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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...

    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/
    • Its effects are easier to use and it has an extensive Preferences selection; BE AWARE, they have a separate music player. I have both. the Reverb is solid. you can avoid the Crapware by doing the first download from Ninite and just updating or do a custom install. To my knowledge GOM does not recored. clydelymanMar 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • 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
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    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 is really easy.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Debian Xfce

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    MPlayerX

    MPlayerX is an open source project which aims to be the most powerful, beautiful, easy to use multimedia player on Mac OS X.

    Open Source Mac MPlayer

    • Warning MPlayerX has been bundled with malwares, including adware. See the VirusTotal scan results at https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/6f1e9d7dc6b52af887b5e1bee6e0d0366345fb53c752ca23b98a9cf9b647fd49/analysis/1441451188/
    • 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
  • 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...

  • 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...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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  • 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 - optimized 10 band graphic...

    Commercial Android

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    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...

    Freemium Windows

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  • 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

  • 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 also has features such as CD burning...

    Freemium Windows Android

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    • 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
  • 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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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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 doubleTwist Player for Android can...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android Android Tablet

VLC Media Player Comments

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Comment by Bertha_Marshall
about VLC Media Player Apr 2017

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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VLC Media Player 2 Helpful

Positive Comment by mundonet
about VLC Media Player Apr 2017

I like this player, it would be convenient to have chromecast support

tv player

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Extremely overrated 3 Helpful

Negative Comment by areels
about VLC Media Player Mar 2017

Vlc can't even fullfill basic smart things like autoloading subtitles like bsplayer. Default audio&video renderer is always poor. Potplayer is better than this but it can't successfully autoload subtitles either.

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VLC very helpful

Comment by thermotemp
about VLC Media Player Mar 2017

VLC is one of the best multi media player that i used since 5 years.

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vlc nope 1 Helpful

Negative Comment by tommyjonsson
about VLC Media Player Mar 2017

Vlc is great, using it on my movie pc.. Have windows 7 .
Using windows 10 on my mobile and there vlc sucks dick, it won't even play one stinking pls file, but on pc it can

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user friendly 1 Helpful

Positive Comment by harmansingh
about VLC Media Player Dec 2016

vlc plays videos and movies of many formats and also offers subtitle options and has good volume effects.

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plays almost all types of files 1 Helpful

Positive Comment by vikcyross
about VLC Media Player and RealPlayer Dec 2016

i downloaded VLC for a try. But now i only use vlc as it plays almost all types of video files and also has got some awesome features.

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:/ 1 Helpful

Negative Comment by igenn
about VLC Media Player Dec 2016

I had some issues (am i the only one?):
- green line on the bottom and on the right side
- 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! 1 Helpful

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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