• Company MPlayer
  • Version 1
  • Platforms
  • License Open Source
  • Category Video
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1. Main Features

  • Supports a large array of video and audio formats
  • Outputs video and audio through a large selection of output drivers
  • Provides source code for modification

2. Software Overview

MPlayer is a free media player that supports many media formats. It is a customizable, open source application that supports multiple operating systems.

MPlayer recognizes many popular video formats, such as MPEG, OGM, AVI, WMV, and MOV. It also allows you to watch DVDs, DivX videos, and H.264 movies among others. It can also play popular audio formats such as AAC, WMA, and RealAudio. In addition, MPlayer supports a wide array of output drivers to optimize your viewing and listening experience.

The MPlayer user interface varies depending on how you install it. The recommended method is to compile the downloadable source code, which does not include a GUI. Therefore, you must choose a front-end to use for your player. Several options are available on the MPlayer projects page. You can also download an unofficial package of MPlayer from the site’s projects page that is pre-compiled and includes a graphical user interface.

MPlayer is a capable media player that supports a wide array of video and audio formats and can be customized to fit your needs. If you are technically savvy, you can compile and customize your own version of MPlayer. Otherwise, installing a pre-compiled package is your best option.

3. Supported File Types

Primary file extension:
.MP4 - MPEG-4 Video File
Other file extensions used by MPlayer:

Updated: July 24, 2018

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