Alternatives to VLC Media Player for Windows 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

  • 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

  • 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
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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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  • bomi icon


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

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • 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

  • 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

  • Foobnix icon


    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 3/8/2016
  • 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 Windows

  • 5KPlayer icon


    5KPlayer is a mixture of free (MKV) HD video player, music player, AirPlay media streamer and online video downloader.

    Free Mac Windows

  • Qmmp icon


    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