Still whining about that Windows Media Player has been shown the door of Windows 10 OS? Still pissed off that Windows Media center was no longer part of Windows? Don’t be vexed, cuz the 2016 top 5 free media players for Windows 10 will be introduced in this article, you just need to take a deep look into this review and find out which Windows 10 media player is the best to manage and play your media files on your Microsoft Windows 10 PC in 2016.
1. 5KPlayer – The Exclusive Cross-Screen Windows 10 Media Player.
As the newest media player for Windows 10 among the rest, 5KPlayer does come with a slew of most up-to-date features including playing 8K ultra HD movies on windows 10 PC and iMac and AirPlay from Windows 10 to Apple TV or Mac. Yes, it supports Apple’s AirPlay technology which can stream media wirelessly instead of plugging a cable into your Windows 10 PC or tablets to stream your media. This freeware is also one of the top 3 Windows 10 free video players which is designed to be used in compliance with Windows 10 to become the best Windows Media Player alternative to free:
–Play all video music format including AVI, MKV, HEVC, MP4, MOV, WMV, M2TS, FLV, MP3, AAC, OGG, WMA, etc.
–Play multi region DVDs on Windows 10 despite that they are region coded DVDs or CSS encrypted DVDs including Sony DVDs and Disney DVDs.
–Play 3D movies on Windows 10 just as easy as playing general HD movies, this media player for Windows 10 delivers spectacular 3D playback on Windows 10.
2. VLC Player – An Open Source Versatile Media Player for Windows 10.
As an open source media player for Windows 10 and other 10+ operate system, VLC is a highly portable multimedia player for Windows 10 that plays various audio and video formats. Take a look at VLC Windows 10 new features and bugs, it plays MPEG-1,MPEG-2, MPEG-4,DivX, MP3, and OGG. Similar to 5KPlayer, VLC also plays DVDs, VCDs and more amazingly this media player for Windows 10 supports stream media from the web. But the newest version is still unstable; sometimes you have to fix VLC not working and solve the audio delay problem in VLC.
3. RealPlayer – A Cross-Platform Media Player for Windows 10, Mac OS X, Andorid.
This media player for Windows 10 is compatible with numerous container file formats inclusing MP3, MP4, QuickTime file format (.mov, .qt), Windows Media format (.wma, wmv), and the proprietary RealAudio (.ra, .rm) and RealVideo (.rm, rv, rmvb) formats. Even though the video streaming sites RealPlayer downloader supports to download videos from are not as many as 5KPlayer does, this Windows 10 media player does get another extra score thanks to its convenient online video download function.
4. KMPlayer – A Basic Media Player for Windows 10.
KMPlayer is another choice of Windows 10 media player. With KMPlayer, you are able to play any mainstream media files because this free media player for Windows 10 has its own internal codec which makes it supports MPEG 1, MPEG 2, AAC, WMA, OGG, ect. And it also supports matrix function and normalized function as well when internal sound codec is being used. But the most important feature that KMPlayer should really be working on if it wants to compete with the other media players for Windows 10 is to play H.264/H.265 ultra high definition videos.
5. Media Player Classic – A Windows 10 Media Player Alternates.
Media Player Classic is a light-weight media player for Windows 10. Looks like Windows Media Player from the appearance but added more bells and whistles. This Windows 10 media player alternates has built-in codecs for MPEG-2 and LPCM, MP2, AC3 and like 5KPlayer, it supports DTS audio and it’s also a full-fledged DVD player software on Windows 10 in 2016. While the cons lies where it doesn’t support as much as video format like 5KPlayer or VLC.