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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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  • 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 supports almost every video format with internal codecs, has digital/analog TV & webcam device...

    Free Windows

  • 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

  • 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

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    • 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.
  • 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

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  • 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/
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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

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  • 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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  • 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

  • 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

  • bomi icon

    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

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  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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 uncluttered, simple, and enjoyable environment for watching TV shows.

    Open Source Windows Linux

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  • 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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  • Parole icon

    Parole

    Parole is a media player for the Xfce desktop environment, written using the GStreamer framework. Parole features playback of local media files, including video with subtitles support, DVD/CD and live streams; it is also extensible...

    Open Source Linux Xfce

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  • 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

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  • 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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  • 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... movies on Mac without any lagging as well as Blu-ray disc, DVD disc, VCD/SVCD disc, DVB disc and...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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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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  • 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, with little to no effort on your part.

    Free Windows

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SMPlayer Comments

good app

Positive Comment by declanmarks1
about SMPlayer Nov 2016

This is a good video player, just the default theme is very ugly. I changed it to MPC, and now it it very pleasant.

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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

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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.

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Haiku unofficial port of SMPlayer

Comment by Venom88
about SMPlayer and Haiku May 2013

An unofficial port of SMPlayer for Haiku is available at http://haikuware.com/directory/view-details/multimedia/video/playback/smplayer

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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.

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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.

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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!!

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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!

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