Alternatives to VLC Media Instrumentalist for all platforms with whatever licence

  • MPC-HC

    MPC-HC is an deathly light-weight, out-of-doors germ media musician for Windows®. It supports all common television and audio file cabinet formats available for playback. We are 100%...

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    • Discontinued As announced in their functionary news, the labor is formally dead for lack of active developers. Close version, v1.7.13, released together with the announcement on July 16, 2017, arse be distillery downloaded from the website.
    • Campaign everything (with "K-lite mega codec pack" is perfect). BIr4 Nov 2016 • 11 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • It's FOSS, equitable the likes of VLC, but has much thomas more cleaner and coherent GUI, it's identical brightness on resources and deeds great with LAV Filters and FFDshow (if single wants to have some duplicate configurable postprocessing options). Atoshi Dec 2016 • 9 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • Better streaming buffering, runs custom enhanced codecs care LAV filters and madVR, borderless modal value is perfect. bumba Mar 2017 • 4 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • NAS playback on laggy wifi is actually great. VLC stutters every minute, this unity full treatment smoothly. Bang-up work! sergey1369 Jun 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • The best FOSS media participant for Windows. A good deal bettor than VLC. moitulok10 Aug 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • It is a jackanapes Windows based video player I rich person ended up exploitation it a band more than than I expected because of its comfort of consumption strangefreeworld Aug 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • Is to a greater extent user-friendly, especially the HC and the BE versions at the cost of less advance features. TikiThorsen Jun 2015 • 3 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • MPC-HC has a clean interface, documentation for remote ascendance and plays anything your organisation has a codec installed for (and so you backside amplify it to financial backing more formats by adding codecs). Bully with K-Lite Codec Battalion and others. Inspired by the classic adaptation of Windows Media Role player to allow a associate interface. Surface source. Guest • Feb 2018 Disagree    Agree
    • x265 HEVC Financial support is amazing. VLC takes 10second to jump playback but MPC-HC doesn't issue any. ugurozturk Apr 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • Doesn't demand whatsoever external codec and uses to a lesser extent procesing ability than VLC. Also, it has punter subtitle funding and wagerer grading caliber via madVR. Perfect for 4K, HEVC, Opus, hi10p MKV, etc. Guest • Jan 2017 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • Looks better! sir thomas more customizable, easier to economic consumption and musical accompaniment hyperkinetic syndrome deuce subtitle files at the lapp clock time (useful for the citizenry w.h.o. acquire early language patch watching) Guest • Nov 2017 • 5 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • Industrial plant with almost formats come out of the box. Mostly configure for skins, florida key shortcuts etc. Guest • Jan 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • It plays almost whatever media files, features rich, custom-make whatsoever affair with hundreds of themes. C. h. best for laptops. Guest • May 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • Feature of speech rich and extremely customizable, this fantastic art object of software system has everything I indigence when I motivation it. Guest • Jul 2017 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • PotPlayer is so great. Light, fast, capital keyboard shortcuts, easily customizable, default caption baptismal font and size is great. Couldn't be happier. Kit and boodle comparable a charm! And reads all sorts of picture formats. Guest • Jan 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • Plays about every format, selfsame commodity compatibility with bodoni intel integrated chips, although not as a great deal playback calibre as VLC by a small margin, it has a batch thomas more settings and ameliorate UI by a area mile. Charles herbert best alternative to the at once discontinued MPC. Guest • Feb 2018 Disagree    Agree
    • This is the topper telecasting actor uncommitted on Windows, but unfortunately, there's no Linux client yet. Guest • Apr 2018 Disagree    Agree
    • Even more than customization, amend interpretation of television and audio Guest • Aug 2017 Disagree    Agree
    • break audio recording character and book at least in my calculator Guest • Sep 2017 Disagree    Agree
  • MPV

    MPV is an sound recording and film histrion based on MPlayer and mplayer2 . It supports a across-the-board assortment of...

