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Hi All,
Does anyone Know how i can get Videos to play using MX Player?(or similar)

KitKat 4.4 doesnt seem to like other players and i cant even find the built in app?
It looks cheap and nasty saying plugins missing and just basic play and thats it

I've tried different browsers to no effect , they all just load into default?
or can't i use other players?
 
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Hi All,
Does anyone Know how i can get Videos to play using MX Player?(or similar)

KitKat 4.4 doesnt seem to like other players and i cant even find the built in app?
It looks cheap and nasty saying plugins missing and just basic play and thats it

I've tried different browsers to no effect , they all just load into default?
or can't i use other players?

Try Chrome with MX. works fine for me - if it always goes to default, reset the defaults in the app settings.
 
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Try Chrome with MX. works fine for me - if it always goes to default, reset the defaults in the app settings.
But thats the thing, i cant find or see a default videoplayers in app? or do you mean a full default reset?
 
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But thats the thing, i cant find or see a default videoplayers in app? or do you mean a full default reset?
Default video player I believe is hidden, does downloading MX not give you a prompt when trying to play a video? There should be a prompt like "play with" and the you can select "just once" or "always", then select MX player

If you've selected the default player to play it always, then a factory reset will help. Make sure you back everything up.
 
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Seriously? Factory reset just to clear default apps is a bit extreme.

How about trying default reset apps such as:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...aultappmanager



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Default video player I believe is hidden, does downloading MX not give you a prompt when trying to play a video? There should be a prompt like "play with" and the you can select "just once" or "always", then select MX player

If you've selected the default player to play it always, then a factory reset will help. Make sure you back everything up.
Wont a root explorer see hidden apps?

A full reset is a bit much but thanks anyway
 
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Seriously? Factory reset just to clear default apps is a bit extreme.

How about trying default reset apps such as:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...aultappmanager



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tried it but didn't work

but had another system update to 4.4.2
 
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Default video player I believe is hidden, does downloading MX not give you a prompt when trying to play a video? There should be a prompt like "play with" and the you can select "just once" or "always", then select MX player

If you've selected the default player to play it always, then a factory reset will help. Make sure you back everything up.
Hold up!

You can reset your "app preferences"

Settings / Apps / tap the menu button at the top right and tap "reset app preferences"

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Hi All,
Does anyone Know how i can get Videos to play using MX Player?(or similar)

KitKat 4.4 doesnt seem to like other players and i cant even find the built in app?
It looks cheap and nasty saying plugins missing and just basic play and thats it

I've tried different browsers to no effect , they all just load into default?
or can't i use other players?
Alternatively :
If you use ES file Explorer you can long press a file, hit more/menu, go to "open as" select video, then select the installed program you want to use.

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Hi All,
Does anyone Know how i can get Videos to play using MX Player?(or similar)

KitKat 4.4 doesnt seem to like other players and i cant even find the built in app?
It looks cheap and nasty saying plugins missing and just basic play and thats it

I've tried different browsers to no effect , they all just load into default?
or can't i use other players?
The current version of MX player worked fine on 4.4 but lost compatibility with 4.4.1 update. Im just waiting for the developers to release their update of MX, it will come soon Im sure.


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Hold up!

You can reset your "app preferences"

Settings / Apps / tap the menu button at the top right and tap "reset app preferences"

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Alternatively :
If you use ES file Explorer you can long press a file, hit more/menu, go to "open as" select video, then select the installed program you want to use.

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Thanks, sounds more promising

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