Comparison of video player software

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about video player software. For a comparison of audio player software, see Comparison of audio player software. For a comparison of hardware device type portable media players, see Comparison of portable media players.

The following comparison of video players compares general and technical information for notable software media player programs.

For the purpose of this comparison, video players are defined as any media player which can play video, even if it can also play audio files.

General[edit]

Active players[edit]

Name Author First public release Stable version Cost Software license Based framework Written in
ALLPlayer ALLPlayer Group Ltd. Partnership 00 Jan 1998 6.1.1 (February 12, 2015; 18 months ago (2015-02-12)) [±] Free Proprietary FFmpeg + original + DirectShow Object Pascal (Delphi)
Apprentice Video Pavel Koshevoy 03 Apr 2011 r407 and later Free MIT FFmpeg C++ (Qt)
Banshee Aaron Bockover 00 Aug 2005 2.6.2 (February 18, 2014; 2 years ago (2014-02-18)[1]) [±] Free MIT GStreamer C#
Creative MediaSource Creative Technology 00 Jan 2002 5.10.38 (December 22, 2006; 9 years ago (2006-12-22)) [±] Requires Creative product Proprietary DirectShow ?
FFplay FFmpeg project 06 Jun 2003 3.1.2 (August 9, 2016; 14 days ago (2016-08-09)[2]) [±] Free LGPL, part GPL FFmpeg C
GOM Player Gretech Corporation 07 Jan 2003 2.2.69.5227 (March 26, 2015; 16 months ago (2015-03-26)) [±] Free Proprietary FFmpeg ?
iTunes Apple Inc. 09 Jan 2001 12.4.3 (August 1, 2016; 22 days ago (2016-08-01)[3]) [±] Free Proprietary QuickTime ?
jetAudio (Basic) Cowon Systems 00 Jan 1997 8.1.5 April 24, 2016; 3 months ago (2016-04-24) Free Proprietary FFmpeg C++
jetAudio (Plus) Cowon Systems 00 Jan 1997 8.1.5 April 24, 2016; 3 months ago (2016-04-24) US$29.00 Proprietary FFmpeg C++
JRiver Media Center JRiver, Inc. 00 Jul 2003 21.0. (June 30, 2015; 13 months ago (2015-06-30)) [±] US$49.98 Proprietary original + DirectShow C++, SSE/MMX assembly
K-Multimedia Player YoungHuee Kang 01 Oct 2002 4.0 (6 October 2015; 10 months ago (2015-10-06)[4]) [±] Free Proprietary DirectShow Object Pascal
Mac Blu-ray Player Macgo Inc. 00 Jan 2011 2.11.1 December 26, 2014; 19 months ago (2014-12-26) US$59.95 Proprietary ? ?
Media Go Sony Creative Software Inc. 00 Jan 2009 3.0a December 4, 2015; 8 months ago (2015-12-04) Free Proprietary original + DirectShow
+ QuickTime (optional)
?
Media Player Classic Home Cinema MPC-HC Team 29 Mar 2006 1.7.10 (November 14, 2015; 9 months ago (2015-11-14)) [±] Free GPL DirectShow + LAV Filters (FFmpeg) C++
MediaPortal Team MediaPortal 00 Jan 2004 1.15.0 (June 28, 2016; 56 days ago (2016-06-28)) [±] Free GPL DirectShow C#, C++
MPlayer Árpád Gereöffy 00 Sep 2000 1.3.0 (February 16, 2016; 6 months ago (2016-02-16)) [±] Free GPL FFmpeg + original C
Plex Media Player Plex, Inc. 21 May 2008 Free GPL FFmpeg C++
PowerDVD Standard CyberLink 00 Jan 1996 16.0.1713.60 (June 13, 2016; 2 months ago (2016-06-13)[5][6]) [±]


US$59.95 Proprietary DirectShow ?
PowerDVD Pro CyberLink 00 Jan 1996 16.0.1713.60 (June 13, 2016; 2 months ago (2016-06-13)[7][8]) [±]


US$79.95 Proprietary DirectShow ?
PowerDVD Ultra CyberLink 00 Jan 1996 16.0.1713.60 (June 13, 2016; 2 months ago (2016-06-13)[9][10]) [±]


US$99.95 Proprietary DirectShow ?
QuickTime Player Apple Inc. 02 Dec 1991 7.7.9 (January 7, 2016; 7 months ago (2016-01-07)) [±][11] Free Proprietary QuickTime Cocoa (on OS X)
RealPlayer Basic RealNetworks 00 Jan 1995 Windows: 18.1.4.135 (May 14, 2016; 3 months ago (2016-05-14)) [±]

