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5KPlayer Tops VLC With New Version 5.8.0…and an Amazing Video Sweepstakes

In the past, VLC was considered the “go-to” app for playing video files, primarily because it was free. 5KPlayer, from the innovative developers at DearMob, has leaped past VLC in popularity for its performance, stability, and the vast variety of media file formats it supports. Today we’re inviting you to download 5KPlayer for free and enter a sweepstakes to win some great video equipment and apps.

What Makes 5KPlayer the Best Alternative to VLC?

VLC media player has been around in one form or another since 2001 as an open-source project, but 5KPlayer surpasses it in many ways. To start with, 5KPlayer boasts a streamlined user interface that makes it easy to understand and use. 

Sure, you can “skin” VLC, but it’s like putting lipstick on a pig! Those skins? They don’t work on the macOS version, and they don’t come with VLC — you have to find and download them separately. 

While 5KPlayer and VLC both support a lot of different audio and video formats, 5KPlayer excels in its ability to play UHD (Ultra High Definition)  video in 4K and even 8K formats. Developed from the start to handle the most demanding video playback requirements, 5KPlayer even plays 3D and 360° video with ease. Independent tests prove that 5KPlayer uses your computer’s processors more efficiently, and without the dreaded “not working problems” or H.265 decoding issues.

That’s not all that 5KPlayer can do. If you have any DLNA compatible devices, 5KPlayer streams video music between those devices and your Mac. Use AirPlay to mirror your iOS device screens to Mac or Windows, and record the mirrored video. 

Tweaking your videos with simple editing tools is another feature of 5KPlayer. Trimming video, rotating it if it was shot in the wrong orientation, changing the playback speed or color balance — it’s all easy to do with 5KPlayer. There’s are options to download online video music and save it to MP3 format, do batch downloads, and even download complete playlists. 

Extraordinary Video Downloading

A high-quality video playback app like 5KPlayer needs video content, and 5KPlayer can help you to build a library of astounding proportions! Grab video or music from over 300 online video and audio sites in the highest quality available.

Music in MP3, AAC and FLAC formats is available from top music sharing sites. For video, MP4, MKV, MOV, AVI, 3D and 360° VR videos are available in 4K – 5K – 8K Ultra HD or 1080p HD resolutions. 

The 5KPlayer Upgrade Sweepstakes and Giveaway

Want a chance to win a Panasonic HC-VX1 4K Camcorder with a 32X Leica lens, HDR mode, and three optical image stabilization systems that work together to let you create professional quality video? Or how about a subscription to YouTube Premium? 

Point your web browser to and follow the easy instructions to enter. Just download 5KPlayer for free, enter the sweepstakes, and for entering you’ll get a free copy of 4K Converter. 

Each day for 30 days, DearMob selects a winner for a free month of YouTube Premium ad-free video, and of course one lucky entrant gets that sweet 4K camcorder!

the authorSteve Sande
Steve is the founder and former publisher of Apple World Today and has authored a number of books about Apple products. He's an avid photographer, an FAA-licensed drone pilot, and a really bad guitarist. Steve and his wife Barb love to travel everywhere!
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