Top 4 Media Players

We can easily find many media players in the market place. But which one is good and capable of doing a beautiful job for you? Why not spend a little time looking through the passage and figure out what we are specially introducing to you.

1. VLC, which is short for VLC media player, is a versatile cross-platform media player. It is powerful enough to support almost all video/audio compression file formats, such as MPEG, Divx, WMV, DV, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, DVD-Video, video CD and streaming protocols, etc. A majority of VLC’s codecs are provided by the libavcodec library from the FFmpeg project, but it uses mainly its own muxer and demuxers and its own protocols. Thanks to its friendly interface, it is quite easy to use this well designed player, even a 7-year-old child can make it easily.

2. Windows Media Player. It is a digital media player specially developed by Microsoft. Its earlier editions were available for PC which runs a variety of operating systems, including Windows Mobile. Using WMA, WMV and ASF file formats, Windows Media Player is able to decode a variety of video/audio files, whether they are downloaded from the Internet or ripped from compact discs or other storage media. Some people may find it not as powerful as expected, since there is no DVD disc playback support on Windows Media Player with the releasing of Windows 8.

3. RealPlayer. Many people are familiar with this cross-platform media player created by Real Networks. It can support the playback of many multimedia formats such as MP3, Windows Media, MPEG-4, QuickTime, and multiple versions of proprietary RealAudio and RealVideo formats. Primarily used for the playing of recorded media, RealPlayer can be well run on many popular operating systems including OS, UNIX, Palm OS, Windows Mobile, etc. Its other great features include but not limited to: record audio via a sound card, allows web browsing during media playback, supports “drag and drop” and playlist randomize, etc.

4. KMplayer. Also known as K-Multimedia Player, it is a versatile multi media player covering lots of different formats such as VCD, DVD, AVI, MKV, OGG, MP3, WAV, APE, OGM, 3GP, MPEG-1/2/4, WMV, Real Media, FLV and QuickTime. It can play any media files with its own internal Codec. Besides, it allows users to capture audio, video, and screenshots in various ways. Interestingly, users can make some customizations to the player freely, for example, adjust the screen size, activate the noise reduction plug-in or change the brightness, etc.

Last but not least, although these four media players can do a pretty good playback job, they have got the drawback as well—they are incapable of playing all popular media formats. In that case, you can do the necessary conversion by using Doremisoft Video Converter, an all-in-one tool to convert all videos to any other video formats, allowing you to play them on the desired applications/software/devices freely.

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