Alternatives to MPV for all platforms with any license

  • 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...

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued Stagnant on v0.9.11 since 2015. Latest commit 90f18ff on Aug 12, 2016. See
  • 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...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X

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    GNOME MPV interacts with MPV via the client API exported by libmpv, allowing access to mpv's powerful playback capabilities....

    Free Open Source Linux mpv

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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...

    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...

    Free Open Source Linux BSD Xfce MPlayer

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    • Discontinued Latest version from Jan 10, 2014
  • 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...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X

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

    A video player for watching and managing local video files.

    Free Open Source Linux elementary OS

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  • MPlayer OSX Extended

    MPlayer OSX Extended is an unofficial extension of the MPlayer OSX user interface.

    Free Open Source Mac OS X MPlayer

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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated.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.
  • 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...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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    • 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
  • 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...

    Commercial $ $ $ iPhone iPad

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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...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued Product no longer exists at official site, but can still be downloaded from 3rd party websites.




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MPV Comments

Comment by TheDA
about MPV · Mar 2017 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Report as spam

Great very super high resolution displays. Playback was far more reliable on our 8K screen using MPV, than it was with VLC or MPC-HC.

Comment by stax76
about MPV · Jul 2017 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

What I like about MPV player is:

rich CLI
Lua scripting
High DPI support
lot's of options
good documentation
issue tracker on github with helpful community

Comment by Krakob
about MPV · May 2017 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Really simple to use yet amazingly powerful