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MPlayer
MPlayer
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MPlayer free download for Mac

MPlayer

Version 1.0 rc2

Movie player supports most video formats.

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

Updated on May 15 2009

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

Information

License

Free

Size

9.4 MB

Downloads

597128

App requirements

  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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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.
Kevin-Purcell
Kevin-Purcell
May 12 2008
1.0rc2
0.0
May 12 2008
0.0
Version: 1.0rc2
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!
Buckaroo-Tofu
Buckaroo-Tofu
Apr 5 2008
1.0rc2
0.0
Apr 5 2008
0.0
Version: 1.0rc2
My iBook G4 (1.33 Ghz/10.4.11) experienced a noticable delay between the video and audio when playing AVIs.
Anoylla
Anoylla
Mar 31 2008
1.0rc2
0.0
Mar 31 2008
0.0
Version: 1.0rc2
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
stravedere
stravedere
Mar 8 2008
1.0rc2
0.0
Mar 8 2008
0.0
Version: 1.0rc2
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
Follerec
Follerec
Feb 29 2008
1.0rc2
0.0
Feb 29 2008
0.0
Version: 1.0rc2
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.
Guest
Guest
Feb 29 2008
1.0rc2
0.0
Feb 29 2008
0.0
Version: 1.0rc2
If you listen to internet radio, music, etc., using MPlayer whilst you're falling asleep - download App QuitTimer.
Morpe
Morpe
Feb 29 2008
1.0rc2
0.0
Feb 29 2008
0.0
Version: 1.0rc2
hi! MPlayer can convert Realmedia file to another format like Quicktime and others?
Katalina42
Katalina42
Jan 15 2008
1.0rc1
0.0
Jan 15 2008
0.0
Version: 1.0rc1
Has the command key to display subtitles changed for .mkv files? I used to toggle the 'v' key but now it doesn't work. It's really frustrating!
M85
M85
Dec 2 2007
1.0rc2
0.0
Dec 2 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0rc2
Thanks much Overlook!!! Anybody tried Overlook's build yet on Tiger or Leopard? I'm not technically advanced enough to undo any serious trouble untested software might cause.
stravedere
stravedere
Dec 1 2007
1.0rc2
0.0
Dec 1 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0rc2
http://www.haque.net/software/mplayer/mplayerosx/builds/
J-A-X
J-A-X
Nov 16 2007
1.0rc2
0.0
Nov 16 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0rc2
Fixed it. It involved adding a on screen display font at ~/.mplayer/font
J-A-X
J-A-X
Nov 13 2007
1.0rc2
0.0
Nov 13 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0rc2
I downloaded the source and compiled it. It works fine except I no longer see the text overlay on the screen when I change the volume, seek, etc. There used to be white text that would show up with a seek bar or with the volume level. Anybody know how to enable this?
Nicolasd
Nicolasd
Nov 11 2007
1.0rc2
0.0
Nov 11 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0rc2
there is no file to download at this link. no one has posted an osx binary for this version of mplayer. i wish someone with the technical knowledge to do so, would.
truthhurts
truthhurts
Nov 6 2007
1.0rc2
4.3
Nov 6 2007
4.3
Version: 1.0rc2
404, and no sign of such a file in the releases directory. But then again, I expect this kind of slipshod stuff from MPlayer.
Brett4
Brett4
Jun 18 2007
1.0rc1
0.0
Jun 18 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0rc1
If you're trying to get MKV subtitles to have proper timing, or adjust the timing with the z/x keys, don't bother- it's apparently an undocumented bug with this release. Is this abandonware, or what?
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