Posted by Kaylee Wood | Last update: April 28, 2020
People always ask questions in a forum saying that they have encountered this and that problem of their video player won't play HD video files. Well, actually almost all media player software in the market is capable of playing HD videos, it's just that the video player might not support the HD video files playback, whether because they are incomplete (damaged) or that they don't support the video formats (codecs).
In that case, all you need is to download a full covered HD video player full version. So take a look at the best HD video player software list for both Windows and Mac, and select the one that you are fond of.
As the No.1 full HD media player downloaded on Softonic, 5KPlayer is a fast full HD video player in handling a wide range of video formats as well as video resolution. With DXVA2, QSV, NVIDIA Hardware Acceleration technology, it not only plays 720P, 1080P HD videos but also supports 4K, 8K UHD video and 360-degree video playback without hassle. Download this full version HD media player on your PC or Mac for free to enjoy super clean, super fast and super safe HD video playback.
No. 1 5KPlayer - Full HD Video Player, Music Player, and DVD Player All in One
5KPlayer is the easiest HD video Player for Windows (10) and Mac OS (Catalina), this full version HD video player has extremely powerful video decoding capability to easily support almost all video files and codec stored on your computer, be it MP4, MKV, H.265, H.264, VOB, MOV, etc. The most amazing thing is that this HD video player can automatically identify the video resolution and soon adapt the hardware-decoding capability to play videos smoothly in original quality from 480P SD to 720P/1080P HD and 4K/8K UHD.
Meanwhile, you can easily play multi-region DVDs and have spectacular 3D playback on your Windows 10 or Mac OS X through 5KPlayer full version as easy as playing HD videos on it.
No.2 VLC Media Player – Open Source HD Video Player
As a well-known full HD video player, VLC has been taken the most-downloaded software in video player for Windows category on Softonic, and only being replaced by 5KPlayer recently. This full version HD video player also supports a wide range of video formats in HD and doesn't necessarily need to install any codec pack. More amazingly, this badass HD video player also plays incomplete parts of video files that you downloaded from internet.
But such an awesome full HD video player is not able to play DAV files. DAV video won't playing on VLC media player not if you install a full version K-Lite codec pack.
No.3 GOM Media Player – Versatile HD Media Player Full Version
GOM Media Player supports a huge range of HD video file types, ranging from common video formats like MP4, AVI and FLV to high-specific HD video files such as MKV, OGM, AVCHD and more. And one quite handy feature of this smart full version HD player is when this HD video player is not able to play the chosen file, it will automatically search online and lead you to download the relevant codec, so that you can play eventually. However, GOM contains lot of ads that you have to pay some money for the Pro version to remove the annoying advertisements.
Step 1: Click "Free Download" button for Windows or for Mac on this page to download this free HD media player full version on your PC or Mac.
Step 2: Once the .exe or .dmg file has saved on your computer, click it to install this HD video player.* For Windows users, you just need to follow the 5KPlayer setup wizard: Accredit license agreement > Set destination location > Hit Install.
Note: When a security alert pops out during this HD media player full version installation because you have installed a security check program before, just rest assure and click "Allow Access" to let this HD media player through. 5KPlayer is 100% safe for Windows 10/8/7/Vista and Mac OS X which is approved by MxAfee, Kaspersky and Norton, and the last thing we care about is any bundle ware or adware is not found in this free HD video player.
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