This player can play almost any format. None of the other 7-8 media players were able to play normally or at all 4k 5.1 movies over DLNA that I tried. BUT with the UI and how a few things works before you are able to watch your movie I have some problems. I have a 55"4K tv, 5.1 HTS,a WD My cloud EX2 Nas and an Xbox One X First when the player launches the UI is too small. Thankfully you are able to change the settings and from than it is useable. Sencond the DLNA search is terrible. I have to manually search and click 2-4 times on search before my server appears. Also it would be great if I could save the route to my films and series folder. Third few subtitles are showing with blue background and cant remove it. There is option to look for subs on the internet and auto dowload them but its inconvenient to do that. Four the UI is not controller friendly. you have to navigate with mouse which doesn't disappear at all and cannot stop the movie clicking on it or by pressing double A.
My old review from about 6 months ago complained about there being very little customization, choices etc. I will say the developer of this app (it was already the best one in the store-well best paid app (cause I know people just love there VLC) anyway, this developer has made such amazing strides now you can listen to audio while watching a different video, you can do many things. I spoke to him around the time I installed. He assured me a lot of updates were coming. I thought (yeah right) or a little of me did. It's very very excellent video app, and way lighter than anything else you can run on here. i'lll make one suggestion and this is nit picking-i'm hoping somehow Bosxixi can come up with maybe some skins? or some colors we can get ...not necessary but a change of scenery sort of speak. Thank you for coming through on your word! Sincerely Derek
Developer comment at 8/29/18 4:22:58 PM
hi Derek, about skins. have you try Settings => UI/UX =>Use Theme Image, toggle this button, then you get preset images as skins, or select your own image as skin, and toggle Override Acrylic Effect, to disable Acrylic effect. and change the background of the app also. thanks for the long review. much appreciate.
Ive had issues with playing 4K HDR clips through the Upload and Media Player apps on the X1X. Scorpio Player appears to be the solution to those issues. And while I dont think the video output is quiet 4K, the videos do appear to be better than stock 1080p, probably due to the images downscaling from 4K. Either way it is a step up from not being able to watch more than 2 minutes of an hour long 4K HDR clip because the standard Xbox apps dont work the way they should.
It's really very amazing. It Plays videos smoothly & uninterrupted. It does not hang on the go or during playing time. It's quite stable and firmly build. I had have problems with almost every video player but this one is amazing, that's why I did not think too much giving it a 5-star rating. But i wanna remind the developer at one issue, that there is a problem in the settings. As i tap "settings" icon it shuts down unexpectedly. Please resolve this problem.
Developer comment at 9/24/17 5:12:29 AM
i am try to fix the issue you talk about, if the latest version do not fix this issue please let me know, or try to reinstall the app. thanks.
As using SMB/CIFS as Favorites Source, there are some files and folders in one directory, like a/a.mkv, a/b/b.mkv, when I click the 'a' folder in favorites, I can't find the 'a.mkv' file, just showing 'b' folder. And the playlist also has nothing. But when I click 'b' folder, and the 'b.mkv' will show in the playlist. But I can't watch 'a/a.mkv', :( aka I use the player in xbox one.
Developer comment at 4/21/19 7:11:22 AM
hover over cursor to “a” folder right will show a icon click that, or tap on your menu button
This player is phenomenal!! It does everything that could ever want to be done! the slow motion is to the detail, the graphics are customizable, and the sound is adjustable all the way to per channel! It ALSO has a cast to device feature, for all you greedy #$@!& that don't think the rest is enough. If you want to take control of your video playback, this player CANNOT BE BEAT!!