Top Ten PC Video Players

Which type of media players we use to play our video files?
The Top Ten

I remember when I was using Windows 8, the built in DVD player and Video players where hard to use, then I found VLC. VLC covers more formats than Windows Media Player and plays DVDs! The icon looks kind of Dated but you can change that too. Overall my favorite media player.

Just until V 1.1.11 version!
Because after that (all later) versions, it is becoming slower and start to make a basic playback mistakes!
But, nevertheless, this VLC V1.1.11 version is working perfectly, even on slower PC-s, and yes: all formats & all resolutions,..., even 1080p! In other words, if VLC can't play it, no other player can!
Same(! ) about later versions...

I've used vlc since I can't remember when, no complaint until lately when it couldn't play a movies smoothly. But these did not take its credits away.

VLC is the best video player ever, it is very easy to use and shows videos in high quality. It can play any kind of videos. It is my favourite video player

2 KMPlayer

Best player. I love it because with every format I can go fast forward and fast backward with right and left arrows (bsplayers do that, but only with some file extensions; VLC doesn't do that at all), increase and decrease screen with numbers... I wish it had a better online search for subtitles. If you have KMPLayer, you don't need another one, it does everything a player should do the best way possible

For users that want more just pressing play in order to see a movie.
Synchronize subtitles, change contrast, quality, movie speed.
Lots of shortcut key to use especially if you have a wireless keyboard.

One of the most versetile player of them all... It has an awesome interface that attracts everyone plus the video codecs are updated and supports most format... And above all it supports 3D video that is one of the most awesome feature among them all!

Best video player ever, I've recommended it to my friends, and they so love it so much also they are give me much thanks

Why I choose KMP? Because Friendly Graphic and nice interface, also good at Synchronize Subtitles and Three-Dimension Space (3D) experience

3 BSplayer

Great for automatic find for sub-titles. Great for watching in any frame size controlled by mouse scroll and is free.

I'm using it for at least 6 years and it's still the best player around. It also have integrated subtitles downloader. Perfect!

I hereby, agree with all what was said about BSplayer, it is the best player ever.

Easy to use, user friendly, auto subs finder and a lot of setings that makkes video viewing, a great experience.

4 Windows Media Player

Windows Media player scales the aspect ratio badly. Black Bars misshappend heads bad audio and lack of some codecs. Big company like Microsoft should include the necessary things Vlc does and for free. Whats their problem.

The reason why it's down on the 5th even though it is a default player is that it does not support that much formats.

It plays all the good formats. The built in Media Player for Windows is sufficient. Don't download *. Flv and other formats. There's a reason that WMP doesn't support them. WMP is pretty smooth as wel.

BEst PLAyer because OF it Lite feautres, I am totally agreed that I don't support flv but it doesn't matter. You must download its plugins.

5 PowerDvD player

The best movie experience can be in Power DVD only and that too in cinema mode. It supports all formats and provides best controls that one can get.
Hats off to powerDVD...

It upscales dvds to amazing quality. Works best with graphics card parallel processing. And the sound quality is 10/10 with use of hi fidelity headphones.

Awesome video clarity. Runs Brips the best. Sound can be very normal, but then its normal.

Awesome I used it before!

6 GOM Player

I had all of above programs, and can safely say that Gom is best of the best, simply he never let me down, I don't know for 'unknown format' of some video since I installed this amazing software. All praise of me for Gom player, absolutely better than BS player and it goes 'shoulder to shoulder' with VLC. Download this player and you will not regret. Has quality, has performance! *11 of 10*

Once you start using GOM player you wouldn't go for any other layer. I have been using it to watch movies ever since.. I don't know.. Ever since I started watching movies. The best thing that puts GOM player above all other players are the easy to use shortcuts that come default with the player (like right arrow for fast fwd, left->rew, volume up (up arrow) etc along with the nicely displayed subtitles.

It is the best player ever, shortcuts, customization are just amazing. Somehow it also increases the video quality when set to high-quality settings in the configuration.

Thank's to GOM player. I can watch know the movie that I download try it...

7 Ace Media Player

Ace Media Player is a free media player that will let you listen to and watch music and viideos. In theory, it supports a wide variety of formats, but in tests, we found it hard to use and limited. It looks plain, doesn't support drag and drop, and has a limited system explorer capability, meaning that without serious reorganization of your media collection, you're going to struggle to even have it play something.

Content is transfered and streamed in a very similar way to torrents, this means that while Ace Stream is downloading your content you also 'pay it forward' by uploading the same content to other users.

No mind-boggling menus in this software, yet it's powerful enough to support popular media formats with a clean and intuitive user interface. So easy! Supported media formats include: mkv, mp4, flv, ts, tp, vob, wmv, mpg, avi, mov, rmvb and many more. Auto-upgrade system keeps you up-to-date with cutting edge media technology and fashion. See for yourself!

Ace Stream began under the name TorrentStream as a pilot project to use BitTorrent technology to stream live video. In 2013 TorrentStream, was re-released under the name ACE Stream.

