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It's Playing is described as '“Watching movies on the new iPad is pretty great. [...] It’s Playing not only plays pretty much any movie format without having to re-encode it first, it also puts in some amazing new features not seen anywhere else.”, cultofmac.com' and is an app in the video & movies category. There are more than 10 alternatives to It's Playing for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is VLC Media Player, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like It's Playing are AIMP, Pretty Good Music Player, 5KPlayer and Movie Monad.

It's Playing alternatives are mainly Audio Players but may also be Media Players or Music Streaming Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of It's Playing.
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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. AIMP is powerful free audio player for Windows OS that supports for local files, NAS, clouds, and podcasts. Additionally, it includes powerful tools to operate with audio files.

    ⚫︎ LightweightAIMP consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAIMP can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ PortableAIMP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableAIMP is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeAIMP supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsAIMP support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    ⚫︎ Collaborative PlaylistsMake any playlist collaborative to let your friends add, remove, and reorder videos and tracks.
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  3. Pretty Good Music Player icon

    Pretty Good Music Player

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • F-Droid

    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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    Discontinued

    Not maintained since April 1st, 2017.

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  4. 5KPlayer icon

    5KPlayer

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    5KPlayer is a new-style free media player for Mac OS as all-in-one HD video/music player, AirPlay streamer and free online video/music downloader. It plays 4K/5K, MKV, MP4, AVI, WMV, YouTube video, MP3 music & DVD on Mac flawlessly.

    ⚫︎ AirPlay Support5KPlayer can stream or share content to your Mac, Apple TV, or compatible smart TV.
    ⚫︎ Support for 4K5KPlayer supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
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  5. Movie Monad

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

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

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    Discontinued

    Lastly committed on Dec 11, 2018

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  6. Rosa Media Player icon

    Rosa Media Player

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Media player based on Mplayer/FFmpeg technologies. It has a simple interface and many powerful functions:

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    Discontinued

    Last update was in 2014.

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    Films & TV

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Windows Phone
    • Xbox

    Movies & TV (Canada and the US) or Films & TV (UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand), previously Xbox Video and Zune Video, is the default video player of Windows 10 and Xbox One.

    ⚫︎ LightweightFilms & TV consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  8. AVPlayer icon

    AVPlayer

    • iPhone
    • iPad

    AVPlayer can play almost any computer video file format such as AVI, Xvid, WMV and much more clearly and effortlessly. No converting hassles. Just copy files via USB and just drag and drop into the AVPlayer’s Media Explorer.

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    PlayerXtreme

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    PlayerXtreme Media Player is the most popular cross-platform audio, video, movie and online streaming Player for your device.

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    nPlayer

    • iPhone
    • iPad

    nPlayer provides high quality video play performance and easy control-UI supporting almost all kinds of video formats and codecs without file converting efforts.

    ⚫︎ Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with nPlayer.
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