Alternatives to VLC Media Player for all platforms with any license

  • 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...

    Open Source Windows

    • It's FOSS, just like VLC, but has much more cleaner and logical GUI, it's very light on resources and works great with LAV Filters and FFDshow (if one wants to have some extra configurable postprocessing options).
      Atoshi8 days ago Disagree   Agree
    • Run everything (with "K-lite mega codec pack" is perfect).
      BIr415 days ago Disagree   Agree
    • Much better support for modern codecs (x265 + Opus + MKV for instance)
      patheticcockroachOct 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Is more user-friendly, specially the HC and the BE versions at the cost of less advanced features.
      TikiThorsenJun 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • 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...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android

  • 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

  • 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...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD Haiku

    • On Linux systems is much better than VLC,faster,with no bugs and read every kind of video file.
      Guest • Jun 2016 Disagree   Agree
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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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Xfce

    • I had some rare cases were VLC and mplayer couldn't play a video correctly. MPV did it for me on Linux and Windows. Also like the GUI (or the lack of it) a lot more.
      vektorweg6 days ago Disagree   Agree
    • Reliably supports more newer encodes + minimal
      InsaneFromEarthJul 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Doesn't have hiccups VLC have during playbacks
      InsaneFromEarthJun 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • 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

    • Powerful, Support lots of formats. Easy to use
      Guest • Aug 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • 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...

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Miro icon

    Miro

    Miro (formerly Democracy Player) is a free and open source internet TV application, media library, and video player. Through Miro...

    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

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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...

    Open Source 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

    • VLC Player looks like it belongs on a Windows 95 computer. GOM Player has a much more professional interface with lots of options.
      Guest • Jul 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • Vox Music Player icon

    Vox Music Player

    All-in-one music player with SoundCloud, Youtube, LAST.FM and the unlimited cloud storage integration for Mac and iPhone.

    Freemium Mac iPhone Apple Watch

  • Quod Libet icon

    Quod Libet

    A extensible Music player with Podcast support, web radio, playlists and many more. As it is written in Python, writing new plug-ins...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Debian Xfce

  • 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

    • It's the best media player for Mac, it behaves like a native mac app, the same beautiful design of QuickTime but reads a lot of video formats, I highly recommend MPlayerX!
      Guest • Nov 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    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

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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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • 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...

    Freemium Windows Android Kindle Fire

  • DivX icon

    DivX

    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

    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

  • bomi icon

    bomi

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

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Poweramp icon

    Poweramp

    Poweramp is the new powerful music player for Android. - plays mp3/mp4/m4a(including lossless alac)/flac/ogg/wav/tta/ wma/ape/wv -...

    Commercial Android

  • SPlayer icon

    SPlayer Discontinued

    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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    doubleTwist

    doubleTwist is a media management app that organizes and syncs the iTunes playlists, videos and photos on your Android phone. The...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android Android Tablet

  • 1by1 icon

    1by1

    1by1 is a small, fast and handy audio player which is not only small: it provides a smart and versatile environment to handle your...

    Free Windows Linux Android

  • Splash icon

    Splash

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

    Freemium Windows

  • Nightingale icon

    Nightingale

    Nightingale is a free and powerfull music player for Linux, Windows and Mac based on the Songbird media player source code. A...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • jetAudio icon

    jetAudio

    JetAudio is integrated, multimedia software made of a single compact rack. Not only does it play various music and video files, it...

    Freemium Windows Android

    • is the best of the best, i've been using it for years and reads all formats, and plays audio and video with quality, best sound availble.
      Guest • Jun 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Exaile

    Exaile is a music manager and player for GTK+ written in Python. It incorporates automatic fetching of album art, handling of large...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD Xfce

  • aTunes icon

    aTunes Discontinued

    aTunes is a full-featured audio player and manager, developed in Java programming language, so it can be executed on different...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • aTunes is targeted to audio while VLC is all round solution.
      Guest • Jan 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Vanilla Music

    Vanilla Music, fork of Vanilla Music Player that has been abandoned, is an opensource music player for Android, designed to be simple...

    Open Source Android

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VLC Media Player Comments

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Negative Comment by igenn
about VLC Media Player and MPC-HC 6 days ago

I had some issues (am i the only one?):
- green line on the bottom and on the right corner
- could not play DVD's (menu was not working at all)
- problem with subtitle search (freezes during search, some forums said edit host file,other edit a file with hex-editor...no, i just hit the uninstall button,thx...clearly something is wrong with it)

On windows MPC-HC is the best alternative to it if you have similar issues.

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el mejor reprodutor!

Positive Comment by jaivark
about VLC Media Player Nov 2016

reproduce todo tipo de formato/multiplataforma /facil de usar

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My go to

Comment by thiagodcosta11
about VLC Media Player Nov 2016

I really prefer this one over any other, this has worked fine every time I have used it. I personally wouldn't change to another media player.

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Can`t actually decide

Comment by Libido
about VLC Media Player Oct 2016

Does KM Player works better than VLC Player? I used both of them and i like KM Player more. But it`s really trendy and i want to use less popular one.

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most great media player

Comment by saloma
about VLC Media Player Sep 2016

i think it's the most great media player

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great

Comment by louisbeckler784
about VLC Media Player Aug 2016

it works just fine and in every platform i have tried it, very good

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Works

Comment by sophiaschuler600
about VLC Media Player Aug 2016

I think it works just fine, i have used this for years and never had any issue with it. Very simple to use.

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El mejor

Positive Comment by estebanvargas
about VLC Media Player Jul 2016

En cualquier plataforma !

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VLC

Comment by phuoc_phuoc5
about VLC Media Player Jul 2016

VLC can live broadcast ?

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does the work

Comment by sebastiandowny
about VLC Media Player Apr 2016

as a media player works just fine, i haven't had the need to try another

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still the best

Comment by markcarandini
about VLC Media Player Apr 2016

i think is still the best media player available, don't need to change it

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The Best

Positive Comment by delvallerichard
about VLC Media Player Mar 2016

Still the best free player out there!

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usefull

Comment by alexstocksdale07
about VLC Media Player Mar 2016

i have always use this video player and i thinks it works great. Very simple and easy

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great app 1 Helpful

Positive Comment by alisonblak
about VLC Media Player Feb 2016

great video player app, i've been using it for a few years now and never had any problems with it.

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