Download Web Player - Best Software & Apps

  • VLC media player

    3.0.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone

    Simply the best free multi-format media player

    8
    44449 votes
    • PROS: Supports a wide range of formats, Good hotkey support, Easy to use, Very flexible and lightweight, Integration with web channel streaming services, Improved interface in version 3, More format support in version 3, Plays BluRay and HD, Completely free!
    • CONS: User interface is quite basic, User interface slicker in Mac version
  • Adobe Flash Player

    31.0.0.148

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    Pocket PC

    The Web's favorite video and animation player

    7
    18505 votes
    • PROS: Essential for viewing web content, Support for HD video
    • CONS: Occasional stability problems
  • Adobe Flash Player (for IE)

    31.0.0.122

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Play files created with Flash and Director

    7
    5365 votes
    • PROS: Rich interface, Essential for viewing videos, games and animations
    • CONS: Occasional stability problems, Use of processor
  • Unity Web Player

    5.3.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Plug-in for amazing 3d graphics on the web

    7
    2788 votes
    • PROS: Really impressive online graphics, Lets you play lots of cool free games
    • CONS: For fast use, needs a good internet connection
  • IP Webcam

    1.14.23.691 (arm)

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Turn your phone into a versatile network camera

    8
    21 votes
    • PROS: Great for security., Easy to use.
    • CONS: Can’t save direct to PC without saving on phone first., Interface needs improvement.
  • SoundCloud

    2019.03.04-release

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    Record your sounds on the go - then share them!

    9
    39 votes
    • PROS: Quick to record and share audio, Thriving community of users, Facebook integration
    • CONS: Activity and Stream feeds were temperamental in our tests
  • Adobe ShockWave Player

    12.3.4.204

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Browser plug-in for rich multimedia content

    7
    1637 votes
    • PROS: Allows you to play action games on the web, Easy to install
    • CONS: Inefficient, Still necessary to install v.10 for some things
  • Action!

    2.8.2

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Professional High-Definition Screen and Game Recorder

    7
    3231 votes
    • PROS: A very easy software package to use, 60 frames per second allow for high-definition playback, Files can be shared across multiple devices if required
    • CONS: Higher frame rates will inevitably take up more memory, Users do not have the ability to customize these frame rates (predetermined rates are provided)
  • Adobe Flash Player

    for PPC Macs 10.1.102.64

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Essential web browser plugin for PPC Macs

    7
    166 votes
    • PROS: View Flash videos on a wide range of websites such as YouTube, Stunning 3D effects and sound, Works on PPC Macs
    • CONS: May be vulnerable to attack, May be unstable at times, Usually requires a manual install, Outdated and may be insecure
  • Slither.io Mods, Zoom, Unlock Skins, Bots

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Personalize your slither.io gaming experience

    9
    132 votes
    • PROS: Customize the game, Unlock skins
    • CONS: Only for Chrome, Not an official Slither.io extension
  • Stream What You Hear

    1.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Send the sound from your computer to a UPnP/DLNA device

    7
    57 votes
    • PROS: Very handy, No configuration required, No more cables and wireless transmitters / receivers!
    • CONS: Some equipment may not be recognized, Latency between what's played and what you hear
  • Free Media Catcher

    1.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Download videos and songs while browsing the web

    8
    178 votes
    • PROS: Supports all popular websites, Works in the background, Built-in player
    • CONS: No converter, Unstable player
  • Video & TV Cast | Chromecast

    2.22

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    A Video Streaming App For Android And iOS Users

    8
    10 votes
    • PROS: Watch live streams on your Chromecast player, Works with Android powered TV devices
    • CONS: It simply doesn’t work for some Android devices , Most people have to pay to get any of the high quality services
  • DivX Software for Windows

    10.4

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    The official DivX player and converter

    7
    1353 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use attractive interface, Powerful media player, Includes a converter, Supports formats other than DivX
    • CONS: Converter is limited to 15 days, Big installation file
  • VLC media player

    (VideoLan Client) 0.8.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Pocket PC

    Simply the best free multi-format media player.

    7
    241 votes
    • PROS: Supports a wide range of formats, Easy to use, Very flexible and lightweight, Integration with web channel streaming services, Plays BluRay and HD
    • CONS: User interface is quite basic, User interface slicker in Mac version
  • SWF & FLV Player

    6.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    A media player that’s meant for SWF and FLV files

    6
    42 votes
    • PROS: Easy install, Does not eat up a lot of machine
    • CONS: Good features reserved for PRO version, Limited in function
  • MoliPlayer Pro

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows Phone

    Watch your movies and series on your Windows Phone

    7
    22 votes
    • PROS: Supports a wide range of media formats, Audio and video playback, Browse and download web video, Wireless file transfer from your PC
    • CONS: Audio player could be improved
  • Sothink SWF Decompiler

    7.4

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Extract all the elements inside an SWF movie

    6
    67 votes
    • PROS: User-friendly interface, Extracts SWF effortlessly and quickly, Embedded Flash player, Includes tool to capture SWF files in web pages
    • CONS: The SWF capturing tool only works with Internet Explorer
  • Veoh Web Player

    beta 1.1.1.1030

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Enable long videos on Veoh.com

    4
    151 votes
    • PROS: The only way to watch full length movies on Veoh.com, Easy to use
    • CONS: Slow, Buggy picture
  • ChrisPC Free Anonymous Proxy

    7.50

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    ChrisPC Free Anonymous Proxy

    7
    56 votes
    • PROS: Many proxies for geographic filtering, Helps access geo-blocked sites
    • CONS: Expat Internet Browsing not available in free version
Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
#NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
13.0.6444497.7Windows, Android, Mac, iPhone
231.0.0.148185057.2Windows, Android, Mac, Pocket PC
331.0.0.12253656.9Windows
45.3.827886.5Windows, Mac
52.8.232316.5Windows
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