Alternatives to VLC Media Player for Linux with any license

  • 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 features like support for MPlayer filters and more. SMPlayer remembers the settings of all files you...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com 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 subtitle types.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Xfce

    • Reliably supports more newer encodes + minimal InsaneFromEarth • Jul 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • 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. vektorweg • Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • There was a time when VLC was justifiably considered the best open-source cross-platform movie player. MPV has closed the gap substantially and is likely to work out-of-the-box in a minority of cases where VLC gets stuck. Excellent software. Open souce (trustworthy) and free, of course. JohnFastman • Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Doesn't have hiccups VLC have during playbacks InsaneFromEarth • Jun 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    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

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    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

    • 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.
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    Miro

    Miro (formerly Democracy Player) is a free and open source internet TV application, media library, and video player. Through Miro, you can subscribe to any RSS feed, podcast, or video blog and explore hundreds of free channels...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

    • Discontinued No updates since 2013. Youtube intergration broken because of no updates since youtube API changed. See changelog: http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/pculture.org/Miro/
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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

  • 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

  • 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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    Videos

    Videos (previously Totem) is the official movie player of the GNOME desktop environment based on xine-lib or GStreamer. It features a playlist, a full-screen mode, seek and volume controls, as well as keyboard navigation. It comes...

    Open Source Linux

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    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 file collection and listen to your tracks - with no need for playlists or databases. Features ...

    Free Windows Linux Android

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    Nightingale

    Nightingale is a free and powerfull music player for Linux, Windows and Mac based on the Songbird media player source code. A beautiful interface with a wide range of supported audio formats, all with multi-platform support! ...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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 libraries, lyrics fetching, artist/album information via Wikipedia, Last.fm submission support, and...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD Xfce

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    aTunes

    aTunes is a full-featured audio player and manager, developed in Java programming language, so it can be executed on different platforms: Windows, Linux and Unix-like systems. A skinnable java alternative to iTunes (similar...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued last update: 22. June 2014
    • aTunes is targeted to audio while VLC is all round solution. Guest • Jan 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    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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    Qmmp

    Qmmp is an audio-player, written with help of Qt library. The user interface is similar to Winamp or xmms. Extra features XMMS and Winamp 2.x skins support 10-band equalizer MP3, Vorbis, AAC, AAC+ streams...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD Xfce

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    Foobnix

    Foobnix audio player for Linux, Windows and Android. Main features player Support for CUE (also wv, iso.wv) is the best under Linux (zavlab); Formats MP3, MP4, AAC, CD Audio, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, Musepack...

    Open Source Windows Linux Android Xfce

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    Noise

    The official elementary OS music player. Noise is a fast and beautiful GTK3 audio player with a focus on music and libraries. It handles external devices, CDs, and album art. Noise utilizes Granite for a consistent and slick UI. ...

    Open Source Linux

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    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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    Guayadeque

    Guayadeque is a music management program designed for all music enthusiasts. It is Full Featured Linux media player that can easily manage large collections and uses the Gstreamer media framework. Using it, Guayadeque has all the...

    Open Source Linux

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    Sayonara Player

    Sayonara is a simple but nice audio player and holds a lot of features like a library, id3 tag editor, equalizer, lastfm radio, lastfm scrobbler, stream recorder and so on...

    Open Source Linux

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    Eina

    Your music belongs to you Current music players are focused on managing your music collection, while using mandatory criteria about how they organize it. Eina does not care about it at all. If your are an organized person...

    Open Source Mac Linux

  • 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

  • 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

  • Ario

    Ario is a MPD (Music Player Daemon) client with an interface similar to the Rhythmbox one.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Xfce

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    Decibel Audio Player

    Decibel Audio Player is a GTK+ open-source (GPL) audio player for GNU/Linux. It is very straightforward to use thanks to a clean and user-friendly interface. It is especially targeted at Gnome and follows the Gnome HIG. Decibel...

    Open Source Linux

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    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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    LXMusic

    LXMusic is a minimalist xmms2 music player developed with GTK+ in pure C language. It features a very simple, clean, lightweight, and intuitive user interface. The UI looks quite similar to that provide by another famous music...

    Open Source Linux

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    Jajuk

    Jajuk is software that organizes and plays music using Java. It is a full-featured application geared towards advanced users with large or scattered music collections. Using multiple perspectives, the software is designed to be...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • 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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    npshell

    npshell - Command line music queue manager. Keep a daemon running in the background. Add sounds to a queue. Let the daemon play the sweet music for you. All from the comfort of your own shell. - Stricly command line based for...

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

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    Kaffeine

    Kaffeine is a media player for the KDE desktop environment. In the playlist window you can easily create playlists by just dragging some files or folders from the upper left file browser and drop it onto the playlist. You can...

    Open Source Linux

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    Gmpc

    Gnome Music Player Client, a cross-platform GTK2 MPD (Music Player Daemon) client.

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    ExMplayer

    Play any media files,convert,extract,animate and more...Official page of ExMplayer Play any files with out any codec,199 audio and 416 video built-in external codecs.So ExMplayer can play any media format.Supports network streaming...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    Mp3blaster

    Mp3blaster is an mp3 player for computers running a UNIX-like operating system, e.g. Linux, Free/Net/OpenBSD, etc. Its interface is entirely text based, thereby eliminating the need for a graphical environment like X-Windows. This...

    Open Source Linux BSD