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  1. 0vZ's Avatar
    Hi there! I know many people were disappointed with Windows Phone 8.1 default "Video" app from Microsoft.
    It's good for different online content (in countries where you can have it), but it's very bad for playing local videos.
    I'm watching lot's of videos on my Lumia and I've decided to make my own alternative to the default Video app.

    Video Explorer
    Video Explorer | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store

    It's a simple video player, that is an alternative to default Windows Phone 8.1 "Video" app, but with some advanced features support:
    - folders navigation (Video folder, Camera Roll folder and SD card and subfolders)
    - long filenames and titles! No more "The Big Bang Theory S0...."! If any video has title inside, you'll see both title and filename!
    - this player always remembers where you have left the video file and resumes where you stopped
    - external subtitles in .SRT format with adjusting subtitile timeshift (subtitles should be places in the same folder as video file and should start with the same name as video file, e.g.: MyVideo.avi, MyVideo.srt, MyVideo.Eng.srt, etc.)
    - MKV support!
    - zooming video
    - stretching video

    This player was developed first of all for me myself. I have tryed lot's of free video players for windows phone and all of them have the same bug - sometimes they just don't save position in video when I left them. And after that, I've decided to write my own player, that does it's job in a right way.
    It plays the same file formats as original Video app + mkv (please, make sure, you've installed Pro Codec Pack from app settings)!
    So if you can't play some file with "Video" app, Video Explorer would not be able to play it too (except mkv).

    Screenshots:
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    Last edited by 0vZ; 12-16-2014 at 01:15 AM.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-08-2014 03:03 AM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    That looks like a cool app. Good luck with it.
    11-08-2014 03:15 AM
  3. Izzyq8's Avatar
    This is now my new default video player. Thank you sir.

    One request please: Share ability to WhatsApp and i will pay for your app.

    Keep up the good work 👍
    11-08-2014 03:31 AM
  4. 0vZ's Avatar
    Update!
    ver. 1.0.0.6:
    - app title changed to "Video Explorer"
    - icon changed
    - added settings
    - added gesture control
    - added changing subtitles size
    - some bugs fixed
    11-18-2014 04:32 AM
  5. 0vZ's Avatar
    Hello everybody!
    I have received many reviews asking for adding brightness control.
    But there is a problem - Windows Phone doesn't allow to control system brightness, so I can't make it more bright.
    But.... I can make it less bright (darker). How do you think, should I add this option?
    11-21-2014 01:00 AM
  6. Jitendra Raghuwanshi's Avatar
    Super video player
    11-21-2014 01:26 AM
  7. 0vZ's Avatar
    Update to ver. 1.0.0.7!
    - UI improvements (smaller controls - looks better)
    - better volume gesture control (more smooth)
    - option to start player from last oppened folder (not root folder like now)
    - divided gesture settings for volume control and position changing
    - added next and previous file buttons
    Get it now: Video Explorer | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)

    Don't forget to update and give 5 stars if you think that I should continue development! :)
    11-21-2014 03:39 AM
  8. 0vZ's Avatar
    One user reported that he has crash after last update.
    Please, report if anyone else have this trouble!

    You can fix it by uninstalling Video Explorer and then installing it again from Marketplace.
    11-21-2014 04:06 AM
  9. Jitendra Raghuwanshi's Avatar
    One user reported that he has crash after last update.
    Please, report if anyone else have this trouble!

