Watch and Stream Videos with an Android Video Application
written by: Vasanth•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 5/13/2011
There are several apps for Android phones that play, record, and upload videos. UStream Broadcaster is an Android video player that streams live video onto the Internet. The Justin.tv app performs a similar function. There are apps for playing files from the SD card and for streaming video online.
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Video Player for Android is a straightforward application that allows you to view movies, TV shows, or other video clips that are stored on the SD card. It will play video files that are in the H.264 format and .3GP format. Some of the features of this app include different themes, sortable video files, and thumbnails containing info about the video files. For more information scan the QR code to the right from your Android phone.
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Act 1 Video Player
Act 1 Video Player is a more robust Android video player, offering many features that liven up the interface and viewing experience. Several video files can be grouped together into a playlist and viewed randomly. Thumbnails display pertinent information about the video, such as the size, length, and type of file. This application also features bookmarks for up to 20 videos. For more information scan the QR code to the right using your Android phone.
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Another video app for Android phones that plays video files from the SD card is mVideoPlayer. It is one of only a handful of video players that features a built-in subtitle search function that lets you download subtitles and pair them with a video. It also has an IMDb.com search feature, which lets you view information about a movie. For more information scan the QR code to the right from your Android cell phone.
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Ustream Broadcaster and Viewer
The Ustream Broadcaster is an application that lets you upload video files or stream live content to the Ustream website. This is a unique application because it turns the Android phone into a video camera that streams live video onto the Internet. It requires a 3G or Wi-Fi connection. You can see responses from viewers of your live show within the application. For more information scan the QR code to the right from your Android phone.
Ustream Viewer is another application from Ustream, and it lets you view live broadcasts or recorded broadcasts that are posted on the site. In addition, Ustream Viewer features chat and social stream integration. See what others thought about the videos and post your own opinions. For more info, visit the official site of Ustream Viewer.
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Another video player designed to upload recorded video and broadcast live video with the Android phone is the Justin.tv App. The application connects to the Justin.tv website and lets users interact with viewers. It features two way chat and sharing options for Facebook and Twitter. For more information scan the QR code to the right from your Android phone.
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Stream videos from YouTube.com onto your phone with this Android video player. It features a user friendly interface that displays a list of YouTube videos. The application lets you read comments while viewing a video. You can also post comments from within the application. For more information scan the QR code to the right.