Archos S.A., the developer of the popular Archos Video Player have released a free version of the app.
The free version, which is an ad-supported app is a full featured version of their prmium video player. And the ads are displayed only when the videos are paused. So they are quite unobtrusive.
Let’s take a look at the features of this media player:
ARCHOS makes Video Player app available for all Android tablets and phones (requires Android 4.0 or later)!
The critically acclaimed Archos video player app offers an uncompromised multimedia experience.
Hardware accelerated video decoding support for most devices and video formats;
Ability to play content from any computer/network storage in your local network (SMB and UPnP) or from an external USB storage device;
Automatic online retrieval of Movie and TV show information with poster and backdrop for both local and network content;
Integrated subtitle downloader;
Network indexing: import remote shared folders (SMB) in your multimedia library;
Video browsing with either folder or library based navigation;
Ubiquitous access to TV shows sorted in a series/season/episode hierarchical view;
Multi-device network video resume;
TV friendly: Keyboard/remote control compatible.
That’s quite a lot of features for a video player. When I tried it on my Nexus 7 it played the videos quite well, even from my USB drive. My only complaint is the low volume even when the media volume of the tablet was set to maximum.
Download Archos Video Player Free from Google Play. Use this link or scan the QR code below.