8 Media Player Classic

It has the best colour balance of all players, included GOM and VLC. If you click on the taskbar hidden icons arrow (Windows 7, to the right of the taskbar) and then you click on icons for ffdshow audio or video a variety of tools are available for enhancing sound, including a volume booster, a nice array of filters for bad audio and like 30 or 40 independent apps that allows you to make wonders with otherwise unusable videos. This is also the player with lower memory usage and fastest start,

I've used Medial Player Classic for many years And still using it. It can play format media really smoothly as originally created and having so many extras. The best media player in the market I've ever seen. No parallel to MPC. Thumbs up to its developers.

Good and fast, but doesn't look that good.

The best ever, you can play any format of a video it will not disappoint your

9 Flash Player

YouTube Flash Video Player is a powerful tool that will let you choose Flash video player as default YouTube video player. All YouTube videos will play in Flash player automatically which have more high resolution ( HD ) options than HTML5 video player. You can also choose HTLM5 video player as default one from add-on settings.

Adobe Flash Player enables you to access and view the majority of media content found on the Internet. Flash Player is essential if you hope to watch streaming videos and to download similar Adobe-related materials.

Play files created with Flash and Director
Adobe Flash Player is an essential plug-in for your browser that lets you view everything from videos, to games, to animations on the web.

To submit your app to the Adobe Flash and AIR platforms Showcase Gallery, post a video and screenshots of your application project on Behance. Your game will be considered for inclusion by Adobe.

10 Zune

The software was discontinued on October 16, 2012 and replaced with the Windows Phone App (available both as desktop app and Windows Store appversions) and subsequently the "Phone Companion" App built into Windows 10 for PC, which is used for syncing with devices running Windows Phone 8 (including 8.1) and Windows 10 Mobile, respectively. The software's role as a music and video player and streaming service has been superseded by Groove Music and Microsoft Movies & TV. Zune online services were completely shut down on November 15, 2015, but the Zune software is still available for download from the Windows Phone website for use with Windows Phone 7 and Zune devices, which do not work with the newer apps designed for Windows Phone 8/8.1/Windows 10 Mobile.

On the PC, the Zune software streams files to other PCs, the Xbox 360, and other compatible devices. The Zune software also connects with the Zune social and keeps track of files swapped with other users. The Zune software runs only on 32-bit Windows XP or 32-bit/64-bit Windows Vista and Windows 7. Windows XP Professional x64 Edition is not supported. The Zune software is also compatible with Windows 8 and Windows 10 so Zune device users would have continued legacy support on the new operating system, despite the Zune brand's phasing out before the 2012 release of the OS.

The Zune software organizes the media in its library and allows users to add to the library by ripping from CDs, syncing with a Zune device, and downloading from the Zune Marketplace. The Zune software also allows one to organize song metadata. It can automatically download album art and metadata tag data for content in the library.

The Contenders
11 RadLight player

RadLight is a multimedia player able to cope with the most popular formats out there, running on low computer resources and offering a fully customizable interface. The main window of the application allows you to open a new multimedia file, but it also offers you the option to enter the settings menu and juggle with its configuration tools. As said, RadLight boasts theme support, which means the user can change the default appearance with a new one downloaded from the Internet. Of course, RadLight supports common multimedia formats, including MP3, AVI, MPEG, AVI, and WMV, while it offers features already found in other similar apps such as bookmarks, subtitle format, and screenshot tools.

RadLight is the first true multimedia player that allows you to fully experience all kind of multimedia content such as DivX, DVD video or AAC/MP4 audio at highest quality possible on the PC. It is the only all-in-one multimedia solution on the market to deliver all of this without being a resource hog or being too complicated. In order to achieve the best user experience and the smoothest playback we needed to take on a different aproach when designing the new generation of RadLight.

RadLight played OGG, APE, WMA, and MP3 files with its own internal CODECs, but it didn't handle FLAC. It played 16- and 32-bit wave files but not 24-bit (a common DAW format) types. However, the biggest disappointment was that the program didn't seem to support DirectShow filters. I had Xvid, Quicktime Light, and Real Alternative installed and RadLight still wouldn't play RM, MOV or Xvid supported files. That said, the player did a nice job with subtitles in the MPEG files it did play.

RadLight is an awesome, free software only available for Windows, belonging to the category Video software with subcategory Players.

12 ZOOM Player

It plays almost any format you throw at it and its interface is extremely intuitive and easy to use.Zoom Player's primal purpose was to fill a gap in multimedia playback. Novices found media players too complicated, while power users considered them too simple. A good media player should find a way to please both categories; the interface must be user friendly and the main commands must be very intuitive, while the most advanced options need to be comprehensive and not causing confusion to beginners. And this is what Zoom Player strives to obtain. Apart from versatility, Zoom Player distinguishes itself with a wide range of functionalities: creating and managing playlists, drag and drop file opening method, switching between various playing modes, basic editing tools etc.

