Each smartphone is equipped with a default video player which should serve the main purpose for most users. However, many users who wish to have more control over their video viewing often look for an alternative in the form of the most popular video players available for Android. One of them is definitely VLC.
VLC made its breakthrough on the Windows platform as being quite simple and effective. Its Android version actually looks more modern than its PC counterpart, and it supports a large amount of different file formats and codecs, as does the Windows version.
The number one thing VLC provides is its great subtitle support. If your video file is named as the movie or show in the video, you can choose to download subtitles automatically, or you can download them using your browser and simply load them in VLC.
The app offers quite a few useful features you can use while watching the video. You can set the video to sleep after a while if you plan on sleeping soon. Playback speed and audio equalizer can also be edited easily. Subtitles or the audio track can be aligned perfectly by moving them forward or backward on the timeline.
It also offers ability to play video files in a small window in the corner of the screen while you use other apps, or you can simply just play the audio! The apps settings are a place for more advanced settings which can really change your experience. It's completely free and open-source and you don't have to worry about ads or in-app purchases.
• Completely free and open-source
• You can use and align subtitles easily
• It supports a wide range of file formats and codecs
• Plenty of features to use while playing a video
• It brings nothing revolutionary
• The size of the app can grow quickly