In today’s review-article, We will be introducing 5KPlayer to you. We are going to review 5KPlayer and share What We found good and what this free to use media player lacks after testing it.
Before introducing other cool functions, We would like to start off with a feature, We mostly don’t find in a free to use piece of software.
One of worth mentioning features of 5KPlayer is screen mirroring. This feature is very useful for gamers, video creators, teachers and others Who want to watch videos on a big screen.
Without having to use additional paid mirroring software, 5Kplayer can mirror or broadcast between Microsoft Windows, Mac, iOS and Android-powered devices.
In simple words, You can transform a Windows or Mac powered PC into a monitor for your Android or iOS powered devices like iPhone, iPad and iPod.
5KPlayer supports Airplay and DLNA wireless streaming technologies. In other words, It works great with Android and Apple iOS operating alike If your Windows or Mac computer and Android or iOS device is AirPlay and DLNA compatible.
Though Windows 10 has a built-in mirroring utility But It has plenty of downsides. Built-in utility often crashes and fails to establish a streaming connection.
5KPlayer is the best option If you still use Windows 7 instead of Windows 10 and looking for a feature-rich piece of software to stream your Android or iPhone to a Windows 7 powered PC.
You can even record your Android and iOS powered device on Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7.
It can also be used as an alternative to IDM for YouTube and other video sharing websites. 5KPlayer comes packed with a free built-in video downloader to save videos to a Windows and Mac PC.
All you need to do is copy the URL of a video and click the paste URL and analyze button.
After 5 to 10 seconds, It shows you video details. From the settings section, You can choose from available video resolutions, subtitles, and other preferred things.
It supports nearly all video sharing websites including DailyMotion, Vimeo, YouTube, Facebook, LiveLeak, and plenty of others.
We tested this feature for a YouTube playlist and the whole channel, But It could not manage to do so. It works great for a single video.
Media player, which is the main feature of 5KPlayer, offers many additional features, You don’t find inside mainstream media players.
5KPlayer is one of the best media players for entertainment purposes. It supports nearly all audio and video formats such as MP4, MKV, and others.
Give it a try If your PC supports 4K and 8K resolutions But Your media player still cannot play 4K or 8K resolution videos properly.
During the test, We found an option to play VR 360 videos. 5KPlayer could not play properly When We tried to play a VR 360 video.