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Media players #1

erengy opened this issue Jul 26, 2017 · 3 comments

Media players #1

erengy opened this issue Jul 26, 2017 · 3 comments


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erengy commented Jul 26, 2017


Media player Tested version Comments
5KPlayer 4.5 (32-bit)
Ace Player HD 2.2.7 (32-bit) Not recommended.
ALLPlayer 7.3 (32-bit) Not recommended.
Baka MPlayer 2.0.4 (64-bit) Going to be replaced by mochi-player.
BESTplayer 2.131 (32-bit) Discontinued. Only in Polish.
bomi 0.9.11 (64-bit) Discontinued. Find a fork or use mpv instead.
BS.Player 2.71 (32-bit)
DivX Player 10.8.4 (32-bit) Not recommended.
GOM Player (32-bit) Not recommended.
Kantaris 0.7.9 (32-bit) Not recommended.
KMPlayer (32-bit) Not recommended. Use PotPlayer instead.
KMPlayer 64X 2020.03.24.15 (64-bit) Not recommended. Use MPC-BE or MPC-HC instead.
Kodi 17.3 (32-bit)
Light Alloy 4.10.2 (32-bit)
Media Player Classic (32-bit) Discontinued. Use MPC-BE or MPC-HC instead.
Media Player Classic Qute Theater 18.03 (64-bit)
Miro 6.0 (32-bit) Discontinued.
MPC-BE 1.5.1 (64-bit)
MPC-HC (64-bit)
MPCSTAR 5.4 (32-bit) Discontinued.
MPDN (64-bit)
mpv 0.26.0 (64-bit) (64-bit)
MV2Player 0.7 RC2 (32-bit) Discontinued.
PotPlayer 1.7.2710 (64-bit)
SMPlayer 21.8.0 (64-bit)
Splash 2.1.0 (32-bit) Not recommended.
SPlayer 3.7 (32-bit) Not recommended.
UMPlayer 0.95 (32-bit) Discontinued. Use SMPlayer instead.
VLC media player 2.2.6 (64-bit)
WebTorrent Desktop 0.18.0 (64-bit)
Winamp 5.666 (32-bit) For audio, use foobar2000 or AIMP instead.
Windows Media Player 12.0.15063.332 (64-bit)
Zoom Player 13.7.1 (32-bit) Not recommended.


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Media player Tested version Comments
Movies & TV 10.17062.12910 (64-bit) UWP apps cannot be detected.
Windows Media Center 6.1.7600.16385 (32-bit) Discontinued. In system directory.
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erengy commented Jul 29, 2017

This wasn't meant to be a review, but I went ahead and added some comments above.

"Not recommended" players contain adware, malware and the like. At best, they have basic telemetry features to collect data from your computer. Most of them go further and display ads, install other applications, or make your computer participate in a P2P network, by default. If you're planning to use one of them, be careful during the installation process and review all options to disable any unwanted behavior, if possible.

"Discontinued" players haven't been updated for a long while. Some of them are abandoned, some have successors. I'd suggest using one of the currently maintained applications instead.

My personal favorites at the moment are mpv, MPC-HC and VLC. If you don't mind configuring it through a text file, mpv is probably the best. Otherwise you can try out the others. As it turns out, there aren't too many decent media players around.


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