MPlayerX free download for Mac


11 September 2016

Alternative, modern media player.


MPlayerX is an alternative media player powered by ffmpeg and mplayer. MPlayer OS X ran OK, but it was slow. And also, the new technologies from Apple prevailed--such as Core Animation, Grand-Central Dispatch, even OpenCL--and pushed me to give them a try.

So I started without even knowing how to program under Mac, came to know Xcode, Objective-C 2.0, Cocoa, and the Core family. MPlayerX is still in such a primary stage, I will keep on enhancing it, and figure out how to do this and that.

Now it can do:
  • Multi-screen full-screen support
  • Apple Remote support
  • Multi-Touch support
  • Automatically find the next proper file to play
  • Auto-detect the encode method of subtitle file (with Universal Charset Detector)
  • Take a snapshot
  • Multi-threaded ffmpeg support
  • Change subtitle size while playing(except VOBSub)
  • Remember last played time and resume playing

What's new in MPlayerX

Version 1.1.4:
  • Performance improvements and other fixes

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216 Reviews of MPlayerX

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26 June 2015
Version: 1.1.0

Most helpful

Kudos to the MacUpdate Admin for giving us the link to the 1.1 *binary* and not the scammy, adware encrusted "installer". I can't believe I'm saying this: DO NOT go to the Dev's site, and download the *.dmg file that's only 1.6 meg: It has MacKeeper & other scams within, you still would have to "network install" (download) the binary anyway. Maybe we should just donate to the Dev and encourage him NOT to do this? I already did. He *does* deserve a coffee. 4 stars b/c it's a great update to MPlayerX. It really is. -1 star for the dumb, scammy installer. Just dl from here/sourceforge that is 38 megs or so.
14 March 2020
Version: 1.1.4
Bought this app Version 1.0.14 online from mac App store... Video is frozen. Audio only is coming. Advices?
10 January 2020
Version: 1.1.4
Must say over all the years I have been using this I have never had a problem. Its my go-to app of choice.
29 January 2019
Version: 1.1.4
great player!
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05 August 2018
Version: 1.1.4
It works in that it plays the glitchy MKV file that VLC player was failing to play. However, I will be removing it as soon as I am done watching the series I downloaded in MKV format. The install had 4 different sneaky extra things that wanted to be added (Yahoo everything, Opera browser, and a couple other things) and it changed its formatting each time for how you deny these installs, so if you were not paying attention you would end up with these extra programs. It also DID NOT ASK to install Mac Defender which immediately started giving me popups to scan my Mac. Not discrete at all. I force-quit that and removed it in Applications. I would not be surprised if, as reported in other reviews, this entire program is Malware. However, it DOES function as a simple and lite media player that doesn't have the MKV glitch in Mavericks that VLC Player has. So I am not giving it 0 stars. It does do the thing it set out to do, but beware of extra programs coming along for the ride.
06 January 2018
Version: 1.1.4
I've been using mplayerx for years with no problems. It's a light and user friendly media player that plays many files. I hope development is still ongoing.
29 December 2017
Version: 1.1.4
It's outdated and seems to be dead. No update since a year.
09 November 2017
Version: 1.1.4
01 October 2017
Version: 1.1.4
A malware. Steer clear of.
06 July 2017
Version: 1.1.4
The installer now installs various unrelated apps, do not use this! Also MPlayer spawns background processes that eat all CPU. What a shame this used to be the coolest video player on the Mac.
20 October 2016
Version: 1.1.4
MacUpdate needs to REMOVE this malware NOW. It's now a well-known piece of malware. Look it up in any search engine.