Free Video Player App For Windows 8: Quick Video Player

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Quick Video Player is a free metro UI app for Windows 8 that allows you to watch videos on your Windows 8 device. This app is available for free via the Windows app store. The app is very smooth, and runs without jitters and lags. The video playback is smooth, and understanding the user interface of the app is very easy and straightforward. There are simple controls in the app that allow you to control video playback, and it offers basic options like fast forward, changing the volume, etc. This app is designed keeping simplicity in mind.

Quick Video Player is available for free via the Windows 8 app store.

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Features of Quick Video Player:

Quick Video Player is a very easy to use app and runs smoothly and fluidly without any issues. When you launch the app for the first time, you will be taken to the following screen.

quick video player main screen

The above screen shows the basic interface of the video player. To open a video file, simply click on the folder icon at the top left of the video player screen. From there, you can open a video file from a screen which opens up. (see screenshot below.)

video selection screen

In the above Window, you can simply select a file to begin playback. When the playback begins, the following screen will appear.

Quick Video Player

As you can see in the above screenshot, the video does not start playing in a full screen Window. Fret not! You can easily set the video to play in full screen by clicking the full screen button at the bottom right of the video player box (see first screenshot.)

When you begin the video playback in a full screen mode, your video should look like the following screenshot.

full screen playback

The full screen playback covers your entire screen, and by default, the controls are hidden. To show the controls, simply move your mouse around and the controls should appear back up on the screen.

This is all that you need to know to use the Quick Video Player app. The app is a very handy tool, and definitely makes video playback much easier.

Pros:

  • The application is very lightweight, and does not consume much system resources, even while it is running a large video file.
  • The application is smooth and fluid.
  • There are no observable lags of any kind, from right within the app interface itself, to the video playback.
  • There are no ads of any kind.

Cons:

  • The app interface is not pretty. (Although, it’s not ugly either)
  • Although it’s a Metro app, the app does not look native to the Windows 8 Environment.
  • Supports very little video formats for playback. (Supports only .mp3, .mp4 and .wmv files)

My take on it?

Quick Video Player is a good app to have if you are bored with the stock Metro Video player app for Windows 8. Although it does not support a lot of video formats yet, the smooth playback of videos makes up for this drawback. I think that the app interface and the app icon could have been better designed, but that’s just my take on it. Overall, it’s a good video playback app. If you are looking for a player which supports multiple video formats, you should definitely try out Wondershare Media Player.

Do give it a shot.

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Free Video Player App For Windows 8: Quick Video Player

by Pranjal Pant time to read: 2 min
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