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    Optimus Player Alternatives

    Optimus Player is described as 'The best app for playing audiovisual content on the Mac' and is a Media Player in the Video & Movies category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Optimus Player for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Android and BSD. The best alternative is VLC Media Player, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Optimus Player are MPV (Free, Open Source), MPC-HC (Free, Open Source), PotPlayer (Free) and IINA (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 25, 2022
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    The best app for playing audiovisual content on the Mac.
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      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.
    1. MPV is an 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.


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      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.
    2. Potplayer is a minimalist media player that has an extensive range of configurable options to choose from and lots of functionality.

      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.

    3. 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.


    4. Watch Internet video, HD movie trailers, and personal media clips. Whether it’s on the web or on your desktop, QuickTime Player brings your digital media brilliantly to life.
    5. Tired of music players that take forever to start up because they're loading ads or trying to download stuff? Of music players that ignore Bluetooth controls, or stop responding after a few minutes? I was too, so I wrote this app!
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    6. Open source video player built with Qt/QML and libmpv.
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      Movist is a movie player for Mac OS based on QuickTime & FFmpeg.
    7. 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 .

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      MPlayerX has been bundled with malwares, including adware. See the VirusTotal scan results at https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/6f1e9d7dc6b52af887b5e1bee6e0d0366345fb53c752ca23b98a9cf9b647fd49/analysis/1441451188/

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