Microsoft is preparing for its Threshold 2 official update for Windows 10, while there is still no news about Windows Media Player update. Instead of expecting something impossible, let’s take a look at another free video & DVD player that can take the place of Windows Media Player 12.
Besides the popular VLC, PotPlayer, and SMplayer with their features widely-known, I will introduce to you another free but wonderful media player for Windows 10 – 5KPlayer that I found by coincidence.
Reasons to Introduce It
5KPlayer, compatible with Windows 10/8/7/Vista, can be called a brand new media player compared to others.
Unlike many other stereotyped media players, it is not merely a player for video and DVD playback, but also an online video downloader, AirPlay receiver and sender, which evokes my interest and desire to introduce it to you.
Top 3 Functions of 5KPlayer That I Appreciate
5KPlayer is more than one trick pony, there are some pretty neat tricks up its sleeve. Here I will detail on top 3 functions of 5KPlayer that I really appreciate.
#1 Video & DVD Playback on Windows 10
The prime tenet for a media player on Windows 10 is to integrate video, music and DVD playback into one. And it is one of the main reasons why I turn to other media players rather than Windows Media Player.
As we all know, Windows Media Player cannot play media files like FLV, RMVB and even DVD alone on Windows 10. 5KPlayer saves your worries about video and audio formats, for it handles media files ranging from MP4, MKV, AVI, RMVB, FLV, 3GP in the video category to AAC, MP3, WMA, APE, FLAC for music.
4K is definitely the trend of video definition, now that YouTube has tagged 4K on its site long ago. However, few media players are able to present you the beauty of 4K on Windows 10 smoothly, even VLC may stutter while playing a 4K video.
Amazingly, 5KPlayer handles the job on my Windows 10 PC smartly alone. With it, you can enjoy your treasured videos like Hotel Transylvania, Cinderella, Avengers, and so on in 2160p.
Concerning about features of playing DVD, 5KPlayer comes to Windows 10 users as a top solution just at the right time. With the demise of Windows Media Center for Windows 10, users need to find new DVD player. Microsoft provides the Windows DVD Player program, but it’s only available free for a limited time.
5KPlayer can be the free Windows 10 DVD player for you and it is capable of directly playing encrypted DVD and DVD of any region without third party help. Besides, it plays DVD format including DVD folder, Video-TS, ISO.
To extend our border of entertainment, 5KPlayer is equipped with the function of playing satellite radio and Blu-ray videos on Windows 10, too.
Please note: You can drag the toolbar to anywhere on its interface while playing video or DVD on Windows 10.
#2 Surprising 4K Video Downloading Function
One of the wonderful feature of 5KPlayer is that it supports downloading online videos from over 300 sites like YouTube, Facebook, DailyMotion, Vevo etc.
I haven’t tested all of the video hosting sites listed on its official page. Downloading music videos, funny videos, movie clips like the latest Alice Through The Looking Glass trailer or WarCraft trailer from the frequently-used sites is a piece of cake.
Besides, 5KPlayer allows you to select proper video format and resolution like 4K according to your demand.
Steps to download online video:
Step 1: Launch your browser and copy the URL of the video that you need to download on Windows 10.
Step 2: Click “Paste & Analyze”, then let 5KPlayer analyze the video source.
Step 3: Hit “Download”, and you can see downloading processing on.
In addition, 5KPlayer can download online video to music with its function of conversion. You can convert a downloaded video to MP3 or AAC by clicking “convert” in Library where 5KPlayer enable you to manage your media files in tidiness.
#3 Built-in AirPlay Feature
It would be great if we can watch video and play games from iPhone/iPad/iPod to a bigger screen, and the built-in AirPlay function of 5KPlayer can help with it.
Apple Company developed AirPlay but at first, they only made it for Apple Mac OS X, Windows is not into their consideration. Therefore, 5KPlayer spearheaded to connect iPhone/iPad/iPod to Windows 10 through AirPlay.
AirPlay video/music from iPad/iPod to Windows 10 or from Windows 10 to Apple TV is possible with 5KPlayer. Furthermore, 5KPlayer supports screen mirroring iPhone/iPad/iPod screen to Windows based on AirPlay. And it provides the chance to record screen while mirroring, so that you can make app game walkthrough with the help of 5KPlayer.
Please note: If you want to make a gliding game walkthrough, make sure your network is under good circumstances.
Free 5KPlayer, a combination of 4K video playback; online videos downloading; AirPlay streaming and mirroring, is just your multipurpose video and DVD player for Windows 10. Give 5KPlayer a try, you can snoop out fabulous treasures hidden beneath the slick and intuitive interface.
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