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VLC Alternatives- Better Players than VLC

Although VLC player is free and comes with various features, you may look for a VLC alternative due to problems such as the annoying "Rebuilding Font Cache" thing and unfriendly UI. Here I list 5 good VLC player alternatives which are even better than VLC. So instead of scouting the Internet for the substitute player, why not pick one from the list? Read on and find out which one suits you best.

VLC Alternative 1: Wondershare Player

Wondershare Player is a FREE media player which can play virtually any video, audio and subtitle formats such as MKV, WMV, MPEG, AVI, WMA, MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, ASS, SSA and SRT. So you don’t have to install any other media player or codec. Some of the features like subtitle settings, playback mode choosing, audio track switching, snapshot taking and more make you have flexible control over the playback. Moreover, thanks to the Wondershare's innovative Extreme X technology, every movie starts playing instantly and keeps playing seamlessly, which give you a theater-like experience like never before!

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VLC Alternative 2: RealPlayer

‎RealPlayer is a popular media player over the Internet. It supports various popular formats including WMV, WMA FLV, AVI, MP3, MP4, 3GP and more. In addition to this, it can convert your video files into different formats and download streaming content online, What’s more, you can share your clips with friends on Facebook. But if you want to get more features, you should pay $49.99 to get the RealPlayer Plus 16.

VLC Alternative 3: KMPlayer

KMPlayer is a free and lightweight media player for Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7. The support of a wide variety of music and video codecs makes it a real alternative of VLC player. Besides, you can customize it as you like, for example, you can slow down or increase playback speed, select parts of a video as favorites, do A-B repeats, choose your favorite skins and color schemes, etc.

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VLC Alternative 4: UMPlayer

UMPlayer is an easy-to-use media player. It supports most popular formats. You can also search videos on YouTube, play online TV and radio. Besides, it gives you the option to download subtitles automatically from opensubtitles.org.

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VLC Alternative 5: DivX

DivX is another good alternative to VLC. It can play most popular video formats. Besides that, you can use it to watch streaming videos in DivX, AVI and MKV formats through the web player. It also provides the file converter, with which you can create and backup content or convert them into DivX or MKV.

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It\'s even worse than that.....some people have been using VLC soo long they don\'t realize just how bad of video quality it has. Open WMP and VLC side by side......VLC will play less smoothly, the audio will be worse quality, and even the color of the video will be less rich. Even when you manually make adjustments in VLC, it will do little to compensate. VLC completely ignores display calibration settings, which means it plays video like it\'s on an uncalibrated monitor. The only perk about VLC is it has some easy to access options like aspect ratio and play speed, and able to play all formats out of the box.
Need Alternative
VLC: is a POS now.... was fine...but now with all the bullshit they added its to complicated to maneuver...... its annoying and irritating. messing up my videos... It always opens videos in two windows, and always opens windows way bigger than my screen so i can\'t resize to smaller and fullscreen doesn\'t do anything to fix it... tried looking around for help, but no solutions help \"autoscaling doesn\'t do sh1t\".....after so much hope with vlc... im done with that POS. \"dont fix if its not broken\"
Edwin
Thanks for this....was looking for something else to try outside of VLC!!
Donny
VLC, its not the privacy issues, its not even the sticking, for me its the freezing of the PC once its installed, with it installed VLC also causes other media players to act up. I\'ve since done two scan to find that there\'s an \"Indio\" driver that always shows up according to Microsoft malware scan as being a problem to the stability of Windows and media. Where it came from I can\'t say? All I know is that for the pass three years of using VLC it has taken me for all sorts of ride and today I\'m done. I\'ll try the wondershare but on first act up its out of here.
Liza_Brown
You can find more winamp alternatives here: http://www.wondershare.com/download-streaming-media/winamp-alternatives.html
jaap
which one resembles winamp functionality and looks?
Christine_Smith
hi, thanks for your support for Wondershare. If you have any suggestions about Wondershare products, please just feel free to ask me.
johnsu
Of course VLC is a good player but some freezing problems especially while playing HD movies and it was irritating! so I also using wondershare player for past few months.
rub3nmv
Are you serious? You can change that on the very FIRST page of the preferences window. It\'s on Interface -> Privacy section, and it\'s been there since the very first day that feature was included. Also there\'s a checkbox on the install/uninstall wizard that let\'s you delete cache and preferences!!
Dr. Jack
Thanks for this article! I had been using VLC Player, but I\'m rather fed up with it. The older versions crashed quite frequently, and when I installed the newest version, it asked me whether or not I would allow it to fetch information from the internet and/or automatically check for updates. I selected \"yes\" to both, but found later that there was absolutely no way to ever change that setting once it was installed. Even after uninstalling it and reinstalling it, VLC Player wouldn\'t ask me this question again! It was like I was branded for life to always allow VLC Player to access the internet without my consent. It must make changes in the registry that aren\'t undone when you uninstall the program. Now THAT is lousy programming. I\'ve had it with this unfriendly nonsense! Here\'s hoping one of your suggested programs will be just what I\'ve been looking for.

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