MPlayer for Windows 10


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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, WMV and even H.264 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.


MPlayer is available under the GNU General Public License version 2. It is not available under any other licensing terms, not even for substantial amounts of money. If you have questions about the GNU GPL, consult the GPL FAQ.

Supported Input Formats

(S)VCD (Super Video CD)
CDRwin's .bin image file
DVD, including encrypted DVD
AVI file format
ASF/WMV/WMA format
QT/MOV/MP4 format
RealAudio/RealVideo format
Ogg/OGM files
NSV (Nullsoft Streaming Video)
VIVO format
FLI format
NuppelVideo format
yuv4mpeg format
FILM (.cpk) format
RoQ format
PVA format
TV grabbing
Supported Video and Audio Codecs

most important video codecs:

MPEG-1 (VCD) and MPEG-2 (SVCD/DVD/DVB) video
MPEG-4 ASP in all variants including DivX ;-), OpenDivX (DivX4), DivX 5 (Pro), Xvid
MPEG-4 AVC aka H.264
Windows Media Video 7/8 (WMV1/2)
Windows Media Video 9 (WMV3) (using x86 DLL)
RealVideo 1.0, 2.0 (G2)
RealVideo 3.0 (RP8), 4.0 (RP9) (using Real libraries)
Sorenson v1/v3 (SVQ1/SVQ3), Cinepak, RPZA and other QuickTime codecs
DV video
Intel Indeo3 (3.1, 3.2)
Intel Indeo 4.1 and 5.0 (using x86 DLL or XAnim codecs)
VIVO 1.0, 2.0, I263 and other H.263(+) variants (using x86 DLL)
MJPEG, AVID, VCR2, ASV2 and other hardware formats
various old simple RLE-like formats
most important audio codecs:

MPEG layer 1, 2, and 3 (MP3) audio
AC3/A52, E-AC3, DTS (Dolby Digital) audio (software or SP/DIF)
AAC (MPEG-4 audio)
WMA (DivX Audio) v1, v2
WMA 9 (WMAv3), Voxware audio, etc (using x86 DLLs)
RealAudio: COOK, SIPRO, ATRAC3 (using Real libraries)
RealAudio: DNET and older codecs
QuickTime: Qclp, Q-Design QDMC/QDM2, MACE 3/6 (using QT libraries), ALAC
Ogg Vorbis audio
VIVO audio (g723, Vivo Siren) (using x86 DLL)
alaw/ulaw, (ms)gsm, pcm, *adpcm and other simple old audio formats
The codec status page has the complete list and is updated daily.

Supported Video Output Devices


x11: X11 with SHM extension
xv: X11 using overlays with the Xvideo extension (hardware YUV & scaling)
xvmc: Xvideo Motion Compensation
vidix: VIDeo Interface for *niX
xvidix: VIDIX in an X11 window
cvidix: VIDIX on the console
winvidix: VIDIX under Windows
dga: X11 DGA extension (both v1.0 and v2.0)
gl: OpenGL renderer
gl2: alternative OpenGL renderer (with multiple textures)
fbdev: framebuffer output
svga: SVGAlib output (supports EGA displays)
sdl: SDL >= v1.1.7 driver
ggi: GGI graphics output
aalib: text mode rendering
caca: text mode rendering in color
vesa: display through the VESA BIOS (also needed for Radeon TV-out)
directfb: DirectFB support
direct3d: native Windows Direct3D 9 output driver
directx: native Windows DirectX output driver
quartz: native Mac OS X output driver
card specific:

mga: Matrox G200/G400/G450/G550 hardware YUV overlay via the mga_vid device
xmga: Matrox G200/G400/G450/G550 overlay (mga_vid) in X11 window (Xv emulation on X 3.3.x!)
syncfb: Matrox G400 YUV on framebuffer
3dfx: Voodoo 3/Banshee hardware YUV (/dev/3dfx)
tdfxfb: Voodoo 3/Banshee hardware YUV on tdfx framebuffer
mpegpes: Siemens DVB hardware MPEG-1/2 decoder boards (or MPEG-PES file output)
dxr2: DXR2 hardware MPEG-1/2 decoder boards
dxr3: DXR3/Hollywood+ hardware MPEG-1/2 decoder boards
zr: Zoran360[56]7 based hardware MJPEG cards
vdpau: hardware acceleration for NVidia cards

png: PNG output
jpeg: JPEG output
gif89a: animated GIF output
tga: Targa output
yuv4mpeg: yuv4mpeg output for mjpegtools
pgm: PGM output (for testing purposes)
md5: MD5sum output (for debugging)
null: null output (for speed tests/benchmarking)
bl: Blinkenlights output
See the video card section of the documentation for more details.

Supported Audio Output Devices

OSS (Open Sound System) - factory standard under UNIX
SDL (Simple Directmedia Layer) - wrapper library with support for various systems
ALSA (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture) 0.5/0.9/1.0 for Linux
SUN audio driver for BSD and Solaris8/9 users
SGI audio for IRIX
Mac OS X audio
Windows audio
NAS (Network Audio System)
ESD (ESound Daemon)
ARTS (KDE Sound System)
JACK (Jack Audio Connection Kit)

Most of time-critical parts are optimized for Intel/AMD (MMX/MMX2/SSE/SSE2/3DNow!/3DNowEx), PowerPC G4 (Altivec), SPARC (VIS), ARM PDAs and the Sony Playstation 2.

MPlayer comes with a GUI that is not built by default. The GUI section of the documentation explains how to enable it. Several external MPlayer frontends provide alternative GUIs.