Hermit Crab Alternatives

    Hermit Crab is described as 'video organizer and video player for Mac that offers Photos-like UI. * Password-protected DB? * Rate, tag, and take a note? * Drag-and-drop from the web-browser? * Browser extensions for Safari and Chrome? * Snowfall Video Player?' and is an app in the Video & Movies category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Hermit Crab for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android, Linux and iPhone. The best alternative is VLC Media Player, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Hermit Crab are MPV (Free, Open Source), SMPlayer (Free, Open Source), IINA (Free, Open Source) and MX Player (Freemium).

    This page was last updated May 17, 2021

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      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. Features Simple, fast and powerful media player.
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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. IINA is born to be a modern macOS application, from its framework to user interface. It adopts the post-Yosemite design language and keeps up the pace of new technologies like Force Touch, Touch Bar and Picture-in-Picture. Revolutionary user experience.
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    4. MX Player - The best way to enjoy your movies. a) HARDWARE ACCELERATION - Hardware acceleration can be applied to more videos with the help of new H/W decoder.
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      • Xfce
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      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, QT/MOV/MP4, RealMedia, Matroska, NUT, NuppelVideo, FLI, YUV4MPEG, FILM, RoQ, PVA files, supported by many native, XAnim, and Win32 DLL codecs.
    5. 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.

      Bundleware

      Be careful during installation. Forum

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    6. 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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    7. GOM Player is a freeware media player. Key strengths are the ability to play the majority of media files without the need to obtain a codec, and the ability to play some broken media files, both advantages over traditional players, like Windows Media Player.

      Bundleware

      The installer contains additional bloatware that can hijack your browser's settings. Be careful during the installation: Forum

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    8. Tomahawk gives you to access to all of your favorite music in one powerful media player.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer maintained. Last version, 0.8.4, released in April 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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