Alternatives to YouTube Media Player for all platforms with any license

  • Minitube

    Minitube is a YouTube desktop application. With it you can watch YouTube videos in a new way: you type a keyword, Minitube gives you an endless video stream. Minitube...

    Freemium $ $ $ Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • FreeTube

    FreeTube is an open source desktop YouTube player built with privacy in mind. Use YouTube without advertisments and prevent Google tracking from you with their cookies...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Echoes Player

    Echoes is a YouTube media player that provides a great, simplified user experience with no trailer ads or other distractions like comments. Simply select a video to play...

    Free Open Source Web Self-Hosted Chrome AngularJS Bootstrap

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  • Kaku

    Kaku is the next generation music player that supports many different platform like YouTube, Vimeo ... etc. With it, you can listen to any music you like in different...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • MotionBox

    The video browser for motion freedom, MotionBox is a desktop client for streaming video that lets you stream videos from YouTube, Vimeo and Dailymotion.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • SMTube

    Free Youtube browser for SMPlayer which allows to browse, search and play YouTube videos.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • Awesome Tube

    This is what you want for Youtube app in Windows 10 platform Fast, simple, easy to use, mostly full-featured application for streaming video in Youtube Just...

    Free Windows Windows Phone Xbox

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  • Elmedia Player

    Elmedia is a free media player for Mac that supports various video and audio formats, including FLV, SWF, MP4, AVI, MOV, MP4, DAT, MP3, etc. The app features built-in...

    Freemium Mac Apple TV

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  • YouView

    Browse, watch, convert, and download YouTube videos on your Mac faster, because YouView uses the core technologies of Mac OS X to play instead of Flash allowing video to...

    Free Open Source Mac

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    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 0.6.1 , released in June 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Tubbler

    YouTube Movie Player for Mac OS X. There is no better place to find movies than on the YouTube website, but did you ever want to play YouTube movies outside of your web...

    Free Mac

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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 1.7, released in April 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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YouTube Media Player Comments

Not Exactly A Stand-alone Program

Comment by gdwaynewarner
about YouTube Media Player · Mar 2017 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Just from looking at the website, it appears that this "program" is a browser extension, which begs the question: why would anybody need to use a browser extension to watch a YouTube video?

I am looking for something I can plug a YouTube link into and watch the associated video -- without using YouTube -- mostly because sometimes YouTube gets busy, and the video I'm trying to watch starts to play ... oddly.

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