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MPlayer OSX Extended is the future of MPlayer OSX. Leveraging the power of the MPlayer and FFmpeg open source projects, MPlayer OSX Extended aims to deliver a powerful, functional and no frills video player for OSX.

MPlayer OSX Extended is based on the original MPlayer OSX project but has since undergone fundamental changes, making it a modern and easy to use video player. Thanks to multithreading and 64bit architecture, MPlayer OSX Extended is one of the fastest choices on OSX to play back HD H264 videos. It also supports instant playback of MKV files and advanced styled subtitles in the ASS format.

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What's New

Version rev15:
  • Add option to open files in either new or frontmost window, optionally reusing idle windows when possible.
  • Updated help.
  • Add menu items to play previous/next episode.
  • Add menu item to reset the volume.
  • Improved support for multichannel audio.
  • Updated file type and preferences icons.
  • The App is now code-signed for Mountain Lion more...

Requirements

  • OS X 10.6 or later

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Only one big complaint. Every time I change a font in my OSX's fonts folder Mplayer OSX Ext. blocks at launch with this dumb message: "Fontconfig needs to update its font cache. This can take up to a couple of minutes." This is more...

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Mikael B Member IconReview+415
Mikael B
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The other MPlayer of importance, MPlayerX, doesn't play back as nicely as MPlayer OSX Extended does as it's ridden with sync issues that the developer seems disinterested in fixing. But MPlayerX saves playback position in bookmarks, unlike both MPlayer OSX Extended and VLC, which is nice when you have a lot of videos to look trough.

MPlayer OSX Extended also have much better DVD playback, also VIDEO_TS, compared to MPlayerX, but unlike VLC lacks ability to select episode on discs like TV-series, which is a let down.

As VLC plays back all kinds of video as good as, or better than, MPlayer OSX Extended it's still my number one choice and MplayerX is the second (for material with lesser requirements). If VLC ever gets playback position bookmarks, then you won't need anything else.

The Font Config Cache issue does detract form the expereince of using MPlayer OSX Extended. This time it took 5 minutes at first start up. None on the following.

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Version rev15
Mikael B
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I forgot to mention that another very serious drawback of MPlayer OSX Extended is that it doesn't handle multiple audio output devices well at all, also when they are system default. This is not so with MPlayerX nor VLC.

At playback you "Error parsing option on the command line: -channels". The solution is to select "Stereo" instead of "Same as output device" in Prerferences > Audio > Surround.

Big-Mac-XXL Member IconReview+263
Big-Mac-XXL
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Only one big complaint. Every time I change a font in my OSX's fonts folder Mplayer OSX Ext. blocks at launch with this dumb message: "Fontconfig needs to update its font cache. This can take up to a couple of minutes." This is massively annoying. No other program does this: VLC, MPlayerX, Movist, QuickTimePlayer, RealPlayer ...

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Version rev15
Gary30
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Plus it puts a bunch of hidden fonts in your Users folder that seem to duplicate fonts already on the system. To me, this looks like kind of a weird lash up that is past is prime. Maybe I am missing something but this is one I am removing.

Dejmac Member IconReview+62
Dejmac
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Thank you STTZ (Media Player OSX Extended) for such lightning fast reaction and reply.

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Version rev15
Dejmac Member IconReview+62
Dejmac
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It is written: REQUIREMENTS Intel/PPC, OS X 10.5 or later. It is not true. I have 10.6.8, 32bit and when I downloaded it I got an X over circle!? Meaning: it cannot be used! It is not what it is written. Please, assist.

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Version rev15
MacUpdate-Jess
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Dejmac, yes, you're right: the published requirements were wrong. Unfortunately, they didn't get updated when the listing was updated. Although rev15 is compatible with OS X 10.6, it requires a 64-bit processor.

I'm posting a Universal Binary for rev14 (Intel 64/32 and PPC for OS X 10.5 or later), which you'll find in the Related Links.

We apologize for the confusion and inconvenience.

Sttz
+1

Ouch, 32bit somehow slipped out of the final build.

The build has been updated with 32bit support. Redownload it here on MacUpdate, the homepage or through software update.

Sorry for the inconvenience!

bbw7 Member IconComment+313
bbw7
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MU:

Download link goes to MU Desktop

Everybody else: can download via dev's site.

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Version rev15
MacUpdate-Jess
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bbw7, the download link on the listing *doesn't* go to MU Desktop; it goes to Amazon's github cloud, which is the location from which you would receive the file if you went to the developer's site to download it. If you don't trust us, highlight the downloaded file in Finder and open an Info window. Look under More Info.

Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3699
Jazzyguy
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I really like this player.Once you get past the Font Config portion ,It is really a great player.

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Version rev15
Antoniong Member IconReview+62
Antoniong
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Switched to this from MplayerX because I had it with skipping to prevent the text "chapter...." showing when subtitles were needed.

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Version rev14
Nrc2248 Member IconReview+15
Nrc2248
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If you haven't yet, scroll down and read some of the other posters. The download link on macupdate's webpage is full of bugs and does NOT run that well. But...not all hope is lost.

https://sites.google.com/site/hermihg/

Hermi's fork of the mplayer app is exceptional and I use it over VLC now. Go to that site! It's the mplayer you've always been waiting for.

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Version rev14
Nrc2248
+2

With VLC 2.08, I no longer use or miss this application.

jmhbpc Member IconReview+7
jmhbpc
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Tried it out with a dvd and external sub file, thought I had it made on a great solution to watching dvds with no english subs.
Worked great for the first half of the film, then no subs.
So, it's half way there I guess.

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GeoProf
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Abandoned?

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Date 10 Nov 2013
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