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Media players are tools that can play, well, media. To put it simple, media players usually either focus on doing one thing very well -- dedicated MP3 players, for example -- or focus on being "media players that play pretty much everything". From this section, you can download both types, albeit "players that play music _and_ video" are nowadays the most popular ones.

It should be noted that, specifically with video players, the player itself rarely does the actual "playing" (i.e. decompressing) of the video, but instead, acts as a graphical user interface and lets a dedicated piece of software, called codec, to do the heavy lifting. Thus, typically there are no video output quality differences between different video players, as the quality itself depends on codec in use, not the player. As a notable exception to this rule, we must mention VLC that comes bundled with most common codecs and therefor relies on its "own" codecs rather than those installed to your PC.

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Media Player Classic v6.4.9.1 (20081210)

Media Player Classic is an extremely light-weight media player for Windows. It looks just like the good-old Media Player v6.4, but has lots of nice extra features.

Date updated:12/11/2008 Downloads:8,095,037 Filesize:1.98 MB

VLC v2.1.3

VLC (initially VideoLAN Client) is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats such as MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, ...

Date updated:02/05/2014 Downloads:4,722,984 Filesize:23.53 MB

SUPER v2014 build 61

SUPER. Simplified Universal Player Encoder & Renderer. A GUI to ffmpeg, mencoder, mplayer, x264, ffmpeg2theora & the theora/vorbis RealProducer plugIn.

Date updated:06/23/2014 Downloads:2,158,473 Filesize:65.94 MB

Real Alternative v2.0.2

Real Alternative will allow you to play RealMedia file without having to install RealPlayer or RealOne Player.

Date updated:02/20/2010 Downloads:1,365,508 Filesize:6.59 MB

The KMPlayer v3.9.0.125

The KMPlayer is a versatile media player which can cover various types of container format such as VCD, DVD, AVI, MKV, Ogg Theora, OGM, 3GP, MPEG-1/2/4, WMV, RealMedia, and QuickTime..

Date updated:07/03/2014 Downloads:853,999 Filesize:31.30 MB

iTunes v11.3

iTunes is a media player and organizer software for Windows platform from Apple that allows tight integration with the iPod players.

Date updated:07/12/2014 Downloads:763,297 Filesize:106.80 MB

Open Subtitles MKV Player v4.7

OpenSubtitles Player is a media player capable of playing a range of multimedia content including MKV files, DivX, WMV, AVI, XviD, DVD-Video, MP3, MP4, VOB, 3GP, FLAC, Flash, QuickTime and more. It can easily retrieve subtitles from the Internet.

Date updated:09/07/2011 Downloads:498,097 Filesize:20.52 MB

Winamp Full v5.666 Build 3516

Nullsoft Winamp is a fast, flexible, high-fidelity media player for Windows.

Date updated:12/15/2013 Downloads:446,285 Filesize:16.37 MB

iTunes (64-bit) v11.3

iTunes is a media player and organizer software for Windows platform from Apple that allows tight integration with the iPod players.

Date updated:07/12/2014 Downloads:408,858 Filesize:108.25 MB

QuickTime Alternative (QT7 based) v3.2.2

QuickTime Alternative will allow you to play QuickTime files (.mov, .qt and other extensions) without having to install the official QuickTime Player

Date updated:04/17/2010 Downloads:405,231 Filesize:18.35 MB
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