Almost everyone loves watching a movie to spend their leisure time. Watching a video or movie gets much more interesting if you are using a good media player to do so. There are a lot of media players such as MX Player, VLC Player, Media Player Classic, etc. But, MX Player is an extraordinary media player. There are many reasons due to which this media player has been on the market for so long. Here, we are going to discuss some of the most prominent features which MX Player has to provide us with, in detail.
#1 Decoders: MX Player comes with multiple decoding modes which are HW, HW+, and SW. Hardware Decoders which are HW and HW+ make the playback more smooth and battery efficient. While, while SW decoder depends upon the app in case it is weak. Switching between these decoders is quite simple. All you need to do is tap on the SW or HW button on the screen while playing the video.
#2 Gestures: This feature provided by MX Player is exclusive. Some of the gestures are;
- 1. Pinch to zoom in and out.
- 2. Drag Horizontally – Change playback position.
- 3. Drag Vertically on the right half of the screen to control the volume. The volume of a video can be boosted up to 200%.
- 4. Drag Vertically on the left half of the screen to control the brightness.
- 5. Double Tap to Play/Pause the video.
#3 Fit to screen: There are many videos which are not displayed in full-screen. But, MX Player has a solution to this problem. It has an on-screen button which is ranging from Fit to screen to Stretch as well as crop. You can use this option to fit any video on your screen.
#4 Subtitles: You can download the subtitles of any video without leaving this media player. There is a dedicated search engine which searches for the subtitles online using the title of the video. If the subtitle is found, you can download it and start using it. MX Player supports the following subtitle formats;
- 1. DVD, DVB, SSA/ASS Subtitle Tracks.
- 2. SubStation Alpha (.ssa/.ass).
- 3. SAMI (.smi).
- 4. SubRip (.srt).
- 5. MicroDVD (.sub/.txt).
- 6. VobSub (.sub/.idx).
- 7. SubViewer2.0 (.sub).
- 8. MPL2 (.mpl/.txt).
- 9. TMPlayer (.txt).
- 10. Teletext.
- 11. PJS (.pjs).
- 12. WebVTT (.vtt).
You can also sync the subtitles for a particular video. You can control how the subtitle appears on the screen, the speed of the subtitle, etc.
#5 All videos in one place: MX Player searches for any video in your internal storage as well as external storage and lists them all in one place. This helps a lot since you do not have to search for videos through your file explorer to watch them. You just have to click on the video you want to watch and start enjoying it.
#6 Supports a large number of video extensions: On MX Player, you can watch videos of extensions like .3gp, .avi, .divx, .f4v .flv .mkv, .mp4, .mpeg, .mov, .vob, .wmv, .webm, etc. This feature makes MX Player the most flexible media player available for smartphones or PC/laptops.
#7 Kids Lock: This is the most amazing yet the least known feature of MX Player. As the name suggests, this feature is for the children who watch videos on their parent’s smartphones. This feature makes unlocking difficult to prevent children from launching other apps or calling a random number, etc. To enable this lock, in MX Player app, go to Settings >> Player >> Touch controls >> Lock mode >> Kids lock. When you enable the kids lock, you have to touch the four corners clockwise to unlock the screen. If you select Kids lock (+touch effects), colorful and animated shapes will appear on your screen every time you touch it.
Thus, we can conclude from the points mentioned above that MX Player is definitely far more better than any other media player. If you have anything about MX Player which should have been added to this article then, please let us know in the comments section below.