Does anyone use the Mizuu video player?

I’ve been seeing a lot of great progress in the field of third party video players for Android, and I’ll be quite honest with you: There’s no way I will ever be able to compete with any of them. The guys behind players like MoboPlayer and MX Video Player are extremely talented, and have a lot more experience in this field than I do.

My main focus is on improving Mizuu as a media management software, not really a video player. Others do that much better than I can, so there’s really no reason to do it.

Basically, my question is: Would it be OK for me to remove the Mizuu video player?

Before you answer this question, please keep in mind that I will likely never be able to support for more video formats. Like I said, I have no experience with video decoding, and I’m heavily relying on Android’s default video decoding capabilities in the current implementation.

I currently recommend using third party players, if anyone asks me, and that really shows the lack of faith in my own video player. I don’t personally think there’s a need for it and I think it’d be best for the Mizuu project to remove it. Anyway, I’d like to hear your thoughts on this before doing anything.

Looking at the stats, I can see that the video player has been used approximately 6,500 times within the last month, but that’s unusually high and movie and TV show details have been viewed close to 70,000 times within the same month, so the use could seem a bit limited.

16 Comments

  1. I use 3rd party, Mobo for most of the time. I would not mind if you spend more of your time adding different features.

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  2. I’m not using the Mizuu Media Player. Therefore, I wouldn’t mind if you remove it. I prefer DICE Player because it is very fast and can play every format. I’m using Mizuu to manage my movies and TV shows. Feel free to focus on improving those features 😉
    Great work by the way! 😀

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    • … and thanks a lot for the nice comment 🙂

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  3. Thanks a lot for your feedback, guys. It’s pretty amazing — 2 comments only 12 minutes after I published the post. Thanks!

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    • You’re welcome 😉

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  4. Since it only plays what the default Android player does the Mizuu video player seems rather redundant.

    Moving forward, your talents would be better focused on providing more features and refining existing ones.

    The truth is I can still not believe that an application that costs so very little can do so very much.

    Thanks Michelle!

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  5. I use Mobo as well Michell. Seems to play all on my Xoom.

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  6. Dice player for me. It plays everything I throw at it. I wouldn’t mind you removing development on the player and focusing those efforts elsewhere.

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  7. yes fine as I only use dice:-)

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  8. I use BSPlayer to play high profile mkv movies.
    I guess that you can remove the video player and please focus on improving the managing of the movies (and the Samba option :).

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  9. I agree that we can use 3rd party players, and you can better spend your time on other features. I love what the app does already, and see a great future for it.

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  10. I’ve used the Mizuu player for playing TED Talks through the Mizuu app, but I’ve only used it because I played media through the app. The player is not necessary and you could remove it. I use MX Video Player for all my other movies/TV shows

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  11. Thanks so much, guys. It’ll be history in the next release then 🙂

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  12. I liked the fact that your player included the “lights out” feature of Honeycomb so the action bar went dark. So few other players use that feature and it makes watching movies much more enjoyable. However, I recently installed MX player and the Tegra 2 codec, and holy cow! High profile 4.0 movies play as smooth as can be. I would definitely let those guys work on the player and you put your efforts on the front end.

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  13. HI
    I want to see the MIZUU player
    can you send to me the apk
    THANKS

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    • This post is old and the video player isn’t available.

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