Rest in Peace. That is all I want to say to Windows Media Player when Microsoft declares the official decease of this famous player in Windows 10. Despite Windows 10 being deprived of Windows Media Player, it is still bolstered with enough new features and huge improvements to be a tantalizing OS for both old Windows users and new comers alike as a great number of third party media players on Windows overlap with – and in some cases exceed – the features of Windows Media Player.
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All In One Media Player – 5KPlayer
Undoubtedly a new “player” as 5KPlayer is in multimedia software arena, this media player for Windows (10) refuses to play second fiddle to any other video/music players on functionality front. In short, 5KPlayer is a mixture of free (MKV) HD video player, DVD player, music player, AirPlay media streamer and online video downloader.
HD Video/Audio/DVD Player
As with all the other media players for Windows (10), one of the basic abilities 5KPlayer sports is to handle video/music playback. It is supportive of playing SD and HD videos in MKV/M2TS/MP4/AVI/WMV/FLV file extension and AAC, AC3, WMA, and FLAC & ALAC loss less audio files. Moreover, this free player can work as a region-free DVD player that also plays 4K, 5K and 8K Ultra HD videos with multi-subtitle tracks, YouTube videos, HD Camcorder, Blue-ray videos and satellite radio faultlessly. However, DVD lovers with some particular demands like ripping DVD to devices and copying DVD to hard drive are recommended with WinX DVD Ripper Platinum to satiate their needs.
AirPlay Media Streamer
If you want to escape the predicament of being surrounded by others when enjoying some intriguing videos on the titty-bitty screen of iPhone, iPad and iPod, 5KPlayer, with built-in AirPlay receiver, can help you free stream media (audios and videos) to your Windows OS. You can also leverage your Windows computer as a distributor to stream media to Mac OS, Apple TV or another PC only if both of them have an AirPlay function and are connected to the same network. Also of note is that videos that can be streamed by 5KPlayer should be in MP4, H.264, M4V file extension, while MP3 and AAC for music streaming.
Online Video Downloader
Compared with other media players coupled with online video downloading feature, 5KPlayer greatly raises the bar, with it supporting unparalleled 300+ online video sites like YouTube Facebook, Dailymotion, Vimeo and the easiness exhibited during the operation. It is worth noting that this free online video downloader enables you to well balance the video quality and the file size by choosing among four video formats (MP4, FLV, 3GP and WEBM) in different resolution. If your need is beyond the four default formats, you might need a splendid video converter for help.
Compared with other mainstream media players, the free 5KPlayer for Windows (10) is absolutely no slouch in terms of features and might be the best encapsulation of all the above. You owe it to yourself to own this fantastic free media player on Windows OS.