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Cinema Alternatives

Cinema is described as 'A video player for watching and managing local video files' and is an app in the video & movies category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Cinema for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and BSD. The best alternative is VLC Media Player, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Cinema are MPV, Windows Media Player, Videos and Pretty Good Music Player.

Cinema alternatives are mainly Media Players but may also be Audio Players or CD Rippers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Cinema.
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A video player for watching and managing local video files.

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  1. VLC Media Player icon

    VLC Media Player

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Apple TV
    • Homebrew
    • PortableApps.com
    • Chocolatey
    • Flathub
    • AppImageHub
    • Snapcraft
    • F-Droid
    • Kindle Fire
    • Google Chrome
    • BSD
    • Haiku
    279 alternatives to VLC Media Player 

    VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

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    1.  LightweightVLC Media Player consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Ad-freeVLC Media Player doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of VLC Media Player.
    4.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsVLC Media Player can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    5.  Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with VLC Media Player.
    6.  Support for 4KVLC Media Player supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
    7.  PortableVLC Media Player can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    8.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in VLC Media Player without registration.
    9.  DecentralizedVLC Media Player is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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    MPV

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • BSD
    • Xfce
    89 alternatives to MPV 

    MPV is an audio and movie player based on MPlayer and mplayer2. It supports a wide variety of video file formats, audio and video codecs, and subtitle types.

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    1.  LightweightMPV consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Command line interfaceMPV either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsMPV can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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  3. Windows Media Player icon

    Windows Media Player

    • Windows
    197 alternatives to 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 video than ever, including Flip Video and unprotected songs from your iTunes library!

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  4. Videos icon

    Videos

    80 alternatives to 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.

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    1.  LightweightVideos consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  5. Pretty Good Music Player icon

    Pretty Good Music Player

    • Android
    • F-Droid
    269 alternatives to Pretty Good Music Player 

    Tired of music players that take forever to start up because they're loading ads or trying to download stuff? Of music players that ignore Bluetooth controls, or stop responding after a few minutes? I was too, so I wrote this app!

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    1.  Music LooperPretty Good Music Player supports a grid of musical loops and phrases that you can trigger and manipulate in real time.
    Discontinued

    Not maintained since April 1st, 2017.



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    MPV-EASY Player

    • Windows
    • mpv
    74 alternatives to MPV-EASY Player 

    MPV-EASY Player is a movie player based on MPV .It comes with an easy-to-use interface, you can quickly adjust many parameters, carefully adjusted default settings will be able to stimulate all the performance of the MPV player, so that...

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    DivX

    • Mac
    • Windows
    336 alternatives to DivX 

    DivX doesn't need much of an introduction, as the product speaks for itself. A powerful player, converter and decoder, DivX offers you a handful of tools to assist you in your video playing and encoding endeavors.

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  8. xine icon

    xine

    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Xfce
    41 alternatives to xine 

    xine is a free multimedia player. It plays back CDs, DVDs, and VCDs. It also decodes multimedia files like AVI, MOV, WMV, and MP3 from local disk drives, and displays multimedia streamed over the Internet.

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  9. Movie Monad

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    268 alternatives to Movie Monad 

    A free and simple to use video player made with Haskell.

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    This app doesn't have any features at the moment.
    Discontinued

    Lastly committed on Dec 11, 2018

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  10. Clip (Maui Applications) icon

    Clip (Maui Applications)

    22 alternatives to Clip (Maui Applications) 

    Clip is a convergent video player and collection manager utilizing MPV as the backend. By using MPV, you can also play remote videos by entering the URL besides local videos.

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