Alternatives to VLC Media Player for all platforms with any license

  • 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

    • Much better support for modern codecs (x265 + Opus + MKV for instance)
      patheticcockroach 10/21/2016
    • Is more user-friendly, specially the HC and the BE versions at the cost of less advanced features.
      TikiThorsen 6/21/2015
  • Winamp icon

    Winamp Discontinued

    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 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 6/27/2016
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 8/12/2016
  • 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 (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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  • 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 7/26/2015
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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  • BSPlayer icon


    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Poweramp icon


    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

  • doubleTwist icon


    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

  • 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

  • jetAudio icon


    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 6/23/2016
  • Nightingale icon


    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

  • 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

  • Exaile icon


    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

  • 1by1 icon


    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

  • 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 1/16/2016
  • Light Alloy icon

    Light Alloy

    Light Alloy is a multimedia player for Windows. Features Timeline So you can see graphically how much is played and how much is...

    Free Windows

  • 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

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VLC Media Player Comments

Can`t actually decide

Comment by Libido
about VLC Media Player 5 days ago

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.


most great media player

Comment by saloma
about VLC Media Player Sep 2016

i think it's the most great media player



Comment by louisbeckler784
about VLC Media Player Aug 2016

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



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.


El mejor

Positive Comment by estebanvargas
about VLC Media Player Jul 2016

En cualquier plataforma !



Comment by phuoc_phuoc5
about VLC Media Player Jul 2016

VLC can live broadcast ?


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


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


The Best

Positive Comment by delvallerichard
about VLC Media Player Mar 2016

Still the best free player out there!



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


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.


Great choice

Positive Comment by MrBenBrown
about VLC Media Player Jan 2016

I've been using this app for almost 3 years and my personal opinion is that it's the best choice when it comes to video players. Great app



Positive Comment by robertmu
about VLC Media Player Jan 2016

i think is good, has worked for me for many years now but maybe it's time to go find another option.


Never liked VLC, but...

Comment by SpiderMan
about VLC Media Player and Microsoft OneDrive Jul 2015

The Modern (or Metro) version for Windows is great! I especially like the possibility to stream music from OneDrive. What I really miss is an option to pause video by clicking on it.