In this article, we have reviews the popular media player android app called MX Player. This is the most popular Android app which I also personally use every single day. So let’s get started with the review, Shall we?
There are various smartphones launched by different companies every day. Each smartphone is equipped with a default media player. The function of a media player is to run the videos or movies stored on the smartphone. However, the default media players are not well developed to satisfy the needs of the users. Thus, users are forced to use an external media player on their smartphones to watch the videos/movies. A number of media players are available for Android, iOS, PC, but, MX Player has made it to be one of the best media players across different platforms. This is due to the rich features provided by MX Player to its users. Also, these features are entirely free of cost. Some of the most useful features of MX Player are listed below.
Pro Tip: All Android users please make sure that you have the latest version of mx player apk installed on your phone so that you don’t miss any latest features of mx player.
MX Player Is Best: But Why? Here are the Reasons
#1 Gestures: While playing a video on MX Player, it is not necessary to search for volume buttons to increase or decrease the volume. Also, you don’t need to search for an option to fast forward or rewind the video which you are playing. All these things can be controlled using simple gestures without disturbing the flow of the video.
While playing a video, sliding up or down on the left half of your screen will adjust the brightness of the screen. While doing the same on the right half of the screen will adjust the volume of the video for you.Sliding across the screen to the right will fast forward the video and sliding towards the left will rewind the video for you.
Sliding across the screen to the right will fast forward the video and sliding towards the left will rewind the video for you. Using these simple gestures, you can tweak the most important criteria while watching a video on MX Player.
#2 Subtitles: Many people require subtitles while watching a movie. It may be due to the poor audio quality of the downloaded file or due to lack of fluency in the language in which the movie is.
Some websites provide with the subtitles along with the movie. If the subtitles are present, MX Player will automatically sync them with your video.
Downloading Movie Subtitles on MX Player
But, if you don’t have the subtitles for your movie, you can easily download it using the MX Player itself! All you need to do is:
- Step 1- Play the video whose subtitle you wish to download.
- Step 2- Then, tap o the three vertical dots which you will find on the top right corner of your screen.
- Step 3- Here, select ‘Subtitle‘ from the drop-down box and then, select ‘Online subtitles‘ from the list displayed.
- Step 4- Now, click on ‘Search‘ and you will notice a dialog box on your screen. Here, click on ‘OK’ to search for the subtitles for your video online.
- Step 5- All the search results will be displayed on your screen. Select the proper file and click on ‘Download‘ to download the file.
The subtitle for your movie will be downloaded and synced with your video. If the syncing is not accurate, you can adjust the speed of the subtitles.
#3 Decoders: MX Player has various decoders which enhance the audio quality of the video which you are watching. The three decoders are namely HW decoder, SW decoder, and HW+ decoder. You can increase the volume of any video up to 200% in MX Player.
#4 Kids Lock: Nowadays, children love to watch music videos on smartphones, and it is a hard time for parents to prevent them from using their smartphones and most importantly, to keep them from clicking any random option and creating a mess. The kids lock feature is the most reliable solution to such problems. To enable this feature, follow the steps listed below:
- Step 1- Launch the app and click on the three vertical dots located at the top right of the screen. Here, click on ‘Settings’ from the drop-down box.
- Step 2- Then, select Player >> Touch controls >> Lock mode >> Kids lock.
Once you enable this feature and lock the screen while playing a video, you will have to tap on all four corners of your screen in a clockwise manner to unlock it.
If you select +touch effects in the kids lock, colorful and animated shapes will appear on your screen every time you touch it.
#5 Compatibility: MX Player is can be downloaded from Google Play Store or iTunes for free. The official version of this media player is not released for Windows. However, you can use it on your PC through an Android emulator. Numerous Android emulators such as Bluestacks, Nox Player, are available.
#6 MX Player Pro: The premium version of this media player is known as ‘MX Player Pro.’ However, the premium version comes with a price. The most prominent difference between the premium and the free version is that there are no ads displayed in the premium version whereas there are many ads shown in the free version.
However, there are some websites which are providing the premium version of MX Player for free. But, we do not recommend downloading MX Player Pro from such websites since the developers have worked hard to develop this media player and the users should pay them for using the media player which they have developed.
Here Is A MX Player Video Which You Might Like to Watch
These are the features due to which MX Player has proved to be one of the best media players in the world. If you have any queries regarding MX Player, then please let us know about in the comments section below.
Source: MX Player Official Website, Wikipedia, CNET and A Few other websites.