Download Play Video - Best Software & Apps

  • 5KPlayer

    4.6

    License
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    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
  • VLC for Windows 10

    2.2.4

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Play your audio and video 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
  • Adobe Flash Player (for IE)

    15.0.0.189

    License
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    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

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    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
  • Blu-ray Player for Windows

    2.16.16

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Play Blu-ray disks on Windows

    7
    341 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
  • Free Blu-ray Player

    5.8.8

    License
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    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
  • Total Video Player

    8.4

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Free Software for Media Users

    7
    280 votes
    • PROS: Works with numerous media formats, Free to download and use,
    • CONS: May crash with older PCs, Not all formats supported
  • UMPlayer

    0.98

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    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
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    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,
  • RMVB Player

    1.0.4

    License
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    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

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    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
  • SMPlayer

    16.6

    License
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    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
  • Haihaisoft Universal Player

    1.5.7.0

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Fully compatible media player

    8
    302 votes
    • PROS: Updated regularly with codecs, Can play multiple formats, Embeds in IE
    • CONS: Does not embed in Firefox, Limited preferences