VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.
VLC Media Player vs Windows Media Player opinions
It's efficient and the music is clear to listen to!
VLC media player is an excellent alternative to Windows Media Player. Although, its UI isn't appealing, neither is Windows Media Player's.
VLC, while an awesome media player, lacks WMP's library features. Thus, it is not an all-in-one system like WMP is.
The library features of WMP is far more intuitive.
Can actually play most media files and actually fulfil its purpose unlike wmp
VLC can play just about every video and audio file in existence.
This media player has so many features I don't know where to start. Half of the features I didn't even know existed before I started using it. Everything you will ever need in a media player, and more are packed into this gem. I can't believe its free, its unreal.
Media Player Classic Home Cinema (MPC-HC) is an extremely light-weight, open source media player for Windows®. Media Player Classic Home Cinema supports all common video and audio file formats available for playback.
MPC-HC vs Windows Media Player opinions
foobar2000 is an advanced multi-platform freeware audio player.
foobar2000 vs Windows Media Player opinions
foobar is not windows media player, it does not play videos
Light weight MUSIC player, has everything you need. about 4MB installer and 15MB on ram ,light on CPU
Difficult to use, I couldn't work out how to rip CDs with it.
MPV vs Windows Media Player opinions
MPV is an open source and professional project
AIMP is powerful free audio player for Windows OS that supports for local files, NAS, clouds, and podcasts. Additionally, it includes powerful tools to operate with audio files.
AIMP vs Windows Media Player opinions
Strawberry is a music player and music collection organizer. It is a fork of Clementine released in 2018 aimed at music collectors and audiophiles. The name is inspired by the band Strawbs. It's written in C++ using the Qt framework.
Strawberry vs Windows Media Player opinions
Unlike VLC, Strawberry is not a "file player" but a complete management software for your music collection. Very convenient UI, can rip CDs, gives you the choice of encoders/decoders, ...
Potplayer is a minimalist media player that has an extensive range of configurable options to choose from and lots of functionality.
Several antivirus detect a potentially unwanted application (adware) PUA.FusionCore in the file F.dll dropped by the installer of PotPlayer in the Temp folder. Once that file is blocked by the antivirus, the program is installed with no problems and ads.
PotPlayer vs Windows Media Player opinions
Built in image, video and audio capture any sources.
Video, audio and image capture from any devices in various format.
very customisable, allows the user to search and download subtitles through the program itself, without having to go to the browser to search. It also allows the user to synchronize the subtitles/audio via shortcuts and change the filters over the video.
Clementine is a cross-platform free and open source music player and library organizer. It is a port of Amarok 1.4 to the Qt 4 framework and the GStreamer multimedia framework, focusing on a fast and easy-to-use interface for searching and...
No stable release since 2016. Newer release candidate seems to be available on Github.
Clementine vs Windows Media Player opinions
one of the greatest FOSS players, but tbh I prefer quodLibet since it's more lightweight
SMPlayer intends to be a complete front-end for MPlayer, from basic features like playing videos, DVDs, and VCDs to more advanced features like support for MPlayer filters and more. SMPlayer remembers the settings of all files you play.
Winamp is a media player for Windows developed by Justin Frankel and Dmitry Boldyrev by their company Nullsoft, which they later sold to AOL, who sold to Radionomy in January 2014. Since version 2 it has been sold as freemium and supports extensibility with plug-ins and skins...
Winamp vs Windows Media Player opinions