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MX Player Alternatives

MX Player is described as '- The best way to enjoy your movies' and is a very popular Media Player in the video & movies category. There are more than 100 alternatives to MX Player 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 MX Player are MPC-HC, PotPlayer, SMPlayer and MPC-BE.

MX Player 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 MX Player.
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  1. VLC Media Player icon

    VLC Media Player

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Blackberry 10
    • Apple Watch
    • Apple TV
    • F-Droid
    • Kindle Fire
    • Haiku
    • PortableApps.com

    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.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeVLC Media Player doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableVLC Media Player is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with VLC Media Player.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsVLC Media Player can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ PortableVLC Media Player can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Support for 4KVLC Media Player supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in VLC Media Player without registration.
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    Almost everyone thinks VLC Media Player is a great alternative to MX Player.
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    Can read all usual formats. That's most important.

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    Worse performance but no ads.

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    Vlc Is Best Media Player For Windows Linux Android It's Open Source And Support Every Codec

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    Open source alternative on Android

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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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    Allows to search subtitles plus tons of other features, highly configurable and above all open sourced project.

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  3. 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.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freePotPlayer doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ 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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    Bundleware

    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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    It is good alternative on windows platform

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  4. 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.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableSMPlayer is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ LightweightSMPlayer consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeSMPlayer doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ PortableSMPlayer can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with SMPlayer.
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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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  6. 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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  7. KMPlayer icon

    KMPlayer

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    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.

    ⚫︎ Support for 4KKMPlayer supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
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  8. MPlayer icon

    MPlayer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • AmigaOS
    • Xfce
    • MorphOS

    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.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceMPlayer either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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  9. The media player provided pre-installed with all modern Windows versions (7 and higher): Windows Media Player 12 plays more music and video than ever, including Flip Video and unprotected songs from your iTunes library!

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  10. The only player you will ever need. Stunning video quality thanks to advanced engine. Video conversion optimized for social media. Innovative and fully customizable user interface. In one word - Splash.

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    Discontinued

    dead after 3 years of no updates!

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