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. Kantaris is an all new media player based on code from Videolan client (http://alternativeto.net/software/vlc-media-player/) and Bass audio library. Kantaris has a graphical user interface similar to that of Windows Media Player.

      Discontinued

      Last Update: 2013-04-25. See https://sourceforge.net/projects/kantaris/

      Warning

      Sourceforge has detected malware in Kantaris builds.

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    2. MPlayer for Windows (modified by william0wang) with many additional features: - Multithreaded H264?MPEG-2 Decoder (ffmpeg-mt). - Support DirectShow Demuxer and Decoder. - Fully compatible with CoreAVC Decoder.

      Discontinued

      Last Update: 2015-01-13. See https://sourceforge.net/projects/mplayer-ww/

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    3. Free Mac Media Player is the best video player for Mac and Windows users. You can use it to playback videos in MP4/AVI/MKV/MOV/FLV/WMV and other formats smoothly.
    4. EZ CD Audio Converter is the most comprehensive multi format audio converter and is extremely easy to use.
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    5. QuickTime Alternative is a trimmed-down version of QuickTime Player that contains only the essential components needed for playing QuickTime content that is embedded in webpages.

      Discontinued

      Last version, 3.2.2, was released on September 2009. It is still downloadable from Free-Codecs.com

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Tiny Player uses DirectShow technology, so it can play all audio files, video files and CD/DVD. It can read ID3/Ogg/APE/WMA tags, but cannot modify them. It supports Unicode tags, Unicode file names and UTF-8 freedb records.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      Bino is a video player with the following main features: Support for stereoscopic 3D video, with a wide variety of input and output formats; Support for multi-display video, e.g. for powerwalls, Virtual Reality installations and other multi-projector setups.
    6. Zoom Player is a powerful, flexible and customizable DVD and media player for Windows.
      • 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.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • Windows Phone
      QtAV is a multimedia playback library based on Qt and FFmpeg. It can help you to write a player with less effort than ever before. Features Hardware decoding suppprt: DXVA2, VAAPI, VDA/VideoToolbox, CedarX, CUDA(the 1st player support CUDA on linux?
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