Media Player For Windows To Play Local, Online Media Files, Torrents

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ROX Player is a free media player for Windows that not only plays local media files, but infact helps to play online media files as well as torrents. Thus, if you have saved URL of an online video/audio, or have torrent files on your PC, you can play those media files with this media player, without opening any web browser. That’s why, ROX Player has a good stand in comparison with other media players.

ROX Player also lets you download and install plugin so that you can download and play online movies with this player. It supports all of the common media formats so you won’t find any trouble to play most of the media files. And if any media codec is not present in your PC, then that codec will be downloaded at automatic update.

In screenshot visible below, you can see simple and user-friendly interface of ROX Player.

ROX Player- interface

Play Online Media Files, Torrent Files With This Free Media Player For Windows:

Download and install this useful media player for Windows to play local, online, as well as torrent files. Its download link is available at the end part of this article. ROX Player doesn’t provide many options. However, menu options available at the top will help to open and play media files, download & install plugin etc.

Use File menu to open and play your local media files using Open file option. Or else, you can drag n drop multiple audio video files to its interface. However, you cannot create or save playlists with this player which is its shortcoming. But all added media files will be added to a default Play List option which you can access with View menu.

ROX Player- Play List option

Apart from playing local media files, you can provide online audio/video files URL to play with ROX Player. But during testing, I was able to play only online audio files. I am not sure whether it was a problem with the videos’ URL or with the ROX Player. So you give playing online videos a try and let us know if it works for you.

ROX Player works quite fine to play torrent files and I find no trouble playing torrents with it. Simply use Open .torrent option available in file menu to play torrent videos. For example, if you have torrent file on PC, then open it using .torrent file option and it will start buffering that video and download that torrent video’s first part for you as well as play that video on its interface.

ROX Player- play torrent file

Thus, you don’t need any Torrent Video Player to stream torrent videos.

Key Features Present In ROX Player are:

  • It is a simple media player for Windows that can play local as well as online media files.
  • You can even play torrent files with this media player.
  • Supports all modern media formats, like mp3, vob, mp4, ogg, mkv, and more.
  • Supports multiple protocols, like http, dht, iphv, etc.
  • Automatic update is helpful to download all the missing media codecs.
  • Supports plugins to download and install. But at present, it supports Yify plugin to browse and play YIFY rip movies.

ROX Player- plugin to browse and play movies

  • It is less than 2 mb and hence its a lightweight media player.
  • Anyone can use it free of cost.


ROX Player is a simple player with basic playback controls, but it is quite handy player for users who used to play media files available online. Best part I like about this player is that it provides facility to watch torrent files without downloading them. Although it didn’t play online videos during my testing, but overall it is worthy enough to use.

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Works With: Windows
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