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Gnome media player Alternatives

Gnome media player is described as 'A simple media player for GNOME that supports libvlc, xine-lib and libgstreamer' and is a Media Player in the video & movies category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Gnome media player for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Android, Mac and BSD. The best alternative is VLC Media Player, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Gnome media player are MPC-HC, MPV, PotPlayer and SMPlayer.

Gnome media player alternatives are mainly Media Players but may also be Audio Players or Music Streaming Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Gnome media player.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

A simple media player for GNOME that supports libvlc, xine-lib and libgstreamer.

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  1. VLC Media Player icon

    VLC Media Player

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Blackberry 10
    • Apple Watch
    • Apple TV
    • F-Droid
    • Kindle Fire
    • Haiku
    • PortableApps.com

    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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightVLC Media Player consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableVLC Media Player is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsVLC Media Player can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with VLC Media Player.
    ⚫︎ Support for 4KVLC Media Player supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
    ⚫︎ PortableVLC Media Player can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in VLC Media Player without registration.
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  2. MPC-HC icon

    MPC-HC

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    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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  3. 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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightMPV consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceMPV either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsMPV can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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  4. Potplayer is a minimalist media player that has an extensive range of configurable options to choose from and lots of functionality.

    ⚫︎ CustomizablePotPlayer is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModePotPlayer supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ LightweightPotPlayer consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Support for 4KPotPlayer supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
    ⚫︎ PortablePotPlayer can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    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.

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  5. 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.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableSMPlayer is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ LightweightSMPlayer consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableSMPlayer can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with SMPlayer.
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    Playing video - Default Skin


  6. Winamp is a media player for Windows developed by Justin Frankel and Dmitry Boldyrev by their company Nullsoft, which they later sold to AOL, who sold to Radionomy in January 2014.

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    MPC-BE

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeMPC-BE supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ LightweightMPC-BE consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableMPC-BE can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  8. Audacious is an advanced audio player. It is free, lightweight, based on GTK+, runs on Linux and many other *nix platforms and is focused on audio quality and supporting a wide range of audio codecs. There is also support for several visual styles from Winamp.

    ⚫︎ LightweightAudacious consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAudacious can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ PortableAudacious can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  9. Media Player Classic icon

    Media Player Classic

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Media Player Classic was designed to look just like Windows Media Player 6.4, but with many additional new features.

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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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  10. Quod Libet is a Gapless GTK+-based audio player written in Python. Its designed around the idea that you know how to organize your music better than we do. It lets you make playlists based on regular expressions (dont worry, regular searches work too).

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsQuod Libet can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ PortableQuod Libet can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    The paned browser, providing a customizable hierarchy of filters for finding your music
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