Four Media Player Alternatives For VLC Player

VLC Media Player is no doubt one of the most widely used  media players. In fact over the years there seems to have been no alternative to VLC. However, are a lot of media players, which can provide a wider range of functionality than VLC. This is because media players nowadays, have widen their horizon from merely providing multimedia playback functionality. In this post we will provide you with the four revolutionary media player alternatives to VLC. These players have their own set of unique features and additional functionality, which makes them quite exclusive “in their own way”.

1.  Miro

Miro is powerful multimedia player. It provides robust video and audio management options, the utility to import iTune libraries and Android device syncing. Initially, it was not as feature rich as it is now. The version 6 release has greatly boosted it’s potential, as now you can also stream media on a network using Miro. You can also use it as a podcast client, to integrate websites to it,  support for downloading and viewing torrents, playback resumption, channel surfing, video conversion and much more.

miro player

Miro is a cross-platform application, which works on:

Windows XP

Windows Vista

Windows 7

Mac OS X

Linux

Download Miro 6

2. Nero Kwik Media

Nero Kwik Media is another multimedia application for managing your music, Movies, TV Shows and Photos. It comes with a free disc burning plugin for burning CD, DVD and even Blu-Ray discs. You can also play videos using it’s built-in player and edit your pictures. Moreover, pictures can be instantly uploaded to Facebook via Nero Kwik Media. It’s recent version has also included additional features for printing photo books and calendars. Nero Kwik Media provides high quality video playback and supports a wide range of codecs.

nero kwik media

Nero Kwik Media works only on Windows based operating systems including:

Windows XP

Windows Vista

Windows 7

Download Nero Kwik Media

3. UMPlayer

If your requirements entail a simple media player that can play almost any kind of audio and video file, with some additional options, then you might like UMPlayer. based on the MPlayer engine, this open source media player supports a large array of codecs and comes with YouTube and SHOUTcast integration. This cross platform media player can fulfill all your media playback needs with nearly 270 built-in Audio and Video codecs.

umplayer

UMPlayer works on:

Windows XP

Windows Vista

Windows 7

Mac OS X

Linux

Download UMPlayer

4. Open Freely

Although this application is not exactly meant to be merely a media player, however, it does provide media player functionality, along with other useful options. It supports supports 100 different file types including document, picture, audio, video and compressed archives. You can find out more about this application here.

open freely

Open Freely works with the following Windows operating systems:

Windows XP

Windows Vista

Windows 7

Windows 8

Download Open Freely

The above mentioned compilation includes unique applications that although may not contain each and every VLC feature, but they do provide many unique features of their own. The fast evolution of media players seem to be making them more into complete multimedia suites and more compact applications. For example, application like Nero Kwik Media also provide image editing and other exclusive features, whereas, Miro also act as podcast client, Torrent downloader and video converter.

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