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Get To Know About The Top 5 Free Media Players for Windows

I know that many people will be having issues about which media player they are going to make use of. well your problems are over as i am going to highlight the top 5 media players for your media. Below are the top 5 media players for your windows.

1: VLC Media Player.



You all know it that the VLC Media Player is the most popular media player in the world, according to report, the  VLC ranks up top with over 5,100 Likes with Media Player Classic coming in at a distant second with just over 800 Likes. VLC is clearly has fans more than any other media players although, you still have your choice to make, VLCis really awesome particularly with all of the advanced settings and options that you can tweak.

This alone tells us why VLC ranks as one of the most popular GitHub projects to date. Indeed, that means it’s free and open source, and considering it’s been under active development since 2001.

Its believed that many people prefer to use software that works right out of the box, which stream videos in real-time if you have the right URLs, and also it can as well play all standard media types, including CDs, DVDs, and most popular video formats like MP4, AVI, and MKV respectively.

2: PotPlayer


The PotPlayer which was  formerly developed by Daum, but now managed by Kakao, is not all that known media player and its from South Korea. Although, the two share a lot in common. They both serve as easy all-in-one solutions for users who just want to install something and have everything work right out of the box. But unlike VLC, which can run into trouble when dealing with larger files or cutting edge video formats, PotPlayer always works.

PotPlayer is been packed with more settings than  the VLC, and lots of advanced features like scene previews, bookmarks, clip recording, Etc. Although, Most users probably won’t care, but you should note that PotPlayer is free, but proprietary software (i.e. not open source). If you care about that sort of thing and need an alternative to VLC, we suggest looking below at the very next option.

3: Media Player Classic


The Media Player Classic is one of those programs that can stir up nostalgia and send you down memory lane, which was Released back in 2003, this happens to be the favored alternative to Windows Media Player back during the Windows XP days. It stalled development in 2006, and has since forked into two separate projects: Home Cinema (MPC-HC) and Black Edition (MPC-BE).

And that’s really the biggest selling point of Media Player Classic: fast performance, low resource usage, small installation size — truly lightweight in every way. It handles most formats without issue, and it supports some advanced features like subtitle downloads, video capture, and integration with Skype.

bear it in mind that the Home Cinema is the better choice for everyday users, aiming to remain as lightweight as possible, while supporting the latest standards and video formats. Black Edition is the superpowered version with more features, improvements, and enhancements, but it isn’t as simple to use. They both work well. The simple truth about the Media Player Classic is that it happens to be the largest open source alternative to VLC.

4: Bomi Player


between features, convenience, and performance. I had no trouble running it on my weak laptop, it looks great, and it just works. One amazing thing about this Bomi player is that it comes with a number of built-in quality-of-life features that seem inconsequential at first, but really prove their worth at times. For example, as you resize the player, Bomi shows you the current video playback size up in the corner. Another big one is the ability to seek by searching for subtitle text!

Other features include support for advanced subtitle formats, displaying multiple subtitles at the same time, online video streaming by URL, hardware acceleration with GPU, unlimited playback history (so if you quit and replay later, it restarts at the same spot), playlist saving across sessions, and more.

You ought to know that Bomi is free and open source, so while the latest release as of this writing is from 2015, you can see that updates have been made well into 2016.

5: ACG Player


ACG Player is just tragically underrated and underestimated. If you thought Media Player Classic was lightweight, this will blow you away.

The first thing you’ll notice is the simplified interface and touch-based controls. Tap the top half for Play/Pause, tap the bottom half to toggle the controls. Swipe left-right to rewind and fast-forward, swipe up-down for volume. As you can see, this app was designed for Windows 10 tablets.

The Advanced features include gesture customization, multiple window mode, playlist management, online stream playback, and the ability to tweak subtitle appearances and animations. You can also opt for Ax-Lite Video Player, which is said to the faster version with some regulated features.

Well just in one word, the ACG Player is the only UWP in the Windows Store worth using. With a close-to-five-star rating across 6,500 reviews, it’s clear that many users are very happy with it. It may be barebones, but it’s more than enough, so you can just give it a trial.

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These are the Top 5 window media player you can enjoy, it all depend on the one you like. Stay updated with us as we bring you with latest Tech information, and also, do well to share with friends.

About Joshua Lincoln

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