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    VLC Media Player Alternatives for Xfce

    VLC Media Player is not available for Xfce but there are plenty of alternatives with similar functionality. The best Xfce alternative is MPV, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to VLC Media Player and 15 are available for Xfce so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Xfce alternatives to VLC Media Player are MPlayer (Free, Open Source), DeaDBeeF (Free, Open Source), Quod Libet (Free, Open Source) and Exaile (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 3, 2022
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    1. MPV is an MPlayer-based video player that is available on all major desktop operating systems. Linux users in particular cite MPV as one of the best alternatives to VLC. Its interface is extremely minimal, though with that comes extraordinary stability.
      MPV vs VLC Media Player opinions
      Almost everyone thinks MPV is a great alternative to VLC Media Player.
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      MPV is the best alternative to VLC on Linux. It plays just about anything you can throw at it while working much better than VLC does. Once you get used to the minimal interface and stability, you won't want to use anything else.
      Top positive comment  about 2 years ago

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      InsaneFromEarth Reliably supports more newer encodes + minimal
      Top positive comment  almost 6 years ago

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      awvalenti Very minimal, indeed, and very fast. Has many keyboard shortcuts and displays album art for songs. I decided not to use it because I need global hotkeys (play/pause, next, previous) to work, and they didn't (at least on Windows).
      Comment 6 months ago

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      Shuunen finally seeking in a video is smooth <3
      Positive comment 12 months ago

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      vanzkiiee Best player for entertainment language learning as it can display 2 subs at a time and can be synched with Anki, the best tool for learning. ?
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      collorfrisie it integrates with syncplay
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      xvhpqg Changing playback speed doesn't cause audio dropouts.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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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.
      MPlayer vs VLC Media Player opinions
      Most users think MPlayer is a great alternative to VLC Media Player.
      It read and play most media without any constraints.
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

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    2. DeaDBeeF is a lightweight graphical music player created for easy playback of music and management of playlists. It supports major audio codecs and tags, global hotkeys, gapless playback, streaming audio, command line control, and has an 18-band equalizer.
      DeaDBeeF vs VLC Media Player opinions
      Most users think DeaDBeeF is a great alternative to VLC Media Player.
      rivee03 The only music player that can loop an audio file perfectly. Not for video though.
      Positive comment 2 months ago

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      Only plays music, not video.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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    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).
      Most users think Quod Libet is a great alternative to VLC Media Player.
    4. Exaile is a cross-platform music manager and player for GTK+ written in Python and is easily extensible via plugins.


    5. Qmmp is an audio-player, written with help of Qt library. The user interface is similar to Winamp or xmms.
    6. Parole is a media player for the Xfce desktop environment, written using the GStreamer framework.
    7. xine is a free multimedia player. It plays back CDs, DVDs, and VCDs. It also decodes multimedia files like AVI, MOV, WMV, and MP3 from local disk drives, and displays multimedia streamed over the Internet.
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      ncmpc is a fully featured MPD client, which runs in a terminal (using ncurses). Its goal is to provide a keyboard oriented and consistent interface to MPD, without wasting resources.
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      A minimalist command line interface to MPD.
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