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  • Miro icon

    Miro

    Miro (formerly Democracy Player) is a free and open source internet TV application, media library, and video player. Through Miro, you can subscribe to any RSS feed...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

    • Discontinued 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/
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    GOM Media Player

    GOM Media Player (Gretech Online Movie Player) is a freeware media player. Key strengths are the ability to play the majority of media files without the need to obtain a...

    Free Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

    • Bundleware The installer contains additional bloatware that can hijack your browser's settings. Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
    • Its effects are easier to use and it has an extensive Preferences selection; BE AWARE, they have a separate music player. I have both. the Reverb is solid. you can avoid the crapware by doing the first download from Ninite and just updating or do a custom install. To my knowledge GOM does not recored. clydelymanMar 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Support almost all types of video formats. Guest • Dec 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • VLC Player looks like it belongs on a Windows 95 computer. GOM Player has a much more professional interface with lots of options. Guest • Jul 2015 • 1 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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    MPlayerX

    MPlayerX is an open source project which aims to be the most powerful, beautiful, easy to use multimedia player on Mac OS X.

    Free Open Source Mac MPlayer

    • Discontinued Installer contains possible malware: https://www.symantec.com/security_response/attacksignatures/detail.jsp?asid=29897
    • Warning MPlayerX has been bundled with malwares, including adware. See the VirusTotal scan results at https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/6f1e9d7dc6b52af887b5e1bee6e0d0366345fb53c752ca23b98a9cf9b647fd49/analysis/1441451188/
    • It's the best media player for Mac, it behaves like a native mac app, the same beautiful design of QuickTime but reads a lot of video formats, I highly recommend MPlayerX! Guest • Nov 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Splash

    Splash 2.0 lets you watch and convert your videos like never before - superb performance, smooth motion, crisp details and vivid colors. Designed and optimized for...

    Freemium Windows

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    Poweramp

    Poweramp is the new powerful music player for Android. - plays mp3/mp4/m4a(including lossless alac)/flac/ogg/wav/tta/ wma/ape/wv - optimized 10 band graphic...

    Commercial Android

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    DivX

    A professional and reliable software solution that provides you with the latest codecs and enables high quality DivX HEVC video creation and video streaming.

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone

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    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

    • Discontinued Stagnant on v0.9.11 since 2015. Latest commit 90f18ff on Aug 12, 2016. See https://github.com/xylosper/bomi
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    jetAudio

    JetAudio is integrated, multimedia software made of a single compact rack. Not only does it play various music and video files, it also has features such as CD burning...

    Freemium Windows Android

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    • is the best of the best, i've been using it for years and reads all formats, and plays audio and video with quality, best sound availble. Guest • Jun 2016 Disagree   Agree

VLC Media Player Comments

VLC is really the best for me

Comment by michaelangelo1980
about VLC Media Player · May 2017 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful

VLC player still the best player for me.

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Never liked VLC, but...

Comment by SpiderMan
about VLC Media Player and Microsoft OneDrive · Jul 2015 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful

The Modern (or Metro) version for Windows is great! I especially like the possibility to stream music from OneDrive. What I really miss is an option to pause video by clicking on it.

+1

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Comment by Vivike
about VLC Media Player and Amarok, Rhythmbox · Aug 2017 · Helpful Not helpful

Help!!

I need an app for my android mobile that I could program to start and stop, about 4 hours playing and with loop play. I am looking for something like Amarok or Rhythmbox, but for Android 4.1 Any idea? It is something like an alarm but for a long time, if it is free is good but if not it is also good.

Thanks

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Comment by yugalsaluja
about VLC Media Player · Jul 2017 · Helpful Not helpful

Plays every kind of multimedia codecs as well subtitles. Plus you can play DVD and download subtitles using the app...
for me its simply awesome

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Comment by lunolas
about VLC Media Player · Jul 2017 · Helpful Not helpful

Excellent, fast and small media player, no codecs needed!

That's because it has them all already! Even Super Nintendo SPC synth. ^_^

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Comment by sylain
about VLC Media Player · May 2017 · Helpful Not helpful

Very versatile software with lots of feature

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Comment by Bertha_Marshall
about VLC Media Player · Apr 2017 · Helpful Not helpful

I think it works just fine, i have used this for years and never had any issue with it. Very simple to use.
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VLC very helpful

Comment by thermotemp
about VLC Media Player · Mar 2017 · Helpful Not helpful

VLC is one of the best multi media player that i used since 5 years.

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Comment by chinchilla
about VLC Media Player · Mar 2017 · Helpful Not helpful

Multi-platform and opens lots of files. Can integrate with last.fm.

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My go to

Comment by thiagodcosta11
about VLC Media Player · Nov 2016 · Helpful Not helpful

I really prefer this one over any other, this has worked fine every time I have used it. I personally wouldn't change to another media player.

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Can`t actually decide

Comment by Libido
about VLC Media Player · Oct 2016 · Helpful Not helpful

Does KM Player works better than VLC Player? I used both of them and i like KM Player more. But it`s really trendy and i want to use less popular one.

kmplayer is now potplayer and yes it's definitely better than vlc.

What a hipster, just use the one you feel comfortable lol

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most great media player

Comment by saloma
about VLC Media Player · Sep 2016 · Helpful Not helpful

i think it's the most great media player

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great

Comment by louisbeckler784
about VLC Media Player · Aug 2016 · Helpful Not helpful

it works just fine and in every platform i have tried it, very good

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Works

Comment by sophiaschuler600
about VLC Media Player · Aug 2016 · Helpful Not helpful

I think it works just fine, i have used this for years and never had any issue with it. Very simple to use.

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