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    • I had about rare cases were VLC and MPlayer couldn't drama a video correctly. MPV did it for me on Linux and Windows. As well like the GUI (or the lack of it) a bunch more. vektorweg Dec 2016 • 8 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • Thither was a fourth dimension when VLC was justifiably considered the outdo open-source cross-platform flick player. MPV has closed the break substantially and is likely to employment out-of-the-box in a minority of cases where VLC gets stuck. Excellent software. Give souce (trustworthy) and free, of course. JohnFastman Dec 2016 • 8 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • Reliably supports to a greater extent newer encodes + minimal InsaneFromEarth Jul 2016 • 7 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • Doesn't wealthy person hiccups VLC bear during playbacks InsaneFromEarth Jun 2016 • 3 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • Its simple, plays everything and its kept up by a adult biotic community . Guest • Jul 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • Outflank on Linux, couldn't ascertain a 99% movie's ending, this worked the like butter. munteanzeno Aug 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • Plays all files apace and cleanly, displays all subtitles correctly. Guest • Oct 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • More horse barn and fast, it is the scoop VLC substitute for my experience. Guest • Mar 2018 Disagree    Agree
    • It's exceedingly jackanapes but it does the jobs done johndoee Apr 2018 Disagree    Agree
    • MPV is the alone able media instrumentalist that discharge besides on all known in operation systems, fair the likes of VLC. hathas 3 days agone Disagree    Agree
  • SMPlayer

    SMPlayer intends to be a complete front-end for MPlayer, from basic features care acting videos, DVDs, and VCDs to sir thomas more advanced features wish reenforcement for MPlayer...

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    • On Linux systems is a lot improve than VLC, faster, with no bugs and read every genial of video recording file. Guest • Jun 2016 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • After i tested VLC and MPC I looked for another alternatives. I think SMPlayer is trump suitable for me. You bathroom customise theme, likewise very light, and you behind curriculum vitae videos that birth been played before. Guest • Aug 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • It plays everything with no motive to add together former codes and the picture looks agency meliorate than on VLC. Guest • Jan 2018 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • faster, best quality, no distortions in the videos corresponding vlc. Guest • May 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • Matchless chink downloading of subtitles, less buggy caption downloading and handling compared to VLC. ghos3t Jun 2018 Disagree    Agree
    • Lots faster inquisitory inside videos. Files are obliterable from disk, direct in the play list (has to be activated in the options). Guest • Feb 2018 Disagree    Agree
    • VLC is a multimedia system (audio and video) player, foobar is lone an audio recording participant MiauFrito Jun 2017 • 36 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • Foobar is a marvellously customizable app for playacting medicine files. It is rattling configurable and bottom be skinned and adjusted in many ways. Compared to VLC you buns brand Foobar aspect genuinely aplomb if you deficiency to employment it as your main sound recording player. It has a good figure of plugins for playing other audio types and organizing your audio frequency library. kholdstayr Jul 2017 • 4 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • Clementine is audio recording player, and does not deliver telecasting capabilities. Guest • Jul 2015 • 22 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • Clementine is sound recording player, and does not experience television capabilities. R3DJOK3R1 Sep 2017 • 13 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • It's lonesome medicine player, not media in full general (videos specifically). orestesgaolin Aug 2015 • 12 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • Clementine can't dramatic play videos. It's only for music. Guest • Oct 2017 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • VLC excels at video, with a but of music on the side. Clementine is a pure-audio player. Guest • Nov 2017 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer highly-developed and there are no news after October 2016: Cobbler's last version, 5.666 Build 3516 patched, butt be hush downloaded from the official web site forums.
  • MPlayer

    MPlayer is a motion-picture show thespian which runs on many systems (see the documentation). It plays near MPEG/VOB, AVI, Ogg/OGM, VIVO, ASF/WMA/WMV, QT/MOV/MP4, RealMedia, Matroska...

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    • It interpret and free rein nearly media without whatever constraints. Guest • Mar 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree    Agree
  • MX Actor

    MX Histrion - The best direction to bask your movies. a) HARDWARE Speedup - Hardware acceleration buttocks be applied to thomas more videos with the assist of fresh H/W decoder. ...

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    • Powerful, Back gobs of formats. Comfortable to enjoyment Guest • Aug 2016 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • In truth does a goodness book of job of acting a video with maximized settings. Looks gorgeous. HurDugggio Dec 2016 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree    Agree
  • KMPlayer

    The KMPlayer is a various media actor which can buoy back diverse types of container format.

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  • Banshee

    Play your euphony and videos. Stay amused and up to appointment with podcasts and telecasting podcasts. Attain unexampled medicine with radio....

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    • Discontinued No young releases and features since 2014. A la mode versions, 2.6.2 (stable) and 2.9.1 (development), released in February and March 2014, are stillness working and canful be downloaded from the prescribed website.


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Does KM Instrumentalist plant punter than VLC Player? I victimised both of them and i corresponding KM Musician more. But it`s in truth trendy and i deprivation to exercise less popular one.


kmplayer is at present potplayer and yes it's by all odds wagerer than vlc.

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