Alternatives to mplayer2 for all platforms with any license

  • 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...

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

  • MPC-HC icon


    MPC-HC is an extremely light-weight, open source media player for Windows. It supports all common video and audio file formats...

    Open Source Windows

  • Clementine icon


    Clementine is a cross-platform free and open source music player and library organizer. It is a port of...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • AIMP icon


    Freeware Winamp-like media player, based on BASS audio library with support for large number of formats and playlists. It works with...

    Free Windows Android

  • SMPlayer icon


    SMPlayer intends to be a complete front-end for MPlayer, from basic features like playing videos, DVDs, and VCDs to more advanced...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD Haiku

  • MPlayer icon


    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...

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

  • mpv icon


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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Xfce

  • KMPlayer icon

    KMPlayer Bundleware

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

    Free Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • 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...

    Freemium Android Android Tablet

  • 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...

    Free Windows

  • GOM Media Player icon

    GOM Media Player Bundleware

    GOM Media Player (Gretech Online Movie Player) is a freeware media player. Key strengths are the ability to play the majority of media...

    Free Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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  • MPC-BE icon


    MPC-BE is a free and open source audio and video player for Windows. MPC-BE is based on the original Guliverkli project and...

    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...

    Freemium Mac

  • UMPlayer icon


    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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • MPlayerX icon

    MPlayerX Warning

    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...

    Open Source Mac

  • Videos icon


    Videos (previously Totem) is the official movie player of the GNOME desktop environment based on xine-lib or GStreamer. It features a...

    Open Source Linux

  • SPlayer icon


    SPlayer is a player that supports all popular formats, including DVDRip, HDTV, RMVB, QuickTime, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, AC3/DTS, VP3/6/7...

    Open Source Windows

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  • RealPlayer icon


    RealPlayer with RealTimes (aka “RealPlayer” for short) still includes the legacy features, such as Video Player, Downloader...

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

  • SmoothVideo Project icon

    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...

    Freemium Windows

  • QQPlayer icon


    QQ Player is a highly multimedia player for various audio and video formats. It supports all the popular formats of videos, including...

    Free Windows Android

  • 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...

    Open Source Linux BSD Xfce

  • Bino icon


    Bino is a video player with the following main features: Support for stereoscopic 3D video, with a wide variety of input and output...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Flip4Mac icon


    Play Windows Media files (.wma and .wmv) on your Mac using QuickTime or a web browser

    Commercial Mac

  • 5KPlayer icon


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

    Free Mac Windows

  • niceplayer icon

    niceplayer Discontinued

    This program aims to be a multi-engine(Include of Perian Project) player designed for playing movies nicely for a person who likes to...

    Open Source Mac

  • Enqueue icon


    Enqueue is an elegant playlist-based music player. Features: • Large file format support including: mp3, mp4, aac, ogg, flac...

    Commercial Mac

  • MPlayer WW icon

    MPlayer WW

    MPlayer for Windows with many additional features: Multithreaded H264/MPEG-2 Decoder (ffmpeg-mt) - Support DirectShow Demuxer and...

    Open Source Windows

  • FreeSmith Video Player icon

    FreeSmith Video Player

    FreeSmith Video Player is a totally free video player which play videos, music with various kinds of popular formats such as AVI, MP4...

    Free Windows

  • MPlayer OSX Extended icon

    MPlayer OSX Extended Discontinued

    MPlayer OSX Extended is an unofficial extension of the MPlayer OSX user interface. Development on the official MPlayer OSX frontend...

    Open Source Mac

  • qAllInOne icon


    qAllInOne (aka qAIO) is a free open-source software built using Qt to provide users an All-In-One media player, so it can view images...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • AVPlayer icon


    AVPlayer can play almost any computer video file format such as AVI, Xvid, WMV and much more clearly and effortlessly. No converting...

    Commercial iPhone iPad

  • QuickTime Alternative icon

    QuickTime Alternative Discontinued

    QuickTime Alternative is a trimmed-down version of QuickTime that contains only the essential components needed for playing QuickTime...

    Free Windows

  • Flip Player icon

    Flip Player

    Flip Player is a free multi-format video player from leading video software developer Telestream. The Pro upgrade provides advanced...

    Freemium Mac

  • Videku icon


    Browser based, Chromecast compatible video player with subtitle support, automated subtitle fetching, remote control and voice...

    Free Web / Cloud Chrome

mplayer2 Comments

Great app for mkv and mp4 files

Positive Comment by amma
about mplayer2 and SMPlayer Apr 2012

I had a lots of problems with players that use directshow codes that break and crash on many occasions.
I started using this player as the alternative to it's predecessor Mplayer, because of some features that it was missing for mkv files, and simply it was the solution to all my problems.
There is no fear if you don't like to deal with a command line player, just get any interface program like smplayer, in combine with this interface you get the best and most compatible player to play any file you have.