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Free MP4 Player for Windows 10 - Play 4K MP4 without Codec Package

"My WMP on Windows 10 cannot play any of my mp4 files. I get an error message "Windows Media Player can't play the file. The player might not support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file". Any other best MP4 player for Windows 10? "

MP4 is the most widely accepted video format, but it comes in different specifics. A video recorded via Gopro can be in 4K/HD MP4 HEVC; when you shoot a video with iPhone, it comes out as an 60fps MP4 file; videos downloaded from YouTube or other online sites can be MP4 MPEG. When you play them with WMP, it may lack certain codecs since MP4 is a container format, or some plugins. So which is the best MP4 player for Windows 10 that will play all MP4 videos on Windows 10 without installing any codec package?

Best Free MP4 Player Windows 10
Best Free MP4 Player Windows 10

Never be an Easier Way to Play Any MP4 Video - NO Plugins/Codec Package

There are several good free Windows 10 video players that can play MP4 video files. And 5KPlayer truly tops the list. Unlike Windows Media Player which requires MP4 format and MP4 associated codecs, 5KPlayer is a one-piece player app that saves user's trouble of installing any codec or codec pack; it integrates all video audio codecs inside. So, all you have to do is to install it and play your MP4 file right away.

5KPlayer plays any MP4 encoded with H.264, H.265/HEVC, MPEG4 or other video codec format in HD and 4K UHD on Windows (10) with ease! And that's not all it got. Feed it 360 degree video, 3D video, DVDs, virtual reality video and it will get them played with sharp image and hi-fi audio effects. It can also download online videos and music from 1000+ sites, and stream video/audio via AirPlay or DNLA.

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Best Free Windows 10 MP4 Video Player  - 5KPlayer
Free Windows 10 MP4 Video Player - 5KPlayer

Why Should I Choose this MP4 Player for Windows 10 Over Others?

5KPlayer has been downloaded over 7 million times on Softonic alone and is repeatedly recommended by editors in tech sites as the best video player for Windows 10 PC, why? To be specific, basically the following merits can take the credit:

1. It can play MP4, any formats without any other codec
In addition to MP4 format, the media player software stretches to 240+ video audio formats with hundreds of built-in codecs. Therefore, users do not have to install any other tools, plugins or codecs for playing MP4, MKV, MOV, FLV, MPEG, HEVC, MP3, AAC, 3GP and others. It also works as a DVD player for Windows 10 to play any protected, homemade, region-coded DVDs.

2. It plays 4K/8K MP4 with crystal clear picture quality
A lot of factors can decide video quality, including video bit rate, frame rate and resolution. In most cases, it is bit rate that weighs up the clarity. When playing a video, 5KPlayer will keep and optimize bit rate, and automatically identify the video resolution so it can play back videos smoothly in original quality, be it a 480P SD MP4, 720P/1080P HD MP4 or 4K/8K UHD MP4 video.

3. CPU use: play 4K MP4 with about 5%
The average CPU usage of the video player that is capable of playing 4K/HD MP4 on Windows 10 is around 5%. Specifically, when playing a standard MP4 video, it only occupies the CPU use of lower than 5%; for playing back a HD MP4 video, it takes about 5%-8% CPU utilization. That will definitely not drag down your computer's running speed or affect other processes.

4. Advanced technologies used
There are many high-edged technologies utilized in 5KPlayer for the playback of MP4 videos. To name a few: Hardware Acceleration, TrueTheater stabilizer, DirectShow technology, Yadif/Blend/Inear Deinterlace filters and Bonjour service.

How Do I Play MP4 Videos on Windows 10?

Free Download and install the best free MP4 player on Windows 10. To play an MP4 file on Windows 10, one should have an MP4 file. 5KPlayer will help download online MP4 videos from a trusted online site or open it from the computer's hard drive.

Best Free Windows 10 MP4 Player
Best Free Windows 10 MP4 Player

Step 1. Import an MP4 video file.
Open the free MP4 player, drag and drop the MP4 files to the main window. Or you can also click "Video" button to browse or navigate to "File -> Open Media File". You can play any 4K/HD/SD videos in MP4 or other formats; and also download MP4 videos free from YouTube and other sites using the same program.

Step 2. Play the MP4 video file.
After quick loading, the player will play the MP4 video immediately without any choke.

Step 3. Make some change.
You can rotate the MP4 video left or right by 90 or 180 degree, you can pause at any second, or drag to realize Fast Forward and Rewinding.

What if you want the MP4 videos to be played on various devices (at different aspect ratio) and through different platforms? What if you need to convert MP4 from many other formats? What if you want to crop/trim/merge the videos? In most cases, Windows and Mac users also need a video converter.

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe - One of the best MP4 video converters for Windows 10, 8, 7, etc.

* Convert any videos to MP4 and vice versa, e.g. MKV to MP4, MOV to MP4, MP4 to AVI, H.265 to H.264.
* Compress 4K UHD videos or 1080p HD for smoother playback on more devices.
* Have output profiles for Windows 10 laptops/tablets/phones, Xbox, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, PSP, etc.
* Download online MP4 videos, adjust video parameters, add subtitles, merge, trim, crop videos.


author - Donna Peng

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Donna Peng's fascination with multimedia began at an early age - shortly after she licked the physical disc and then she's been obsessed ever since. Her decade-long career at Digiarty after the graduation has seen her unmatched expertise in the field of DVD, digital video, software and anything related to home theatre. She is currently fascinated with photography.

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