For many of us, music is not only a part of our life, but also heart of our life. It’s our daily need to listen music, watch movies, sometimes DJ mixing, etc. Everyone with a computer must be having a media player to listen music or watch videos. But, it’s always better to have the best media player to get excellent output. Here I present the top media players that really give their best shot.
List of Top 10 Media Players
1) VLC Media Player
VLC is a well known media player that can play various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. You can also use it as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network. It’s a freeware available for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux.
2) Windows Media Player
This is one of the oldest media players we have ever seen. It’s a Microsoft’s product that can play media files, but unfortunately it does not support most of the files and sometimes destroy the quality of your songs. But the latest version is more powerful with advance features.
3) Nero Media Player
Nero is basically used to burn CDs and as far as its media playing facilities are concerned. But it’s also a pretty-decent media player for playing both audio and video files. And yes, it gives true theater experience on your PC. It also lets you create libraries and you can listen to one song after the other, a feature that is not supported by VLC Media Player.
Everyone knows what Winamp is and the latest version of Winamp is just superb. It includes more features and menu along with a big skin. You can create folders of your favorite songs and add it onto the player. It has a cool interface and you can also enjoy your favorite radio stations.
This is also a very old media player that has always enabled you to play RealAudio (*.ra) and RealMedia (*.ram) files. It supports a large number of multimedia formats and the best thing is that you can download videos from Youtube, Facebook, and other sites by one-click. It has CD burning capabilities, DVR-style playback buffering, multimedia search, Internet radio, a jukebox-style file library, an embedded web browser, and more.
6) GOM Player
It’s a good player with good features. It has wide range of ability to play most of the media files including .flv without the need of external codec. It has a user-friendly interface and its customizable setting is very impressive.
This is one of the fastest media players around today. It does not discriminate while some players refuse to play videos that are not of the great quality. This media player includes one of the codecs used in Blu-ray and in HD-DVD.
ALLPlayer has been created by a Polish company and it allows you to watch videos with subtitles in a variety of formats. It is capable of handling both video and sound files of a variety of formats. This media player automatically downloads the subtitles from the internet. You can also lock the media files by making them password protect.
It could be an ideal media player basically for those who like to watch video clips and movies on a regular basis. It supports Quicktime and DivX formats. But you need to download the required codec, if you want to play anything else.
10) KM Player
It’s a fully customizable media player that covers almost every codec (including ones guaranteed to baffle VLC). It can play Audio or Video whether it’s VCD, DVD, AVI, MKV, Ogg, OGM, 3GP, MPEG-1/2/4, WMV, RealMedia, QuickTime or any other format.