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

  • MPC-HC icon

    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

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  • 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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  • Media Player Classic icon

    Media Player Classic

    Media Player Classic was designed to look just like Windows Media Player 6.4, but with many additional new features. It has a built in DVD player with real-time zoom, support for AVI subtitles, QuickTime and RealVideo support and...

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued The currently active fork is Media Player Classic Home Cinema, but MPC is still downloadable from FreeCodec.com
  • mpv icon

    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

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  • 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

  • KMPlayer icon

    KMPlayer

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

    Free Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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

  • GOM Media Player icon

    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/
  • MPC-BE icon

    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

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  • 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

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  • MPlayerX icon

    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/
  • 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.
  • RealPlayer icon

    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 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 increases frame rate by generating intermediate animation frames between existing ones to produce...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

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  • 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

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  • 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

  • 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

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  • qAllInOne icon

    qAllInOne

    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, play videos and audio. Features Built using Qt5 Cross-Platform (Can work with Microsoft...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • niceplayer icon

    niceplayer

    This program aims to be a multi-engine (Include of Perian Project) player designed for playing movies nicely for a person who likes to watch or present movies on their computer (such as the casual viewer or the video artist). This...

    Open Source Mac

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.98, released in April 2014, can be still downloaded from GitHub.
  • MPlayer WW icon

    MPlayer WW

    MPlayer for Windows with many additional features: Multithreaded H264/MPEG-2 Decoder (ffmpeg-mt) - Support DirectShow Demuxer and Decoder - Fully compatible with CoreAVC Decoder - PMP Demuxer for PSP media file - Better...

    Open Source Windows

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  • Kaffeine icon

    Kaffeine

    Kaffeine is a media player for the KDE desktop environment. In the playlist window you can easily create playlists by just dragging some files or folders from the upper left file browser and drop it onto the playlist. You can...

    Open Source Linux

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  • 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 playback, editing and conversion options. Flip Player Pro also unlocks pro features in Flip4Mac -...

    Freemium Mac

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  • 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, 3GP, WMV, MOV, MPG etc and even support play online videos, DVD movies and blu-ray discs. It is the...

    Free Windows

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  • MPlayer OSX Extended icon

    MPlayer OSX Extended

    MPlayer OSX Extended is an unofficial extension of the MPlayer OSX user interface. Development on the official MPlayer OSX frontend has been slow in recent years and MPlayer OSX Extended tries to change that. The project is focused...

    Open Source Mac

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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, Revision 15, released in November 2013, can be still downloded from the official website.
  • AVPlayer icon

    AVPlayer

    AVPlayer can play almost any computer video file format such as AVI, Xvid, WMV and much more clearly and effortlessly. No converting hassles. Just copy files via USB and just drag and drop into the AVPlayer’s Media Explorer. The...

    Commercial iPhone iPad

  • Videku icon

    Videku

    Browser based, Chromecast compatible video player with subtitle support, automated subtitle fetching, remote control and voice synthesis. It works on your tab and doesn't require any plugins.

    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.

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