If you like to watch movies on your PC, 5KPlayer offers a great mixture of player, AirPlay media streamer, and online video downloader. And besides, it's free.
It has a very user-friendly interface and the whole act of playing back videos is very straightforward. The moment you enter the program you are greeted by very explicit icons that inform you about their functionalities. Though depending on your needs, it normally takes up a maximum of three mouse clicks to fulfill an operation.
The player feature offers support for formats like 3GP, AVI, DIVX, FLV, M2T, M2TS, MKV, MPEG, MTV, and VOB, while also supporting 4K, 5K, and 8K UHD videos with multiple subtitle tracks and soundtracks, YouTube videos, HD Camcorder, Blu-ray videos, and satellite radio.
The streaming is done with its built-in AirPlay technology, receiving streams from various iOS, Mac, and Windows devices. Besides these, I must say, the feature that I enjoyed the most was the multimedia player, which supports more than 300 audio-video sites with the possibility to download videos from numerous sources such as YouTube, Facebook, Yahoo, DailyMotion, Vimeo, Vevo, Metacafe, Myspace, Vine, UStream, MTV, Instagram, Bliptv or LiveLeak.
To be honest, having a wide range of players to choose from, I expected 5KPlayer to be just a common player with some nice looks, but it showed up to be way above average. A great mixture of features, innovative technology, and highly responsive commands.
- Supports hardware acceleration
- Has explicit menu icons
- Offers numerous download possibilities in terms of sites
- Lacks language diversity