What is MPlayer

February 27, 2012 / Posted by Davy on Related Technology

About MPlayer

MPlayer is a free and open source media player. The program is available for all major operating systems, including Linux and other Unix-like systems, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. Versions for OS/2, Syllable, AmigaOS and MorphOS are also available. The Windows version works, with some minor problems, also in DOS using HX DOS Extender. A port for DOS using DJGPP is also available. A version for the Wii Homebrew Channel has also emerged. It has also been ported to run on the Amazon Kindle.

MPlayer can play almost anything, including:

Physical media: CDs, DVDs, Video CDs

Container formats: 3GP, AVI, ASF, FLV, Matroska, MOV (QuickTime), MP4, NUT, Ogg, OGM, RealMedia, Bink

Video formats: Cinepak, DV, H.263, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, HuffYUV, Indeo, MJPEG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Part 2, RealVideo, Sorenson, Theora, WMV, Bink

Audio formats: AAC, AC3, ALAC, AMR, DTS, FLAC, Intel Music Coder, Monkey’s Audio, MP3, Musepack, RealAudio, Shorten, Speex, Vorbis, WMA, Bink

Subtitle formats: AQTitle, ASS/SSA, CC, JACOsub, MicroDVD, MPsub, OGM, PJS, RT, Sami, SRT, SubViewer, VOBsub, VPlayer

Image formats: BMP, JPEG, MNG, PCX, PTX, TGA, TIFF, SGI, Sun Raster

Protocols: RTP, RTSP, HTTP, FTP, MMS, Netstream (mpst://), SMB, ffmpeg:// (Uses FFmpeg’s protocol implementations)

MPlayer also supports a variety of different output drivers for displaying video, including VDPAU, the X video extension, OpenGL, DirectX, Direct3D, Quartz Compositor, VESA, Framebuffer, SDL and rarer ones such as ASCII art and Blinkenlights. It can also be used to display TV from a TV card using the device tv://channel, or play and capture radio channels via radio://channel|frequency.

Since version 1.0RC1, reasonable built-in support for the ASS/SSA subtitle format is present by the use of libass.

Supported plugins include XMMS plugins and Avisynth.

Related software

Leawo Video Converter: An all-inclusive video converter for you to convert video between various video file formats like AVI, MPEG, WMV, MP4, FLV, RM, MOV, Xvid, 3GP, etc., transform audios between MP3, WMA, WAV, M4A, AAC and AC3 audios for various media players, including BlackBerry devices, Android devices, Apple devices, Microsoft devices, etc.

Leawo DVD Ripper: Rip, backup, edit and convert DVD to videos in various popular file formats like AVI, WMV, MP4, MP3, 3GP, MOV etc for playback on media devices like Samsung Galaxy S, iPhone, iPhone 4S, iPod, iPad, iPad 2, etc. With this DVD to video converter, you can also choose to trim video length, crop video size, adjust video effect and add your own signature or picture as watermark to the output videos for online sharing or other purposes.

Leawo Blu-ray Ripper: A powerful comprehensive solution for you to rip and convert both Blu-ray/DVD to video in various file formats for different media players.

Related Source
WMV, AVI, 3GP, ASF, FLV, MOVQuickTime, MP4, VLC Player, Windows Media Player, MKV

External links
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MPlayer

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