Best Video Players for Windows Phone to Play All Video Formats

If you regularly watch movies on your Windows Phone / Windows 10 Mobile, one thing you may have noticed that the default Xbox Video app is not capable enough to play complex videos files like .mkv , .flv with subtitles. So here are the lists of best video players available to help you play all video formats and play HD video movies on low-end Windows Phone using software rendering. Check out the Best Video Players for Windows Phone Windows 10 Mobile.

Best Video Players for Windows Phone Windows 10 Mobile

MoliPlayer Pro: A Powerhouse media player

All the formats like RMVB, AVI, MKV, FLV, FLAC, APE, etc. It is a feature-rich media player with great performance, customization, playlist & support for playback speed control. You can pinch to zoom, comes with a Software and Hardware rendering option, and indicates battery all the time. The app comes with WIFI transfer as well. It is available on both Windows Phone 8 & 8.1 / Windows 10 Mobile and is for $2.99.

Moliplayer Pro for Windows Phone

CCPlayer: Simple Yet innovative

It can play almost all the formats available with the subtitles written in SMI, SRT, ASS, SSA. It also supports MKV, and FLV formats. You can also adjust the video & brightness of the screen which is a great addition. The player allows you to have a playlist and maintain a history of files played.

CC Player for Windows Phone Windows 10 Mobile

MX PPlayer: From Land of Android to Windows

As the windows phone market share increasing more popular developers and apps are coming to windows phone. One such app is MX Player a top-rated video player app on Android is now available on windows phone though still in early stages of development. The app provides robust functionality & a fluid experience. Just like on the android app is completely free on Windows Phone too.

MX Player for Windows Phone Windows 10 Mobile

VLC Player: One of its kind & popular universal media player app

VideoLabs VLC media player is perhaps the well-known media player that we use on our personal computers & now it’s available on windows phone too as a universal app & shares the same code base as on windows 8 app. It supports almost all types of video playback formats. It is also a music player thus provides dual functionality.


The UI is simple and well sorted with separate tabs for music, videos, sd card & home, which shows you albums & videos you listen to and watch more regularly. Apart from the orange and white UI color scheme, you also have another option of black. It has a beautifully designed album. Swiping left shows the song or the media list along with Artist Info.

But one thing I noticed, especially on 512 Mb ram devices that the app crashes when trying to play video files & sometimes gets hanged. Though it’s still in the beta stage, and we can expect to fix it soon. Overall the experience is good. The app is available is for free and is only available for devices running Windows Phone 8.1 & up.

Video Explorer:

The app comes with explorer-like navigation, making it easier for users to locate files on Camera Roll, SD card, and other subfolders. It supports both long file name and title, resumes back playback from where you left, supports external subtitles in .srt, and comes with gesture controls where you can change position, volume, and brightness by swiping your finger over the screen.

The app supports AVI, MP4, M4V, WMV, 3GP, MOV. This player uses a codec pack that can be installed for free using the in-App purchases. Those looking for MKV file support, it’s experimental right now.

Video Explorer Windows Phone

(Thanks to Amit Nahar)

I am sure there are many other video players you must be using, so if that should get included here, comment below, and we will get it onboard in our list of  Best Video Players for Windows Phone Windows 10 Mobile.

Abhinav Mathur
Abhinav Mathur is pursuing MBA, Delhite, tech geek Mirosoft enthu, private beta tested of hike and WhatsApp and more! Member of Microsoft Delhi Campfire


  1. I used most of them and I can say just moliplayer is perfect player another player can’t show 720p movie in Lumia 730

  2. would love an update on this article!!! as it is very very hard to find similar ones as this…

    please include OMNI mplayer and Video X Player as these are the new ones…
    i would also like your personnal conclusion :)

  3. what about the new updates of OMNI mplayer and Video X Player?

    i am looking for a player that is light, and READS FLV files + mkv


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.