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Free Mac Media Player Alternatives

Free Mac Media Player is described as 'is the best video player for Mac and Windows users. You can use it to playback videos in MP4/AVI/MKV/MOV/FLV/WMV and other formats smoothly. Therefore, whether you have downloaded videos from YouTube, or downloaded flash videos from other sites, or recorded' and is a Media Player in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Free Mac Media Player for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and Android. The best alternative is VLC Media Player, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Free Mac Media Player are MPV, MPC-HC, PotPlayer and SMPlayer.

Free Mac Media Player alternatives are mainly Media Players but may also be Audio Players or Internet Radio Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Free Mac Media Player.
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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
    275 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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    Playback example
  2. MPV icon

    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. MPC-HC icon

    MPC-HC

    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    128 alternatives to MPC-HC 

    Media Player Classic Home Cinema (MPC-HC) is an extremely light-weight, open source media player for Windows®. Media Player Classic Home Cinema supports all common video and audio file formats available for playback.

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    1.  LightweightMPC-HC consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  4. PotPlayer icon

    PotPlayer

    • Windows
    115 alternatives to PotPlayer 

    Potplayer is a minimalist media player that has an extensive range of configurable options to choose from and lots of functionality.

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    1.  Dark ModePotPlayer supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    2.  LightweightPotPlayer consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  Ad-freePotPlayer doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    4.  Support for 4KPotPlayer supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
    5.  PortablePotPlayer can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Bundleware

    Several antivirus detect a potentially unwanted application (adware) PUA.FusionCore in the file F.dll dropped by the installer of PotPlayer in the Temp folder. Once that file is blocked by the antivirus, the program is installed with no problems and ads.

    Main Window. Desktop UI, playing YouTube video.
    Main Window touch UI
  5. SMPlayer icon

    SMPlayer

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • mpv
    • PortableApps.com
    • Haiku
    • MPlayer
    • Mac
    113 alternatives to 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 play.

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    1.  LightweightSMPlayer consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Ad-freeSMPlayer doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  PortableSMPlayer can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    4.  Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with SMPlayer.
    Playing video - Default Skin
    Main Window - Dark Skin


  6. MPC-BE icon

    MPC-BE

    • Windows
    104 alternatives to 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 "Media Player Classic Home Cinema" project, contains additional features and bug fixes.

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    1.  Dark ModeMPC-BE supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    2.  LightweightMPC-BE consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  PortableMPC-BE can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    4.  Works OfflineMPC-BE can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    5.  Ad-freeMPC-BE doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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  7. Media Player Classic icon

    Media Player Classic

    124 alternatives to Media Player Classic 

    Media Player Classic was designed to look just like Windows Media Player 6.4, but with many additional new features. It has a built in DVD player with real-time zoom, support for AVI subtitles, QuickTime and RealVideo support and built-in...

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    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. The currently active fork is MPC-HC icon MPC-HC . Latest version, 6.4.9.1, released in April 2011, can be still downloaded from FreeCodec.com

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  8. DeaDBeeF icon

    DeaDBeeF

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • KDE
    • Cinnamon
    • GNOME
    • MATE
    • Xfce
    154 alternatives to DeaDBeeF 

    DeaDBeeF is a lightweight graphical music player created for easy playback of music and management of playlists. It supports major audio codecs and tags, global hotkeys, gapless playback, streaming audio, command line control, and has an 18-band equalizer.

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    1.  LightweightDeaDBeeF consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsDeaDBeeF can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  PortableDeaDBeeF can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  9. Amarok icon

    Amarok

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    156 alternatives to Amarok 

    Amarok is a powerful music player for Linux, Unix and Windows with an intuitive interface. It makes playing the music you love and discovering new music easier than ever before - and it looks good doing it!

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  10. KMPlayer icon

    KMPlayer

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    149 alternatives to KMPlayer 

    The KMPlayer is a versatile media player which can cover various types of container format such as TS (also from Technisat Digicorder), VCD, DVD, AVI, MKV, Ogg Theora, OGM, 3GP, MPEG-1/2/4, WMV, RealMedia, and QuickTime among others.

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    1.  Support for 4KKMPlayer supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
    2.  Hardware AcceleratedKMPlayer can use the GPU and CPU to speed up rendering, conversion, and overall performance.
    KMPlayer 32bit
    KMPlayer 64X
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