MPV Alternatives and Similar Software

Alternatives to MPV for Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone, Android and more. Filter by license to discover only free or Open Source alternatives. This list contains a total of 25+ apps similar to MPV.

MPV is an audio and movie player based on MPlayer and mplayer2. If your looking for more info about MPV like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 11/29/2018 1:10:00 PM

Alternatives to MPV for all platforms with any license

  • VLC Media Player

    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. Plays everything: Files, Discs, Webcams, Devices and Streams. Plays most codecs with no codec packs needed: MPEG-2, DivX, H.264, MKV, WebM, WMV, MP3...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Windows S Android Tablet BSD Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Apple TV PortableApps.com Kindle Fire Haiku Xbox

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  • MPC-HC

    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. We are 100% spyware free, there are no advertisements or toolbars. Lightweight Watch movies on any SSE2 CPU, even on your old computer back from 2000. Customizable With its wide array of options, MPC-HC can be customized to fit almost any needs. Among other things, we added custom toolbars.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • PotPlayer

    Potplayer is a minimalist media player that has an extensive range of configurable options to choose from and lots of functionality. The application supports Blu-ray, DVD, Audio CD, and countless other media formats. It can be configured to work with various devices such as TV or HDTV, and supports Direct3D9 Ex Flip Mode and Overlay. Other features: - You can take snapshots of the media you are viewing and save as a JPEG file.

    Free Windows

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  • Winamp

    Winamp is a media player for Windows and OS X developed by Justin Frankel and Dmitry Boldyrev by their company Nullsoft, which they later sold to AOL, who sold to Radionomy in January 2014. Since version 2 it has been sold as freemium and supports extensibility with plug-ins and skins, and features music visualization, playlist and a media library, supported by a large online community.

    Freemium Mac Windows

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  • SMPlayer

    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. So you start to watch a movie but you have to leave... dont worry, when you open that movie again it will resume at the same point you left it, and with the same settings: audio track, subtitles, volume...

    • SMPlayer covers the drawback of MPV, that is to say, it is a GUI for MPV. nopenopeApr 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Media Player Classic

    Media Player Classic was designed to look just like Windows Media Player 6.4, but with many additional new features. It has a built in DVD player with real-time zoom, support for AVI subtitles, QuickTime and RealVideo support and built-in MPEG2/SVCD/DVD codec. What is the difference Media Player Classic and Media Player Classic Home Cinema? Media Player Classic was developed by Gabest while the http://alternativeto .

    • Discontinued The currently active fork is Media Player Classic Home Cinema, but MPC is still downloadable from FreeCodec.com

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • MPC-BE

    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.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • MPlayer

    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. You can watch VideoCD, SVCD, DVD, 3ivx, DivX 3/4/5, WMV and even H.264 movies.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD AmigaOS ... Xfce MorphOS

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  • KMPlayer

    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. It handles a wide range of subtitles and allows you to capture audio, video, and screenshots in many ways. For playing TS-movies from the Technisat Digicorder you need the KMPlayer.

    • Bundleware Be careful during installation. https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/

    Free Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

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  • GOM Media Player

    GOM Media Player (Gretech Online Movie Player) is a freeware media player. Key strengths are the ability to play the majority of media files without the need to obtain a codec, and the ability to play some broken media files, both advantages over traditional players, like Windows Media Player. GOM Player supports file formats such as AVI, DAT, MPEG, DivX, XviD, WMV, ASF.

    • Bundleware The installer contains additional bloatware that can hijack your browser's settings. Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/

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  • IINA

    INA 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. IINA simplified a lot of user interactions. In addition of traditional cascaded menus, it prefer using interactive UI components and gestures to give you intuitive, flexible and powerful control of the playback. Powerful functionality.

    Free Open Source Mac

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  • SmoothVideo Project

    SVP allows you to watch any video on your PC file with frame interpolation (like you can watch it on high-end TVs and projectors). It increases frame rate by generating intermediate animation frames between existing ones to produce very smooth, fluid and clear motion. The technology is well-known for a while ("TrimensionDNM", "Motion Plus", "Motionflow" and others), but now it's available for free to PC users with simple GUI and just a couple of mouse clicks.

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  • QuickTime Player

    Use QuickTime to watch videos or personal media clips. QuickTime lets you record part of the screen, it’s perfect for creating a video tutorial of an application. With QuickTime you can trim the length of video clips or combine multiple clips into a single movie. Simply drag the clips you want into a movie window — QuickTime automatically scales or crops them so they match the dimensions of the movie.

