Alternatives to Media Player Classic for all platforms with any license

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  • VLC Media Player icon

    VLC Media Player

    VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. Features Simple, fast and powerful media player. ...

    Open Source Mac Windows Android iPhone Chrome OS Linux ... Windows RT Android Tablet BSD Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Apple TV PortableApps.com Kindle Fire Haiku Solaris Xfce

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    MPC-HC

    MPC-HC is an extremely light-weight, open source media player for Windows. It supports all common video and audio file formats available for playback. We are 100% spyware free, there are no advertisements or toolbars. ...

    Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

  • Winamp icon

    Winamp

    Winamp is a media player for Windows and OS X developed by Justin Frankel and Dmitry Boldyrev by their company Nullsoft, which they later sold to AOL, who sold to Radionomy in January 2014. Since version 2 it has been sold as freemium...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android

  • AIMP icon

    AIMP

    Freeware Winamp-like media player, based on BASS audio library with support for large number of formats and playlists. It works with multiple playlists immediately (tabbed window), allows creation of bookmarks and also has a playback...

    Free Windows Android PortableApps.com

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    Daum PotPlayer

    KMPlayer's developer started a new project for Daum, the PotPlayer. It feels like the KMPlayer, but is in active development. It supports almost every video format with internal codecs, has digital/analog TV & webcam device...

    Free Windows

  • SMPlayer icon

    SMPlayer

    SMPlayer intends to be a complete front-end for MPlayer, from basic features like playing videos, DVDs, and VCDs to more advanced features like support for MPlayer filters and more. SMPlayer remembers the settings of all files you...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com Haiku

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    mpv

    mpv is a movie player based on MPlayer and mplayer2. It supports a wide variety of video file formats, audio and video codecs, and subtitle types.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Xfce

  • MPlayer icon

    MPlayer

    MPlayer is a movie player which runs on many systems (see the documentation). It plays most MPEG/VOB, AVI, Ogg/OGM, VIVO, ASF/WMA/WMV, QT/MOV/MP4, RealMedia, Matroska, NUT, NuppelVideo, FLI, YUV4MPEG, FILM, RoQ, PVA files, supported...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD AmigaOS Xfce ... MorphOS

  • MX Player icon

    MX Player

    MX Player - The best way to enjoy your movies. a) HARDWARE ACCELERATION - Hardware acceleration can be applied to more videos with the help of new H/W decoder. b) MULTI-CORE DECODING - MX Player is the first Android video...

    Freemium Android Android Tablet

  • Banshee icon

    Banshee

    Play your music and videos. Stay entertained and up to date with podcasts and video podcasts. Discover new music with Last.fm radio. Sync your G1 phone, iPod, and other devices.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

    • Discontinued No new releases and features since 2014. Latest versions, 2.6.2 (stable) and 2.9.1 (development), released in February and March 2014, are still working and can be downloaded from the official website.
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    KMPlayer

    The KMPlayer is a versatile media player which can cover various types of container format.

    Free Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

    • Bundleware Be careful during installation. https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
  • Miro icon

    Miro

    Miro (formerly Democracy Player) is a free and open source internet TV application, media library, and video player. Through Miro, you can subscribe to any RSS feed, podcast, or video blog and explore hundreds of free channels...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

    • Discontinued No updates since 2013. Youtube intergration broken because of no updates since youtube API changed. See changelog: http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/pculture.org/Miro/
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  • Windows Media Player icon

    Windows Media Player

    The media player provided pre-installed with all modern Windows versions (7 and higher): Windows Media Player 12 plays more music and video than ever, including Flip Video and unprotected songs from your iTunes library! Organize your...

    Free Windows

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    GOM Media Player

    GOM Media Player (Gretech Online Movie Player) is a freeware media player. Key strengths are the ability to play the majority of media files without the need to obtain a codec, and the ability to play some broken media files, both...

