The 35 Best Free Audio and Video Players for Windows
We’ve put together and presented to you the 40 best audio and video players that feature a user-friendly interface, minimal resource consumption, but also excellent performance. This is a complete collection of free Players that can meet our every need
1. AIMP Player is considered one of the best multimedia players with a user-friendly interface, small size, minimal system resources, and very good performance. Probably the best audio player in my opinion with a lot of highlights one of which is the great ease of creating Playlists for our music, plus free tools that complement the AIMP player so you can listen and write your favourite OGG radio stations / WAV / MP3 formats, browse and download album covers from the Internet Rip your favourite cd’s, but also use the program as an Audio Recorder.
Alternative Light Player, supports OGG, MP3, MP2, MP1, WMA, WAV, CDA, MO3, S3M, MTM MOD, UMX audio formats, and PLS, M3U, ASX, WAX playlists. You can load more formats through the plugins available in the program. The most important thing is that it does not require installation and consumes very little resources. Finally, you can choose the look of the Player by downloading any of the dozens of ready-to-wear skins you like.
3. If you are looking for a simple player that consumes minimal resources and can play the most popular audio formats I think Boom is the most appropriate solution. By default it is set to search for music files in the windows folder My Music; however, you can configure to listen to your music from any other folders on your computer. You can even install Boom in removable (USB) and run it from there and also play music in your stick so that you can listen to your favourite songs every time you plug it into your computer. It supports a variety of popular audio formats, such as MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, Musepack (MPC), WavPack, WAV, AIFF, mp4 / m4a, WMA and of course as you understand no installation required.
4. A separate media player with the most popular video and audio codecs built-in. No need to install codecs separately! It supports all kinds of features for very advanced users who wish to watch video clips in the best quality. Supports Flv, mp4, MOV, mpg, ts, Avi, DivX, ASX, WMV, m4v, data, info, VOB, 3gp / 3gp2, rm / Rmvb, Mkv, ogm as video format but can play any other video using external codecs.
Modern Player and music file sorting organizer. Inspired by Amarok (one of the best Players for Linux) with a focus on speed and ease of use, you can search and play music files from your music archive to listen to radio over the internet to create smart and dynamic playlists to view the lyrics to songs you hear and artist photos, convert music to MP3, Ogg Vorbis, Ogg Speex, FLAC or AAC files and a host of more features.
6. OooPlayer is a lightweight player that will help you to listen to your favourite music from your PC or internet radio. Its positive features include very low resource consumption. It supports mp3, aac, aac, FLAC, Ogg, opus, ape, mpc, tta, tak, wav, bid, WV, WMA, ac3 and spx audio files, multi-list playback, and Skins appearance change.
7. High fidelity player for listening to music. Supports direct download from Zip files and has a huge collection of skins to change its look. It has support for playlists, Default Equalizer, AutoPlay, and many other features that a modern Player should have. To change its look, choose any of the hundreds of ready-made skins available.
8. 5KPlayer is a new Player that gives you a whole new way to enjoy your favourite music and videos. It is an excellent multimedia player that incorporates powerful features such as (MKV) HD video, music player, AirPlay media streamer and video downloader. It can play 4K / 5K / HD 1080p video, and DVD. It features MP4 streaming, MOV, M4V, MP3 and AAC capabilities from iMac, MacBook and Windows 10/8/7 on Apple TV.
9. A free open-source multimedia player that plays all formats as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, as well as various streaming protocols, including MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, MP3, and OGG files. It can also be used as a server for unicast or multicast streams in IPv4 or IPv6 over a high bandwidth network. The most prominent additions to the release are probably Windows Media Video and Flash Video. Other major changes are improved H.264 decoding, better Unicode Windows support, and full screen.
10. Powerful multimedia player and front-end DVD player. It is designed to be simple to use while at the same time providing exceptional dynamics and flexibility, especially when used to its fullest potential. It works in two ways, playing any file supported by DirectShow and even includes a DVD-specific function. It provides special zoom features to improve quality by eliminating overscan.
11. Integrated multimedia player consisting of a single compact rack. You can play various music and video files, it still has features such as CD burning, recording, and conversion to other files. You can even create your own internet radio station using JetCast, provided with JetAudio, and play all file formats, including WAV, MP3, MP3Pro, OGG, WMA, MPEG, AVI, WMV, MIDI, RM and videos and music tracks from CDs.
12. It is considered one of the most popular movie watchers with subtitles. It has the ability to playback all known media formats, plus the ability to find and update the latest updates for all codecs as well as the ability to automatically find subtitles.
