Playing movies or videos on computer is one of the standard activities a lot of people certainly do. If it’s able to count on a media player which provides the maximum flexibility with practical features available, that is an additional value far from indifferent. While most are basic programs that can handle the very foundation, sometimes it is required to go for something better such as 4K UHD playback.

Having tested the various media players, it turns out that 5KPlayer has an out-of-the-ordinary versatility in dealing with HD and 4K videos. What makes the difference is the fluent reproduction of 4K, the integration of the 4K video downloader, the support of AirPlay and DLNA for video streaming.  


Playing HD/4K Video and More

5KPlayer is compatible with OS Windows and Mac OS as many other media players. In terms of format compatibility, 5KPlayer will definitely not disappoint you. This Ultra HD player fully supports the following formats: MP4, AVI, FLV, MKV, WMV, MOV, Xvid, DivX etc. in video. The same applies to MP3, AAC, FLAC, APE, OGG and more for what concern the audio. Of course there is also DVD, radio playback and adding subtitles in .srt, .ssa, .ass, .json, .aqt, .sub format.

Not to be afraid of video in 4K or 8K quality, even with HDR support. One of the noticeable benefits of 5KPlayer is the ability to activate NVIDIA CUDA, Intel-QSV, AMD or DXVA2 graphics acceleration to make it easier to play with the GPU instead of CPU, especially in aspect of UHD videos. This can sweat for more smooth 4K playback, so the use of GPU acceleration is clearly a good fit. 


Streaming Local 4K Video Between Devices

Streaming fans can also find 5KPlayer interesting as a bridge to connect PC/Mac and smart TV, Xbox, PlayStation as well as other DLNA certified devices. It allows you to use your computer as a server or as a sender. With DLNA, it can send 1080p or 2160p video playback on 5KPlayer to other devices, and you can receive beamed from Android phone.

Thanks to the support of AirPlay, the sharing is disclosed to iPhone iPad, which means you can use your computer to display the screen mirroring of iPhone iPad. Another useful feature is that you can recording the mirrored pictures to video with 5KPlayer.

Downloading Online 4K Video Resources

The program can be used as a 4K video downloader to save online videos in batch up to 8K resolution supposing the source providing from over 300 sites. You do not need to download the whole video, but audio only can be downloaded. Of course there is an option to download video and convert video to MP3 or ACC audio files.

Insert the link to the downloading field, click the analysis button and 5KPlayer will offer all available versions of the content from audio to video of the highest (1080p by default) quality. It supports saving video with subtitles, restoring interrupted downloads, simultaneous downloading of several files.


Summary 4K video playback with 5KPlayer is absolutely feasible and distinctive. The aspect that makes it unique lies in the fact that it is an all-in-one stop to play, stream, download 4K video files.

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