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MX Player for iPhone: 6 alternative video players that you can use

MX Player is simply one of the most popular video players on Android. It comes with a myriad of great features, such as gesture-based controls, support for a wide variety of video formats and more. Unfortunately, MX Player is not available on iOS. While on the App Store you will find a number of apps nicknamed MX Player for iOS or MX Player for iPhone, they are just fake apps that try to profit from the popularity of MX Player.

So if you want a similar experience on an iPhone, you will have to use an alternative application instead. This poses a big problem, since most free video players for iPhone and iPad don't support AC3 encoded audio, due to the license fee, but most paid apps do, and this is only a decision that you will have to take. That being said, if you're looking for apps like MX Player for iOS, here is 6 Alternative MX Player for iPhone that you can use:

1. nPlayer

nPlayer probably the closest to a complete alternative for MX Player on iOS. The app comes with support for almost all video formats that you'd like to play, just like MX Player on Android. It has a pretty decent user interface, and with the support of MX Player like i gesture controls, the app certainly one of the best MX Player alternatives you can get on iPhone. You can scroll through the video to scroll through the video timeline; you can also swipe up / down on the left side of the video to adjust the brightness and on the right side to adjust the volume of the video playback. nPlayer supports also post-processing, subtitles and the ability to adjust the aspect ratio for playback.

With the AirPlay support, you can easily stream your videos to AppleTV. With nPlayer, you can even watch your videos in mode picture-in-picture, which can come in handy on devices with larger screens. Unfortunately, PiP mode only works within the app, but this is mainly due to the restrictions that Apple applies to apps.

In addition to that, nPlayer can also play videos on networks and you can use services like Dropbox, Google Drive and more. you can also use nPlayer to view videos on WebDAV server, FTP server, SMB server and so on. nPlayer also features an integrated web browser, so you can easily search and download videos from the app itself.

Download ($ 8.99)

2. AVPlayer

AVPlayer another video player for iPhone that you can use as an alternative to MX Player. Just like MX Player, AVPlayer has full support for almost all the video formats I have tested it with, in addition supports Dolby Digital sound (AC3), along with Dolby Digital Plus. The app offers post-processing functionality and allows you to control things like video contrast and saturation.

Just like MX Player, the app comes with gesture-based playback controlshowever, they work differently on AVPlayer, which you may need to get used to in order to appreciate it properly. You can swipe left / right to move the video 10 seconds backward or forward respectively. also can scroll up, to increase the playback speed to 1, 5 times the original. If you need to bring speed back to normal, simply scroll down. The app supports up to 2 times the original speed of the video, which is quite good, but not as much as nPlayer's 4X speed support.

In addition, AVPlayer also supports adjustable proportions, resumes playback from where the user was interrupted and more. also possible directly open videos from emails, with the "Open in" function. The app also includes a folder management system decent, where you can move, rename and create folders, as well as lock folders with a passcode. All in all, AVPlayer is definitely an app you can consider, especially if you don't want to spend $ 8.99 on an app like nPlayer.

Download ($ 2.99)

3. VLC

VLC one of the most popular video players out there, either on Android, or iOS. Just like MX Player, the VLC app has support for almost all video formats. It can even reproduce video encoded H.265 so flawless. VLC automatically organizes your videos and music in separate libraries, which I definitely like. While playing videos, the app offers a myriad of useful features, such as the ability to increase or decrease the audio delay, the subtitle delay and the playback speed . VLC also supports the post-processing of the video and you can adjust things like brightness, contrast, hue, saturation and gamma values ??of the video being played.

With VLC, you can even open network streams to play your videos. You can stream videos from your local network or from services such as a server HTTP, RTMP, FTP or UDP, among many others. Cloud services like Google Drive, Dropbox and so on are also supported by the app. Another very useful feature offered by the app is the ability to transfer files to your iPhone via WiFi. You can simply enable the " Sharing via WiFi "and share files between your computer and iPhone with ease.

