Download Video Players - Best Software & Apps

  • MX Player

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    One of the best free media players for Android

    8
    3240 votes
    • PROS: Plays almost any format, Multi-core decoding, Excellent subtitle support, All features unlocked in free version, Free
    • CONS: Some trial and error required
  • BS.Player PRO

    2.67

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    One of the best video and DivX players available

    8
    470 votes
    • PROS: Light on resources, Simple to use, Lots of skins to choose fro
    • CONS: Hovering menu is badly designed
  • QuickTime Alternative

    3.2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Watch QuickTime videos

    7
    177 votes
    • PROS: Watch QuickTime videos with any player, Easy to install, Comes with browser extensions, Comes with Media Player Classic
    • CONS: Changes not immediately noticeable after installation, Forgettable, Media Player Classic is old-school
  • HD Video Player

    1.7.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Universal High-Definition Video Player

    8
    17 votes
    • PROS: A very streamlined and straightforward method to play high-definition videos., A relatively small file size when compared to other media players.
    • CONS: It is not possible to minimize the size of the screen., Users cannot share files with friends or family members.
  • Zoom Player

    9.5

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Professional media player that plays, manages and protects

    8
    486 votes
    • PROS: Two players in one, Easy to switch to advanced mode, Codec detector useful, Easy to change skins
    • CONS: Advanced options are not particularly well organised and take some getting used to
  • Nero Streaming Player

    1.0.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    With Nero Streaming Player you can play photos, videos, and music from your Android smartphone or tablet on any UPnP/DLNA compatible Smart TV, or other Wi-Fi® Media Players.

    10
    3 votes
    • Zoom Player

      v12.5 FREE

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Advanced media player packed with features

      7
      27 votes
      • PROS: Two players in one, Easy to switch to advanced mode, Codec detector useful, Easy to change skins
      • CONS: Advanced options are not particularly well organised and take some getting used to, Some features only available in pro
    • Ares Catcher

      2.1.5

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      With Ares Catcher you can download any online video and watch it wherever you want.

      7
      363 votes
      • Elmedia Video Player

        6.8

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Free universal media player for Mac operating systems

        -
        No votes yet
        • PROS: An excellent free alternative to other media players., There are many built-in tools to adjust audio and video settings.
        • CONS: This software has been specifically developed for Mac systems., A file size of 29.8 megabytes may cause issues with some older operating systems.
      • Turn Off the Lights

        varies-with-device

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Get the cinema experience in your browser with Turn Off the Lights

        10
        1 vote
        • PROS: Simple brightness control extension, Easy appearance customisation
        • CONS: Limited features, Unreliable auto-stop function
      • PGA Tour

        1.3

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        iPhone

        Official app of the PGA golf tournament

        -
        No votes yet
        • PROS: Follow individual players, Stacks of stats, Video highlights
        • CONS: No live video or audio coverage
      • Soft4Boost DVD Cloner

        5.9.7.103

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Copy DVDs/CDs, create DVD discs for DVD Players and write data with Soft4Boost DVD Cloner

        9
        21 votes
        • Video2SWF

          1.011

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Convert your videos to Flash

          9
          2 votes
          • PROS: Output html, flv or swf, Effect and overlay, players
          • CONS: Slow, Doesn't support Mpeg audio
        • AQ Zune Video Converter

          1.70.309

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Easy video conversions for your Zune

          -
          No votes yet
          • PROS: Supports all Zune players, Supports most video formats
          • CONS: Preview screen is small
        Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
        #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
        12.674708.1Windows
        29.54868Windows
        3varies-with-device32407.5Android
        42.1.53637.4Windows
        53.2.01777.3Windows
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