With windows 10 coming out with default apps for video and audio playing, someone may ask is it still necessary to download a video play app to play video files? The answer is: Yes. The default windows 10 video player can’t play all video files and doesn’t contain all the required codec packs. In this topic we will list the top 5 video players for windows 10 that have the all features needed to play almost all multimedia files.
(Updated 2018 )
Best 5 Free Video Players for Windows 10 [Updated 2018]
And now with the top list of the best and most popular video players, keeping the following in mind;
- Video and Audio Support
- Codecs Supported
- Windows 10 Compatibilty
Potplayer the video and audio player from Daum Communications – previously from the same developers of KMPlayer – provides non-comparable features of video playback free of charge. With the bundled set of codecs you can run almost all audio and video file types. Smooth and seamless video play, enhanced hardware acceleration, Impressive viewing experience with 3D, Support of various subtitle formats and Variety of codecs are the main features.
- Can Play almost all video and audio files
- Enhanced hardware acceleration.
- Impressive viewing experience with 3D.
- Support of various subtitle formats.
- Variety of codecs: No need to install different codecs all the time when using the player. Supports OpenCodec so users can easily add whatever codecs they want.
2- VLC Media Player
VLC Media Player is a popular free open source cross-platform audio & video player with ability to play most multimedia files & formats as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. Simple user interface, subtitle support, wide variety of audio and video files support & cross-platform are the main features of this heavily used multimedia player. hardware decoding by default, to get 4K and 8K playback! Supports 10bits and HDR, supports 360 video and 3D audio, up to Ambisoncics 3rd order. Allows audio passthrough for HD audio codecs and can stream to Chromecast devices, even in formats not supported natively. Can play Blu-Ray Java menus: BD-J and supports browsing of local network drives and NAS.
Plays all Video and Audio Formats with Support of DVD & Bluerays.
KMP is a versatile multi media player which can cover a various different types of contained formats. Without any separate Codec, you are able to play any media files because KMP has its’ own internal Codec. Supported Codec are separated by internal & external. For the sound Codec, KMPlayer supports MPEG1, 2, AAC, WMA 7, 8, OGG & etc. and it additionally supports matrix function/normalizer function when internal sound Codec is being used. Internal Codec gets processed inside of KMPlayer so it’s faster & safer. Also KMPlayer supports all the Codec from ffdshow and it additionally supports MPEG1/2. If you’re a user who finds it inconvenient to install Codec, who has a low CPU computer and/or a user who strives for an excellent multi-media playback player, you’ll be able to modify your environment to a convenient multi-media format by using KMP.
4- GOM Player
GOM Player is completely free for everyone to download and use. Can play all the most popular video formats by default: AVI, MP4, MKV, FLV, WMV, MOV, and more. With tons of advanced features, extreme customization, and the Codec Finder service, GOM Player will fulfill all your playback needs. Used by millions all over the world. Strong Subtitle Functionality, Customization, Play 360 degrees VR video and Codec Finder are the main features.
5- Media Player Classic
MPC-HC is an extremely light-weight, open source media player for Windows®. It supports all common video and audio file formats available for playback. We are 100% spyware free, there are no advertisements or toolbars. It comes pre-bundled with the most popular codec pack, K-lite codec pack.
Lightweight: Watch movies on any SSE2 CPU, even on your old computer back from 2000.
MPC-HC with custom toolbar
Customizable: With its wide array of options, MPC-HC can be customized to fit almost any needs. Among other things, we added custom toolbars.
You still need a good video player to run all your video files with different formats as the default windows 10 video player is not mature yet. Find the best 5 video – multimedia – players above with focus on key features and a direct download link to the video player App. So, Our champion is of course PotPlayer, the player that contains all the features and codecs to run almost all video and audio files without problem. Waiting to hear you opinions and experiences in the comments below!