Can I download an app or codec for my Lumia 520. I need a media player which can play any kind of video, especially .avi .mkv.

  • I'm still waiting for the official VLC app. But I guess it will be released in 2015.
    – Thomas
    Nov 14 '14 at 11:09
  • Download VLC... Best video player for windows phone..
    – vembutech
    Aug 28 '15 at 13:15

The popular VLC player is available in the store for free.

  • Vlc supports Avi format. But does that have a full screen option. Cant find such option in lumia 520........
    – jones
    Jul 2 '15 at 12:25
  • in playback just turn your phone sideways and touch the screen once to hide all controls.
    – Thomas
    Jul 2 '15 at 13:09

There are several apps that are able to play avi or mkv files. I did a quick Google search on Windows Phone 8 mkv. Here are some examples:

It's up to you to install, I didn't try any of them. I just want to show that there are apps available for playing videos with mkv format.


Use CCPlayer to see videos in windows phone. This is free and will play most of the video formats and also have options to view subtitles, etc.

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