13. A unique multimedia player that combines all the benefits and advantages of a Player on your PC desktop and the ability to play virtually all types of streaming media, such as video, audio, radio and live broadcasts. Its menu lists playlists from YouTube that lets you know everything about the world of entertainment, sports, movies, and more. Gamers have an opportunity to search and watch video games on Twitch.tv with the ability to log in to your account. All this with minimal use of system resources, built-in codecs, intuitive interface and many other benefits that make CherryPlayer truly unmatched.
14. By far the best player with over 80 million downloads worldwide, it has been translated into more than 90 languages â€‹â€‹and is capable of playing almost any media file format, such as AVI, MPEG, ASF, MWA, MP3, WAV, and more enjoy your favourite movies, with full support and instant captioning from the web and skins change support.
15. This is a very simple application (player) that will help you to listen to your favourite music simply and quickly. The interface of the application is similar to the very popular Winamp or xmms players. It has many alternative user interfaces to customize it exactly to your needs.
16. Highly promising, amazing Windows 10-only media player (UWP, PC / Tablet / Phone ..), with many unique features and many audio and video effects. The app is available for FREE with no operating restrictions! Supports subtitles, DLNA / UPnP Currently using a simple menu, where you can customize the panel buttons. Because it is still under development, features can be changed to subsequent versions at any time.
17. The Leawo Blu-ray Player is considered one of the best multimedia players for Blu-ray / DVD disc playback, and simple videos up to 1080P HD. So you can watch from simple videos up to 1080p video but also hear the audio in almost all its formats with great quality and no loss. For the best user experience, it provides detailed navigation and full control of playback and allows you to set up subtitles, audio, and video tracks during playback, customize the background image with multi-language and multi-screen support, you simply add videos to the internal playlist and enjoy your favourite movies.
18. Simple, free, easy to use multi-platform music player. It supports the following file formats: MP3, OGG, M4A (DRM free), AAC, FLAC, OPUS, APE, DFF, WAV You can listen and rip your CD to MP3 or FLAC. You can even copy DVD tracks to MP3 or FLAC, view artist albums from songs and vice versa, create and use playlists, listen to online radio stations, schedule radio station recordings, view them lyrics and Covers of the song playing CD and listen to your favourite songs in random order and repetition.
19. Remarkable and completely reliable Player, a descendant of XMMS, to listen to your music without special demands on your computer resources and no installation required. Drag and drop to folders and individual files, search for artists and albums throughout your music library, and the ability to create and edit your own custom playlists. Listen to CDs or stream music from the Internet. Use the included plugins to view the lyrics for the song you are listening to, set a notification and more. After downloading the file, unzip it, open the bin folder and run the audacious icon.
20. Fast, simple, easy-to-use, fully equipped application to view and stream your favourite videos on Youtube. The app allows you to watch videos, even while locking the screen (mobile), comment, reply, upload, search, edit, save and delete videos. The new upgraded version just includes more enhanced features and a very attractive, comprehensive menu. In conclusion, this is an application that you should definitely install.
21. Dopamine is a free audio player that can play wav, mp3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, WMA, and M4A / AAC audio files. One of the most important features of the application is the fact that it is also available in Portable format, which means it does not require installation and so can run from a USB flash. To work with the application, after downloading the file, unzip the application and run the Dopamine file through the Dopamine 1.2.862.4 – Portable folder. From there, select settings and specify the path to your music files, change the Player’s appearance and other settings.
22. Blues Media Player is a multimedia player that can play a large number of media formats. Includes built-in support for all the most popular audio and video formats. The program supports the CUE sheet and provides several ways to control file playback. Supports file formats: WAV, WMA, MP1, MP2, MP3, FLAC, OGG, AAC, SND, SPX, CDA, OPUS, OFG, OFS, DFF, DSF, AC3, M4A, M4B, APE, DTS, AIFF, MIDI, ASF, MLP, WV, TTA, AVI, FLV, MKV, MP4, MPG, MPEG, VOB, WMV, MOV.
23. Pot Player is a new free multimedia alternative. Provides support for most audio / video and DVD formats. It has built-in support for most file formats and the ability to play videos even through compressed ZIP and RAR file formats. Supports all subtitle formats, accepts skins, still supports analogue and digital TVs, live broadcasting.
24. Media Player S PRO is a great audio and video player that combines the most powerful features a modern player should have! This application supports a truly huge number of multimedia file formats such as FLV, MPG, VOB, QuickTime, MOV, MP3, FLAC, ALAC, and more than 200 others. It provides you with perfect user experience, allowing customizer settings to be customized, created of your own playlists, listening to the radio and watching television online. In addition, you can set up your device as streaming clients for SoundCloud and YouTube services, with the ability to cache selected content. Note, however, the application does not support DVD or Blu-ray playback. You must select files from the disc to watch them through Media Player S PRO.
