5 awesome Media Players for watching videos

Last Updated on August 10th, 2016.

usIf you watch a video on your laptop, the default player is oftentimes the Windows Media Player. However, with the limitations of Windows – such as low volume; there are other media players you can download to have an enjoyable video experience. Jovago.com, Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal shares 5 video media players alternative to Windows.


The VLC media player is one of the most popular in the technology world. It has the perfect open source media for playing videos and audio. The audio is loud while the video quality is excellent. It is free to download and very easy to use. In addition, the VLC player can stream a video or audio of any format and was developed by VideoLan.



The GOM media player is another reliable platform that helps users play back videos no matter the format. It has more advanced features like the playback speed control, video effects and audio capture when it is compared to others. Interestingly, you need 19.7MB to download this media player.

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Universal Media player

Available across operating systems such as Mac, Apple, Windows and Linux. This media player can arguably handle different platforms like DIVX, FLV, XVID, MP4, MPEG, OGG, and VOB among others. It can also record videos on YouTube and comes highly recommended.

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Plex Media Player

The Plex Media Player is one of the newest in the market and has all the features you desire. According to the developers, it offers users a home theatre experience while the graphic and audio output brings a whole new experience to watching videos. It is free to download but if you are interested, you can go for the premium.

SM Player

The SM media player may not be prominent on the list of media players. However, it has some features that make it a usable media player. Aside from being able to play videos on all platforms, you can continue watching your videos whenever you return from where you stopped. It is free to download.

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Ogunfowoke Adeniyi
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