Top best video player for Samsung Galaxy S3

Samsung Galaxy S III 4.8″ HD Super AMOLED screen may not be as good as HTC One X 4.7″ HD Super LCD2 IPS screen. But Samsung Galaxy S3 is still a good portable video player although the HD Super AMOLED colour is not as crisp as Super LCD2 IPS. Samsung Galaxy S3 stock video player supports more codecs compare to HTC One X. It can play 1080p Full HD MP4, WMV, AVI and MKV video formats smoothly. So I just need 3rd party video player to play RMVB and MOV video formats.

MX Player

MX Player is my latest favourite video player on Samsung Galaxy S3. MoboPlayer was my first, DicePlayer second and now MX player. MX Player can play 720p HD RMVB video smoothly using its software engine. DicePlayer is weak at software decoding. MoboPlayer is not updated anymore. So MX Player is the best free video player for Samsung Galaxy S3.

Download MX Player at Google Play Store here.

  • Abz

    Hi, I really like the UI on MX player more than the stock one on the S3, but the stock player has incredible battery life, probably because it’s been optimized. I just want to know if the battery life with MX is comparable, and whether it would be more efficient for HW or SW decoding.

    • Sorry, no idea about that because I only use MX Player for RMVB and MOV video format that stock video player can’t play.

      • naveed

        hi dear my glaxy phone does not show the internal and external memory and also doen,t play the videos anybody help me plz
        i m waiting

        • Hi naveed, try factory reset in this case.

  • Abz


  • Suvianto

    Thanks For The Info.! πŸ™‚
    Good Job!

  • avs

    my samsung galaxy s3 video player is not playing when the play button is tapped. However, when the reduce screen size button is tapped, the it is playing but stops when the screen is tapped again. can anybody help me to resolve the problem ?

    • Hi avs, you can try to factory reset. See it helps or not.

      • avs

        Hi Jayce,

        Thanks for the tip. I tried it and started working again.

  • Moogle Stiltzkin

    however mx player pro doesn’t play dts audio from my testing.

    for dts audio i use vplayer. everything else i use mx player pro.

  • Moogle Stiltzkin

    I don’t like reposting, so you can read what i said about MX player pro here

    Technically it IS able to play dts audio …. but only in the older version which is not available any longer, except through other unofficial means cough cough.

    Is the latest MX player the best ? no…. the older version is however :}

    • brett

      this DTS thing is a bummer.. it seems most vids are dts.

      can you point me in the direction of a good g3 vid player that supports this. MX older version..


  • El Tel

    Movies play on some players like qvod doesn’t work properly with Bluetooth headsets. It’s has intermittent pauses. It works smoothly with MX player. How do I watch those rmvb files on MX player or any players that play on Bluetooth headsets smoothly? Thank

    • MX player supports rmvb files natively. Just open to play it.

  • El Tel

    Thanks Jayce. I can’t see the rmvb files on MX. In fact, I cannot find anywhere except from the qvod player.

    • Weird… Mine has no issue to see and play rmvb files. Please consult MX Player Support for help then.

  • Aj…


    I copied a 4 gb mp4 video format movie on my samsung s3 and i played it with the stock player but it says the format is not supported.
    i later installed MX player it does play the movie but it lags a lot … what should i do ?

    • Suspect your MP4 video has issue. Stock video player has no issue to play MP4.

      • Aj…

        Thanks Jayce for your prompt reply ..

        I have another issue.

        Whenever i open my facebook app it opens and closes the next second giving an error called UNFORTUNATELY YOUR FACEBOOK HAS STOPPED WORKING and then it ask me to OK or REPORT . I report it but then it says UNFORTUNATELY PLAYSTORE HAS STOPPED WORKING

        i cant use faceboook app , i ve been using my chrome or any other browser to use my facebook, what should i do ?

        i even tried uninstalling and then reinstalling it but it didnt work … πŸ™

        • Factory reset your phone. This should solve most of the issue.

          • Aj…

            does it removes all the stored files ?

            • Yes Aj. All the internal storage stuffs will be deleted.

              • Aj…

                Thanks Jayce, I ll try doing it and will keep you updated..

                Appreciate it brother

                • Aj…

                  when i go to ABOUT PHONE it says :

                  Model number : GT I9300
                  Android version : 4.04
                  Baseband version: MAUI.11AMD.W11.50.SP.V20
                  Kernel version : 3.013 root2ANDROID#1 Sat Aug 4 02:00:11 CST 2012
                  Build number : IMM76D.I9300ZSALE9
                  Custom build version : 1344016820

                  is my baseband or kernel version causing the problem?