    You can fix it by uninstalling Video Explorer and then installing it again from Marketplace.
    No its works smoothly & everything is fine........ But please add screen lock option....
    11-21-2014 07:23 PM
  10. 0vZ's Avatar
    OK, it seems that many people wants lock screen feature, I'll add it in future update.
    But you should understand, that lock screen option can't disable system buttons (back, start, search, power, camera and volume) and system tray.
    11-24-2014 01:53 AM
  11. 0vZ's Avatar
    Update to ver. 1.0.0.8:
    - fixed bug with moving to next/previous file
    - added brightness control (please, understand, that WP apps can't change system brightness, so maximum is limited to current system brightness).
    Lock controls would be added in ver 1.0.0.9
    11-24-2014 05:04 AM
  12. Jitendra Raghuwanshi's Avatar
    OK, it seems that many people wants lock screen feature, I'll add it in future update.
    But you should understand, that lock screen option can't disable system buttons (back, start, search, power, camera and volume) and system tray.
    Ok I understand that is a OS Limitation that is not your fault so please provide a lock screen option that is a better option for me.....
    11-24-2014 06:46 AM
  13. Jitendra Raghuwanshi's Avatar
    Update to ver. 1.0.0.8:
    - fixed bug with moving to next/previous file
    - added brightness control (please, understand, that WP apps can't change system brightness, so maximum is limited to current system brightness).
    Lock controls would be added in ver 1.0.0.9
    Super..........
    11-24-2014 06:47 AM
  14. heelio's Avatar
    Does it play video from samba shares? Or can you add that?
    11-24-2014 11:14 AM
  15. Jitendra Raghuwanshi's Avatar
    Please make a titel baar, status baar, navigation baar all are transparent and switch a loction of volume & brightness control
    11-24-2014 10:37 PM
  16. Vishalpatial's Avatar
    Very good app....i like it so much but its crashing whenever I am trying to access ucbrowser folder😞....i think bcoz it has more than 10 videos
    11-24-2014 10:50 PM
  17. Vishalpatial's Avatar
    *My phone is Lumia 620
    11-24-2014 10:51 PM
  18. 0vZ's Avatar
    Vishalpatial hi!
    10 videos is not a problem (e.g. I tested it with 40 videos in one folder).
    I think there is a problem with certain video file.
    Could you run a small test: move files one by one to another folder and try to open this folder with video explorer?
    When it crash, it means that last file you moved is the problem. Could you find this file and send it to me for testing?

    PS. Guys, I've finally had progress in MKV support. My dev build now has full MKV support, but it needs a lot of work and there are news about upcoming VLC release, so I really don't know, should I continue working on Video Explorer or just sit and wait for VLC :)
    11-26-2014 01:04 AM
  19. Vishalpatial's Avatar
    I have moved files one by one and voila! it is working...but there is 2-3 video files which r not even moving using file manager app
    11-26-2014 05:11 AM
  20. Vishalpatial's Avatar
    How to send those files to you??
    11-26-2014 05:12 AM
  21. 0vZ's Avatar
    You can use OneDrive, Dropbox, etc and send me a link via PM
    11-27-2014 02:59 AM
  22. Ashish Gupta888's Avatar
    Vishalpatial hi!
    10 videos is not a problem (e.g. I tested it with 40 videos in one folder).
    I think there is a problem with certain video file.
    Could you run a small test: move files one by one to another folder and try to open this folder with video explorer?
    When it crash, it means that last file you moved is the problem. Could you find this file and send it to me for testing?

    PS. Guys, I've finally had progress in MKV support. My dev build now has full MKV support, but it needs a lot of work and there are news about upcoming VLC release, so I really don't know, should I continue working on Video Explorer or just sit and wait for VLC :)

    I am one of the beta tester of your original app - Video player clasic. I use your app as the default vid player. VLC may not be equally good in performance at its early stage so you have a good chance to include many features to your public release to compete with vlc. I think you shouldn't give it up:)
    11-27-2014 04:26 AM
  23. Gaurav Bhattacharjee's Avatar
    By all means keep going forward. VLC beta process has been halted thanks to an outdated Microsoft Store Certification Kit. The devs have reached out to Microsoft but the kind of incompetence Joe Belfiore and his team is known for, I doubt the issue will be fixed any soon.

    So please go ahead. The more apps the better.
    11-27-2014 08:07 AM
  24. 0vZ's Avatar
    Some news about upcoming update:
    - mkv would work fast and smooth :)
    - dual audio would work in mkv, mp4, wmv
    - I haven't done lock screen feature yet :)
    - when playing mkv and dual audio mp4/wmv there is no gesture support for position, volume and brightness gestures at the moment.
    But I'll fix it later.
    - some UI changes. Controls would become smaller and it would be light buttons on dark semi-transparent background.

    I'll try to finish this update today or tomorrow and upload it to marketplace.
    12-01-2014 12:58 AM
  25. Jitendra Raghuwanshi's Avatar
    Some news about upcoming update:
    - mkv would work fast and smooth :)
    - dual audio would work in mkv, mp4, wmv
    - I haven't done lock screen feature yet :)
    - when playing mkv and dual audio mp4/wmv there is no gesture support for position, volume and brightness gestures at the moment.
    But I'll fix it later.
    - some UI changes. Controls would become smaller and it would be light buttons on dark semi-transparent background.

    I'll try to finish this update today or tomorrow and upload it to marketplace.
    Great
    12-01-2014 01:42 PM
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