With all these features, I would probably have placed VLC at the top of this list, however, the VLC app cannot play AC3 encoded audio files, due to licensing issues, which is downright negative, especially when compared to nPlayer and AVPlayer. However, this can be excused, because VLC is a free application and has absolutely no advertising whatsoever.

Free download)

4. Infuse

Infuse a great app that you can use to watch videos on your iPhone. Infuse can play almost any video format you play with it. You can play all basic formats like MP4 and MOV, but Infuse can also easily play formats like MKV, MTS, FLV and much more. Infuse also includes support for Dolby Digital audio (AC3 / EAC3) . The app fully supports MX Player as gesture controls for playback. Then, you can swipe left / right to browse the video, and you can also adjust the volume and brightness with simple swipe gestures.

Infuse also supports streaming videos from a variety of network sources . It can be integrated with cloud services such as Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive. You can also easily use Infuse to stream videos from your Plex, or Kodi server, as well as NAS and WiFi hard drives.

With the' Pro update, you can even use AirPlay with Infuse and easily stream your videos to your Apple TV. However, what sets Infuse apart support for Google Cast, so even if you use a Chromecast, instead of an Apple TV, you can easily cast your videos on the Chromecast and watch them on your TV. Also, unlike most other free apps, Infuse doesn't include ads.

Download (Free In-App Purchase, $ 6.49 for Pro Update)

5. KMPlayer

KMPlayer another decent alternative for MX Player on the iPhone. It supports many different video formats, including common ones like MP4 is AVI, as well as some rarely used formats like XESC, NSV and more. With KMPlayer, you will also be able to play HEVC encoded videos (H.265) with ease and even videos encoded with the VP9 codec. Just like MX Player, KMPlayer supports i gesture-based commands how to scroll to scroll the video and scroll up or down to adjust the volume and brightness of the video.

With KMPlayer, you can use network services like Google Drive and Dropbox to transfer files to your iPhone. You can also use an FTP server, if this is for your preferences. Being a free app, KMPlayer does not include support for Dolby Digital audio (AC3 / EAC3) . In addition, the app displays full screen ads from time to time, and once deleted, they remain as banner ads at the bottom of the user interface, which is very distracting. Alas, with KMPlayer, this is the price you pay for having it for free.

Free download)

6. Kodi

Kodi a very powerful media center application available for almost all platforms where you may need a media center. Adding plugins to Kodi can increase its power exponentially, but this complexity makes Kodi the latest addition to this list. Also, installing Kodi on a non-jailbroken iPhone is not very simple, but you can follow our guide to make it work and also on your non-jailbroken iPhone.

With Kodi, you can organize all your media files in a central library, share them on a network and stream them from any device. However, as regards using Kodi as an alternative to MX Player, Kodi offers a myriad of exceptional features. You can easily add all your movies and videos to the Kodi Movie Library . Just like in MX Player, you can play almost all videos on Kodi. The app doesn't have any gesture control, but has a host of other power features that make it worthwhile.

Playing videos in Kodi offers many amazing features, such as the zoom adjustment, pixel ratio and even enabling post-processing . also possible add bookmarks to a video, what a feature I love. You can simply tap the bookmark button to add a bookmark, which will take you to that timestamp in the video. This can be used to easily mark points of interest in a video. While Kodi's current interface may seem a little outdated, the latest "Krypton" update will update things when it arrives.

Use these apps as MX Player alternatives on iPhone

To summarize, if you're looking for MX Player on iOS, these are some of the best video players you can use, which offer similar functionality to what MX Player does on Android devices. While not all video players on this list offer all the features you might want, some apps, like nPlayer and AVPlayer, definitely offer all the features you might want from a video player. Things like support for multiple video formats and the Dolby Digital codec (AC3 / EAC3), along with gesture controls, the ability to stream video over a network, among many others.

So what video players do you use on your iPhone? Do they support all the formats you would like them to be? I'd like to know your preferences when it comes to iPhone video players; Also, if you know of other video player apps that offer features similar to MX Player, please let me know in the comments section below.