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    MPlayer Alternatives

    MPlayer is described as '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' and is a very popular Media Player in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 100 alternatives to MPlayer for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is VLC Media Player, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MPlayer are MPV (Free, Open Source), MPC-HC (Free, Open Source), AIMP (Free) and PotPlayer (Free).

    This page was last updated Apr 15, 2022
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    MPlayer is a movie player which runs on many systems (see the documentation). It plays most MPEG/VOB, AVI, Ogg/OGM, VIVO,...
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      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.
      Almost everyone thinks VLC Media Player is a great alternative to MPlayer.
    1. 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.
      MPV vs MPlayer opinions
      Almost everyone thinks MPV is a great alternative to MPlayer.
      madarez It supports more protocols such as https streaming that is not supported by mplayer. Other people have validated this as well, e.g., https://github.com/mps-youtube/mps-youtube/issues/518
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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      It was unable to play DVD ISOs that mplayer was able to play.
      Negative comment about 5 years ago

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      Fork of mplayer2 and mplayer
      Positive comment about 6 years ago

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      Media Player Classic Home Cinema (MPC-HC) is an extremely light-weight, open source media player for Windows®. Media Player Classic Home Cinema supports all common video and audio file formats available for playback.
    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.
    3. Potplayer is a minimalist media player that has an extensive range of configurable options to choose from and lots of functionality.

      Bundleware

      Several antivirus detect a potentially unwanted application (adware) PUA.FusionCore in the file F.dll dropped by the installer of PotPlayer in the Temp folder. Once that file is blocked by the antivirus, the program is installed with no problems and ads.

      PotPlayer vs MPlayer opinions
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      SherifAyad66 Best media player very simple but needs some skins
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

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    4. 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.
    5. MPC-BE is a free and open source audio and video player for Windows.
    6. Media Player Classic was designed to look just like Windows Media Player 6.4, but with many additional new features.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. The currently active fork is MPC-HC . Latest version, 6.4.9.1, released in April 2011, can be still downloaded from FreeCodec.com

    7. MX Player - The best way to enjoy your movies.
    8. The KMPlayer is a versatile media player which can cover various types of container format such as TS (also from Technisat Digicorder), VCD, DVD, AVI, MKV, Ogg Theora, OGM, 3GP, MPEG-1/2/4, WMV, RealMedia, and QuickTime among others.

      Bundleware

      Be careful during installation. Forum

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