25. Watch videos from blu-rays, DVDs, and files without the help of any external codec. Reads all video files without additional downloads and even manages playlists. It is extremely lightweight and simple to use. It supports various audio file formats such as MP3, WMA, FLAC, and more and is specifically designed for Blu-ray compatibility (more here). Finally reads DVD, AVCHD as well as ISO files.
26. Flexible multimedia player with a Greek menu that can cover almost all types of multimedia files. Without depending on some separate Codecs, you can play all media files, the supported Codecs are internally and externally separated. For audio files, KMPlayer supports AC3, DTS, MPEG1, 2, AAC, WMA 7, 8, OGG, etc. It also supports Codecs for video files allowing you to run and view any video or DVD file.
27. ZPlayer is a program that is a very special looking music player written in Java, which means it can run on any operating system that has a Java Virtual Machine installed (version 1.7.0 or later). Includes automatic support for MPEG level I, II and III (MP2, MP3), PCM Wave (WAV), Vorbis Ogg, Flac, MOD (S3M, MTM, IT, XM, UMX, MO3) SF2 SoundBank support) and CDA, support for Winamp2 plugins (Windows and Java 32bits only), extended audio support (24 / 32bit / 7.1ch / 96Khz), Windows with JNI DirectSound and Linux with JNI ALSA. It even has a 16-band equalizer, sound effects such as bass redirection and wide stereo, independent volume channels with redirection, full-screen support and many more.
28. MPC-HC is a lightweight, free media player for Windows to listen to your favourite music and watch your movies and supports all standard video and audio file formats.
29. Soda Player is a free Windows application that offers you a video player that supports many video formats and codecs. The app features BitTorrent streaming with Chromecast, Apple TV, AceStream, support, fast SOCKS5 proxy, and subtitle support. It also supports audio files, and you can watch almost any video format and listen to music without having to download another application for your existing file.
It supports DHT, PEX, UDP trackers and all other basic BitTorrent technologies for maximum speed. No setup is required and the application comes with the SOCKS5 proxy client that is already integrated and running. Includes 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound support and 1080p and up to 4K video support with compatible devices (Chromecast Ultra, NVIDIA SHIELD, etc.).
30. Still, using Windows Media Player or VLC to watch your favourite videos? Want to be able to watch more videos on the same screen easily and automatically? Awesome Video Player is here to offer it. AVPlayer supports simultaneous playback of multiple videos, up to 16 videos per screen! With automatic hardware and software acceleration decoding support. It plays any video format and is available for free.
31. Splash is a compact, elegant, user-friendly and incredibly fast video watcher. Discover Smart Search, an advanced search feature designed to find specific movie scenes without interrupting video playback. It features an advanced image processing engine, delivering amazing video quality. Watch high definition and standard videos and videos like never before. Download Splash now and use the demo feature to see the difference.
32. Listen to music from your saved MP3 folders without having to edit any playlists. Featuring a resume play reminiscent of his last track played, it also features audio dynamics and a stereo enhancer. This is a very good player with a size of only 170 kb with minimal resource requirements. All you need to do is set the path to the folder where your MP3s are stored and enjoy your music.
33. It is a fully functional free mp3 player with many features. It is portable, which means it runs without installation. It can search for audio files on your hard drives and store them in its library. Simply drag and drop your music directory into the Nemo window. After that, you can browse and search for your favourite music in this artist-named library, or by album. The metadata is read by ID3v1-Tags, ID3v2, Ogg-Vorbis, Flac Metablocks, and Apev2-Tags and can be modified. In the WMA files, the metadata is read but cannot be modified. CD-Text and (optionally) freed are used for CD-Audio.
34. The CD-Runner is designed to automatically recognize and play media of all types, from Audio CD to MP3 and FLAC. It also analyzes CDs, plays Internet radio, MP3 CDs and DVD movies, automatically downloads CD information from freed online and more. Includes Home Stereo, Compact, TouchPad and Ribbon (minimized) graphics facades designed to resemble a real hi-fi CD and DVD player, while the smaller stereo facade is designed to resemble a real unit found in a car.
The portable front panel is designed to resemble a general MP3 player. The new TouchPad front is designed to resemble a generic tablet computer and includes full and small sizes. All facades are highly customizable and can switch between you as you play music or watch movies.
Full support for freed and any other compatible CDDB database is also provided, allowing you to automatically download and submit audio CDs (artist and album titles, song titles, mailbox notes, etc.) automatically. You can also search for over 3 million audio CDs with the latest disc library.
35. Resonic Player is a free, simple, fast audio player whose main menu consists mainly of a large readable menu and a frequency spectrum analyzer. It can properly replace any music player used so far.