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Android video app MX Player is becoming a streaming video platform for the Indian market

There was a time when MX Player was one of the best apps for watching videos downloaded to an Android phone or tablet. But these days there are plenty of other options, including the excellent VLC media player from Videolan, which happens to be a free and open source application with versions available for most […]

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VLC 3.0 media player launches with Chromecast, 8K support

Popular multimedia app VLC has just been updated to version 3.0. Among other things, the update brings support for streaming videos from a PC to a Chromecast… even in formats not natively supported by Chromecast hardware. Other highlights include support for 360-degree video, 3D audio, and hardware-accelerated decoding for 4K and 8K video on supported […]

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Media Player Classic HC may have reached the end of the line

Media Player Classic is a light-weight media player that can handle most audio and video files. As the name suggests, it was originally designed as an alternative to the classic version of Windows Media Player (version 6.4, to be exact) at a time when Microsoft kept throwing features and design changes at its default media […]

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Archos Video Player lands in the Play Store for Android 4.0 and up

Before French device maker Archos started cranking out Android tablets, the company offered a range of portable media players. So while the company’s tablets might not always have the fastest processors or the best build quality, one area where they’ve always shined is in support for a wide range of multimedia files. Now for the […]

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CineXPlayer for iPad adds split-screen mode (web surf while watching videos)

CineXPlayer was one of the first media players for iOS to support Xvid and other file formats that the default iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch video apps can’t handle. These days media players for iOS are a dime a dozen, but CineXPlayer has added a few new features to help justify its $3.99 price tag. […]

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mVideoPlayer HD is a video app built for Android tablets

There are more than a dozen great video players available for Google Android, but most are designed for smartphones. Sure, you can use them on tablets, but few actually take advantage of the extra screen space to show you cover art or video details. And then there’s mVideoPlayer HD. It might not be the most […]

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RockPlayer: Google Android finally gets a decent video player

Google Android has a video player built in… but it’s hidden away in the gallery section which you use to display photos. And out of the box, the Android video player can usually only handle whatever video formats your phone’s hardware specifically supports. That often includes H.264 and MP4, but good luck trying to get […]

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RockPlayer: The best media player for Android (DiVX, Xvid, WMV support)

Most Android devices support a handful of media codecs out of the box, including H.264 and MP4. But there are a ton of formats that aren’t typically supported, including MKV, DiVX, Xvid, and WMV. And RockPlayer can handle them all. The RockPlayer user interface couldn’t be much simpler. When you fire up the app, you’ll […]

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Netgear EVA2000 media streamer handles Hulu, SD video

The Netgear Digital Entertainer Live EVA2000 is a small media streaming device that’s about the size of a Netgear wireless router. What makes this little box interesting is that Netgear licensed technology from VuNow that lets you access web content from YouTube, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, and other web sites. In order to access much of […]