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.