Download Play Video - Best Software & Apps

  • VidMate

    3.45

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows

    A Free Android App to Download Videos

    8
    4439 votes
    • PROS: Unlimited downloads, Impressive ratings on Google Play, Free
    • CONS: Similar services are abound, High Internet speeds are not always a given
  • WeChat

    2.6.0.1018

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone
    Windows Phone

    The popular chat app from China gets an English version

    9
    301 votes
    • PROS: Simple and easy to use, Excellent file transfer and screenshot tools
    • CONS: No video or audio support
  • 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
    1310 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
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Play files created with Flash and Director

    7
    5021 votes
    • PROS: Rich interface, Essential for viewing videos, games and animations
    • CONS: Occasional stability problems, Use of processor
  • 5KPlayer

    4.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Play your videos without difficulty

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

    8.2.7138

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Windows Phone
    Windows Mobile
    Symbian

    Chat, play and share files with your friends

    7
    1146 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
  • Tango

    1.6.14117

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Windows Phone

    The Tango app for your PC

    7
    2467 votes
    • PROS: Makes video calls to mobile phones, Good audio and video quality, Simple and efficient
    • CONS: Very basic options, Video quality varies
  • Blu-ray Player for Windows

    2.16.16

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Play Blu-ray disks on Windows

    6
    497 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
  • Media Player Codec Pack

    4.4.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Use This Free Codec Pack To Play More Media Files

    7
    489 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

    9.9.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free media application to play Blu-ray videos

    9
    194 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
  • Google Play Movies & TV

    3.6.11

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone

    Watch videos across multiple devices

    7
    54 votes
    • PROS: Access streaming content, Download to devices, View personal videos
    • CONS: Available Google Play content is still small
  • UMPlayer

    0.98

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    A light, powerful and eye-catching media player

    7
    713 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
  • DVD Player

    1.0.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Easily play DVD (VOB) files

    10
    3 votes
    • RMVB Player

      1.0.4

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free and Effective Download to Play RMVB Files

      5
      110 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

      7
      234 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
    • Video Downloader professional

      varies-with-device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Download Videos Quickly with Video Downloader Professional

      3
      3 votes
      • PROS: A quick way to download online videos., Allows you to play videos on your TV.
      • CONS: YouTube videos are locked., Compatible only with Chrome.
    • Free Xvid Player

      1.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Play XVID files with ease

      8
      8 votes
      • 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.

        8
        9 votes
        • Free MOV Player

          1.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Free Software to Play a Variety of Media Files

          8
          4 votes
          • PROS: There is no subscription fee required to download this player., All commands are very clear and straightforward.
          • CONS: Advanced video editing options are not available., It may not be able to interpret certain media file codecs.
        • Video Player

          varies-with-device

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows
          Android

          Software to play HTML5 videos

          8
          6 votes
          • 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
        #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
        13.4544398.3Android, Windows
        22015.915.1119.146413107.3Windows
        38.2.713811467.2Windows, Mac, Windows Phone, Windows Mobile
        41.6.1411724677Windows, Android, iPhone, Windows Phone
        515.0.0.18950216.8Windows