Mobile OSs Best android media player with wifi transfer option?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by srkmish, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. srkmish macrumors regular

    srkmish

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    I use imedia player on ipad which has the option to transfer files over wifi from pc by entering a port address in web browser.

    I use mx player in android which doesn't have that option(as far as i know). Can anyone suggest a good media player with functionality like mx player plus having the wifi transfer feature. I dont want to use wifi file transfer apps. I want a media player app which directly has option to transfer files over wifi.
     
  2. jman240 macrumors 6502a

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    It's android. Just use a file manager. ES file explorer is good. You don't need a media player to be a jack of all trades because everything can access the same file system. Use a file manager to transfer files and a media player to play them.
     
  3. mi7chy macrumors 601

    mi7chy

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    Sharing media by specifying an IP address, port # and credentials is the old school way.

    Some media players still support it though like free VLC player which supports ftp, ftps, SFTP, smb and nfs.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.videolan.vlc

    These days people use upnp/dlna which is much simpler and automatic. It's even built into and enabled by default on recent Windows OS, Kodi/LibreELEC, etc. All you need is a upnp/dlna client to automatically discover the servers on your LAN and present the media. For Android, usually the best combination is BubbleUPnP combined with MX Player Pro with add-on codec from XDA forum. It's pretty powerful too as you can use your phone as a remote to play media from your Windows PC and render it to Chromecast and audio transcode on the fly.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bubblesoft.android.bubbleupnp

    https://forum.xda-developers.com/apps/mx-player/mx-player-custom-codec-dts-support-t2156254
     

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