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: 4/14/2019 4:40:00 PM

Alternatives to MPV for all platforms with any license

  • 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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  • Celluloid

    Celluloid (formerly GNOME MPV) is a simple GTK+ frontend for mpv. Celluloid interacts with mpv via the client API exported by libmpv, allowing access to mpv's powerful playback capabilities. Celluloid interacts with MPV via the client API exported by libmpv, allowing access to mpv's powerful playback capabilities. Celluloid can be configured using the preferences dialog accessible via the "Preferences" menu item.

    Free Open Source Linux mpv

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • ExMplayer

    Play any media files,convert,extract,animate and more...Official page of ExMplayer Play any files with out any codec,199 audio and 416 video built-in external codecs.So ExMplayer can play any media format.Supports network streaming and subtitles. Want to convert audio file ? here is it easy to use audio converter.ExMplayer audio converter supports more than 10 different audio file format conversions. Do you want to extract audio from video files? Hmm...

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • QMPlay2

    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.

    • It works with FFmpeg rather than a fork of it. It has a very nice play list which is easily updated. Its very efficient regarding cpu/gpu usage compared to other players I have used. You can watch Youtube videos with it. Guest • Dec 2017 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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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  • 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.

    Free Open Source Linux BSD Xfce MPlayer

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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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  • JuceVLC

    Based on libVLC 2.2.0 Browse local or remote (via UPNP UPNP broken in VLC since 2.08) files and adjust settings using On Screen Display (O.S.D.) Frontpage movies menu with automatically downloaded posters (from or generated thumbnails (no setup required) Big, customizable fonts size and no tiny popup dialogs Subtitles selection and synchronization using slider via O.S.D. Search,Download,Extract and Load subtitles from opensubtitles.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • MPlayer OSX Extended

    MPlayer OSX Extended is the future of MPlayer OSX. Leveraging the power of the MPlayer and FFmpeg open source projects, MPlayer OSX Extended aims to deliver a powerful, functional and no frills video player for OSX. MPlayer OSX Extended is based on the original MPlayer OSX project but has since undergone fundamental changes, making it a modern and easy to use video player.

    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, Revision 15, released in November 2013, can be still downloded from the official website.

    Free Open Source Mac MPlayer

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  • nPlayer

    nPlayer provides high quality video play performance and easy control-UI supporting almost all kinds of video formats and codecs without file converting efforts. And nPlayer also supports H.264/MPEG4 hardware acceleration and powerful, stable streaming technology which enable to stream-play from WebDAV, FTP, SMB, UPnP/DNLA server.

    Commercial $ $ $ iPhone iPad

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  • Gnome media player

    A simple media player for GNOME that supports libvlc, xine-lib and libgstreamer. Different media players are good at playing different media types. The goal is to combine multiple engines into a consistent user interface so users can switch between engines without having to retrain themselves to use a different UI. This project is aimed at novice users and its scope will probably not expand past anything other than a simple media player.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Enqueue

    Enqueue is an elegant playlist-based music player. Features: • Large file format support including: mp3, mp4, aac, ogg, flac, wav, aiff & musepack. • Now playing queue • Playlists • iTunes importing • Built in scrobbling • Equalizer • Media keys and Global hotkeys • Growl notifications • History graphs • File tagging • Miniplayer

    Commercial Mac

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  • FreeSmith Video Player

    FreeSmith Video Player is a totally free video player which play videos, music with various kinds of popular formats such as AVI, MP4, 3GP, WMV, MOV, MPG etc and even support play online videos, DVD movies and blu-ray discs. It is the perfect combination of free mkv, mpeg, hd, flash video, youtube, dvd, blu-ray, movie player which offers you wonderful watching and listening experience.

    • Discontinued The product is no longer available on the company website. Last version, 1.10, released in September 2011, can be still downloaded from

    Free Windows

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  • Kioo Media Player

    Kioo is designed and utilizes a number of open source projects which holds different open source licenses. Without them, the player could not exist. Clear Crystal Audio: Using best in class audio decoding and output technologies provided by FFMPEG, paired with internal audio output engine, Kioo delivers high quality, clear crystal audio to the listener which is unrivaled by almost all players out there.

    Free Windows

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  • AVPlayer

    AVPlayer can play almost any computer video file format such as AVI, Xvid, WMV and much more clearly and effortlessly. No converting hassles. Just copy files via USB and just drag and drop into the AVPlayer’s Media Explorer. The AVPlayer can also support external subtitle files such as SMI and SRT. So if you enjoy watching videos on your iPad, then the AVPlayer is an absolute necessity.

    Commercial $ $ $ iPhone iPad

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  • Videku

    With Videku, you can play your videos directly in the browser. You don't have to install any software and you can use Chromecast or similar device to stream video directly to your TV, HTPC or Home Cinema. Load subtitles from file or use OpenSubtitles integration to fetch them in just a few clicks. Catch them quickly to watch that new episode of your favorite TV series you've been waiting for.

    Free Web Chrome

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  • Media Player Classic Qute Theater

    Media Player Classic Home Cinema ( ) is considered by many to be the quintessential media player for the Windows desktop. Media Player Classic Qute Theater (mpc-qt) aims to reproduce most of the interface and functionality of mpc-hc while using libmpv to play video instead of DirectShow. FEATURES Nearly everything that MPC-HC does. For the most part, unwritten portions relate to setting options and streaming from devices.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • MPlayer for Windows Mobile

    MPlayer for Windows Mobile is a port of the famous MPlayer media player for the Linux platform. The software is still in development but already demonstrates very powerful capabilities and features. MPlayer can play music and video data as well as streaming media directly from the network. It was tested with application unlocked Windows Mobile 5.0 and 6 devices and should run on all WM5+ Smartphones as well Pocket PCs.

    Free Open Source Windows Mobile

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