5KPlayer is a modern Windows 10-oriented media player. The application is characterized by its nice streamlined interface, for which there is only one dark theme available. It is quite versatile in terms of features as it allows not only media playback but also downloading Internet clips, listening to radio and broadcasting contents to other devices via a Wi-Fi network.
The player supports practically every popular media format, including 4k videos. Not only that, this software product can also strip audio in AAC and MP3 format. Likewise, it can play DVD video. If you want to keep your media collection tidy, you can have this program scan your storage device and organize your resources in a library. This way you can classify them according to your preferences and file types.
It is good that you can customize various playbacks parameters in real time. These include adjusting picture contrast, brightness, and saturation. It also lets you rotate video to the desired degree. Similarly, it is very convenient that it allows synchronizing video with audio or subtitles.
As many other similar tools, this one permits playing contents directly from the Internet. In the case of radio, it has a list of predefined radio stations but you can also enter a specific URL should you need to. Moreover, you can use it to download video or audio files for offline playback. Luckily, more than 300 sites are supported, including all the famous ones. It is remarkable that it can download video even in such high definitions as 4K.
As an amazing addition, 5KPlayer allows receiving streaming media from other devices connected to the same network, using a technology called Airplay. However, not only is playback allowed, the tool can also record your gameplay on other devices, particularly those using iOS. It is too bad, though, that such a popular operating system as Android is not supported.
All in all, it seems to me that 5KPlayer is an excellent free alternative to enjoy clips or music. It may not have as many features as other well-known players; yet, I think this is a very new product with a promising future and deserves everybody’s attention.
- Media downloader.
- Audio extraction from video.
- 4K video support.
- Plays streaming media from other devices on the same network
- Android not supported for Airplay.
- Not as many features as other media players.
- May take too long to start playing a file