The version of RealPlayer that comes with Nokia phones sucks. The best video player for Symbian is CorePlayer, but you have to pay for it.
Enter UCPlayer. This free video player plays movies in avi, mp4, wmv, flv, mkv, 3gp, and 3gpp format. It doesn't play movies with an .mpg or .asf extension.
UCPlayer works, but it has a very annoying habit: when you start it and play a video stored locally on your memory card or phone memory, it asks for internet access and it doesn't tell you what it wants to do online. There's no way to switch off this behaviour.
But apart from that UCPlayer is a good program, and unlike CorePlayer UCPlayer doesn't cost you a penny.
• UCPlayer v126.96.36.199 (english translation) on Mobile Castle
• check the video tag for other movie players
Wednesday, 15 July 2009