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MPlayerX Alternatives

MPlayerX is described as 'open source project which aims to be the most powerful, beautiful, easy to use multimedia player on Mac OS X. MPlayerX rmed by FFmpeg and ' and is a popular Media Player in the video & movies category. There are more than 50 alternatives to MPlayerX for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and BSD. The best alternative is VLC Media Player, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MPlayerX are MPC-HC, MPV, AIMP and Strawberry.

MPlayerX alternatives are mainly Media Players but may also be Audio Players or Internet Radio Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of MPlayerX.
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  1. VLC Media Player icon

    VLC Media Player

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
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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.

    ⚫︎ 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. MPC-HC icon

    MPC-HC

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    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.

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  3. 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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightMPV consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceMPV either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsMPV can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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  4. 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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  5. Strawberry is a music player and music collection organizer. It is a fork of Clementine released in 2018 aimed at music collectors and audiophiles. The name is inspired by the band Strawbs. It's written in C++ using the Qt framework.

    ⚫︎ LightweightStrawberry consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableStrawberry is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Lossless AudioStrawberry has lossless audio support, basically studio quality sound.
    ⚫︎ Goal Setting Strawberry can set individual or group goals to meet over a particular period.
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  6. Potplayer is a minimalist media player that has an extensive range of configurable options to choose from and lots of functionality.

    ⚫︎ CustomizablePotPlayer is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModePotPlayer supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ LightweightPotPlayer consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Support for 4KPotPlayer supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
    ⚫︎ PortablePotPlayer can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    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.

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  7. Clementine is a cross-platform free and open source music player and library organizer. It is a port of Amarok 1.

    ⚫︎ LightweightClementine consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Discontinued

    No stable release since 2016. Newer release candidate seems to be available on Github.

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    MPC-BE

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    MPC-BE is a free and open source audio and video player for Windows.

    MPC-BE is based on the original Guliverkli project and "Media Player Classic Home Cinema" project, contains additional features and bug fixes.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeMPC-BE supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ LightweightMPC-BE consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableMPC-BE can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  9. Media Player Classic icon

    Media Player Classic

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Media Player Classic was designed to look just like Windows Media Player 6.4, but with many additional new features.

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    Discontinued

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

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  10. IINA is born to be a modern macOS application, from its framework to user interface. It adopts the post-Yosemite design language and keeps up the pace of new technologies like Force Touch, Touch Bar and Picture-in-Picture.

    ⚫︎ LightweightIINA consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Picture in PictureIINA allows you to put a video, web page or app in a floating window (always on top of other windows).
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