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MX Video Player Android app review

Free

Manufacturer: MX Video Player

Our Rating: We rate this 4.5 out of 5

A third party Android app that walks all over the video player that comes pre-installed on your device.

Let's face it. The video player that comes built in with your Google Android device is pretty limited to say the least. If you want to get the most out of your Android device then we strongly recommend downloading a new video player. With the MX Video Player you can unlock a whole host of new codecs/video files for your Android and it won't cost you a penny.

Before we get any further, you should know that nothing in life is truly free and, alas, the MX Video Player is no different, it comes with banner adverts. They won't interfere with your video playback, but whenever you're lining up a video or fiddling with the volume or zoom, then you will see the little banner ads. But it's a 'free' and much better video player at the end of the day, so it's a pretty fair compromise.

Possibly the best thing about the MX Video Player is that if app doesn't recognise the the codec of the video you are trying to play, it will give you a link directly to where you can download the correct codec. For there it's a painfully simple two clicks and MX Video Player has downloaded and saved a new codec for you Android device. Whenever we flummoxed it with a codec that wasn't installed, we were able to download and instal the new codecs via the app in roughly 30-seconds. A very impressive feature!

There are a couple of well thought out usability features that the MX Video Player has too, such as the ability to edit the subtitles of your movies. With the subtitle feature you can edit the size, font and even add an outline to the text, so for example, your white subtitles do not blend in with a white background. The MX Video Player also lets you pinch-and-zoom your video size, which I think is a brilliant feature as there have been countless times when the default sizes for a video have been few and far between. This handy little feature gives you 100% control of how big, clear or pixelated you want your video to be. Last but not least, the picture quality is superb and everything in the app is quick and responsive to the touch.

All of you who love to know the ins and outs of a programme, will love the fact that MX Video Player is the first Android video player that performs multi-core decoding. According to test results, it shows up to 70% performance improvement over single-core decoding. Not bad for a free video player eh?

It seems the whole idea behind the MX Video Player is that it puts you in control. Presets become a thing of the past, and if you ask me, that's a good thing.

MX Video Player Expert Verdict »

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  • Overall: We give this item 9 of 10 overall

It seems the whole idea behind the MX Video Player is that it puts you in control. Presets become a thing of the past, and if you ask me, that's a good thing.

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