Just (Video) Player
Android video player based on ExoPlayer.
It uses ExoPlayer's extension-ffmpeg with all its audio formats enabled (it can handle even special formats like AC3, EAC3, DTS, DTS HD, TrueHD etc.).
It properly synces audio with video track when using Bluetooth earphones/speaker. (I was not able to find any other nice ExoPlayer based video player so I created this one.)
- Audio: Vorbis, Opus, FLAC, ALAC, PCM/WAVE (μ-law, A-law), MP1, MP2, MP3, AMR (NB, WB), AAC (LC, ELD, HE; xHE on Android 9+), AC-3, E-AC-3, DTS, DTS-HD, TrueHD
- Video: H.263, H.264 AVC (Baseline Profile; Main Profile on Android 6+), H.265 HEVC, MPEG-4 SP, VP8, VP9, AV1
- Containers: MP4, MOV, WebM, MKV, Ogg, MPEG-TS, MPEG-PS, FLV
- Subtitles: SRT, SSA, ASS, TTML, VTT
HDR (HDR10+ and Dolby Vision) video playback on compatible/supported hardware.
- Audio/subtitle track selection
- Playback speed control
- Horizontal swipe to quickly seek
- Vertical swipe to change brightness (left) / volume (right)
- PiP (Picture in Picture) on Android 8 or higher
- Resize (fit/crop)
- Volume boost
- No ads, tracking or even the Internet permission
To load an external (non-embedded) subtitles, long press the file open action in the bottom bar.
WRITE_SETTINGS ("Modify system settings") permission: When the system file chooser is opened, it will always use current system orientation, even if the Player app sets its own. Granting this permission via adb (
adb shell pm grant com.brouken.player android.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS) or App info screen will allow this app to temporarily enable Auto-rotate to at least partially mitigate this imperfection.
What to do if Bluetooth audio is not in sync with video?
Just pause and resume playback once again.
How do I change subtitle font, size or color?
If you enable Caption preferences on your device, you will be able to override the default subtitle style of the Player and fully customize subtitle style.
Are there any media formats it CANNOT play?
Just Player focuses on playing videos so audio only playback isn't officialy supported.
Can I play videos that are not stored on the device?
Videos in cloud storages - YES
Video streams on the Internet - Yes (since v0.16-online)
Basic support for playing streaming videos is in the
-online version, available only in releases on Github (F-Droid and Google Play are staying on the
Videos in network storages (Samba, WebDAV, SCP etc.) - YES (since v0.16-online)
Other open source Android video players
Here's a comparison table presenting all available and significant open source video players for Android I was able to find. Just Player is something like 80% feature complete. It will probably never have dozens of options or some rich media library UI. It will never truly compete with feature rich VLC. It just attempts to provide functional feature set and motive others to create greater players based on amazing ExoPlayer.
|App name (source)||Tested version||Media engine||Internet access||Subtitles (embedded)||DTS/AC3/E-AC3 decoders||PiP||Cutout (notch)||HDR (4K 60 FPS HEVC)||HDR (4K 60 FPS VP9)||Gestures|
|Fermata Media Player||1.7.3||MediaPlayer, ExoPlayer and libVLC||Yes||🟢 Yes (libVLC only)||🟢 Yes (libVLC only)||🔴 No||🔴 No||🟢 Yes||🔴 No||🟡 Seek/Volume|
|Just (Video) Player||0.11||ExoPlayer||No||🟢 Yes||🟢 Yes||🟢 Yes||🟢 Yes||🟢 Yes||🟢 Yes||🟢 Seek/Volume/Brightness|
|Kodi||18.9||?||Yes||🟢 Yes||🟢 Yes||🔴 No||🔴 No||🟢 Yes||🔴 No||🔴 No|
|mpv||2020-11-16-release||libmpv||Yes||🟢 Yes||🟢 Yes||🔴 No||🟢 Yes||🟡 Yes (performance issues)||🟡 Yes (performance issues)||🟢 Seek/Volume/Brightness|
|Nova Video Player||4.49.15-20201210.0809||?||Yes||🟢 Yes||🟢 Yes||🟢 Yes||🔴 No||🟢 Yes||🔴 No||🔴 No|
|VLC||3.3.2||libVLC||Yes||🟡 Yes (may be cut off in some video display formats)||🟢 Yes||🟢 Yes||🟢 Yes||🟢 Yes||🔴 No||🟢 Seek/Volume/Brightness|
|YetAnotherVideoPlayer||1108||ExoPlayer||Yes||🔴 No||🔴 No||🟡 Yes (with black bars)||🔴 No||🔴 No||🔴 No||🟡 Volume/Brightness|
The tested HDR VP9 video was "The World in HDR" from Kodi Sample, running on OnePlus 7 (Snapdragon 855).
To find other video players (including non-FOSS), check out a list on IzzyOnDroid.