Video player

The five best video players recommended for you.


For those who like to stay at home and watch TV shows or movies one after the other, an omnipotent desktop video player is a must-have companion. The default Windows Media Player or QuickTime is much more satisfactory. However, when you ask your friends about the best video player, each of them can have different tastings, which will lead you confused to choose a player. Some readers are equipped with more functions, while others are more practical. Some are less beautiful. However, they support more video formats.

In this text, we present 5 of the most recommended video players for your computer. We hope that the features highlighted will help you make your choice easier.

  1. VLC Media Player (Windows / OS X / Linux) – Run on all platforms & play everything
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The VLC Media Player is a more powerful and efficient application for playing all kinds of multi-format media files directly on your computer. With this player, you can enjoy the movies without worrying about format, capacity, and accounting issues. It plays most multimedia files, like DVDs, audio CDs, VCDs. In addition, it can play media directly on a URL stream. HTTP, MMSH, RTSP, and raw formats are all compatible. This app is completely free, and you don’t need to pay a penny for it.

  1. SMPlayer – Free multimedia player with integrated codecs
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The SMPlayer is a free media player for Windows and Linux (Mac users are out of luck) with built-in codecs that can play most videos, audios, YouTube videos, DVDs, VCDs, audio CDs and more. In addition, the player supports subtitles, audio track switching, playlist, brightness, and color adjustments. And here are two of the most impressive features it has:

The SMPlay can remember your settings on each movie you see, so you can resume a movie from where you left off.
The SMPlayer is available in more than 30 languages, including English, Japanese, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Chinese, etc.

  1. PotPlayer – A solid media player for advanced users
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Like the VCL media player, the PotPlayer is equipped with codecs for most multimedia formats. It can play almost all multimedia files without the need for additional codecs, it also supports OpenCodecs and can install additional codec packs.

The PotPlayer also takes different kinds of 3D glasses. What makes this player different from the others is its many advanced settings, from audio, video, subtitles, network connection, folder settings to something else. This would be good news for advanced users who prefer to customize every aspect of a media and movie player.

  1. MPC-HC – Read even HEVC (x.265) and 4K \
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MPC-HC is the abbreviation for Media Player Classic-Home Cinema. Recently, many users have complained that the VCL has failed to play HEVC (x.265) files and 4K videos. And I recommend the MPC-HC as a replacement for VCL because it can play video files of rare formats. It flawlessly plays HEVC (x.265) documents, including 4K, with a very high bit rate. For personalization, the MPC-HC allows you to install toolbars and skins according to your tastes and preferences!

  1. 5KPlayer – HD video player compatible with AirPlay
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In fact, the 5KPlayer is not as famous as the other four players mentioned above. However, I can’t help but tell you something about it as it has many features that many other video players don’t have.

Solidly read SD, HD, 4K / 5K UHD, 3D and DVDs
Support Tech Apple AirPlay ™ for multi-screen playback.
Download free videos/movies / music from YouTube, Facebook and more
Help listen to BBC radio, Heart, etc.