We all like to watch movies or videos on the way to work, while traveling, etc. With increasing screen quality of mobile phones, we have replaced our television sets with a smaller screen. This brings us to the topic of video players for the phone. If you have ever used one of the video players that comes pre-installed with an Android phone, you must know how difficult it is to use and how stripped of features it is. Taking the example of subtitles, not many video players support subtitles or even basic features such as pinch to zoom. If you are one of those people who use inbuilt video players, you must give MX Player a try. It puts other obscure video players to disgrace.
MX Player has one of the best user interfaces you will see in a video player. It is clean and minimal. The file browser refreshes automatically and stays up to date with the files on your phone when you add or remove a video. The main video player interface is also pretty slick. Tap the screen once to hide or view the seek bar and other controls. It has different viewing modes such as stretch, fit to screen, crop and different percentages of video size. Fell free to download mx player apk for android from the download links available below.
Download MX Player
|File Size||15.62 MB|
|Requirement||Android 4.0 and Up|
|Update||October 27, 2017|
Please note: You can also download mx player pro for free from here.
Speaking of videos, MX Player supports almost every video type there is. AVI, DIVX, FLV, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG, WEBM, WMV, XVID and much more. If your phone doesn’t have a particular codec, it will inform you, and you can install the codec in one tap. You can download mx player codec files from here.
MX Player has subtitle support. It handles SSA, SMI, SRT, SUB, IDX, MPL, TXT subtitles. You can download subtitles for your movie from the video player itself. Just go to subtitles >> get subtitles online. Not only this but you can also change the position of the subtitles. Ever faced the problem of out of sync subtitles? MX Player will solve that problem by offering the option to sync the subtitles by playing them late or early.
MX Player also has the option to stream a video directly from the video link. Just open the three dot menu and select network stream and enter the link to the video. So the next time someone uploads a movie to the cloud, you know where to go.
If your video has low volume, then you can increase the volume of the video by a 100%. While playing the video, in the top right corner you will see HW meaning Hardware Decoder. Press it and switch to software decoder which will pump up the volume of your video to 200%. Now increase the volume and Voila!
If you mistakenly close the video while viewing it, don’t worry as MX Player remembers till where you have watched the video and asks if you want to resume watching or start over.
Update: Now you can run mx player on your PC too, check download mx player for PC.
We all know kids can be fidgety right? So if you don’t want your child to close the video, you can press the lock button, and it will lock all input till you press the unlock button. Or, you can enable the Kids lock from 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.
But what has got most into using MX Player are the gestures. You can swipe up or down on the right side of the screen while playing the video to increase or decrease the volume and same on the left side to alter the screen brightness without pressing the volume buttons or dragging down the notification panel. You can also to the right or left to seek the video.
How to Install MX Player on Your Android Phone
To install MX Player, you must enable Unknown Sources in security settings. Go to Settings >> Security >> Unknown Sources and enable it. You can also download the APK of MX Player directly from the Google Play Store and install it on your Android device.
You can also download the APK file of MX Player from the official website of MX Player. Go to the downloads folder and open the apk file to install MX Player onto your phone.
This is all you must know about MX Player before you download and install its latest version on your Android device. What do you think about MX Player? Tell us about it in the comments section down below.