Free AVI Movie Player Software: Hyplay

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Hyplay is a free AVI movie player software which specialises in playing .avi files. The player is comfortable with a wide variety of other formats too and is certainly a handy option for Windows Media Player, which doesn’t support most video formats.


For anyone using a Windows Media Player, playing different video formats has always been difficult. It requires separate codec packs to play the various formats that you may want. The other option is to go for Hyplay. The software is well versed in playing various video formats.

Features of this AVI Movie Player

  • The software is available for free
  • It can play a wide variety of video formats such as .avi, .asf, .asx, .wmv, .mov, .rm, .mpg, .mpeg, .mpg, .p2, .divx.
  • There are no additional forced packages in the form of adware or spyware.
  • A very simple interface which makes it easy to use.
  • Two skin support options are available. Trash Skin and Smooth Skin.
  • An intro plug-in feature is present.

Interface and Working of this AVI Movie Player

The interface is very simple but feels slightly congested if you have used the spacious Windows Media Player or VLC player. All the options are concentrated across a single horizontal tool, which makes up for the congestion. Appearance though congested, the interface is easy to use. There is a help button to help you through the various icons, but on an overall scale, the appearance is quite complex.

You can set the track, audio and other options related to the movie using various buttons. Opening a file option is provided under the view mode. I observed that the movie player cannot play .flv and .dat files, which is a major drawback.

Downloading and Installation

The software is approximately about 6 MB in size and can be downloaded from the official website. There is a separate option for downloading and the download begins from a mirror server, which is pretty fast.

Our Verdict

I liked the software as it offers something different than most other video players. In a world where VLC media player and codec’s have occupied the space, Hyplay has a distinguished presence. Its interface is smooth, working is easy and the whole experience is designed to make you feel better. It’s certainly worth downloading if you want a different option to your existing Windows Media player and haven’t got a VLC player installed on your system yet.

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Works With: Windows
Free/Paid: Free