We all have many different types of audio and video files on our PCs and Macs so we need a solution that not only supports virtually every audio and video file format, but also allows us to play them when and how we want. That’s where 5KPlayer comes in. 5KPlayer is a free utility that plays virtually every type of media file and allows users to play those files on almost any device thanks to its built-in support for AirPlay and the DLNA standard.
5KPlayer can play almost any file, including 1080p, 4K, 5K, and even 5K video, DVDs, MP3s, AACs, and lossless FLAC audio. It even has built-in support for internet radio stations, and it integrates with more than 300 online video services to play, save, and stream your favorite videos.
But probably the best feature of 5KPlayer is the integrated AirPlay and DLNA support. This instantly opens up support for hundreds of devices and uses. For example, iPhone users can mirror their iPhone screen to their PC via AirPlay, or Windows users can mirror their desktop to an Apple TV without needing a Mac!
For non-Apple users, 5KPlayer’s DLNA support means that you can stream audio and video to and from hundreds of devices, such as Android smartphones, game consoles, set-top boxes, and many “smart” TVs. For example, if you’re streaming a sporting event from the web to your PC, you can use 5KPlayer’s DLNA server capabilities to send that video directly to your DLNA-enabled TV so you can enjoy the action on the big screen. Or, if friends and family have home movies on their smartphone, you can have them stream the videos to your PC so that everyone can watch and share.
Regardless of what you want to do with your media, there are no restrictions with 5KPlayer. You can send and receive dozens of different video formats in resolutions up to full 4K UHD.
And just like other products in the Digiarty family, 5KPlayer includes support hardware acceleration. This means that the app can utilize your computer’s Intel or NVIDIA graphics to significantly accelerate playback and conversion of local and streaming videos, helping your videos launch faster, play smoother, and, in the case of laptops, have less impact on battery life.
5KPlayer is an incredibly powerful and versatile media player that will both let you enjoy all of your media regardless of size or format as well as add new functionality to your PC or Mac with DLNA and AirPlay. It’s truly the only video player you need, and, remember, it’s completely free! Check out the 5KPlayer user guide for more details on all of the things this app can do and then head on over to the 5KPlayer website to grab your free download.
Thanks to Digiarty and 5KPlayer for their support of TekRevue!