2018 Best VLC Alternatives for Mac (10.13) and Windows (10)

Diana Joan

Dec 19, 2017 01:06 am / Posted by Diana Joan

Are you the user of the VLC media player? Have you struggled to searching for the best VLC alternatives? More and more VLC users feedback that the VLC can't satisfy their needs, they want to get a more powerful media player which can play multiple videos, support better video services. In this post, we have collected some excellent VLC alternative for Windows and Mac. If you are the Windows user, you can get one media player from the top 5 best VLC alternatives for Windows, if you are a Mac user, yu can read the part 2 and get the best VLC alternatives for Mac. When you have the video playback issues, you can read the part 3 which can solve any videos troubles for you.

Top 5 Best VLC Alternatives for Windows (Windows 10/8/7)

No 1. VLC Alternative for Windows-SMPlayer

SMPlayer is free and open-source software subject which is capable of playing almost all known video and audio formats. In addition, SMPlayer can play YouTube videos and it's also available an optional plugin to search for YouTube videos.

Key Features:

  • Subtitles download
  • In your own language
  • Support for YouTube
  • Free and open source


No 2. VLC Alternative for Windows-GOM Player

GOM Player is a media player for Windows which is developed by the GOM & Company of South Korea. It can play some broken media files and find missing codecs using a codec finder service

Key Features:

  • Excellent format support
  • Subtitle finder
  • Codec search tool


No 3. VLC Alternative for Windows-DivX

DivX is a brand of video codec which has the ability to compress lengthy video segments into small sizes while maintaining relatively high visual quality, at the same time, you can play the multiple videos on it, like the AVI, MP4, MKV, H.264 and HEVC, etc.

Key Features:

  • Create stunning videos up to 4K
  • Support the multiple video formats
  • Support the Windows and Mac OS

divx player

No 4. VLC Alternative for Windows-KMPlayer

K-Multimedia Player is a media player for Windows which can play a large number of video formats, such as: VCD, DVD, AVI, MKV, Ogg, OGM, 3GP, MPEG-1/2/4, WMV, RealMedia, FLV and QuickTime, you can play the videos on it smoothly.

Key Features:

  • Highly customizable
  • Light on resources
  • Supports many audio and video formats


No 5. VLC Alternative for Windows-5KPlayer

5KPlayer is a powerful VLC alternative which can work on the Windows/Mac OS/mac OS Sierra, you can play the multiple videos and audios on it, like the MP4, MOV, M4V, MP3, AAC, etc.

Key Features:

  • Play 4K/5K/1080p HD videos, DVDs and radio with revolutionary design.
  • Play MP3 AAC APE FLAC music perfectly to activate your senses.
  • Have built-in AirPlay sender/receiver to stream audio video from iPhone 7.
  • Download online videos from YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo etc.


Top 3 Best VLC Alternatives for Mac (10.13)

No 1. VLC Alternative for Mac - MPlayerX

MPlayer is a free and open media player software which is available for all major operating systems, including Linux, macOS and other Unix-like systems and Microsoft Windows. You can play most popular videos on it.

Key Features:

  • Recognize it automatically and output the raw DTS/AC3 stream
  • MPlayerX plays your favorite in youtube, vimeo,
  • Play any subtitle you watch


No 2. VLC Alternative for Mac - Movist

Movist is a powerful player for Mac which can support the QuickTime and FFmpeg and also supports subtitles. You can watch videos in full screen mode and it allows you to switch instantly between different aspect ratios.

Key Features:

  • Lightweight and easy to use
  • Excellent playback quality
  • Encodes Quicktime and FFmpeg on the fly


No 3. VLC Alternative for Mac - QuickTime Player

QuickTime is an excellent media player which allows you to play, record, edit, and share audio and video files on your Mac, you not only can play common videos and audios on it, also can play the CDs and DVDs on QuickTime Player.

Key Features:

  • Sports a small and attractive interface.
  • Support the multiple video formats.
  • Includes in the installation browser plug-ins to heighten your QuickTime experience on the web.


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You can get any videos formats from it, I believe the 300+ video formats can satisfy you, like the MOV, WMV, AVI, MKV, FLV, VOB, etc, you also can get different audio formats, like the WAV, MP3, etc, at the same time, you canget the videos for different devices, like the iPhone, iPad, TVs, Samsung Note 8, NLE software and so on. You also can adjust the video parameters in the video setting window.

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