Alternatives to VLC Media Player for Linux with any license

  • MPV

    MPV is an audio and movie player based on MPlayer and mplayer2. It supports a wide variety of...

    • Reliably supports more newer encodes + minimal InsaneFromEarthJul 2016 • 8 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I had some rare cases were VLC and MPlayer couldn't play a video correctly. MPV did it for me on Linux and Windows. Also like the GUI (or the lack of it) a lot more. vektorwegDec 2016 • 8 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • There was a time when VLC was justifiably considered the best open-source cross-platform movie player. MPV has closed the gap substantially and is likely to work out-of-the-box in a minority of cases where VLC gets stuck. Excellent software. Open souce (trustworthy) and free, of course. JohnFastmanDec 2016 • 8 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Its simple, plays everything and its maintained by a big community . Guest • Jul 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Best on Linux, couldn't see a 99% movie's ending, this worked like butter. munteanzenoAug 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Plays all files quickly and cleanly, displays all subtitles correctly. Guest • Oct 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Doesn't have hiccups VLC have during playbacks InsaneFromEarthJun 2016 • 3 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • More stable and fast, it is the best VLC alternative for my experience. Guest • Mar 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • It's extremely lightweight but it does the jobs done johndoeeApr 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • MPV is the only capable media player that run also on all known operating systems, just like VLC. hathasAug 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Most reliable playback out there. kirillgorinApr 2017 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android BSD ... Xfce

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  • SMPlayer

    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...

    • On Linux systems is much better than VLC, faster, with no bugs and read every kind of video file. Guest • Jun 2016 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • After i tried VLC and MPC I looked for another alternatives. I think SMPlayer is best suited for me. You can customize theme, also very light, and you can resume videos that have been played before. Guest • Aug 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It plays everything with no need to add other codes and the video looks way better than on VLC. Guest • Jan 2018 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • faster, better quality, no distortions in the videos like vlc. Guest • May 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • One click downloading of subtitles, less buggy subtitle downloading and handling compared to VLC. ghos3tJun 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Much faster searching within videos. Files are removable from disk, directly in the playlist (has to be activated in the options). Guest • Feb 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Best alternative for Vlc and GUI for MPV yugalsalujaJul 2017 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows Linux BSD mpv PortableApps.com ... Haiku MPlayer

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  • Clementine

    Clementine is a cross-platform free and open source music player and library organizer based on Amarok 1.4.

    • Clementine is audio player, and does not have video capabilities. Guest • Jul 2015 • 23 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Clementine is audio player, and does not have video capabilities. R3DJOK3R1Sep 2017 • 14 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's only music player, not media in general (videos specifically). orestesgaolinAug 2015 • 13 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Clementine can't play videos. It's only for music. Guest • Oct 2017 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • VLC excels at video, with a but of music on the side. Clementine is a pure-audio player. Guest • Nov 2017 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • This is a great music Player but no Video player Guest • Aug 2018 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • MPlayer

    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...

    • It read and play most media without any constraints. Guest • Mar 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD AmigaOS ... Xfce MorphOS

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  • Amarok

    Amarok is a powerful music player for Linux, Unix and Windows with an intuitive interface. It makes playing the music you love and discovering new music easier than ever...

    • Amarok is a music player. It has no video playback functionality. SergTTLFeb 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows Linux BSD

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  • Banshee

    Play your music and videos. Stay entertained and up to date with podcasts and video podcasts. Discover new music with Last.fm radio....

    • Discontinued No new releases and features since 2014. Latest versions, 2.6.2 (stable) and 2.9.1 (development), released in February and March 2014, are still working and can be downloaded from the official website.

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  • 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...

    • 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/

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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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...

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

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • Exaile

    Exaile is a cross-platform music manager and player for GTK+ written in Python and is easily extensible via plugins. It incorporates automatic fetching of album art...

    Free Open Source Windows Linux BSD Xfce

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  • UMPlayer

    UMPlayer is a movie player which runs on many systems. It plays most MPEG/VOB, AVI, Ogg/OGM, VIVO, ASF/WMA/WMV, QT/MOV/MP4, RealMedia, Matroska, NUT, NuppelVideo, FLI...

    • Discontinued No more updates, latest downloads from 2011: https://sourceforge.net/projects/umplayer/files/

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • aTunes

    aTunes is a full-featured audio player and manager, developed in Java programming language, so it can be executed on different platforms: Windows, Linux and Unix-like...

    • Discontinued last update: 22. June 2014
    • aTunes is targeted to audio while VLC is all round solution. Guest • Jan 2016 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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