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    QuickTime Player Alternatives for Linux

    QuickTime Player is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is VLC Media Player, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to QuickTime Player and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to QuickTime Player are MPV (Free, Open Source), SMPlayer (Free, Open Source), Quod Libet (Free, Open Source) and MPlayer (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 25, 2022
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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.
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    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.


    2. 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.
    3. 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).
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      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.


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      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.
    4. Miro (formerly Democracy Player) is a free and open source internet TV application, media library, and video player.

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      No updates since 2013. Youtube intergration broken because of no updates since youtube API changed. See changelog: http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/pculture.org/Miro/

    5. Videos (previously Totem) is the official movie player of the GNOME desktop environment based on xine-lib or GStreamer. It features a playlist, a full-screen mode, seek and volume controls, as well as keyboard navigation.
    6. SVP allows you to watch any video on your PC file with frame interpolation (like you can watch it on high-end TVs and projectors). It increases frame rate by generating intermediate animation frames between existing ones to produce very smooth, fluid and clear motion.
    7. Musique unclutters your music listening experience with a clean interface that keeps you focused on what really matters: music.
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