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  1. Joined : Sep 2015
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    Win10
       10 Sep 2015 #1

    Decent Video/Mediaplayer APP - Except VLC App. Are there any?


    I've bought a Win 10 tablet and now I am looking for a decent Video player, like MxPlayer (or several others) available for Android.
    The app should:
    play any "standard video format", like MKV, MP4 encoded in h.264/aac or mp3.
    playing "http" INTERNET streams (I don't expect rtmp format+co.)
    playing media over local network (SMB or Upnp/DLNA)
    have a not too ugly gui
    I've tried the MS video app, but its ugly as hell, slow (network) and doesn't support Internet streams, but at least the app is relatively stable
    The VLC-App should fulfil most of my wishes, but it's very unstable and crashes often.

    I don't want a "real program", like VLC, MPHC or Kodi on a tablet!
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  2. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 9,154
    W10Prox64
       10 Sep 2015 #2

    Sorry, my vote goes for Kodi.
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 1,563
    Windows 10 Pro x64 RS 10586.586
       10 Sep 2015 #3

    I don't want a "real program", like VLC, MPHC or Kodi on a tablet!
    Maybe SMPlayer is one for you that you can try?!
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  4. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 59
    Win10
       10 Sep 2015 #4

    Cluster Head said: View Post
    Maybe SMPlayer is one for you that you can try?!
    Can't either find the app in the Windows Store nor the touch optimized version somewhere else.
    Only the the unstable Desktop version, which I dropped years ago from the desktop.

    PS: have you noticed that?
    vel2000 said: View Post
    I don't want a "real program", like VLC, MPHC or Kodi on a tablet!
    which simply means: NO antiquated-looking Desktop software player on a MOBILE device.

    Not even one real reply to my question...
    I can't believe, that there is no decent media-player app in the Store, even paid apps...
    What does people on Windows phone use?
    Last edited by vel2000; 11 Sep 2015 at 09:06.
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  6. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 354
    Widows 10/Linux
       11 Sep 2015 #6

    simrick said: View Post
    Sorry, my vote goes for Kodi.
    Yes , have to agree , for an "antiquated-looking Desktop software player " it sure looks sweet once it's set up properly Whats's not to like?

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  7. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 59
    Win10
       11 Sep 2015 #7

    Kodi (aka "Nerds dream") is mostly great when running on a device, which is connected to a large screen/TV and if you need all the gazillion features and possibly the..."unofficial addons".
    I use it on my Android TV-Box with (air)mouse, keyboard and remote control/Yatse.
    But on a tablet with a small screen, I prefer a touch optimized app for these kind of devices!
    Also Kodi has a few issues, which are just annoying (not even) on a mobile and are not tolerable, if you need these features.
    • Absolutely no caching/buffering when playing hls/m3u8 streams, which is 90% of my use case.
      Streams do mostly work with my wifi at home, but not reliable with mobile data. (works perfectly with MxPlayer)
    • No way to just copy and paste a stream Url into Kodi and play it!!
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  8. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 9,154
    W10Prox64
       11 Sep 2015 #8

    vel2000 said: View Post
    Kodi (aka "Nerds dream") is mostly great when running on a device, which is connected to a large screen/TV and if you need all the gazillion features and possibly the..."unofficial addons".
    I use it on my Android TV-Box with (air)mouse, keyboard and remote control/Yatse.
    But on a tablet with a small screen, I prefer a touch optimized app for these kind of devices!
    Also Kodi has a few issues, which are just annoying (not even) on a mobile and are not tolerable, if you need these features.
    • Absolutely no caching/buffering when playing hls/m3u8 streams, which is 90% of my use case.
      Streams do mostly work with my wifi at home, but not reliable with mobile data. (works perfectly with MxPlayer)
    • No way to just copy and paste a stream Url into Kodi and play it!!
    Did you see my post above?
    Decent Video/Mediaplayer APP - Except VLC App. Are there any? - Windows 10 Forums
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  9. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 59
    Win10
       11 Sep 2015 #9

    simrick said: View Post
    Did you see my post above?
    Yes, but this is more or less a DVD / BLU-RAY Desktop Software.
    I was not able to add any of my Movie folders.
    And absolutely no support for http Internet streams, which is the most important feature for me.

    What I am looking for, is something like the VLC APP (NOT the Desktop Software), but in an usable, stable condition.
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  10.    11 Sep 2015 #10

    The best player, organizer on the market imo is J.River Media Center, it will play anything, I use it to broadcast my 1080P movies to my laptop in the bedroom over wi-fi, works awesome, J.River is nice for audio, images and videos.

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