How to Play Videos on Windows 10 with Top 3 Free Video Players

Diana Joan

Apr 21, 2015 09:51 am / Posted by Diana Joan

Windows 10, the upcoming operating system by Microsoft is scheduled to be released in mid 2015. The new operating system will provide heavier integration with the Xbox ecosystem, which allow users to control and play games from an Xbox one console over a local network. For media playback issue, the good news is that Windows 10 will add support for the FLAC and HEVC codecs and the Matroska Media container format, allowing them to open in Windows Media Player.

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However, the media players with Windows 10 can not play every video throw to it. We still need more powerful application to deal with some unpopular file formats such as MXF, VOB, etc. The following article will mainly talking about the Top 3 Windows 10 video players selected for users.

Top free video players for Windows 10 - VLC Media Player

VLC used to be the king of free Windows media players. It has been discovered for a long time and the only alternatives were Windows Media Player or Winamp. It is good for playback and extremely popular thanks to its large feature set. It plays most media codecs such as MPEG-2, Divx, H.264, MKV, WebM, WMV and MP3 without the need to install any codec packs. With cross-platform compatibility, it runs well on Windows, Mac, Linux and even Unix. It also supports to play media straight from files, discs, devices and webcams. But there are still some file formats such as iTunes DRM Video, copy protected Blu-ray/DVD movies and AAC audio, etc are not supported by VLC Media Player.

VLC Media Player

In addition, for those who want to use VLC as their main player, you can customize the interface of the player with your favorite skins.

Top free video players for Windows 10 - KMplayer

KMPlayer is a versatile multiple media player which can cover various different types of contained formats. Without any separate codec, you are capable of playing any media files with KMPlayer's internal codec. The supported formats includingincluding VCD, DVD, AVI, MKV, Ogg, OGM, 3GP, MPEG-1/2/4, WMV, RealMedia, FLV and QuickTime. It has a significant user base and has received strong ratings and reviews on mayor independent download sites.

If you are tired of installing codecs on your media player or you're pursuing an excellent multi-media plauback, you can not miss this convenient media player - KMPlayer.


Top free video players for Windows 10 - GOMPlayer

GOM player is the primary player for GOM-TV, a popular competitive gaming stream site in Korea. Its main features include the ability to play some broken media files and find missing codecs using a codec finder service when you try to play a video and don't have a matching codec.

GOM player can play the following multimedia formats:

ASF/MP3/AVI/Ogg files on an HTTP streaming connection

AVI, WMV, ASF, MP3, MP4, Matroska, 3GP, Google Video, Flash Video, VOB, Ogg, OGM, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Part 2, MJPEG, H.263, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, RealMedia, QuickTime File Format, Audio CD, DVD, Video cd, SVCD

With the above mentioned top 3 free video players, there will be no problem to play video on Windows 10. However, you may still encounter some uncommon files formats such as MXF, H.265 video or 4K video, etc. You can turn to Pavtube Video Converter ultimate to convert all incompatible video formats to Windows 10 playable formats.

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