I am looking for an Android application that can

  • play videos at accelerated speed (e.g. x1.5 or x2)
  • support at least some basic video codecs

(The VLC application is not compatible with my device, so in case it has this feature if not an option for me)

I use Samsung Galaxy S3 with Android 4.1.2 and Nexus 7 with Android 4.4.2.

  • 1
    What version of the Galaxy S3? It's compatible with my i747 Galaxy S3 (which uses the Snapdragon SoC and is the model sold by AT&T. The Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile versions also use this SoC) and I would think it should work on the Exynos-based models. Have you tried using the apk directly from videolan?
    – Compro01
    Commented Apr 22, 2014 at 22:42
  • @Compro01 Yep working now! Commented Jul 17, 2014 at 17:54
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    My new related question: softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/questions/85183/…
    – Ryan
    Commented Feb 3, 2023 at 21:08

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VLC is now working on my device and fulfills my needs:

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Probably a bit late, but diceplayer works nicely for this as well. You can also put it into a "windowed" mode which could be good for taking notes from lectures as you seemed to be doing.

It's not updated much, but still works well—even on the latest Android Marshmallow builds.


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