When it comes to video playback, there are too many choices available –even if you look at only the FREE options. The difficulty is taking the time to separate the wheat from the chaff. A good Media player can make us watch videos or listen to music in a variety of supported formats quickly and easily. Here are the top 4 free media players we recommend.
VLC Media Player
VLC Media Player is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player. It is capable of playing just about any media format you can imagine, including Internet radio and other various streaming protocols. You can also use it to rip DVDs, fix out-of-sync audio and video, and play your ripped DVDs. VLC has no media library tools, but you can create and save playlists. It plays most media codecs without needing to install any codec packs.
Media Player Classic – Home Cinema
Media Player Classic –Home Cinema is a simple easy-to use media player with intuitive interface. It’s designed to be a compact, no-frills sort of program, it works straight from installation without requiring any additional codec packs, except maybe for the most obscure formats.
What makes MHC stand out from the crowd is that it is extremely lightweight and uses very few resources while playing. With its wide array of options, MPC-HC can be customized to fit almost any needs.
GOM Media Player has intuitive interface and advanced filter controls, which makes it highly customized, allowing users to personalize their experience to fit their needs.
It features loads of advanced features like A-B repeat, screen capture, audio capture, playback speed control, and video effects and the Codec Finder service that helps you locate missing codecs for formats that are not supported by default.