MX Player is one of the best-known digital media players in the business. It rivals some of the most popular media players, such as VLC. Originally meant for desktop or laptop computers, MX Player was quick to release a mobile application as well. The application allows users to stream online content that they like. In addition, the media player can recognize most video formats, so you don’t have to worry about video conversion formats and other tricky details. The quality may not always be as good as Spectrum TV packages but it can still often a decent alternative to several streaming apps. In essence, MX Player is an external media player with advanced features that many online platforms don’t have. Read on to find out more.
Using MX Media Player For Online Videos
Modern web browsers like Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox allow you to play most videos directly. They have network streaming features built-in, which allows you to watch videos without using an external application. Most browsers typically use HTML 5 or Flash to make online streaming possible in-browser. However, many external players like VLC and MX Player offer very advanced features. These features are not usually present in their HTML 5 and Flash counterparts. From adjusting subtitle speed to language to screen resolutions.
However, that doesn’t mean you can’t use MX Video player to stream all the online videos you want. And you don’t have to compromise on advanced features either. But before we begin, make sure you have a browser that allows you to choose how you want to play a video. In other words, a browser, like UC Browser, allowing external players to access the video in-browser. Here’s how you can use MX Player with UC Browser or similar browsers for an enriched online streaming experience:
Install The MX Player App
Like just about anything, there are apps for external browsers designed for smartphones and tablets. The MX Player application is available both for Android and Apple in their respective app stores. Downloading the app is fairly simple. Simply go to the application store, search for the app, and download it. Once downloaded, your phone or tablet may ask you to grant specific permissions to the app. Without granting these permissions, you won’t be able to use the app, or at least, certain important functions of it. With just a few taps, you can download the free application and get started on a new online streaming journey. The PC version of the app can also be downloaded from the official site.
Make Sure You Have a Supported Browser
The second step is to make sure you have a browser that supports external applications. In other words, you need a browser that allows an external player to access playable videos. This shouldn’t necessarily be a problem with many browsers like UC Browser. Make sure you have the latest version of the browser app and update it if you don’t. You can find several other browsers in most app stores that can be used as an alternative to UC Browser. Just make sure they allow external applications on your device to access playable content.
Select the “Play With” Option
Now it’s time to see if you can play the videos you want. Head over to any streaming platform or website using the browser. It doesn’t matter if it is YouTube, Netflix, Dailymotion, or Vimeo. Open it in your browser, logging in where necessary, and select the video you want to watch. The browser should have a “Play With” option, which can be in different places depending on your browsers. This option will allow you to choose from a list of appropriate apps on your device that can play the video. Simply look for MX Player in the list and select it. The app should launch and start playing the video. In addition, you will now have serveral advanced features to customize your viewing experience.
Don’t Download Copyrighted Videos
Finally, a word of warning. MX Player and many other players that can capture online videos have often been used in the past to download copyrighted content. This is a clear case of infringement. So if you are thinking of downloading content that you don’t own or aren’t legally authorized to access, you could get in big trouble. Countries like the United States take piracy and copyright protection very seriously. Remember, it may not feel like it sometimes, but digital piracy is just like any other form of stealing. Stick to safe, legal, and free content wherever possible.