MX Player For Android Reviewed: Sleek, Productive, Abbreviated
If you’re looking for something with a fresh interface and wide functionality, you’ve got the right address. We are going to tell you about MX Player, which is considered to be among the top ones. Let us examine it in details for knowing how to work with it.
MX Player is the first of its kind video player on Android to perform multi-core decoding. The tests showed up to 70% of performance increase over a single-core decoding. Its main function is playback of different types of video files, but the player may also be used for listening to music.
MX Player may boast of simple and intuitive interface with many themes offered. After opening the app we get to the library of files. They are presented as thumbnails for videos/audios, resembling the YouTube miniatures. In the upper right corner, one will see the Update button and a contextual menu hidden behind “three dots”. The last one shows options for searching, network streaming, sorting files, contacting support, and making settings.
As for subtitles, the app offers a literary huge amount of settings connected with them. If it’s your thing, feel free to experiment. Do with them whatever you like. You can enable/disable the display of built-in subtitles, as well as choose your own folder to find them. Besides, one can customize the appearance by changing the parameters of the text (font, size, color, stroke, etc.) and style (position, indent, and background color). The flipping gesture on the subtitles text allows to switch between languages that is certainly useful, for example, in the studying of foreign languages. In general, we are pretty sure that developers aren’t indifferent to users in need of screen quoting and translation.
Be aware of the fact that audio playback isn’t activated by default. So, if you are going to use MX Player for this purpose too, go to Settings – Audio – Use as Audio Player.
Background playback is available for both video and audio types of files. If it’s enabled, you’ll be able to listen to audio even after leaving the app for doing some other operations on the screen.
And one more trick: if MX Player does not find the video, you need to show it all the folders for scanning, choosing “Recognize .nomedia”. The success rate will go through the ceiling then.
In case you’re confused or have done something wrong, tap the “Reset” button.
Besides, other actions may also be set. For example, you can pause or just show the controls by a single tap. By the way, changing the decoding mode from Hardware to Software and vice versa is carried out with one button, too.
To protect the screen from being accidentally pressed while viewing a video or playing a song, there is a special “Lock” button.