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MPlayer is a movie and animation player that supports a wide range of codecs and file formats, including MPEG 1/2/4, DivX 3/4/5, Windows Media 7/8/9, RealAudio/Video up to 9, Quicktime 5/6, and Vivo 1/2. It has many MMX/SSE(2)/3Dnow(Ex) optimized native audio and video codecs, but allows using XAnim's and RealPlayer's binary codec plugins, and Win32 codec DLLs. It has basic VCD/DVD playback functionality, including DVD subtitles, but supports many text-based subtitle formats too. For video output, nearly every existing interface is supported. It's also able to convert any supported files to raw/divx/mpeg4 AVI (pcm/mp3 audio), and even video grabbing from V4L devices.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  13 Sep 2013 12:47

    Release Notes: This release fixes a security issue in the previous release (1.1).

    •  02 Feb 2011 20:32

      Release Notes: This release has been tested thoroughly to work with the FFmpeg 0.6 branch. It adds a slew of new binary codecs and leverages everything added to FFmpeg. Notable additions are VP8 decoding, H.264 bugfixes and speedups, and unencrypted Blu-ray support. Network streams can now be played through FFmpeg. There was quite a bit of subtitle work. Ogg and Matroska demuxer defaults were switched to libavformat. The window position is now decided by the window manager. The codebase was cleaned up. External library copies were synchronized with upstream, and external library support was extended.

      •  07 Nov 2007 10:55

        Release Notes: Support for several codes, including many video game codecs, was added. Resolution switching and change of aspect ratio was fixed for several codecs. Blu-ray/HD-DVD type support for VC-1 in MPEG-PS/TS was added. Many stream types were added. Many other improvements and fixes were made.

        •  23 Oct 2006 20:52

          Release Notes: Native VC-1/WMV3, an On2 VP5/VP62 decoder, proper SSA/ASS subtitle rendering, and DVDnav support. Many bugfixes, enhancements, and speed-ups here and there.

          •  21 Jun 2006 18:04

            Release Notes: Several major issues issues were fixed. Support for compilation with a non-executable stack was introduced. Many decoders and demuxers were added or enhanced. Filters, drivers, and documentation were improved.

            Recent comments

            19 Oct 2008 12:23 hdlee

            Re: Did you guys research your software name before deciding on it?

            I've seen projects had to change names because of legal issues in the past. It is probably a good idea to ensure this before even starting just to be on the safe side.

            IANAL but consulting a lawyer often saves a lot of time and money.



            27 Sep 2008 02:43 hdlee

            Works wonder even on slower system

            I can't resist to use MPlayer despite its lack of user interface, which I think is important to have a better user experience.

            There are a lot of room for improvements, but considering the quality of the playback and other things, I never see anything better, especially when I have to run on a slower computer.

            Way to go!

            With the video conversion and capturing features, this project surely is a WINNER.

            14 Sep 2008 12:12 Pfv2

            Re: A big thank you

            > A quick comment to thanks everybody

            > working on MPlayer! I use it a lot!

            Yeah, same here. Can't imagine not using MPlayer! Continue your good work on MPlayer guys!

            24 Aug 2008 19:31 recuguide

            A big thank you
            A quick comment to thanks everybody working on MPlayer! I use it a lot!

            24 Mar 2008 11:48 MeerBezoekers

            Thank you
            It works great.
            I am finally able to view my raw avi video files. I use these files when video editing.



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