MPlayer
MPlayer
1.0 rc2

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MPlayer

1.0 rc2
15 May 2009

Movie player supports most video formats.

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 MPlayer

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

Requirements for MPlayer

  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later

91 MPlayer Reviews

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Dr-Girlfriend
06 June 2009

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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.
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Version 1.0rc2
Macsweep
21 March 2010
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.
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Version 1.0rc2
Dr-Girlfriend
06 June 2009
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.
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Version 1.0rc2
Spartan
22 December 2008
The fastest player on my computers, be it PPC or Intel.
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Version 1.0rc2
Nc2
12 May 2008
It hangs if I click mouse on video window while using "Quicktime" video module.
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Version 1.0rc2
Kevin-Purcell
12 May 2008
The rc2 running on my "entertainment mac" (TiBook G4 867MHz) requires more CPU than the rc1 release. Seems like it isn't an optimized build for my CPU? Or is missing out on Altivec? Measurements with typical xvid files seem to show a file that plays with around 66% CPU on rc1 now requires just about 100% on rc2. So about 50% more CPU for the same video file and same sized output. Also the default output module MPlayerOSX doesn't hide the menu bar for full screen play (a sort of inversion of a previous bug). Not a big win for me!
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Version 1.0rc2
Buckaroo-Tofu
05 April 2008
My iBook G4 (1.33 Ghz/10.4.11) experienced a noticable delay between the video and audio when playing AVIs.
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Version 1.0rc2
Anoylla
31 March 2008
I don't get it. What is the right program for download? Because, you can see the same name of program with the same icon in different macupdate location, different versioning and different programmer! Take a look: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/10784
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Version 1.0rc2
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Mike-Ratt
Mike-Ratt
04 April 2008
THIS is the right choice. The other link is a proyect of Jan Volf: MPlayerOSX ( http://mplayerosx.sourceforge.net/ ).
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Version 1.0rc2
Mike-Ratt
Mike-Ratt
04 April 2008
And possibly a dead proyect (no update since 2005).
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Version 1.0rc2
stravedere
08 March 2008
the process mplayer window after some second(in play) does not answer,the player it works regularly. when mplayer remains opened in the dock without to make nothing as tonight, to the morning I have find it occupied 76 mega of ram. leopard 10.5.2 imac august 2007
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Version 1.0rc2
Follerec
29 February 2008
Just wondering where MacUpdate got it's binaries from, as I still don't see any in the official mirrors. The only binary that's generally rc2 is from haque.net. I'm just wondering as the download link points to macupdate.com servers and not from external servers.
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Version 1.0rc2
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Nicolasp
Nicolasp
01 March 2008
Dont worry this is the real deal.
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Version 1.0rc2
Follerec
Follerec
01 March 2008
Alrighty, great! I'll be giving this a test, although I'm sure it'll work just as great.
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Version 1.0rc2
Morpe
29 February 2008
hi! MPlayer can convert Realmedia file to another format like Quicktime and others?
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Version 1.0rc2
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Nicolasp
Nicolasp
29 February 2008
No but have a look at ffmpegx http://homepage.mac.com/major4/
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Version 1.0rc2
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