    Free Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

    • Bundleware The installer contains additional bloatware that can hijack your browser's settings. Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
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    MPC-BE

    MPC-BE is a free and open source audio and video player for Windows. MPC-BE is based on the original Guliverkli project and "Media Player Classic Home Cinema" project, contains additional features and bug fixes.

    Open Source Windows

  • QuickTime Player icon

    QuickTime Player

    Watch Internet video, HD movie trailers, and personal media clips. Whether it’s on the web or on your desktop, QuickTime Player brings your digital media brilliantly to life.

    Freemium Mac

  • UMPlayer icon

    UMPlayer

    UMPlayer is a movie player which runs on many systems. It plays most MPEG/VOB, AVI, Ogg/OGM, VIVO, ASF/WMA/WMV, QT/MOV/MP4, RealMedia, Matroska, NUT, NuppelVideo, FLI, YUV4MPEG, FILM, RoQ, PVA files, supported by many native, XAnim...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • DivX icon

    DivX

    A professional and reliable software solution that provides you with the latest codecs and enables high quality DivX HEVC video creation and video streaming.

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone

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    MPlayerX

    MPlayerX is an open source project which aims to be the most powerful, beautiful, easy to use multimedia player on Mac OS X. It is able to decode almost any file format on your computer. Additionally, MPlayer is inspired by...

    Open Source Mac

    • Warning MPlayerX has been bundled with malwares, including adware. See the VirusTotal scan results at https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/6f1e9d7dc6b52af887b5e1bee6e0d0366345fb53c752ca23b98a9cf9b647fd49/analysis/1441451188/
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    bomi

    bomi is a multimedia player aiming for easy usage but also providing various powerful features and convenience functions - User-friendly interface -- bomi provides a easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI). You can find all...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • SPlayer icon

    SPlayer

    SPlayer is a player that supports all popular formats, including DVDRip, HDTV, RMVB, QuickTime, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, AC3/DTS, VP3/6/7, Indeo, XVD, OGG / OGM, APE, FLAC, TTA, AAC, MPC, 3GP/AMR, and subtitles. SPlayer well equipped with...

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Latest version, 3.7 Build 2437, released in August 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • BSPlayer icon

    BSPlayer

    BSPlayer is the first software movie player ever to enable its users to focus on watching the movie instead of dealing with poor computer capabilities or running around looking for a proper setting and codec. Also, it has very low CPU...

    Freemium Windows Android Kindle Fire

  • Splash icon

    Splash

    Splash 2.0 lets you watch and convert your videos like never before - superb performance, smooth motion, crisp details and vivid colors. Designed and optimized for HD! Play and convert all your High Definition movies and camcorder...

    Freemium Windows

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    RealPlayer

    RealPlayer with RealTimes (aka “RealPlayer” for short) still includes the legacy features, such as Video Player, Downloader, Converter, Organizer and Web Videos. It also includes RealTimes features, such as Photos and RealTimes...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad ... Kindle Fire

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    SmoothVideo Project

    SVP allows you to watch any video on your PC file with frame interpolation (like you can watch it on high-end TVs and projectors). It increases frame rate by generating intermediate animation frames between existing ones to produce...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

  • Movist icon

    Movist

    A Mac media player based on QuickTime and FFMpeg, Open source under the GPLv3 and hosted on Google Code. A Simple and clean interface and high codec compatibility make this a real challenger to VLC.

    Open Source Mac

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    Free Opener

    Free Opener allows users to view, edit and print many different types of files without having to download specialty software. Currently, the software supports over 80 different file formats including Microsoft Office Files (.doc...

    Free Windows

  • Gnome MPlayer

    A GTK+2 interface to MPlayer. The power of MPlayer combined with a friendly interface for your desktop; You can play all your multimedia (audio, video, CD, DVDs, and VCDs, streams etc.), organize, sort and create playlists, take...