Zoom Player is the Smartest, most Flexible and Customizable Media Player for the Windows PC. Based on our powerful 'Smart Play' technology, more media formats play with less hassle, improved stability and greater performance. Beyond Zoom Player's classic media player features is a powerful Media Center fullscreen interface designed for use with five simple keys (up/down/left/right/select). The Five-Key system provides simple & fast navigation while maintaining full access to advanced interfaces such as the Media Library, File Browser, Playlist Editor, Color Controls, Audio Equalizer, Bookmarks, Play History and many more. Zoom Player's media center simplicity makes it ideal for people with little to no previous computer experience while making it a joy to use for experienced hard-core users.

Professional media player that plays and manages. Zoom Player is a slick player of online multimedia content for Windows PCs. In a market that's saturated with media players, Zoom Player attempts to be two players in one - A no fuss simple one and an advanced one with just about every imaginable tweaking and customization option.

Zoom Player is very upgrade friendly, you can install over previous installation without any stability issues. You do not need to uninstall a previous version of Zoom Player prior to installation. If you would like to reset your setting prior to a new installation, you can run the "DefaultSetting.exe" file that is installed with Zoom Player.

13 VPlayer

VPlayer use some access to the video library, music library, picture library to perform video display functions. VPlayer also demanding the right to perform the file delete function to delete your desired video. We guarantee completely clean applications , using several access services needed privacy to ensure better program implementation . Absolutely do not use them to share or send them to the server.

After a hard day's work, you most likely end up home in the hope of enjoying a good movie or simply listening to your favorite tunes. Your PC is probably the tool used in this regard because it's suited with all kinds of multimedia playback applications. One example is VPayer, which promises to offer an alternative to conventional video and audio utilities.

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14 jetAudio Plus

JetAudio plays various music and video files. Features included are: CD Burning, Recording, and File Conversion. You can Create Internet Broadcasts with JetCast. JetAudio plays most major file formats and various video or audio tracks. You can even convert audio files to various formats. A special feature is Video conversion which can make video files compatible for your portable devices such as iPOD or PSP. Other features include: sound effects (Wide, Reverb, and X-Bass), multichannel sound output, speed control for audio playback, cross-fading, skin changes, and synchronized lyric display for MIDI.

JetAudio is one of the oldest extant media players for the Windows platform. Apart from music and video playback, JetAudio offers functions such as metadata editing, CD ripping and burning, data conversion, sound recording and Internet radio broadcasting. It also includes numerous sound effects. The commercial "Plus VX" version of the application includes unlocked BBE sound enhancement algorithms and a wider file format support, as well as the ability to transcode more than 30 seconds of video files.

For me is the best for audio... you know why? I can active x-surround and enjoy 5.1 or 7.1 in xtreme quality, play mp3PRO nicelly, I try vlc, wimnap, quicktime, itones etc. for to ear audio is the best

Best among all plays everything and made full screen and loads of feature in it

15 PotPlayer

Potplayer like VLC, GOM, KMplayer etc are all based off Mplayer so they have very similar ways of processing video and Audio. Essentially they all play anything you throw at them. So, what else is handy for playing videos? A decent playlist! Potplayer by far has the best way of handling playlists. From Auto-loading similar files (great for T.V. shows) to actually having the playlist interigate into the main ap. Potplayer is the best as it looks the nicest and has better functionality then every other media player.

Downside is like VLC after a while it'll start to randomly crash.

Talking about super tweaking video player, this is what you need. I don't really go for customize skins but more into the behavior of the player that suits my needs to use. I'm really impressed of the how the developer of PotPlayer could think of so many possible options to implement into the software that I could ever wish for. one is not enough, that I have both 32 and 64 bit installed. sounds crazy but I have both works in different agenda, honestly, it's a |God-like" video player!

It is now dethroning vlc... Amazing pic and sound quality, please try it everybody, its very powerful as a video player..

I don't know why PotPlayer is rated so low. I've tried VLC and it beats it 2 to 1. Video rendering is the best.

16 Winamp

Old is Gold
"we miss you"
The player will give a complete sound experience in "windows XP time and onwards" and also the visualization is amazing. Earlier, periods everyone play music with this player.What a music player...

Old is Gold

"we miss you"

The player will give a complete sound experience in "windows XP time and onwards" and also the visualization is amazing. Earlier, periods everyone play music with this player.What a music player

17 K-Lite Classic

I like KLC for pause/play by clicking feature, and fast loading than others.
Great feature, do not like only its sound intensity quality.

18 MicroDVD player
19 RealPlayer

Agreed! I've been using RealPlayer for years and love all it offers and its ease in use. It's basically an all in one media player that accommodates all popular media and video formats. I'm actually surprised to not see it make your list.

RealPlayer is super easy to use. It's just one click to download any video I'm watching. I love it!

20 Divx
21 Tiger Player

Nice quality with time manager for audio time management..

22 Splash Pro

If you like HD 1080p and BluRay video, then it's the best of all. Perform very strongly in 4 core.

23 Mplayer
24 123 Player
25 QQ Player

Nice in volume. It is in limited language

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