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MPlayer for Mac

Movie player supports most video formats.

Free
In English
Version 1.0 rc2
4.3
Based on 15 user rates

MPlayer overview

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. You can watch VideoCD, SVCD, DVD, 3ivx, DivX 3/4/5 and even WMV movies.

Another great feature of MPlayer is the wide range of supported output drivers. It works with X11, Xv, DGA, OpenGL, SVGAlib, fbdev, AAlib, DirectFB, but you can use GGI, SDL (and this way all their drivers), VESA (on every VESA compatible card, even without X11!) and some low level card-specific drivers (for Matrox, 3Dfx and ATI), too! Most of them support software or hardware scaling, so you can enjoy movies in fullscreen.

MPlayer supports displaying through some hardware MPEG decoder boards, such as the Siemens DVB, DXR2 and DXR3/Hollywood+. MPlayer has an onscreen display (OSD) for status information, nice big antialiased shaded subtitles and visual feedback for keyboard controls. European/ISO 8859-1,2 (Hungarian, English, Czech, etc), Cyrillic and Korean fonts are supported along with 12 subtitle formats (MicroDVD, SubRip, OGM, SubViewer, Sami, VPlayer, RT, SSA, AQTitle, JACOsub, PJS and our own: MPsub). DVD subtitles (SPU streams, VOBsub and Closed Captions) are supported as well.

What’s new in version 1.0 rc2

Version 1.0rc2:
  • The package includes Universal Binary version for OS X 10.4 and 10.5.

MPlayer for Mac

Free
In English
Version 1.0 rc2
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4.3

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Macsweep
Macsweep
Mar 21 2010
1.0rc2
0.0
Mar 21 2010
0.0
Version: 1.0rc2
MPlayer does not work to play WMV streams on the sites I visit. It seems to work on just about every other format I need. The only thing I have found to play WMV streaming files is Flip4Mac plugin for QuickTime. Though I was using VLC, but that broke with the latest version.
Dr-Girlfriend
Dr-Girlfriend
Jun 6 2009
1.0rc2
3.0
Jun 6 2009
3.0
Version: 1.0rc2
MPlayer is improving, but it still doesn't hold a candle to VLC yet. Here's why: If you drag a folder onto Mplayer, it will not automatically start playing the files inside. VLC does. This is really a necessary feature if you have hundreds of organized music or video folders and don't want to open each folder, then manually drag the file(s) into MPlayer, just to make a playlist. There is no way to Save a playlist. VLC can. There are no keyboard shortcuts to skip, go back, shuffle, repeat, or add folder. VLC can do this. If you start playing a song and decide you don't like it, click remove. Watch in amazement while MPlayer removes the song, but decides to keep playing it anyway. This behavior is idiotic. Player freezes and stalls frequently. Ex: 1) Started playing an .avi file in fullscreen, pressed ESC key, MPlayer completely froze my computer. Required a Force Quit to regain control. 2) Hovering your cursor over any menu item while a song is playing will cause the song to stall. Remove the cursor from the menu and the song resumes. 3) MPlayer stalls when more files are being added to the playlist if a file is already playing. Playlist window keeps hiding behind other apps. This is annoying if you're trying to drag items into the playlist from several different windows. Can't play .m4a files. VLC, Songbird, Cog, Play, ToolPlayer all play the same files with no issues. When mixed file types are added to Mplayer, it allows all of the songs to show up on the playlist, but will not play any m4a. Skips to next .mp3 in the playlist. Shortcut For Show/Hide Playlist doesn't work. Player starts playing new files when files are dragged into the playlist. It should continue playing current file and not skip to newly added. VLC behaves correctly when new files are being added. No ability to shuffle playlist. The mini player is still too big -- it should be really mini, like Songbird. Does not respond to media keys on Apple keyboards. To be fair, VLC doesn't either, but Songbird does with this little Addon: http://addons.songbirdnest.com/addon/1408 The good thing about MPlayer is that, like VLC, it uses a fairly small amount of system resources compared to iTunes and Songbird, which are both pigs. The interface is straightforward, if a bit bland. There are too many minuses for me to recommend this app, but hopefully, it will continue to improve. You can't argue with the price.
Honeycomb
Honeycomb
Jan 13 2009
1.0rc2
0.0
Jan 13 2009
0.0
Version: 1.0rc2
MPlayer users may also want to try out MPlayer OSX Extended which can be found at http://mplayerosx.sttz.ch/
Spartan
Spartan
Dec 22 2008
1.0rc2
5.0
Dec 22 2008
5.0
Version: 1.0rc2
The fastest player on my computers, be it PPC or Intel.
Nc2
Nc2
May 12 2008
1.0rc2
0.0
May 12 2008
0.0
Version: 1.0rc2
It hangs if I click mouse on video window while using "Quicktime" video module.
pikynicu
pikynicu
Apr 8 2015
5.0
Apr 8 2015
5.0
Version: null
TheoXu
TheoXu
Aug 11 2012
4.5
Aug 11 2012
4.5
Version: null
Dr-Girlfriend
Dr-Girlfriend
Jun 6 2009
3.0
Jun 6 2009
3.0
Version: null
Spartan
Spartan
Dec 22 2008
5.0
Dec 22 2008
5.0
Version: null
Brettd
Brettd
Mar 5 2007
2.0
Mar 5 2007
2.0
Version: null
Spacecat85
Spacecat85
Mar 13 2006
4.5
Mar 13 2006
4.5
Version: null
Apfhex
Apfhex
Feb 16 2006
3.5
Feb 16 2006
3.5
Version: null
Koodough
Koodough
Jan 30 2006
4.8
Jan 30 2006
4.8
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Oct 18 2005
4.5
Oct 18 2005
4.5
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Oct 7 2005
5.0
Oct 7 2005
5.0
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Sep 5 2005
3.3
Sep 5 2005
3.3
Version: null
truthhurts
truthhurts
Sep 5 2005
4.3
Sep 5 2005
4.3
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Sep 5 2005
4.8
Sep 5 2005
4.8
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Sep 4 2005
5.0
Sep 4 2005
5.0
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Jul 14 2005
4.8
Jul 14 2005
4.8
Version: null