What are the best software for reading mp4 files on Windows 10?

asked by Henri François Loop
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    #1VLC Media Player

    VLC Media Player

    VLC Media Player is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player that plays a wide range of media formats such as mkv, mp4, and flv among others. It supports the playback of discs, devices, and network streaming protocols. 


    Android, Windows, Mac, iOS


    Patrick Fox
    Written on March 19, 2017
    "This program solved my problems with opening MP4 files extremely well. I was not really familiar with the format, and I figured this program would work, and it did. I actually use it all the time - it's probably the best program for playing back audio/video that's available. It's honestly one of the first programs I install on new systems, if I plan to watch/listen to anything."
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    DivX is a free video software offered by DivX, LLC. that can be used as a video player and which can be used to convert, create, and stream various types of media such as DivX, MKV, and HEVC up to 4K resolution. 

    Windows, Mac


    Shaurya Khan
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "This is a well known mp4 software similar to other software like limewire, potlocker, extratorrent and piratebay. The servers on DivX is a great and rarely leaves you unsatisfied. This is a great way to play music while cleaning up. You can make all type of changes to this convenient system."
  3. 5


    Kodi is a free and open-source media player that allows users to easily access digital media all through a user-friendly package. This is an open source and free-to-use player that is customizable and it runs on a wide variety of devices.

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Linux


    Gary Diaz
    Written on March 13, 2017
    "First of all, this was a nightmare to install and, once it was, it was quite possibly the most user UNfriendly thing I have ever used.It is NOT customizable with the "free" version in fact, there really isn't anything you CAN do with the "free" version. Then it was a nightmare to get OFF of my computer. Run fast away from this one!"
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    5KPlayer is a free (MKV) HD video player that can be used not only for playing video files, but it can also be used as a music player, AirPlay media streamer, and online video downloader.  It is available on different platforms as well.


    Windows, Mac


    Catherine Ford
    Written on February 4, 2017
    "I needed to play mp4 files, and someone directed me to 5kplayer. Unfortunately, 5kplayer is just for MKV type files so it doesn't really do me any good. I'll look elsewhere I suppose!"
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    In a sector dominated by software projects that are 20 years old (Windows Media Player, WinAmp, VLC), PotPlayer goes toe-to-toe with them on features and versatility while providing a fresh, modern design sense and responsive controls.




    Daniel Wright
    Written on February 2, 2017
    "This solution is acceptable but there are better solutions. PotPlayer is a software platform for reading mp4 files on Windows 10. While some cost money, PotPlayer is free. Frankly I think two better solutions are more well known . They are VLC media player and 5KPlayer both also free "


Best What are the best software for reading mp4 files on Windows 10
1VLC Media PlayerSoftware 11 Free
2DivXSoftware 7 Paid
3KodiSoftware 5 Free
45KPlayerSoftware 3 Free
5PotPlayerSoftware 1 Free

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