What are the best video players for PC?

asked by Peter Kanda
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8 solutions
  1. 18

    #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. 

    Software

    Android, Windows, Mac, iOS

    Free

    Anna Kelley
    Written on September 13, 2018
    "Ever since, VLC is my favourite video player since it can also be used on phone aside from computers, and it has a classy design. In my laptop, I also use VLC when watching movies and TV series. I didn't try looking for other video playes since I'm already happy with VLC!"
  2. 13

    #2KMPlayer

    KMPlayer
    KMPlayer is a free media player that works for all kind of video files. It supports HD videos and 30 languages. It offers subtitle control, multitasking, playback supports and more basic and advanced features.
    Apps

    Android, Windows, Mac, iOS

    Free

    Amy Hayes
    Written on September 13, 2018
    "Been using KMPlayer even before I enter college because I really think it's by far the best video player I've ever used in my computer. I always love watching TV series and sometimes I just needed subtitles, this one supports .srt files which is what I love the most!"
  3. 13

    #3PotPlayer

    PotPlayer

    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.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Judith Walker
    Written on September 13, 2018
    "PotPlayer has always been there. Everytime we change computers (which is like every 3 years) we download this software because this one supports 3D videos, and we love watching 3D since we have our 3d glasses with us ♥"
  1. 9

    #4Plex

    Plex

    Plex is a free media server add-on developed by Plex, Inc. that is compatible with many devices, including Chromecast, Xbox, PlayStation, Android, Apple, Roku, Fire TV, and more. It is used for media streaming and organization.

    Apps

    Mac, Windows, Android, iOS

    Free

    Sandra Hunt
    Written on February 15, 2019
    "I just learned Plex from my best friend when I saw her watching some tv series on her phone. When I asked about her video player, she introduced me this, and she told me it's available for PC so I tried installing the player and so far it works pretty well."
  2. 8

    #5Media Player Classic

    Media Player Classic
    Media Player Classic is a free and open source media player for Microsoft Windows developed by Gabest that allows users to play all common video and audio file formats. It is simple to use and has a small size as well.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Gao Wei
    Written on September 13, 2018
    "I LOVE Media Player Classic because of its classy design and the fact that it is designed for Windows... Also whenever I try to play uncommon video formats, the video actually works when I use this player.."
  3. 5

    #6DivX

    DivX
    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. 
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $19.99

    Kenneth Harris
    Written on September 13, 2018
    "Just discovered this from my colleague. He introduced me this player when I was looking for converters. He told me it can play videos as well so Yeahh it's more of an all-in-one for me since I also need to convert videos sometimes for my job. and still can use it as video player soo it's a win-win."
  4. 4

    #75KPlayer

    5KPlayer

    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.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Brenda Ramos
    Written on September 13, 2018
    "I thought this one can only be used for playing songs. BUt when I checked out the entire software, I found out it plays videos as well so now this is what I use whenever I watch movies on my computr."
  5. 1

    #8Cisdem Video Player

    Cisdem Video Player
    Cisdem VideoPlayer is a free video and audio player that plays just about any media file (Including 5K and Full HD 1080P video). No need for additional codecs and plugins.
    Software

    Mac

    Free

    Victoria Salinas
    Written on September 13, 2018
    "when it comes to playing high reso videos, there are only a few video players that support those large files. So far Cisdem Video Player lets me play high res movies in my laptop so I always fully enjoy watching movies..."

Summary

Best What are the best video players for PC
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1VLC Media PlayerSoftware 18 Free
2KMPlayerApps 13 Free
3PotPlayerSoftware 13 Free
4PlexApps 9 Free
5Media Player ClassicSoftware 8 Free
6DivXSoftware 5 Paid
75KPlayerSoftware 4 Free
8Cisdem Video PlayerSoftware 1 Free
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