Media Player Classic Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to Media Player Classic for Windows and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is VLC Media Player, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Media Player Classic and loads of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Media Player Classic are MPC-HC (Free, Open Source), MPV (Free, Open Source), PotPlayer (Free) and SMPlayer (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 4, 2021

    1. The only player you will ever need. Stunning video quality thanks to advanced engine. Video conversion optimized for social media. Innovative and fully customizable user interface. In one word - Splash.

      Discontinued

      dead after 3 years of no updates!

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    2. 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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    3. Miro (formerly Democracy Player) is a free and open source internet TV application, media library, and video player.

      Discontinued

      No updates since 2013. Youtube intergration broken because of no updates since youtube API changed. See changelog: http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/pculture.org/Miro/

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

      Discontinued

      No updates since late 2018

    5. Cantata is a graphical client for MPD.


    6. 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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    7. BSPlayer is the first software movie player ever to enable its users to focus on watching the movie instead of dealing with poor computer capabilities or running around looking for a proper setting and codec. Also, it has very low CPU and RAM requirements.
    8. mpv.net is a modern media player for Windows. mpv is similar to VLC not based on DirectShow like MPC, mpv.net is based on libmpv which in return is based on ffmpeg.
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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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