Want to create a real home cinema experience with your Windows PC? We all know it depends on a number of factors, including the media player you’re using. Apart from being an easy-to-use and feature-rich program, a good video player also needs to be lightweight, intuitive, and affordable.
Since there are tons of free media players available for Windows 10, choosing the right one for your computer is a challenging task. But if you’re looking for the best video player, you’re in the right place. After carefully testing and reviewing various media players for PC, we chose three top programs that will come in handy for every movie lover.
And the Winners Are…
PotPlayer is a worthy competitor to VLC, one of the most popular alternatives to Windows Media Player. Created by Kakao, PotPlayer is a few steps ahead of its competitors. The app stands out because of its intuitive interface and advanced feature set. Compared to VLC, it’s a little more efficient for battery life. And while PotPlayer still limited to Windows, it deserves the top position in our list.
VLC Player is a legendary cross-platform media player with more than 26 million downloads. Developed by VideoLAN, it’s a simple yet powerful alternative to Windows default programs. VLC can cope with almost all multimedia files you want to play including MKV, MPEG, and FLV. Its smooth interface can be quickly customized to your preferences. Besides, the software is available on almost all platforms.
Plex goes beyond the bounds of a typical video player. Apart from being a feature-rich media player, it’s meant to serve as a perfect data organizer. Despite its tricky installation process, Plex won us over with its attractive design and handy media streaming options.
Want to find out more details about the winners? Keep reading! We’ll also list other useful video players for Windows to help you find the right option for your computer. Are you on a MacBook or iMac? Read our review of the best video player for Mac (coming soon).
Disclaimer: The opinions in this review are all our own. No software developers or merchants mentioned in this post have any influence on our testing process, nor do they get any editorial input in the content. None of them actually knew that we were putting together this review before we posted it on SoftwareHow.