MX Player is a well-known media player for the smartphones. Many people use it as their default media player on their smartphones. MX Player has gained its popularity from its user-friendly features which not only makes it easier to use but also enhances the experience while watching a video. However, an official app of MX Player is not yet released for the PCs. But, it would be delightful to use MX Player on a PC because watching a video on a much more significant screen than the smartphones along with all the features of MX Player makes it worth giving a try! Hence, here we are with a method which you can use for running MX Player on your PC.
How to install and Run MX Player on your PC
First, you need to download an Android emulator on your PC. This is because there is no official app for Windows or Mac users. There are various Android emulators such as Bluestacks, Nox App Player, Andy OS, etc. But, here we are going to make use of Bluestacks Android emulator since the steps involved are easy to understand and execute.
Step 1- Download and install Bluestacks Android emulator on your PC from ‘https://www.bluestacks.com‘ this website.
Step 2- Now, download mx player apk on your PC. Here, we will be downloading it from ‘APKMirror‘ website. You can access this website from ‘https://www.apkmirror.com‘ this link. Search for ‘MX Player‘ from the search box and download the latest version from the list displayed, to have the latest features in it.
Step 3- Once the APK is downloaded, navigate to the ‘Downloads‘ section on your PC and search for the downloaded APK.
Step 4- Right-click on the file and select ‘Open with..‘ from the drop-down box.
Step 5- Now, select ‘Bluestacks‘ from the dialog box which appears on your screen.
Soon, the installation of MX Player on your Bluestacks will be initiated. And once it is completely installed, an icon will be created on the home screen of Bluestacks. You can use this icon to run MX Player on your PC over Bluestacks.
Step 1- Launch Bluestacks on your PC.
Step 2- Here, in the search bar, type ‘MX Player‘ and hit Enter.
Step 3- Now, download ‘MX Player‘ from the most relevant result displayed on your screen. To initiate downloading, click on ‘Install.’
Step 4- Soon, the APK will be downloaded and automatically installed on your PC.
Features provided by MX Player for PC.
1. It provides with various decoders such as SW decoder, HW decoder, and HW+ decoder. They help in enhancing the audio quality of the video which you are watching.
2. On using the SW decoder, you can increase the volume to 200%.
3. You can download the subtitle of the video which you are watching from the internet if it is available. To download the subtitles:
Step 1- Run the video and tap on the three vertical dots at the top right corner.
Step 2- Then go to Subtitle >> Online Subtitles >> Search. Here, click on ‘OK‘ to search for the subtitles for your video.
Step 3- Then, click on ‘Download‘ to download and apply the subtitle to your video.
4. You can use MX Player as an audio player. Just tap on the three vertical dots on the home page of MX Player and then, go to Settings >> Audio. Here, enable the ‘Audio player’ option to start using MX Player as an audio player.
5. You can also hide the video from being displayed on the home screen of MX Player. This is a sort of security feature since not many people know about it and fewer people bother to check if you have hidden anything. To hide your videos:
Step 1- Create a new folder and move all the videos which you want to hide in this folder.
Step 2- Then, select this folder and tap on the three vertical dots at the top right corner of your screen. Then, tap on ‘Hide‘ from the drop-down box. Your selected folder will be hidden immediately.
Step 3- To access the hidden folders, tap on the three vertical dots at the top right corner of your screen and navigate to Settings >> List >> Folders. Here, you will find all the hidden folders.
Step 4- Click on them and then, click on ‘Remove‘ to unhide and watch them.
This is all you need to know about MX Player for PC. You can easily use it over an Android emulator and make use of all the features which are available for smartphone users. If you have any queries regarding MX Player for PC, then please let us know about it in the comments section below.