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Media Player Classic Alternatives for Linux

Media Player Classic is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux 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 many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Media Player Classic are MPV, SMPlayer, MPlayer and Miro.

Media Player Classic alternatives are mainly Media Players but may also be Audio Players or CD Rippers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Media Player Classic.
This page was last updated May 23, 2022
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows

Media Player Classic was designed to look just like Windows Media Player 6.4, but with...

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  1. 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

    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.

    Most users think VLC Media Player is a great alternative to Media Player Classic.
  2. 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.

    Most users think MPV is a great alternative to Media Player Classic.


  3. 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.

  4. MPlayer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • AmigaOS
    • Xfce
    • MorphOS

    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. 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/



  6. Cantata

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A graphical (Qt5) client for MPD.

    Discontinued

    As stated in README, The software's development has ceased and the repository has been archived on March 2, 2022. https://github.com/CDrummond/cantata

  7. UMPlayer

    • 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/

  8. QMPlay2 is a video and audio player. It can play all formats supported by FFmpeg, libmodplug (including J2B and SFX). It also supports Audio CD, raw files, Rayman 2 music and chiptunes. It contains YouTube and Prostopleer browser.

  9. ExMplayer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Play any media files,convert,extract,animate and more...Official page of ExMplayer

    Discontinued

    Latest commit 1ccb1ac on Jul 30, 2015. See https://github.com/rupeshs/ExMplayer

  10. Simple VLC-based video player that can play multiple videos at the same time. You can play as many videos as you like, the only limit is your hardware. It supports all video formats that VLC supports (which is all of them).

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