Best MPV Alternatives in 2021

    MPV is described as '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' and is a well-known app in the Video & Movies category. There are more than 50 alternatives to MPV for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and Android Tablet. The best alternative is VLC Media Player, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MPV are MPC-HC (Free, Open Source), PotPlayer (Free), SMPlayer (Free, Open Source) and MPC-BE (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 2, 2021

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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Chrome OS
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      • Blackberry 10
      • Apple Watch
      • Apple TV
      • 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. Features Simple, fast and powerful media player.
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      Most users think VLC Media Player is a great alternative to MPV.
    1. MPC-HC is an extremely light-weight, open source media player for Windows. It supports all common video and audio file formats available for playback.
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    2. Potplayer is a minimalist media player that has an extensive range of configurable options to choose from and lots of functionality.

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    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.
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      nopenope SMPlayer covers the drawback of MPV, that is to say, it is a GUI for MPV.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    4. 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.
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    5. Winamp is a media player for Windows developed by Justin Frankel and Dmitry Boldyrev by their company Nullsoft, which they later sold to AOL, who sold to Radionomy in January 2014.
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    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. 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. Revolutionary user experience.
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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, 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.
    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.

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