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    QuickTime Player Alternatives

    QuickTime Player is described as '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' and is a very popular Media Player in the Video & Movies category. There are more than 100 alternatives to QuickTime Player for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is VLC Media Player, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like QuickTime Player are MPV (Free, Open Source), MPC-HC (Free, Open Source), PotPlayer (Free) and SMPlayer (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 25, 2022
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    Watch Internet video, HD movie trailers, and personal media clips. Whether it’s on the web or on your desktop, QuickTime...
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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.
      VLC Media Player vs QuickTime Player opinions
      Most users think VLC Media Player is a great alternative to QuickTime Player.
      VLC Player plays anything. It is the go-to software for playing all types of media.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

    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.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      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.


      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.

      PotPlayer vs QuickTime Player opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      I like the simplistic design and small size
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

    3. 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.

    4. MPC-BE is a free and open source audio and video player for Windows.
    5. Media Player Classic was designed to look just like Windows Media Player 6.4, but with many additional new features.


      The project is no longer developed. The currently active fork is MPC-HC . Latest version,, released in April 2011, can be still downloaded from

    6. 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.
      IINA vs QuickTime Player opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      someonelast Just like QuickTime, but better. It supports many more formats, has many more features, and is just more enjoyable to use. Works and feels a lot like QuickTime. Definitely better than VLC as a Mac alternative.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

      Best open-source MacOS video player. Much better than QuickTime — supports more formats, has more features, yet it's still clean and easy to use with a MacOS feel to it (compared to VLC).
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

    7. Quod Libet is a Gapless GTK+-based audio player written in Python. Its designed around the idea that you know how to organize your music better than we do. It lets you make playlists based on regular expressions (dont worry, regular searches work too).
    8. MX Player - The best way to enjoy your movies.
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