First time user of an Android Phone? Or just bought a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and want a video player that can maximise the screen capability? If you answered yes to any of the questions, do consider DICE Player. It is a HW Accelerated Video Player with Playback speed control and Network support. It is also able to support subtitles and embedded subtitles like those often found in MKV Containers.
Diceplayer is a HW accelerated Media player for Android developed in Korea. It use HW video decoder at various containers and audio codecs combination, and can support HW decoding even for network streams. It claims to drain less battery than SW based players but in our comparison, the drain rate felt similar. It supports the following format type: – AVI,MOV,MKV,FLV,AVI,3GP,3G2,ASF,WMV,MP4,M4V,TS,MTP,M2TS. Too bad there isn’t any RMVB support.
First and foremost, the most important aspect of a video player has to be the quality of playback. DicePlayer does this quite well and video playback is smooth and volume optimisation is good. The gestures for controlling brightness, volume, and playback position are also quite easy to use. The overall interface is clean and provide thumbnail generation and display for easy selection of video. There’s a unique Picture in Picture mode too, allowing you to reply to SMS etc while continuing to watch your video. Something similar to the multi-window feature on the Galaxy Note 2. The app is ad-free too.
Oh, if you happen to see a number of people watching drama serials on their Android phone and where they get their videos from, one good source is actually the QVOD Player. QVOD for Android is actually a media P2P (peer-2-peer) streaming software which streams movie, and tv shows (mostly Chinese). Qvod is similar to Bit Torrent’s technology, but it’s faster because it is very famous among Chinese users and have a huge user-base. It accepts pre-downloading of shows too so poor data connection in MRTs can be easily overcome. If you have an Android device, this is a good app for you to watch movies or shows. Upon installing the app, you can search for the movie name in the in-app browser, then you just click play like how you do it on the PC. However, it would help if you are conversant in Chinese as a lot of the show names only have Chinese titles as well.
You can download the app here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.qvod.player&hl=en