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The choice of a player is related to the needs of personal use, the format of the accepted videos, quality of reproduction and configuration resources. Check out, in the list below, five free players to watch videos on your Windows computer.
List shows free video player options for Windows PCs Photo: Rassa Delphim / TechTudo
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VLC a player for Windows with support for several formats Photo: Reproduo / Elson de Souza
One of the most popular media players out there, the VLC Player supports all video formats, and its latest version also supports 8K, 360 and HDR video. The player is also famous for accepting subtitles without any major problems and for allowing the installation of plugins and extensions to improve usage. The lightweight, easy-to-use software has specific audio and video settings and is unlikely to crash. In addition to Windows, it is also available for macOS, Linux, Android and iOS.
Pot Player has several options for playing video on Windows Photo: Divulgao / Pot Player
With a pleasant and easy interface, the Pot Player is quick and easy to use. Although it does not accept all available video formats, it serves most of them well. Among the many functions of video settings, there is a renderer, various effects of playing video, audio and subtitles, in addition to selecting the best image format. Pot Player automatically detects all files in folders and creates a temporary playlist, ideal for continuous playback of many files.
Player MPC-HC has an old layout, but lightweight and reproduces all video formats Photo: Reproduo
The Media Player Classic Home Cinema (MPC-HC) is a player that plays most of the existing video formats. With a slightly outdated layout, the program is light and fast and can be used even on older computers. It has playback options, image filters, subtitle support, plays DVDs inserted in the computer and allows you to create favorite video lists and customize the toolbar. MPC-HC claims to be 100% free of spyware and advertising.
5KPlayer plays videos from PC, Youtube and AirPlay Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
Available for Windows and macOS, 5KPlayer is a free program that, in addition to playing files sent from your computer, YouTube, DVD and AirPlay, allows you to download videos and music. As its name already says, the player reproduces media in 4K and 5K. The player supports most video formats on the web. However, there are no enhancement features or video settings.
Native Windows movies and TV oppo to the old Media Player Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
The Windows 10 player works like an online movie store, but it also plays media sent from your computer. A replacement for Windows Media Player, Filmes e TV has a layout consistent with Windows features and is easy to use. It allows you to select subtitle files, draw on videos and play movies in a small floating window on the screen. With support for most available formats, it allows you to send files from PC folders, storage hardware or media servers.