MX Player Alternatives
VLC Player is already enjoying the huge popularity among its laptop users; this goodwill also helped it on Android platform for achieving higher number of downloads within short time since its app launched on Play Store. VLC app almost supports all video formats from most common to rare ones; it can even run H.265 encoded videos easily. The app also features gesture based control totally inspired by MX Player which facilitates the user’s interaction with the player. You can shift to previous / next videos by swiping left / right on the screen. When you swipe up/down on the left side of screen, it lets you adjust the brightness level and same on the right side will let you control the playback volume.
Its picture-in-picture mode makes the VLC a versatile video player as the feature also lacks in MX Player. You need go to the options and tap on picture-in-picture button in order to resize your video to make it a small floating window and drag it anywhere you want so that you can work and watch the video at the same time.
VLC app also adopts the Material Design language which contributes into beautiful looking interface. When you tap on its hamburger icon, it can start streaming the videos from a network. The app also has a preferences page which consist the option of enabling or disabling the hardware acceleration. VLC also enables the user to be engaged in multi-tasking and keep switching from one app to another, while video is still being played in the background and you can hear the audio. Another good thing about VLC app is does not contain the ads. It is one of the best MX Player Alternatives.
Using the KMPlayer would not let you miss MX Player on the Android device. It offers all those same features available in MX Player which genuinely makes it a popular video player downloaded by millions of users. On KMPlayer, you can run almost all video formats and not let you be frustrated when you can’t play a favorite video as format is not supported. I personally tested the app and encoded the video with H.265, then exported into MKV format. It was being played without any lapses and going smooth. KMPlayer also features the hardware acceleration which you can also enjoy in MX Player. On the settings page, you can change and adjust the hardware acceleration settings.
Its supports gestures are also user friendly and just like MX player. On swiping from left to right or right to left, you can watch previous/next videos in the list. Swipe downwards/upwards on the left side of screen allows you adjust the brightness level and same on the right side will let control the volume. My most favorite feature in any video player is picture-in-picture is also available on KMPlayer, Its use enables me switch to small size of window which can be dragged and dropped anywhere I want while can also continue my other tasks. Picture-in-Picture feature supports the multi-tasking while you can also hear the audio and watch video meanwhile. You cannot access to gesture control feature while picture-in-picture mode is on, but you can easily control playback. You can download and install the KMPlayer without being charged but it includes ads. Though, the nature of ads is not intrusive as the ones in MX Player.
The performance of KMPlayer is quite satisfactory and on the top of list in MX Player alternatives.
- Archos Video Player
Archos Video Player is another good alternative of MX video player on Android platform. This video player lacks of the ability of using gestures to interact with the video. Though, It has easy screen controls but still they are not as intuitive as the gesture based control scheme in MX Player. The section of volume control is positioned on the left side of the screen. It needs to be controlled by touching the volume slider, slide it up or down. Whereas, MX Player enables its users swiping up and down in order to adjust volume and brightness both. You can also enjoy its Window mode to have an access to picture-in-picture feature in order to enjoy the videos and at the same time perform other tasks.
Its advanced options can also be accessed by simply go to the hamburger menu, and navigate to preferences. In this section, it enables you for software decoding, make required changes to the User Interface, audio passthrough and hide the all subtitles by default. You can enjoy the free version of the app but with limited features and ads. This app deserves your hard-earned money to get the full version.
Archos is in the third number in the list of MX Player alternatives.
BSPlayer has lots of functions which are similar to MX Player and also features number of gestures in order to control the playback. Its other basic gestures enable to seek the previous/next video by swiping left/right. One unique gesture gives the ability of controlling the playback by double tapping on the screen. Sometimes, it seems like that BSPlayer is completely inspired my MX Player. But, BSPlayer also brings something new on a table such as it supports picture-in-picture mode, which enables the user get the video player in small size window to drag and drop somewhere on the screen while you can also perform other tasks. Picture-in-Picture mode does not let you quite the video before you can switch to other apps for work.
Hardware acceleration does also get the support in BSPlayer. Its preferences section enables the user to set the variety of own preferences to enjoy the best experience of watching videos on BSPlayer. You do not have to pay anything to get BSPlayer installed on your Android device, but it does include ads.
BSPlayer is in the fourth number in the list of MX Player alternatives.
Kodi video belongs to powerful media centre, its app and software is available almost on all platforms. Its media organization is excellent and lets you record and organize all of the media files into a central library. This media library can also be shared over a network with remote devices. You can play the movies, songs and all types of media files directly from library on Kodi player. MX Player has nothing to do with such features and neither available on it. Considering the Kodi as the alternative of MX Player, It is not enough to get the central library but needs various other capabilities.
You can create and add new locations in which videos can be saved to the Kodi movie library. Once you have saved all new video files in several locations of media library, it can be accessed from anytime on your Android device. Kodi app can play all formats of videos but do not offer gesture controls. It comes up with lots of other powerful features that make the Kodi worth using app. With Kodi, you can bring the changes in pixel ratio; make changes in post processing and camera zoom. You can also add the bookmark for your favorite videos in the Kodi app. Kodi app may also be functioning as a video manager for its users and save the all link sources to view them later anytime. Its current interface does not seem to be updated, its most awaited Krypton update is yet to arrive in order to update the UI seems modern and beautiful.
Kodi is in the fifth number in the list of MX Player alternatives.
Bonus: “Awesome Pop-up Video” Recommended For Picture-in-Picture Videos
This video player app is only recommendable for its picture-in-picture mode that enables you to resize the window of video player and make it small to drag & drop somewhere on the screen which allows multi-tasking without closing the video player. You should go for this app if you frequently come across the situation when you also want watch videos and perform other tasks at the same time. This app also lets you watch YouTube videos within its interface, in a floating window or full screen both. The app is available in both free and premium versions, go for premium version if want to get rid of ads. “Awesome Pop-up Video” has so much potential to become the MX Player alternative.
Since MX Player failed in protecting the user privacy and compromised on it, people started looking for the alternatives of it. Shared with you best video player apps available on Android platform which can replace the MX Player very well.