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  1. ShocWave's Avatar
    So I was browsing the store last week to see if there was a video player for MKV files, and I came across this app called Yxplayer. It was $4.49 (was 2.99 before) and had no free trial. All the reviews were 1 stars and said that the app didn't work. The app was cross-platform, and all the Android and iOS reviews were negative as well.

    I tried to look up information on the internet about this app, and came up with nothing. I notice, however, that the app was getting updated in the store every few days, showing that it was actually still in development. After seeing a review on YouTube on the Windows RT version of Yxplayer, showing that it does... work to some extent, I bit the bullet and bought the app.

    It works, and it works well for the most part. I've tested a dozen of different file formats and codecs.

    What works:
    - MKV files
    - Video codecs: x264, Xvid, DivX
    - Audio codecs: AC3, DTS, AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG Vorbis
    - SRT subtitles

    What doesn't work:
    - OGM files
    - ***/SSA subtitles
    - 10 bit / Hi10p


    For anime, it does play soft subtitles, but only in SRT format. Which means I need to extract the subtitles, convert the A-S-S to SRT and remux it.
    Still, that is much faster than re-encoding the entire video file with hard subs. Subtitle support is buggy though. Lines will only appear on the screen for 3-4 seconds, regardless of the timing. So long lines will vanish off the screen before you finish reading.

    Yxplayer is unable to access your pictures or video folders. If you don't have an microSD slot, the only way you can get the files to your phone is by using the app's built in FTP or HTTP server, or downloading through the app's built in web browser.

    If you do have an microSD card like me, all you need to do it make a new folder on the card, name it anything you want, and copy the videos over.

    The VLC port is progressing slowly, and we have no idea when they'll actually start on the WP8 version. I doubt we'll see anything before the end of the year. For now though, there's Yxplayer.

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    Last edited by ShocWave; 08-04-2013 at 09:01 PM.
    04-30-2013 10:04 PM
  2. Vavali's Avatar
    Wow, good to know. Thanks for the heads up! :)
    05-01-2013 11:19 AM
  3. ShocWave's Avatar
    In the 2 weeks since I originally posted this, the developer had addressed some of the problems with the app and added support for DTS audio and added a shadow to the subtitles to make them easier to read.

    I've made a short video review and tutorial here:
    Windowlino likes this.
    05-17-2013 03:55 AM
  4. justnatural's Avatar
    Hi!
    Thaks for this useful info ! Can you please tell me how i can play a .avi movie together with a .srt subtitle?
    07-21-2013 05:06 PM
  5. ShocWave's Avatar
    You can't, you'll have to use: MKVToolnix 6.3.0-1 - VideoHelp.com Downloads
    Run MKV Merge, drag the avi and srt file into the input box, and it'll spit out a MKV file.
    07-28-2013 03:04 AM
  6. Chand Darling's Avatar
    Thanks for posting a review :)
    07-28-2013 03:53 AM
  7. Papoulka's Avatar
    Thanks for the video show & tell. I feel good about buying the app as it will apparently do everything I want on WP8.
    10-27-2013 08:16 PM
  8. mtshuksan's Avatar
    Hi!
    Thaks for this useful info ! Can you please tell me how i can play a .avi movie together with a .srt subtitle?
    MoliPlayer Pro, from iOS and Android, will be released to Windows Phone store on Nov. 8. It supports most of the video and audio formats, mkv, flv, avi, rmvb, vob, divx, xvid, flac, ape, amr, midi etc. It will display external subtitles with .srt, .***, .ssa formats as well. It supports playback of videos which have been uploaded to the camera roll of the phone by USB. Want to give it a try? Please see this post for screen shots and details http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...er-anyone.html
    headphoneus likes this.
    11-07-2013 06:28 PM
  9. headphoneus's Avatar
    MoliPlayer Pro, from iOS and Android, will be released to Windows Phone store on Nov. 8. It supports most of the video and audio formats, mkv, flv, avi, rmvb, vob, divx, xvid, flac, ape, amr, midi etc.
    Thank you so much for making this app. I love how I can download/buy flac files on ucbrowser and open it directly in moliplayer. Love your player on iPad.

    Do you guys plan to add SMB server support and background audio support in future?
    11-23-2013 11:22 PM

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