtitles from the web. PlayerXtreme lets you can add your PC as a server to the app and stream media over Wi-Fi. It also supports gesture and you can even set up a PIN or a passcode for security. It can be downloaded from the app store for free.
gPlayer (Android, iOS): gPlayer's main feature is the ability to play videos in windowed mode, that will let users to view six multiple videos simultaneously. The app supports different video formats, from the standard mp4 to more unusual files such as mkv, subtitles and more. The app also features as support for streaming video URLs and group media sharing over Wi-Fi. It can be downloaded from the app store for free.
Archos Video Player (Android): Archos supports hardware accelerated playback on numerous formats and devices. It also supports subtitle and has a subtitle downloader; automatic retrieval of show and movie details and poster art; and a visually impressive library view. You can also organize your media library. It can be downloaded from the app store for free.
MX Player (Android, iOS): It supports various swipe gestures and pinch to zoom, and feature software and hardware decoding for different file formats. MX Player is also available with a Hindi interface, and has been optimised for Android TV as well. It has different themes, automatic subtitle downloading and more. It can be downloaded from the app store for free.
It's Playing Pro (iOS): It's Playing Pro has the best network support with multiple formats and subtitles support. The app will allow you to view files in put.io, Facebook with downloading support, Dropbox, Youtube, and more. You can also connect it with networked hard drives like Sandisk Connect and Seagate Satellite. You can also view videos frame-by-frame with a pinch to zoom feature in videos as well. You can adjust the brightness and also change contrast and saturation. . It can be downloaded from the app store at Rs. 300.
BS player (Android): BSPlayer a neat video player with swipe gesture support, enhanced with different skins, letting you customize the interface according to you. BSPlayer supports subtitle files, and formats such as .mkv. The app has an added feature to automatically find the appropriate subtitle files online. The app also has "pop out" viewer, which will let you view videos in a window above other apps. It can be downloaded from the app store for free.