    Open Source Linux BSD Xfce

  • Bino icon

    Bino

    Bino is a video player with the following main features: Support for stereoscopic 3D video, with a wide variety of input and output formats; Support for multi-display video, e.g. for powerwalls, Virtual Reality installations and other...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Universal Viewer icon

    Universal Viewer

    Universal Viewer is an advanced file viewer for wide range of formats. Supported file formats are: Images: all major graphics formats: JPG BMP ICO GIF PNG WMF TIFF PSD..., over 40 formats. Also RAW images from 400+ cameras are...

    Freemium Windows

  • 5KPlayer icon

    5KPlayer

    5KPlayer is a mixture of free (MKV) HD video player, music player, AirPlay media streamer and online video downloader.

    Free Mac Windows

  • DVDFab Media Player icon

    DVDFab Media Player

    DVDFab Media Player is the best Blu-ray media player software available in cyberspace. It plays back all the video formats you have, including the HEVC (H.265), UHD and 4K videos, as well as DVD/Blu-ray ISO, folders and disc playback.

    Freemium Mac Windows

Media Player Classic Comments

Media Player Classic has been discontinued

Comment by emzero
about Media Player Classic and MPC-HC Mar 2012

MPC has been discontinued. The current version is MPC Home Cinema. I would remove it from the page, or at least notify that's been discontinued.

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Media Player Classic + ffdshow + DirectShow FilterPack + Haali Media Splitter = ALL YOU NEED

Comment by se7six
about Media Player Classic and FFDShow, DirectShow Filter Manager Aug 2011

The title says it all. Media Player Classic plays everything I throw at it and plays everything very well! Standard definition, high definition, it doesn't matter. MPC plays it all!

Media Player Classic: http://www.free-codecs.com/download/MediaPlayerClassic.htm
ffdshow: http://www.free-codecs.com/download/FFDShow.htm
DirectShow FilterPack: http://www.free-codecs.com/download/DirectShow_FilterPack.htm
Haali Media Splitter: http://haali.su/mkv/

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Never had to look for a codec again

Positive Comment by Sunny_Wantsome
about Media Player Classic Jun 2011

Plays all of my files never had to look for a codec again, simply the best

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The interface is simple and easy to use.

Positive Comment by Mur
about Media Player Classic and K-Lite Codec Pack Jun 2011

The interface is simple and easy to use. You use the k-lite codec pack that is bundled with it to play any video that you can ever come across.

It is very versatile, light weight, clean interface, has many complex functions in the back-end if you like to tweak it but simple front-end to not frighten users away.

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Stable Media Player. But VLC Player offers more choises for ...

Comment by kwoxer
about Media Player Classic Jun 2011

Stable Media Player.
But VLC Player offers more choises for multi media entertainment.

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I used Windows Media Player a lot of Windows, but it gave m ...

Comment by Aaron
about Media Player Classic Jun 2011

I used Windows Media Player a lot of Windows, but it gave me problems after a while and this was a nice small program that could play all my videos quickly and painlessly. and I dont remember for sure... what is called right now but I think... I used this program with another program to let me upsample videos when I played it on my big screen TV.

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I suggest pairing media player classic with Combined Commun ...

Comment by anithinks
about Media Player Classic Jun 2011

I suggest pairing media player classic with Combined Community Codec Pack (CCCP) - actually, CCCP comes with Media Player Classic. I haven't had any issues with software bloat since. CCCP was designed to reduce codec bloat.

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When paired with the k-lite codec pack, Media Player Classi ...

Comment by HommeBarbu
about Media Player Classic Jun 2011

When paired with the k-lite codec pack, Media Player Classic becomes an ultra-lightweight media player that can handle anything thrown at it. Almost any feature in this program can be customized to your liking. When you want a customizable program that will load to play your video files faster then most other popular choices, MPC is the way to go.

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One of the ugliest GUIs I have ever seen...why would you de ...

Comment by nicmoon
about Media Player Classic Jun 2011

One of the ugliest GUIs I have ever seen...why would you design an app around it?

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