For Drone camera users, you may wonder what video players to use on your Windows or Mac OS to play the Drone video. The Windows Media Player doesn’t recognize the codec or something, when you try to play the video back in QuickTime, you experience stuttering and choppiness issues. Are there any powerful free drone video players that can runs the Drone video more smoothly? The following article has listed top 5 best Drone video players which can assist you to playback the 4K video with no lag on either Windows or Mac computer smoothly.
Best 5 Drone Video Players
#1 MPC-HC (for Windows)
MPC-HC is an extremely light-weight, open source media player for Windows. It supports all common video and audio file formats available for playback. MPC-HC allows you to play any Drone video on any SSE2 CPU, even on your old computer back from 2000. With its wide array of options, MPC-HC can be customized to fit almost any needs.
MPC-HC has built-in codecs for MPEG-2 video and codecs for LPCM, MP2, AC3 and DTS audio, and also contains an improved MPEG splitter that supports playback of VCDs and SVCDs using its VCD, SVCD, or XCD Reader. An AAC decoding filter makes MPC suitable for AAC playback in MP4.
#2 VLC Media Player (for Windows & Mac)
VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols. Features includes simple, fast and powerful media player, plays everything: Files, Discs, Webcams, Devices and Streams, and plays most codecs with no codec packs needed: MPEG-2, DivX, H.264, MKV, WebM, WMV, and MP3.
Related article: Play DJI 4K on VLC
#3 5K Player (for Windows & Mac)
5KPlayer is a mixture of free (MKV) HD video player, music player, AirPlay media streamer and online video downloader. Just see what a real media player can do:
- Play 4K/5K/1080p HD drone videos, DVDs and radio with revolutionary design.
– Play MP3 AAC APE FLAC music perfectly to activate your senses.
– Have built-in AirPlay sender/receiver to stream audio video from iPhone 7.
– Download online videos from YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo etc.
#4 Divx Player (for Windows & Mac)
DivX Player is another remarkable Drone video player, supporting high-quality video playback up to 4K. It is optimized for playing videos in MKV, HEVC (H.265), AVI, MP4, DIVX and more. While playing 4K Drone videos via DivX, you can fast forward or rewind to your wanted time point quickly, select chapter, create playlist based on your own needs, and switch seamlessly among soundtracks to hear other languages. And Resume Play enables you to jump right back into the scene you left off quickly.
#5 KMPlayer (for Windows & Mac)
At first, KMPlayer only serves for Windows users. But in April, 2016, a Mac alpha version was released for Mac users with OS X 10.6 or later operating system. It supports for a wide range of file formats and can play Drone videos in superb quality, including 4K UHD. According to the description in its official site, the PC edition only works on Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7(32bit). If you need a Drone video player for Windows 10, 8.1 or 7 (64bit), you’d better choose another program listed above.
Best Drone video converter to fix all Drone video playback issue
As some of the free Drone video players are available on Windows platform or don’t work with the new Windows 10 or macOS Sierra platform. In addition, you may fail to open Drone video with specific video format such as H.265 or suffer video playback choppy or lagging issue when viewing 4K video with above listed Drone video player. To fix all those Drone video playback issue, a powerful Drone video Converter - Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate for Windows/Mac.
This powerful Drone video converter can handle 4K/2K/HD/SD Drone video recorded with all Drone cameras such as DJI, Yuneec, Parrot, Hubsan, Traxxas, etc encoded with various different compression codec. You can easily convert all the unsupported Drone video to any of your desired file formats for playing the Drone video on your computer with Windows Media Player, QuickTime player or above listed free video player.
Compress Drone video 4K to 1080p
If you suffer stuttering or lagging issue when playing 4K or 2K drone video on certain video player apps, it would be a good option for you to compress 4K to 1080p or 720p, so that you can get a smooth playback experience.