In addition to Windows Media Player, Windows 8 ships with Modern UI-style (also known as Metro UI) Music and Video apps. While both Music and Video apps are pretty good, and support popular media formats, these apps lack advanced features present in desktop versions of players.
For instance, the Video app doesn’t support subtitles. Though Windows 8 users can always use desktop players such as VLC, PotPlayer, or GOM Player to watch videos with subtitles a new app is now available in the Windows Store with advanced features and options.
Users who are looking for a good app that can play popular audio and video formats should check out Multimedia 8 app. It’s a free multimedia player for Windows 8 with decent set of features. Besides, Multimedia 8 app sports a cool, neat interface and supports subtitles as well.
With Multimedia 8 you can not only play media files from your libraries but also from Media Servers. As mentioned earlier, it supports SRT ad WebVTT subtitles. You can also create and manage playlists.
Another cool feature is that it lets you covert and trim media files to MP4 and WMV format. It lets you record video and audio using the webcam.
With all these features, Multimedia 8 is easily the best media player available for Windows 8, at least better than the default Music and Video apps. It supports x86, x64 and ARM processors. Open up the Store app, and the search for Multimedia 8 to read more about the app and install the app.
Movies Player is another good video player designed for Windows 8.