5KPlayer

5KPlayer

Free
A full-featured audio and video player with various playback sources support
5.0  (3 votes)
4.3 (See all)

5KPlayer is a full-featured media player designed to satisfy the most exigent playback needs. The tool plays back HD and Ultra HD videos, including 4K, 5K, and 8K resolution files. The array of playback sources is extensive, ranging from media files from your computer's library to DVDs, and from media-sharing websites to online radio stations. In addition, the smart AirPlay technology lets you stream music and video files wirelessly, both from Mac to portable devices and from iOS to PC.

The program opens a clean and intuitive interface. The grey-colored only theme has a modular appearance, organizing the video and audio play sources into clearly defined categories. All you need to do is select the corresponding module and enjoy your favorite music and movies at your convenience. Therefore, you have the ability to play back media files from your computer's library or directly from DVDs, listen to live streaming radio stations, watch online videos shared by specialized websites, and stream media from portable iOS devices. In addition, there is a Library module that helps you organize your favorite media files and create custom playlists.

Furthermore, 5KPlayer works as a reliable video downloader. It provides fast access to common media-sharing sites, which you can browse right away directly from within the app. For users fond of anonymous web navigation, the tool offers the ability to set a proxy in the Preferences dialog. However, you can also paste the file's URL of whatever video you prefer and enable the download operation with the click of a button. Before you do that, you can tailor the video resolution, perform image adjustments in terms of brightness, saturation, contrast, and hue, and customize the audio by means of a handy built-in equalizer, so that you can benefit from a better watching and listening experience.

The large array of supported formats and the comprehensive playback sources make 5KPlayer a reliable media player. The video and music streaming abilities, the handy download options, and the fine video and audio tuning capabilities complete the range of features provided by this application.

Ioana Dumitrescu
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Review summary

Pros

  • Offers support for various playback sources
  • Streams online radios and content from iOS devices
  • Ability to set the resolution and fine-tune videos before downloading
  • Built-in audio equalizer
  • Stores media files in an easy-to-access library
  • Support playlists
  • Plays back HD and Ultra HD videos

Cons

  • Doesn't support Blu-ray discs
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