MPlayer
MPlayer 1.0 rc2
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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
What's New
Version 1.0rc2:
  • The package includes Universal Binary version for OS X 10.4 and 10.5.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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Macsweep commented on 21 Mar 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.
[Version 1.0rc2]


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Dr.-Girlfriend reviewed on 06 Jun 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.
[Version 1.0rc2]


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honeycomb tipped on 13 Jan 2009
MPlayer users may also want to try out MPlayer OSX Extended which can be found at http://mplayerosx.sttz.ch/
[Version 1.0rc2]

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grouver replied on 12 Apr 2009
MPlayer OSX Extended is very buggy on Leopard and causes memory corruption and Leopard is likely to freeze up. Use the official version or this one if you want Mplayer.
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cksum replied on 31 Aug 2009
"There are no keyboard shortcuts to skip, go back, shuffle, repeat, or add folder."

Sure it does: http://www.keyxl.com/aaa2fa5/302/MPlayer-keyboard-shortcuts.htm

Mplayer was bourn from cli, therefore, it's massive functionality still very much remains "under the hood". The gui only has the most basic of functions...
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SPARTAN reviewed on 22 Dec 2008
The fastest player on my computers, be it PPC or Intel.
[Version 1.0rc2]


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NC2 commented on 12 May 2008
It hangs if I click mouse on video window while using "Quicktime" video module.
[Version 1.0rc2]


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Kevin Purcell commented on 11 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!
[Version 1.0rc2]


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Buckaroo Tofu commented on 05 Apr 2008
My iBook G4 (1.33 Ghz/10.4.11) experienced a noticable delay between the video and audio when playing AVIs.
[Version 1.0rc2]


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anoylla commented on 31 Mar 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
[Version 1.0rc2]

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Mike Ratt replied on 04 Apr 2008
THIS is the right choice. The other link is a proyect of Jan Volf: MPlayerOSX ( http://mplayerosx.sourceforge.net/ ).
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Mike Ratt replied on 04 Apr 2008
And possibly a dead proyect (no update since 2005).
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Etnier commented on 21 Mar 2008
I think this release is buggy, at least in Tiger. I have repeatedly had it stop playing any files. Deleting the pref files clears the problem.
[Version 1.0rc2]


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Etnier commented on 01 Mar 2008
MacUpdate should highlight releases of this important product: it's worth the attention and rarely sees updates.

I may have missed something somewhere along the line, but this seems to be the first version which plays .wmv files on my computers! It's great to have the much greater playback control flexibility that MPlayer offers aas compared to QuickTime Player in wmv.

I DO WISH THEY'D PUT IN A "RECENT ITEMS" FILE-MENU ITEM, however.
[Version 1.0rc2]


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stravedere had trouble on 08 Mar 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
[Version 1.0rc2]


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katalina42 had trouble on 15 Jan 2008
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!
[Version 1.0rc1]


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traildawg had trouble on 18 Jul 2006
So far have opened a couple of dvix, wmv, and mpeg. The mpeg has worked fine, the wmv has no sound, and when playing the dvix I'm unable to move the time cursor and the 10 sec forward/reverse doesn't function (i.e. stuck in one gear forward motion with no options to move to later and/or earlier points in video. I'm using MacOS 10.4 on Macbook Pro. Anyone else with these anomalies?
[Version 1.0pre8 final]


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po60t had trouble on 10 Jun 2006
How do you change the audio track in .ogm ?

I have tried alt-3 it doesn't work =(

Also pressing alt-3 in .mkv only changes the audio for some files. It is still quite hit and miss.
[Version 1.0pre8 rc5]


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mbrand had trouble on 19 Apr 2006
You can't jump 10 or 30 seconds with the arrow keys any more? That was the only reason I used mplayer. Sorry, but that really sucks.

Another thing I find a little bit strange is, that you always have two player windows by pressing the playlist button? It would be cool to include an option in the prefs to open the playlist only (which has all necessary play/pause etc. buttons)
[Version 1.0pre8 rc5]

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mbrand commented on 19 Apr 2006
Sorry, reinstalled mplayer and now it works. In fact I guess I was just trying to watch a movie that didn't support the arrow key jumps.
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The Mplayer Project (developer) replied on 20 Apr 2006
Seeking is not working if your video file is missing is index. In this case you can add "-idx" option.
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mbrand commented on 21 Apr 2006
Since I've installed this version I have trouble. Stripes in movies, the arrow keys work some time, some time not with the same film. I would like to go back to the older version. Where does mplayer puts it's files? I would like to delete them. Thanks....
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Mac0852 had trouble on 18 Apr 2006
the GUI doesn't works with the command line mplayer!!!!

HELP!!!!



imac g3 400 MHZ 512 MB RAM OS X 10.4.6
[Version 1.0pre8 rc5]

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The Mplayer Project (developer) replied on 19 Apr 2006
Please give me more information about your problem. What are you trying to do and what happen.
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timwoj commented on 07 Jul 2006
Are you getting audio but nothing but black for the video? If that's the case, it's trying to use vo_macosx which doesn't work on a G3. If you can set it to use vo_quartz, that should fix it.
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Apfhex had trouble on 15 Feb 2006
Can't seem to display subtitles when they're built-in to the file (such as in a MKV), and doesn't hide the menubar when in full screen. These two things make it unusable to for me... however MPlayer seems more capable of playing high-res H.264 video on my slow PowerBook, compared to VLC.
[Version 1.0pre8 rc4]

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davedit commented on 22 Feb 2006
Try pushing B to cycle through subtitles. MPlayer relies on a lot of key commands.
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truthhurts had trouble on 01 Jul 2005
I get nothing but crashes. Looks like it has been compiled only for G4/G5 (I have a G3 iBook). Here's the crash log:

Command: mplayer
Path: /Applications/Multimedia/Video/Viewers/MPlayer OSX.app/Contents/Resources/mplayer
Parent: MPlayer OSX [28957]
Version: ??? (1.0pre8)
PID: 28958
Thread: Unknown
Link (dyld) error:
incompatible cpu-subtype
[Version 1.0pre8]



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[Version 1.0 rc2]


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Date:15 May 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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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.


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