Download Play Video - Best Software & Apps

  • VidMate

    3.41

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows

    An Android App to Download Videos

    0
    1 vote
    • PROS: Unlimited downloads, Impressive ratings on Google Play
    • CONS: Similar services are abound, High Internet speeds are not always a given
  • VLC for Windows 10

    2015.915.1119.1464

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Play your audio and video for free with this version of VLC for Windows 10

    7
    789 votes
    • PROS: A groundbreaking media player for W10, Supports many formats, Comfortable to use
    • CONS: Very few options
  • WeChat

    2.6.0.1018

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Mac
    Windows Phone

    The popular chat app from China gets an English version

    8
    58 votes
    • PROS: Simple and easy to use, Excellent file transfer and screenshot tools
    • CONS: No video or audio support
  • 5KPlayer

    4.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Play your videos without difficulty

    7
    325 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to use, Equalizer and tuner, Download videos from Youtube, MP3 converter, AirPlay Compatible
    • CONS: Not very configurable
  • Tango

    Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Windows Phone

    Free video calling and messaging app for Android

    7
    212 votes
    • PROS: Simple to set up, Make free calls over 3G, 4G or WiFi, Easy to use, Good call quality, Play games, listen to music, send animations and more, Good friend discovery and social features
    • CONS: No group video conferencing, Limited privacy settings
  • Adobe Flash Player (for IE)

    15.0.0.189

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Play files created with Flash and Director

    7
    2101 votes
    • PROS: Rich interface, Essential for viewing videos, games and animations
    • CONS: Occasional stability problems, Use of processor
  • ICQ

    8.2.7138

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Symbian
    Windows Mobile

    Chat, play and share files with your friends

    8
    104 votes
    • PROS: Easy, quick installation, Nice interface design, Loads of smileys, animations and other eye-candy, Text and video chats, Integration with social networks
    • CONS: Video chat is not embedded in the conversation window, Social networks must be configured on the program's website, No innovation over other IM apps
  • Google Play Movies & TV

    3.6.11

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone

    Watch videos across multiple devices

    6
    32 votes
    • PROS: Access streaming content, Download to devices, View personal videos
    • CONS: Available Google Play content is still small
  • Blu-ray Player for Windows

    2.16.16

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Play Blu-ray disks on Windows

    7
    342 votes
    • PROS: Simple and easy to use, Can be used to play almost any file type, Free to use for 3 months, Integration with Facebook and Twitter
    • CONS: Player is very basic with few options, Requires an internet connection to aquire license, Can be unstable and buggy
  • Player DVD

    1.1.3.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Player DVD is the best solution to play files in MKV, VOB, FLV, MP4, WAV, MOV, M4V and other popular audio/video formats.

    10
    2 votes
    • UMPlayer

      0.98

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      A light, powerful and eye-catching media player

      7
      374 votes
      • PROS: Includes more than 200 codecs, Built-in search for YouTube and Shoutcast, Very light on resources, Automatic subtitle download, Customizable interface
      • CONS: Online TV and radio station lists are empty, No help file
    • Media Player Codec Pack

      4.4.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Use This Free Codec Pack To Play More Media Files

      7
      50 votes
      • PROS: Very up to date supports resolutions up to 4K and supports almost every type of audio and video file, Easy to install the codecs when compared with how difficult it usually is,
      • CONS: The codecs may not work for your version of the media player, They will not fix grey-square issues or crackling issues when playing video files,
    • Free Blu-ray Player

      5.8.8

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free media application to play Blu-ray videos

      9
      177 votes
      • PROS: There is a free version which can be immediately downloaded, This software bundle can handle other common video codecs
      • CONS: More advanced editing options are not available with this package, It may not be compatible with older operating systems
    • RMVB Player

      1.0.4

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free and Effective Download to Play RMVB Files

      6
      55 votes
      • PROS: It' simple to use and offers all of the most important functions., The entire file is free to use.,
      • CONS: This package is only meant to be used when playing pack RMVB files., It is not possible to edit or modify the individual audio or video tracks. ,
    • Perian

      1.2.3

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Make QuickTime play almost any video format

      6
      108 votes
      • PROS: Support wide range of media files, Subtitle support for SSA and SRT, Works with QuickTime 7.6.6
      • CONS: May not play all media types, No longer under development, Does not work with QuickTime 10 or above
    • Free Xvid Player

      1.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Play XVID files with ease

      -
      No votes yet
      • Media Power Player

        1.3.0.39

        License
        try Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Media Power Player can play more than 300 formats of audio and video files without any problems!

        7
        14 votes
        • DVD Player

          1.0.1

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Easily play DVD (VOB) files

          10
          1 vote
          • SMPlayer

            16.6

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Multiformat video player that doesn't need codecs

            8
            200 votes
            • PROS: Not restricted by codecs, Resumes play from stopping point, Lot of subtitle control
            • CONS: Doesn't play some codec protected media properly
          • Video Player

            varies-with-device

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows
            Android

            Software to play HTML5 videos

            -
            No votes yet
            • PROS: The ability to play any HTML5 video., Children can use this player without experiencing any problems.,
            • CONS: Not as customisable as similar players., The Google Chrome extension will need to be installed.
          Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
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          32015.915.1119.14647897.2Windows
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          52.16.163426.7Windows