QuickTime is a renowned video player that has been widely used by users for watching online clips, HD teasers of upcoming movies and the movies they have already downloaded. QuickTime is a cross-platform application which provides smooth video streaming experience on both Windows and Mac devices.

Besides streaming online and offline videos, it also helps user to trim the video clip by removing the unwanted frames or fetching multiple frames from multiple clips and making a single clip out of those frames. It does not only merge them efficiently but also automatically crops and scales the different resolution frames to provide smooth resolution.

QuicktimeAlthough there are many advantages of using QuickTime player, but there are some major issues in it due to which the users are looking for an efficient alternate to it. There is no doubt that finding a similar movie player is hard because hardly very few of the movie players offer such good features. However, you don’t need to worry about it as I have picked some of the reliable, feature-rich video players that you can use to replace QuickTime player easily.

The given list of alternatives contains both Windows and Mac movie players so you will need to read the description and specifications before downloading any of them.

  1. Media Player Classic -HC:

Media Player Classic (MPC) -HC is the advanced and modified version of the previous Media Player Classic codec. This is a Windows only movie player which offers a wide range of video formats support. It has custom toolbars with plenty of customization features which you may need to make some tweaks in a video or for composing a new video by compiling clips from other videos.

Media Player Classic HC

To make it compatible with every Windows device, the developers has kept very low specifications and made it very lightweight that it can even easily run on an early 20th century machine. Besides being simply used as a video player, it can also be used as a Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) player for live streaming.

  1. VLC Media Player

VLC media player is one of the most widely used video players around the world. It is a free cross-platform application that can be installed on a wide range of operating systems including Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android and Haiku. Although, there are many things that gives VLC edge over other media players but one of the main elements behind its popularity among the users is that it supports almost every video file format be it .MP4, .MKV, .AVI, .WMV, .MPEG, .3GP, etc.

cone squareIt is spyware-free, does not offer ads and do not track user activity so you can smoothly enjoy video streaming without getting those annoying pop-ups on your screen and without any doubts of being tracked by someone, somewhere. Besides just streaming videos, this feature-rich codec is able to convert video files from one format to another –only some specified formats. Similar to MPC-HC, it is also a very lightweight application which only requires few Mb of disk space on your device to provide such astounding features.

  1. KMPlayer

KMPlayer is yet another astounding media player that can be used to play a wide range of audio and video files. One of the many things that make it different from other multimedia players is that it has its own built-in codec and does not require any external codec for playing files of different formats. This is the reason more than 30 million users in 230 different countries around the world enjoy watching their favorite videos on KMPlayer without getting worried about the format as it plays it all.


However, it is a Windows-only media player so the Mac users will not be able to make the most of this amazing media player. Due to its high demand in different parts of the world, it is now available in more than 35 languages. So, you can easily download it, read the instructions, sit back and relax watching your favorite videos in high quality.

  1. MPlayer

MPlayer is yet another cross-platform multimedia player which is able to stream live and downloaded videos on devices operating on Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. The good thing about this video player is that it supports a wide range of video file formats including but not limited to Matroska, WMA/WMV, OGM, AVI, MPEG and RealMedia.


One of the many things that make it different from rest of the media players is that it is supported by a wide range of output drivers including OpenGL, DirectFB, X11, AAlib, etc. The player comes with onscreen display (OSD) feature to provide users with nice shaded subtitles, visual feedback for keyboard controls and status information. It has plenty of customization options which make it not only suitable for watching videos in high quality but also for video editing purpose.