Alternatives to VLC Media Player for Windows 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).
      Atoshi3 days ago Disagree   Agree
    • Run everything (with "K-lite mega codec pack" is perfect).
      BIr49 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.
      vektorwegYesterday Disagree   Agree
    • Reliably supports more newer encodes + minimal
      InsaneFromEarthJul 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Doesn't have hiccups VLC have during playbacks
      InsaneFromEarthJun 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

  • MPC-BE icon

    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

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    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
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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...

    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...

    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

  • 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

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  • 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
  • RealPlayer icon

    RealPlayer

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

  • Qmmp icon

    Qmmp

    Qmmp is an audio-player, written with help of Qt library. The user interface is similar to Winamp or xmms. Extra features ...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD Xfce

  • Foobnix icon

    Foobnix

    Foobnix audio player for Linux, Windows and Android. Main features player Support for CUE (also wv, iso.wv) is the best under...

    Open Source Windows Linux Android Xfce

  • Wondershare Player icon

    Wondershare Player Discontinued

    Wondershare Player is an all-in-one Video Player & Video Discovery to "Discover latest videos to watch online &...

    Free Mac Windows Android Android Tablet

    • Powerfull, supports a big set of formats, looks minimalistic, works good
      Guest • Mar 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • 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...

    Open Source Windows Linux