Monday, August 8, 2016 5kplayer Portable, Best Free 4K 5K Music Video Player Software!
"5KPlayer, with its compact multi functions and quick user accommodation, is currently my best choice on Windows 10. ...5KPlayer makes the difference in some fields like dealing with UHD videos compared with other classic media players." —Rahul Gupta, (Jun 2016)
"It would not hardly play 4K video at all for me, while the KM Player does it quite well. It even stuttered with 1920 X 1080 video at 28 Mbps." —Stephen McDonald (a user), (Apr 2016)
"Searching... a lot of media players pop out: Media Player Classic, GOMplayer, Potplayer ... None of them is enough when I've used VLC. My search ended with 5KPlayer, which is a innovative and unique media player that is worthy of recommendation. " —Pushkar Kathayat, (May 12, 2016 )
5kplayer is a free 4K/H.265/HEVC video player, a mixture of free (MKV) HD video player, music player, AirPlay media streamer and online video downloader.
    H.265 vs H.264 (or MPEG-4 part 10). Informally speaking, H.265 video is a kind of high quality video using HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) as the video compression standard. We naturally associate H.265 with 4K content, but it also supports 8K UHD resolutions up to 8192×4320.

Size: 175 MB (184,434,688 bytes) Packed Size: 49.3 MB (51,785,728 bytes)
SHA-256: 43A7DEAE719553CC6CCCCF6809AA6834560E474F38A7BC38562C1D7D3DD5561B

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Release Details

Developer: DearMob, Inc. &
Requirements: Windows XP or later
Manual: Offline manual included (pdf)
License: Freeware (Personal use)—License Agreement
Source: Included in the package (.ini, .nsh files)

DIY/Do It Yourself: Upgrade to the Latest Release

Requirements 7-Zip, NPP/Notepad++ or other text editor, Launcher Generator/PAL, Installer/PAI.

  1. Get the latest portable app. template, and extract the content with 7-Zip.
  2. Get the latest 5KPlayer release.
  3. Put it in the same folder as the extracted template, in our example C:\0TEST, then open the installer archive with 7-Zip, Open installer
    browse into app.7z then extract all its contents to 5KPlayerPortable\App\5KPlayer folder, Browse into app.7z
    Extract to App\5KPlayer
  4. Browse to App\5KPlayer, delete FileRelation.exe.
  5. Look up version from 5KPlayer.exe properties, Look up version
  6. Browse to 5KPlayerPortable\App\AppInfo and open appinfo.ini file with NPP. Replace the [Version] section with the latest version number. Make sure the PackageVersion entry is in 4 place digit, eg. not just 5.1.0 nor 5.1,
  7. Run PAL, paste the template folder address C:\0TEST\5KPlayerPortable, and click Go—a new launcher will be created, Create new launcher
  8. Test the new launchers by following this guide.
  9. When all is OK, then delete the 5KPlayerPortable\Data folder and run PAI, paste the package folder address C:\0TEST\5KPlayerPortable, and click Go—to create the installer package. Create installer
  10. Use the installer package to upgrade your portable application. Don't forget to at least backup your Data folder before any upgrade :)
  11. If you find any changes that's not handled by the launcher, consult the PAL help file to modify the launcher yourself or ask for our paid upgrade support.

Portability Notes

  • 5kplayer do not have portable mode. It stores its settings in Windows data folder while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.
  • You can help by sending request to the official developer to add "portable mode" to their future release.

About the Publisher

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