Streaming music and videos has become commonplace in almost every household in the United States, but finding just one application to play any media file can be a hassel.
Wondershare hopes to fix that problem, the company announced a new “universal media Player” which is capable of playing “almost every standard video and audio media type”. This includes (MP4, MKV, AVI, WMV, FLV, MOV, 3GP, M2TS, and a bunch more) according to the developers. Other features of the application include an “amazingly fast startup time, ultra-smooth playback even on lower-performance systems, and sports a host of cool features” Best of all of course is that it’s free.
Despite being free, the application is also ad-free, with an “instant-on startup and playback”. This is made possible by an optimized GPU (if present) utilization and low CPU utilization, so it should use less CPU than previous media players. Users can play audio and SD/HD video recorded by a wide range of devices including phones, tablets, camcorders, and of course Internet downloads. The extensive HD video playback offers support for an optimal cinema-grade experience on the PC, cool visualizations, auto shutdown, complete playlist management options, hot-key controls, and more.
Other Wondershare Player features:
- Hot key control support allows videos to be sped up, slowed down, fast forwarded, fast reversed;
- Resume media files from right where you left off;
- Playlist management and repeat mode options;
- Supports adding subtitles, text & effects;
- Supports privacy controls, and play history;
- Supports taking one or a few snapshots while playing the video and generating a vivid poster with one-click sharing of the fun with friends;
- Auto shutdown feature allows the user to set playback to stop after playing finishes;
- Compatible with Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP;
- A great variety of supported media formats including DVDs and:
- Movie files – MP4, MKV, AVI, WMV, ASF;
- Camcorder video – MOV, DV, MOD, TOD, MPG, MP4, 3GP, MTS, M2TS;
- Web video files – FLV, F4V, WEBM, OGG;
- Music files – MP3, WMA, M4A, FLAC, AIFF, WAV, ALAD.
more info: wondershare