MX has always been a pretty impressive video player - it's chocked full of useful features and offers nearly every codec imaginable. Today, it received an update to v1.7 that brings a fair amount of performance improvements for various devices, as well as one really neat key feature: background playback.


  • Stabilized S/W decoder on Tegra 3 devices such as ASUS Transformer Prime, HTC One X, Nexus 7.
  • Added new hardware decoder named H/W+. (However, H/W+ decoder is available only on limited devices)
  • Added support for x86 CPU.
  • Added background play. (long presss play button)
  • Added supprot for custom FFmpeg build.
  • Added fast scrollbar on the video list screen.
  • Added fast seek option to improve seeking speed with h/w+ and s/w decoder.
  • Improved a/v sync with S/W decoder.

Background video playback is something that I've often wished for on Android - just because I need to reply  to a text or quickly check an email is no reason why my video shouldn't continue playing until I get back to it. This, along with the other enhancements, is welcome indeed.

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Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Adrian

    Awesome update but I wish they kept the old icon, I liked it better. However, It was fairly generic looking and someone probably trademarked it before them so I'm guessing they had to switch. e.g. PowerAMP has pretty much the exact logo as MX used to have.

    • jacob

      this was the first thing i thought when i saw this. perhaps i'll just fix it myself...

  • Cheeseball

    Probably the best video player for Android yet.

    Any Mali-400 *MP* (not the single-core variant) equipped handset supports HW+.

    I'm quite sad the Adreno 205 doesn't support HW-video acceleration at all though.

    • Geo

      I have an Xperia Neo with Adreno 205 - HW+ acceleration works.

  • JG

    "it's chocked full of useful features and offers nearly every codec imaginable"

    So... Basically VLC for Android then? Will give it a shot, thanks for the suggestion....

    • Mary

      VLC plays porn from my PC. MX doesn't.

      • fixxmyhead

        hahaha bonus points if ur really a girl

      • JG

        Wait... you mean to tell me there's porn on the internet?!? Where? Since When?

  • Tarek El-Ghazaly

    I'll check it out whenever Dice Player (+plugin) fails to play a single movie flawlessly, which hasn't happened yet.

    • http://twitter.com/Malcolmest Malcolmest

      Seriously! Dice Player has never failed me but MX has. I always recommend Dice first.

  • http://twitter.com/vakbrain Tonny M.

    If only i could make libffmpeg.so works for dts audio mkv....

  • Chris

    Love mx player. Updates are always welcome and this one sounds good

  • fixxmyhead

    touchwiz video player ftw. plays all my vids cuz it already has the codecs. has never failed me or i just dont have crappy formats.

  • mduran1023

    MX Player Pro has always been my favorite. The touchscreen controls are great for using it one handed.

  • ninja

    Great update, got this working on my Transformer and S3 and compiled my own codecs for DTS audio

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=689602591 Cal Aehr

      Where do you put the codecs?

  • Mixilo

    I updated the version on my Galaxy Note 10.1, but now I can't see any of the controls. When I tap the screen a bar with play/pause, forward, etc used to pop up, as well as a bar across the top. Now when I tap I see nothing, but It is possible for me to tap the bottom center and the movie pauses. Anyone else having similar situation? Is this by design? Can I revert to the old setting in the options somewhere?

  • Sootie

    I can no longer play any normal video on my phone since this update, I can play the video's I recorded with the phone camera but any other .avi's just say they cant play, and yes I have tried turning HW rendering off but I'm still having the issue.

    Using VLC at the moment but I really did like MX player before it broke

  • http://twitter.com/2morebatteries AAAA

    Galaxy Nexus GSM, H/W+ works.