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Best 4K HDR Player Software for Windows 10/Mac

Posted by Kaylee Wood | Last update: April 28, 2020

Watching HDR movies on computer? You will need a HDR-capable monitor, a HDR video player software and a computer with great specs regarding GPU, CPU, RAM. Here we offer you the second to none choice of an ideal 4K HDR player software for Windows/Mac computer.

Best Free 4K HDR Media Player Software

5KPlayer is an all-wheel drive 4K HDR player software that utilizes your computer's GPU and CPU altogether to provides the best 4K HDR visual on Windows/Mac. Blessed with 3 types of GPU acceleration choices and 4K 8K rendering ability, 5KPlayer is the most high-end HDR player match to your high-res display computer!

HDR Player for PC/Mac

What is HDR Content?

HDR is the abbreviation for High-dynamic range. Briefly speaking, under this HDR effect, the luminosity range of video/image is extended so that more details in both highlights and shadows are able to be showed as if we are looking at the real thing. We are all familiar with HDR photo, HDR camera, HDR images, since HDR is rather an old concept that has been already used in photography (HDR imaging) and video games (HDR rendering). But it was until 2015 when Amazon Video offered HDR video using HDR10 Media Profile video that the HDR video was for its first time revealed in front of our video viewers. Now, there are mainly two HDR formats, namely HDR10 and Dolby Vision.

4K and HDR concepts are all great, but with the advent of 4K HDR (high dynamic range), about 10 million first-generation 4K sets may experience an extinction-level event, like its Ultra HD predecessor, 4K HDR -- which is known as Ultra HD Premium -- has 3840×2160 pixels, but with better luminosity adjustment.

Best 4K HDR Media Player for Windows 10/Mac

5KPlayer might be your most ideal HDR player software choice at zero cost. To offer top-tier visuals, it supports HEVC, H.264, 8bit 10bit video decoding with immersive rendering ability on both Windows and Mac computer. Additionaly, thanks to its hardware acceleration feature, 5KPlayer can boost decoding efficiency while providing the remarkably smooth playback of HDR 4K 8K videos at the same time.

This horse-powered 4K HDR player software is dedicated for FUHD 4K 8K blu-ray HDR video playback on PC/Mac, including 4K HDR videos, HDR dvds and HDR streaming. It can download online HDR movies, stream HDR shows, and beam HDR content to HDR TV screen.

It is designed to be fully supportive for QSV-Intel, NVIDIA CUVID and DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA) as a way to relief CPU usage and improve overall performance.

Best Media Player for Alienware

-Play all HDR video music format/codec including HDR10, Dolby Vision, HEVC, H.264, VP9, AVI, MKV, MP4, MOV, WMV, M2TS, FLV, OGG, WMA, etc.
-Play multi-region HDR DVDs on PC/Mac including region coded DVDs and CSS encrypted DVDs like Sony DVDs and Disney DVDs.
-Play high-fidelity audios FLAC, ALAC with 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound support and Dolby/Stereo sounds.

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