    Free Mac

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  • MPlayerX

    MPlayerX is an open source project which aims to be the most powerful, beautiful, easy to use multimedia player on Mac OS X. MPlayerX is armed by FFmpeg and MPlayer, which means it could handle any media format in the world without extra plug-ins or codec packages. Additionally, MPlayerX is inspired by QuickTime Player, with a black interface and in-frame minimal controls. All of this helps users to focus on the contents, rather than software itself.

    • Discontinued Installer contains possible malware: https://www.symantec.com/security_response/attacksignatures/detail.jsp?asid=29897
    • Warning MPlayerX has been bundled with malwares, including adware. See the VirusTotal scan results at https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/6f1e9d7dc6b52af887b5e1bee6e0d0366345fb53c752ca23b98a9cf9b647fd49/analysis/1441451188/

    Free Open Source Mac MPlayer

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  • bomi

    bomi is a multimedia player aiming for easy usage but also providing various powerful features and convenience functions - User-friendly interface -- bomi provides a easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI). You can find all features in the context menu. All configurations can be done in a preferences dialog. - Unlimited playback history -- bomi records all playback history by default and provdes the way to resume playback later.

    • Discontinued Stagnant on v0.9.11 since 2015. Latest commit 90f18ff on Aug 12, 2016. See https://github.com/xylosper/bomi

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • RealPlayer

    RealPlayer with RealTimes (aka “RealPlayer” for short) still includes the legacy features, such as Video Player, Downloader, Converter, Organizer and Web Videos. It also includes RealTimes features, such as Photos and RealTimes Stories, the automatic video collage feature. RealPlayer premium features continue to be DVD Playback, DVD & CD Burning and Music Cleaner.

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad Kindle Fire

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  • GNOME-MPV

    GNOME MPV interacts with MPV via the client API exported by libmpv, allowing access to mpv's powerful playback capabilities. GNOME MPV can be configured using the preferences dialog accessible via the "Preferences" menu item. Additional configuration options can be set from an external file using the same syntax as mpv's mpv.conf. See mpv's man page for the full list of options.

    Free Open Source Linux mpv

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  • Movist

    A Mac media player based on QuickTime and FFMpeg, Open source under the GPLv3 and hosted on Google Code. A Simple and clean interface and high codec compatibility make this a real challenger to VLC.

    Free Open Source Mac

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  • 5KPlayer

    5KPlayer is a new-style free media player for Mac OS as all-in-one HD video/music player, AirPlay streamer and free online video/music downloader. It plays 4K/5K, MKV, MP4, AVI, WMV, YouTube video, MP3 music & DVD on Mac flawlessly. 5KPlayer also supports Apple's AirPlay tech which allows you to stream media from iPad, iPhone to Mac or from Mac to Apple TV. Moreover, with 5KPlayer, you can free download video music from YouTube, FaceBook, etc

    Free Mac Windows

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  • Mochi-Player

    Mochi-Player (formerly Baka Mplayer) is a free and open source, cross-platform, libmpv based multimedia player. Its simple design reflects the idea for an uncluttered, simple, and enjoyable environment for watching tv shows. Features - Gesture seeking. - Smart playlist. - Dim Desktop. - Hardware accelerated playback (vdpau, vaapi, vda). - Youtube playback support (and others). - Multilingual support. - And more...

    Free Open Source Windows Linux mpv

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  • Gnome MPlayer

    A GTK+2 interface to MPlayer. The power of MPlayer combined with a friendly interface for your desktop; You can play all your multimedia (audio, video, CD, DVDs, and VCDs, streams etc.), organize, sort and create playlists, take screenshots while playing videos, be notified about media changes. Full DVD and MKV chapter support, when supported by Mplayer.

    • Discontinued Latest version from Jan 10, 2014 https://code.google.com/archive/p/gnome-mplayer/downloads

    Free Open Source Linux BSD Xfce MPlayer

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  • niceplayer

    This program aims to be a multi-engine (Include of Perian Project) player designed for playing movies nicely for a person who likes to watch or present movies on their computer (such as the casual viewer or the video artist). This program features full screen or border-less floating windows, convenient controls for scrubbing or queuing movies, and on the fly playlist creation.

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.98, released in April 2014, can be still downloaded from GitHub.

    Free Open Source Mac

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  • PlayerXtreme

    PlayerXtreme Media Player is the most popular cross-platform audio, video, movie and online streaming Player for your device.

    Freemium Android Android Tablet

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