If you are anything like me, you can find Microsoft’s Windows Media Player (WMP) frustrating. Despite numerous reincarnations, it never seems to get any better - in fact in some ways, it just seems to get more and more bulky and complicated to use, while still struggling to perform some of the basic tasks that you need it for, such as playing videos.
It seems to struggle with many formats too, unless they are the commonest types. I've also got annoyed with them totally revamping it in the past and then me having to completely relearn how to use it.
Those are just some of the reasons why I began looking for and experimenting with different free Windows Media Player alternatives for playing videos. Below are the best 3 that I found and now use.