Software : MPlayer : MPlayer


(as of 10/18/2018)
LicenseOpen Source

Software Overview

Main Features

  • Supports a large array of video and audio formats
  • Outputs video and audio through a large selection of output drivers
  • Provides source code for modification

MPlayer is a free media player that supports many media formats. It is a customizable, open source application that supports multiple operating systems.

MPlayer recognizes many popular video formats, such as MPEG, OGM, AVI, WMV, and MOV. It also allows you to watch DVDs, DivX videos, and H.264 movies among others. It can also play popular audio formats such as AAC, WMA, and RealAudio. In addition, MPlayer supports a wide array of output drivers to optimize your viewing and listening experience.

The MPlayer user interface varies depending on how you install it. The recommended method is to compile the downloadable source code, which does not include a GUI. Therefore, you must choose a front-end to use for your player. Several options are available on the MPlayer projects page. You can also download an unofficial package of MPlayer from the site’s projects page that is pre-compiled and includes a graphical user interface.

MPlayer is a capable media player that supports a wide array of video and audio formats and can be customized to fit your needs. If you are technically savvy, you can compile and customize your own version of MPlayer. Otherwise, installing a pre-compiled package is your best option.

Supported File Types

Primary file extension

.MP4 – MPEG-4 Video File

Other file extensions used by MPlayer 1

Supported File Types
.3GP3GPP Multimedia File
.AACAdvanced Audio Coding File
.AC3Audio Codec 3 File
.APEMonkey's Audio Lossless Audio File
.BINBinary Video File
.DATVCD Video File
.DVDigital Video File
.FLVFlash Video File
.M2THDV Video File
.MJPMJPEG Video File
.MKAMatroska Audio File
.MKVMatroska Video File
.MPCMusepack Compressed Audio File
.MQVSony Movie Format File
.MTSAVCHD Video File
.MTVMTV Video Format File
.NUTNUT Video File
.NUVNuppelVideo File
.OGGOgg Vorbis Audio File
.OGMOgg Media File
.OGVOgg Video File
.PCMPulse Code Modulation
.PVAPVA Video File
.TRPHD Video Transport Stream
.TSVideo Transport Stream File
.TSTREAMSwarmPlayer Streaming Torrent
.TTATrue Audio File
.VC1VC-1 Video File
.VFWVideo for Windows
.VOBDVD Video Object File
.VRODVD Video Recording Format
.YUVYUV Video File
Additional Related File Formats
.3GPP3GPP Media File
.3P23GPP Multimedia File
.ASSAegisub Advanced SubStation Alpha File
.IDXMovie Subtitle File
.JSSJACOsub Subtitle File
.KMVMobile DJ Video File
.KSFKMPlayer Skin File
.MODAmiga Music Module File
.MPSUBMPlayer Subtitles File
.OGAOgg Vorbis Audio File
.SCMSuper Chain Media File
.SMISAMI Subtitles File
.SRTSubRip Subtitle File
.SSASub Station Alpha Subtitle File
.SUBSubtitle File
.UMXUnreal Music Package

Updated: October 18, 2018