If you are looking for a feature-rich media player for Windows 10, KMPlayer is another option you should consider. You can watch videos up to 8K using KMPlayer, which supports various video codecs including HEVC (h.265), h.264 and VP9. You'll also get support for Blu-ray and DVD content playback. Like VLC, you can play most media formats on KM.

KMPlayer's unique feature is that you can create GIFs from videos. You can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + G to create a GIF. You can also download YouTube videos using KMPlayer.

Supported File Formats:



• Can download videos from Youtube, Instagram and Daily motion
• Free!
• Runs smoothly on low-end PCs with hardware acceleration


• Contains ads

DivX Player

DivX is a simple looking media player that offers a lot of features. You can use the player to stream video to DLNA compatible devices, use multiple subtitle tracks, and more. However, the free version includes ads. To get an ad-free experience and more, you need to purchase a premium version for $ 20.

Exclusive features of this version of Media Player Pro for Windows 10 include an editor for cropping video edges and adding custom overlay logos, the ability to import videos from Google Drive and Dropbox, video conversion, audio amplifier, 10-bit HEVC playback and AC3 audio playback.

Supported File Formats:



• AC3 surround
• Stream videos from cloud platforms like Google Drive and Dropbox
• Stream video to any DLNA compatible device


• Premium features unlocked in paid pro version


If you are looking for a powerful media player for Windows, Kakao Corp's PotPlayer is an option you should consider. In addition to the standard features you get from all media players, PotPlayers supports hardware acceleration, 3D content support, and a wide variety of subtitles and codecs. One feature of PotPlayer that you won't always find in other players is the ability to tag specific scenes or chapters for quick access.

Although the default PotPlayer theme looks great, you can customize it with settings. It is worth noting the slight improvement in the PotPlayer user experience, which reflects the overall video enhancements on the Windows 10 taskbar. The player gets a backlog for advertising, but from deleting. Overall, the Pupryer is a great replacement for the default media player on Windows computers.

Supported File Formats:

CUDA, DXA, QuickSync


• OpenCodec support so you don't have to worry about file compatibility
• Smooth and easy interface
• Provides Direct3D9 Ex flip mode and overlay support
• Ability to bookmark scenes or chapters from a video


• Sometimes aspect-ratio may be buggy
• Available for Windows only

VLC Media Player

If there's one software on this list that I expect to be available in the coming years, it's a VLC media player. If you don't know, VLC Media Player is a free and open source multimedia player that can play almost anything you want. On a computer running Windows 10, you can use VLC Player to play MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, MKV, WebM, WMV, MP3, and more. Due to cross-platform availability, you can also use VLC Media Player on a variety of platforms, including Linux, macOS, Unix, iOS, and Android.

One area where the VLC media player can be improved is design. I understand why nonprofits stick to the "when everything works, don't fix it" approach, but not everyone likes the VLC interface. If you need a visually appealing version of VLC, you can try UWP in the Microsoft Store, but it doesn't support DVD or Blu-ray.

Supported file formats:

MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, MKV, WebM, WMV, MP3


• You don't have to pay a cent. This is a free and open source application
• Stay away from annoying ads and spyware
• Minimal downloads and installations


• Some file types and codecs are not supported