In this post, we will cover some best free 4K video players for Windows 11/10. There are tons of good free media players already available to use, but not all of those support standard 4K UHD (3840*2160) or higher resolution videos. So, for those who are looking for such 4K video player software for Windows 10 OS, this post is helpful. Though these video players are good enough to play a 4K video smoothly, it also depends on your hardware configuration (like GPU) and other things to come out clean on your expectations.
Free 4K Video Players for Windows 11/10
This list covers 5 free 4K media players. The common video playback options such as play, pause, mute, forward, add subtitles, etc., are available in all of these tools. These video players also support a lot of other audio-video formats like MP4, MPEG, RMVB, FLAC, MP3, AMR, etc. Here are these media players:
- VLC Media Player
- DivX Player
- Leawo Blu-ray Player
Let’s check 4K media players one by one.
5KPlayer is one of the best options to play 4K UHD videos up to 2160p 60fps (frames per second). It can smoothly play 4096*2160 or 3840*2160 resolution HEVC, AVI, HDR videos, etc. Whether you want to play iPhone 4K videos, YouTube 4K videos, 4K recordings, this player is a nice option to try. It is also capable of playing 4K 360-degree videos. You can also rotate a video and take a snapshot of the playing video.
This media player also lets you use Apply AirPlay mirroring and download 300+ 4K videos from different sources, but free registration is required for that. It also comes with a DLNA function that lets you stream 4K videos. Thus, pretty good features are present.
Grab the installer of this tool and select custom installation. Launch this media player and use the Video option to add and play a compatible 4K video. You can also use its right-click menu option to open a video with it.
2] VLC Media Player
VLC Media Player is probably the most popular open-source media player. It supports hundreds of video formats and it can also play 4K UHD videos up to 60fps and 8K videos around 48fps easily. The 4K video support has come with its version 3.0 or higher with hardware decoding (by default). So, you should update it first (if not already) before you try to play some 4K video.
Other than playing 4K videos, this tool comes with endless features. For example, you can use it to play or watch 360-degree videos on Windows 10, take a snapshot of video, record desktop screen, keep it always on top, convert videos, stream a video, set video as desktop background, and more.
To play a 4K video, you can simply drag n drop that video on its interface or use the Media menu. When the video is added, use the available playback options and menus as per your needs.
3] DivX Player
DivX Player (free version) is another helpful tool to play 4K videos on Windows 10. It can play DivX, HEVC, AVI, MKV, and other video files available in 4K quality.
This player has many other features. You can use it to burn videos, rotate and flip a video, take screenshots from the video, play an online video, set video aspect ratio, use its audio enhancer, and more.
Download the installer and begin the installation process. You should go with custom installation so that you can exclude unwanted components. Launch the media player and then play 4K video using the File menu or using the Open Video option available in its right-click context menu.
4] Leawo Blu-ray Player
As the name indicates, this player is handy to play Blu-ray discs. But, Leawo Blu-ray Player (free version) can also play 4K videos in standard resolution and in 4096*2160 resolution at 29fps smoothly. This tool also supports ISO files and H.264 (HEVC) video files to play.
There are some other features that make it more useful. You can associate audio-video file formats, convert videos, allow hardware acceleration, set font size, color, style, and color for subtitles, set custom background for its interface, take video snapshots, etc.
Use this link to download the set up of this media player. Install it and open its interface. There, use the Open File button, and add a 4K video to play it. Its free unregistered plan shows ads but that won’t bother you while watching a video.
KMPlayer is also a good media player that supports 4K, UHD, and 8K videos up to 60fps. It has built-in video codecs (HEVC, h.264, VP9) and a hardware acceleration function. Apart from playing 4K and other common format videos, you can play Blu-ray discs also.
It has many other useful features that make it one of the best media players. It lets you save images from the video, enable VR mode, hardware acceleration, keep the media player on top while playing a video or always, create a single image containing the thumbnails of all video frames, record screen as a GIF, or record a window or image, and more.
Download this tool and use the custom installation. Launch this media player and use the Open icon available on the bottom part of its interface or use its right-click menu to add a 4K video and enjoy playing it.
Hope these 4K video players will be useful to you.