Marius Patrascu, Editor / Informer Technologies, Inc. / January 14, 2013
Whenever you want to open a video or audio file for free, you can choose from these programs. With a large category of audio and video formats supported, these players have an attractive and compact interface and offer you a wide variety of settings for video or audio playback. Also, most of them allow you to create playlists or to add subtitles alongside using customization features such as skins.
These programs can help you with what you're intending to do:
VLC media player is one of the best open-source multimedia players out there. Its great portability features and sleek interface make the player very easy-to-use, so even the inexperienced users can master the program relatively fast. The wide supported format range will also meet the needs of almost any user.
Best Media Player is a freeware video player. This program is able to play different media files, such as RealMedia, Ogg videos, DVD, VCD, AVI, WMV, MPEG, ASF, Quicktime formats and many others. You can play these different file formats either locally, simply browsing for them, or by entering a file's URL. Provides Postprocessing, Aspect ratio adjustment, Deinterlacing, and many other features.
Media Player Classic is a highly recommended alternative to media player that incorporates windows. Media Player Classic is a sensational player and complete audio and video that adds a lot of improvement and options for Windows Media. The program is geared to playing videos DivX also playing DVDs, CDs, audio files and even Flash Quicktime.
LCARS Media Player is a simple media player with the same functions as Windows Media Player has. But the interface will grieve those who are used to deal with Windows Media Player or something like that. It’s a freeware and doesn’t take a lot of space on your PC.
Ants Media Player is a free playback tool that supports most widely used audio and video codecs. It can play any movie directly from a DVD, from a VIDEO_TS folder on your hard drive, as well as most popular video formats, such as FLV, WMV, MKV, or MPEG. Similarly, it can play most of your music files, either directly from a CD or from you collection of WAV, MP3, or WMA files.
AVS Media Player is an application that allows you to play video and audio files. In addition, it lets you view images as a slideshow. The program comes with a modern and easy-to-use interface. To use the application, you just need to add the wanted files to the playlist. It supports all the popular video, audio and image formats. A nice thing is that the playlist comes with a search function.
GOM player is a free user-friendly video player that has enough power to play most known multimedia formats with ease. With its pleasant interface and a ton of features tightly integrated into its context menu, it flies miles over the other multimedia players.
RealPlayer is one of the best media file players that are available on the Web. Its main focus has been lying in the recent years in introducing more and more Web based features and putting heavy emphasis on the integration with the RealPlayer own Web services.
SuperDVD Player is an application which can be used to play lots of video file types. Even though the software lets you play DVD movies, it doesn't mean it won't let you play other files you have on your computer. The application can play files such as AVI, MPEG, DIVX, 3GP, 3GP2, MP4 and even MP3.
Kantaris Media Player is an open-source player for Windows computers. This particular player aims at tackling the most frequent annoyances of Windows Media Player, by which it is greatly influenced. The graphical user interface is pretty similar. However, I can't help to think that Kantaris' and Winamp's look alike.
Final Media Player is a useful video and audio player that supports many file types, including FLV, MP3, MP4, MOV, MPG, VOB,WMV, 3GP, AVI, WAV, MPEG, RM, OGM, MKV, ASF, AAC, AC3, FLAC, Mp2 and many more. With this powerful application, you will be able to play videos downloaded from YouTube, Daily Motion, Google Video and similar video-sharing websites.
Winamp player is designed to cover the large area of video and audio media file types available today. The player comes with various types of new skins and visualization styles and is easier to personalize in both menu style as well as preferences , playlists, bookmarks, history, etc.
Toolwiz Video Player (formally known as BTOWS Player FREE 2011) is a very small media player developed to run under Windows. It is intended to provide a simple and enjoyable media player experience. The program is simple and easy to use, it lacks any additional features, but works well for what it is intended for.
JPlayer is a 100% pure Java mp3 audio player. Apart from the MP3 format, JPlayer also supports AIFF, AU, AVI, GSM, MIDI, MP2, QT, RMF and WAV files.
As its name suggests, Free Media Player is an application that will let you watch video and image files. Maybe the most attractive thing about this software is that it is completely free and that it supports many formats, including 3G2, 3GP, FLV, DIVX, M4V, MKV, MP4, MOV, TS, MOD, F4V and SWF.
BSPlayer can help you play multiple multimedia file types. The application has a nice, compact, multi-language interface that is, at the same time, very easy to use. However, probably the main advantage of this player is its low requirement of CPU resources.
The DivX player lets you play compressed digital video. The DivX technology is aimed at letting you view videos on three screens. The screens being the PC display, your TV screen and the mobile devices you carry. The DivX player for Windows makes it simple to view videos on a Windows PC screen. The program is also available for Mac machines.
With DivX you get DivX Converter, DivX Movies, DivX Player, and a Web Player in one bundle. The included player supports various formats of audio and video: DivX, AVI, MKV, MP4, MOV. It now comes with a feature called DivX To Go, which formats your videos for playback on any DivX-certified device you have.