Alternatives to SMPlayer 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

  • Daum PotPlayer icon

    Daum PotPlayer

    KMPlayer's developer started a new project for Daum, the PotPlayer. It feels like the KMPlayer, but is in active development. It...

    Free Windows

  • 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

  • Banshee icon

    Banshee Discontinued

    Play your music and videos. Stay entertained and up to date with podcasts and video podcasts. Discover new music with...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • 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

  • 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

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  • 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

  • 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

  • DivX icon


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

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone

  • 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

  • Splash icon


    Splash 2.0 lets you watch and convert your videos like never before - superb performance, smooth motion, crisp details and vivid...

    Freemium Windows

  • bomi icon


    bomi is a multimedia player aiming for easy usage but also providing various powerful features and convenience functions -...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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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

  • mplayer2 icon

    mplayer2 Discontinued

    mplayer2 is an advanced general-purpose video player. A fork of the original MPlayer project, it contains significant further...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • 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

  • Baka MPlayer icon

    Baka MPlayer

    Baka MPlayer is a free and open source, cross-platform, libmpv based multimedia player. Its simple design reflects the idea for an...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • 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

  • 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...

    Freemium Mac Windows

  • Parole icon


    Parole is a media player for the Xfce desktop environment, written using the GStreamer framework. Parole features playback of local...

    Open Source Linux Xfce

  • Total Video Player 2.9.7 icon

    Total Video Player 2.9.7

    Total Video Player Pro for Mac OS X is equipped with powerful video play function makes you to perfectly Play 4K ultra HD AVI, MKV......

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • 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

  • FCorp Player icon

    FCorp Player

    Player is a lightweight piece of software developed to serve as a multimedia player, allowing you to watch videos or listen to songs...

    Free 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

SMPlayer Comments

Pretty good

Comment by Satuim
about SMPlayer Jun 2016

This probably won't end up being my main player over MPC-BE.
But SMPlayer is feature filled and capable, I'm impressed at its cross-platform support with Linux


New favorite

Positive Comment by impossible
about SMPlayer Aug 2013

Switched from VLC, Faster. I never found anything better than VLC till i found this. I like changing the skins.


Haiku unofficial port of SMPlayer

Comment by Venom88
about SMPlayer and Haiku May 2013

An unofficial port of SMPlayer for Haiku is available at


As good as it gets...

Comment by wolframite
about SMPlayer Jul 2011

I've been trialing many of these video players looking for one that plays well on my windows 7 virtual machine setup. This one works sooo well. I like Media Player Classic, and SPlayer, but those have had some weird blips that turned into major annoyances, but this one is doing the job, and it is so fast. Seeking is instant, HD video loads up in a blink.

I did have to make an adjustment though, I had to turn the 'subtitle visibility' and 'Use SSA/ASS Library' off because it would cause some of my videos to crash when I resized the video to a size that didn't agree with these settings.


kizzx2, by "disable fullscreen while playing" did you mean ...

Comment by HTL2001
about SMPlayer Jun 2011

kizzx2, by "disable fullscreen while playing" did you mean disable screensaver? Never had a problem with this, unless the player isn't focused (only happened once when I started dozing off while it was on my 2nd monitor)

Speaking of additional monitors, this is the only player I can get to play something on 2nd monitor while playing a game in windows XP. Admittedly an odd use but the fact that it works is nice.


I've not seen anything better (on linux) since mplayer itse ...

Comment by bhepple
about SMPlayer Jun 2011

I've not seen anything better (on linux) since mplayer itself!! Damn fine job!!


This could easily have been my favorite player -- all featu ...

Comment by kizzx2
about SMPlayer Jun 2011

This could easily have been my favorite player -- all features I would ever need and based on the almighty mplayer -- only if it's "disable fullscreen while playing" feature was working properly (on Windows). I can't believe this wonderful player is spoiled by this deadly simple mistake!