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

    1. Winyl is a free digital audio player and music library application for organizing and playing audio on Windows.

      Discontinued

      No updates since late 2018

    2. SPlayer is a player that supports all popular formats, including DVDRip, HDTV, RMVB, QuickTime, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, AC3/DTS, VP3/6/7, Indeo, XVD, OGG / OGM, APE, FLAC, TTA, AAC, MPC, 3GP/AMR, and subtitles.
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    3. Watch Internet video, HD movie trailers, and personal media clips. Whether it’s on the web or on your desktop, QuickTime Player brings your digital media brilliantly to life.
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    4. 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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    5. JetAudio is integrated, multimedia software made of a single compact rack. Not only does it play various music and video files, it also has features such as CD burning, recording, and conversion to other file formats.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      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, Matroska, NUT, NuppelVideo, FLI, YUV4MPEG, FILM, RoQ, PVA files, supported by many native, XAnim, and Win32 DLL codecs.

      Discontinued

      No more updates, latest downloads from 2011: https://sourceforge.net/projects/umplayer/files/

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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      A professional and reliable software solution that provides you with the latest codecs and enables high quality DivX HEVC video creation and video streaming.
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    6. MPlayerX is an open source project which aims to be the most powerful, beautiful, easy to use multimedia player on Mac OS X. MPlayerX is armed by FFmpeg and .

      Warning

      MPlayerX has been bundled with malwares, including adware. See the VirusTotal scan results at https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/6f1e9d7dc6b52af887b5e1bee6e0d0366345fb53c752ca23b98a9cf9b647fd49/analysis/1441451188/

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      Movist is a movie player for Mac OS based on QuickTime & FFmpeg. A Simple and clean interface and high codec compatibility make this a real challenger to VLC.
    7. Real Alternative allows your system to play Real Media files (.ra .ram) without having to install the full version of RealPlayer.

      Discontinued

      The last version, 2.02, was released on February 19, 2010. Download.com and FileHippo continue to host the software product.

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