Gone are the days when we relied on VCDs and DVDs to watch movies and videos on our computers. In the recent years countless video formats have emerged, each having its own advantages. When these new codecs were initially introduced, users mostly had to download a compatible media player to go with it. A particular media player used to be the best option for a certain codec. We had to install multiple media players on our systems to ensure that the files we obtained (either through the internet or an external device) were playable by our system.
Gradually we started seeing the formation of codec packages which enabled our current media players to play formats it did not originally support. And today we find the best state of media players where most leading ones are capable of playing almost all video formats.
With an impressive array of players to choose from already, taking notice of any new players becomes rather difficult. But the player we go over today not only catches one’s attention but keeps it. We are talking about SPlayer.
SPlayer is a free media player with a sleek interface and wonderfully speedy performance. The size of the setup file to be downloaded is nearly 6MB. Here is how the main window of the program looks like:
The menus are of the auto-hide type. Only when the mouse pointer is hovered over the top or bottom region of the window, can we see the menus:
These menus show one the playing and other options. For a more traditional access to the menu button, right-click in the black region to see the menu:
Here is a list of all formats the SPlayer can play:
Apart from being greatly user-friendly, having a fast operating speed, and having a great visual appeal, one of SPlayer’s best features is that it can automatically locate the subtitles for a video file (movies) being played and play them with the movie. You can do this by right-clicking on the video being played and entering the subtitles menu:
From there on, SPlayer tries to locate the best match of subtitles for your video file.
A feature that can be added to make it better is the option to build a library of the media we have hosted on our computers. Apart from that tiny flaw, this amazing media player is the ultimate video/audio player. Give SPlayer a try today.