Video Media Players

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Video media players are an essential tool in video production. I use them every day to check video files, resolutions and quality.

They are also useful for verifying video files are actually valid. For example, I frequently encounter video clips that are not supported in Adobe Premiere Pro. Therefore, I use a media player that has good codec support to verify the video file has not been corrupted.

This page lists video multimedia players that you will find useful during video production.



5KPlayer is a versatile multimedia player that features an online downloader and integrated music player. It supports a host of video codecs.

The application also allows you to stream videos wirelessly DLNA and AirPlay.

5KPlayer is free to download on Windows and Mac. Check out my review of 5KPlayer to get a better understanding of what the player can do.



VLC, also known as VideoLan, is a free open-source multimedia player that is available for Linux, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android and more.

It supports a ton of video codecs and can play video files, webcams, DVDs and live streams (from URLs). Skins are also available to help you style your media player.

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