As a certified video lover and cellphone enthusiast, CorePlayer is really the best video player for mobile phones. I already tried a lot of video players for mobile phones, but only CorePlayer was able to deliver what a video lover like me want to see and experience in watching video clips and movies.
CorePlayer can open almost all known formats for videos, audios and photos. This is the first reason why I fall in love with this player. Default video player of most phones usually can only play 3GP and MP4 videos. And this feature of CorePlayer is really a big help for me. I don't have to convert my favorite FLV youtube videos or my favorite AVI movies anymore. I can watch them already straight to my phone anytime and anywhere. Its (CorePlayer) latest version, CorePlayer 1.3.6, can also HD videos and movies. CorePlayer is really a great video player if you have tons of videos in different file formats. And you can also open music and image files on it! Below is the complete list of file formats supported by the latest CorePlayer 1.3.6
Audio Formats: MP3, MP2, AAC, MKA, WMA, Midi, WAV, OGG, Speex, WAVPACK, TTA, FLAC, MPC, AMR, ADPCM, ALaw, MuLaw, G.729, GSM
Video Formats: H.264 (AVC), AVCHD, MKV, MPEG-1, MPEG-4 part 2 (ASP), DivX, XviD, WMV, Theora, Dirac, MJPEG, MSVIDEO1
Image Formats: JPEG (420, 422, 440, EXIF Headers), BMP, GIF, PNG, TIFF, MJPEG
Container Formats: Flash/FLV, Matroska, ASF, ASX, AVI, PS, M2TS, TS, 3GPP, MOV, MPEG-4, OGM, NSV
Aside from playing videos stored in your phone or memory card, CorePlayer can also stream videos. You can stream YouTube videos directly, and you can also stream video from other online servers.
Streaming Formats: HTTP, UDP, UDP Multicast, UDP Unicast, RDP, RTP, RTSP, RTCP (keep alive), ASX, ASF, Multicast, HTTP Tunneling
Another reason why I like CorePlayer is its ZOOM OPTION. You can choose if you want your video to FIT BEST on your screen, FILL SCREEN, and STRETCH TO SCREEN.
FIT BEST option is best for watching videos who has larger resolution than your phone's screen. It will compress the video so the video will fit in your screen and you can see the picture. For example, a 320x240 video being played on a 176x208 screen of N70.
STRETCH TO SCREEN option is best for fixing the difference between the aspect ratio of the video and your phone's screen. Most of the videos today are in 16:9 aspect ratio. On the other hand, the common aspect ratio of the display of phones is 4:3. If you watch 16:9 video in a 4:3 display, you will see empty spaces (black spaces) above and below of your screen. With the use of STRETCH TO SCREEN OPTION, these empty spaces will be removed. CorePlayer will stretch the video, filling all the empty spaces on your screen. The only problem with this option, the characters and stuffs in the will look weird or silly. They will look too thin (when stretched vertically) or too fat (when stretched horizontally). This is because the proper proportion of the video was removed when it was stretched.
FILL SCREEN is an alternative option for high resolution videos and videos with different aspect ratio compared the phone display. With this option, your screen will be filled with moving objects. No black spaces will be displayed. The disadvantage of this option is that you will not see some part of the video. This option will fill the empty spaces by zooming in your video. So if your screen is in 4:3 ratio and the video is in 16:9, you will not be able to see some part of the images on the right and left side of the video. The advantage of this option is that the video will look bigger.
Aside from the three options stated above, you can also zoom the video by percentage (50%, 100%, 150%, 200%). I always set my zoom option to STRETCH TO SCREEN. I will not see empty spaces in my screen while I am still able to see the whole video.
Outside of the reasons stated above, there are other reasons why I really like CorePlayer. CorePlayer support full screen video play. You can rewind, fast-forward and adjust the volume even in full screen mode. CorePlayer also allows its users to adjust the duration of the rewind and fast-forward options. CorePlayer has continuous playing capability. This feature is good for movies divided into many parts. Just check all the parts, and your movie will play continuously and smoothly. No need to press anything when one part is done and you want to play the next part. CorePlayer will do it for you.
The only negative that I saw in CorePlayer is its inability to play files of different folders continuously. If you want to play video or audio files continuously, the files must be stored with the same folder. Despite of this weakness, CorePlayer is still the best video player for me. You can download CorePlayer in its official website coreplayer.com CorePlayer is not a freeware. You need to pay dollars to use it. But I assure you, it's worth paying for.