OS X: 12.0.1.1750 (September 7, 2012; 3 years ago (2012-09-07)[12]) [±]

Windows Mobile: 1.1 (July 30, 2009; 7 years ago (2009-07-30)[13]) [±]

Android: 1.2.151 (December 27, 2013; 2 years ago (2013-12-27)) [±]

Free Proprietary original ?
RealPlayer Plus RealNetworks 00 Jan 1995 Windows: 18.1.4.135 (May 14, 2016; 3 months ago (2016-05-14)) [±]

OS X: 12.0.1.1750 (September 7, 2012; 3 years ago (2012-09-07)[14]) [±]

Windows Mobile: 1.1 (July 30, 2009; 7 years ago (2009-07-30)[15]) [±]

Android: 1.2.151 (December 27, 2013; 2 years ago (2013-12-27)) [±]

US$49.99[16] Proprietary original + DirectShow (optional)
+ QuickTime (optional)[17]
?
SMPlayer Ricardo Villalba 11 Dec 2006 14.3.0 (March 30, 2014) Free GPL MPlayer C++ (Qt)
Splash Mirillis 14 Sep 2009 2.0.1 January 27, 2016; 6 months ago (2016-01-27) Free Proprietary ? ?
TotalMedia Theatre ArcSoft 15 Nov 2009 6.7.1.199 June 6, 2014; 2 years ago (2014-06-06) US$99.99 Proprietary original C++
GNOME Videos (formerly Totem) The GNOME Project 00 Jul 2002 3.20.2 (10 May 2016; 3 months ago (2016-05-10)[18]) [±] Free GPL + exception[19] GStreamer C
Videostream Videostream Team Feb 2014 2.1.3.15 Free Proprietary Chrome + FFmpeg Javascript, C++
VLC VideoLAN 00 Feb 2000
  • Desktop:
    2.2.4 (5 June 2016; 2 months ago (2016-06-05)) [±][20]
  • iOS:
    2.7.8 (21 June 2016; 2 months ago (2016-06-21)) [±][21]
  • Android:
    2.0.6 (13 August 2016; 10 days ago (2016-08-13)) [±][22]
  • Windows Store:
    2.0.0.0 (29 June 2016; 55 days ago (2016-06-29)) [±][23]
Free GPL, LGPL libVLC + FFmpeg C, C++
WinDVD Gold Corel 00 Jan 1998 11 Service Pack 7 (June 23, 2016; 61 days ago (2016-06-23)[24]) [±] US$39.95 Proprietary DirectShow ?
WinDVD Platinum Corel 00 Jan 1998 11 Service Pack 7 (June 23, 2016; 61 days ago (2016-06-23)[25]) [±] US$59.95 Proprietary DirectShow ?
Kodi (formerly XBMC) Team-Kodi (formerly Team-XBMC) 00 Oct 2003 14.2 (codename: "Helix") (28 March 2015) [±] Free GPL FFmpeg C++
xine xine Team 15 Aug 2000 0.99.9 (August 21, 2014; 2 years ago (2014-08-21)) [±] Free GPL xine-lib + FFmpeg C
Name Author First public release Stable version Cost Software license Based framework Written in

Inactive players[edit]

Name Author First public release Stable version Cost Software license Based framework Written in
CorePlayer CoreCodec Inc. 00 Jan 2006 3.0.1 (September 9, 2011; 4 years ago (2011-09-09)) [±] US$19.95 Proprietary ? ?
CrystalPlayer Crystal Reality LLC 00 Oct 2002 1.99 (September 1, 2012; 3 years ago (2012-09-01)) [±] US$29.95 Proprietary FFmpeg ?
DSPlayer DSPlayer team 00 Jan 2002 0.889 Free Proprietary Object Pascal (Delphi), C++
Media Player Classic Gabest 29 May 2003 6.4.9.1 (December 10, 2008; 7 years ago (2008-12-10)) [±] Free GPL DirectShow C++
Ogle Chalmers University of Technology 00 Jan 1999 0.9.2 (November 6, 2003; 12 years ago (2003-11-06)) [±] Free GPL ? C
Quintessential Player Paul Quinn 00 Jan 1997 5.0.121 (February 18, 2009; 7 years ago (2009-02-18)) [±] Free Proprietary ? ?
Songbird Tom Lord 08 Feb 2006 2.2.0, Build 2453 (February 4, 2013; 3 years ago (2013-02-04)) [±] Free GPL GStreamer, XULRunner C++
The Core Pocket Media Player Gabor Kovacs 00 2004 Jul as "BetaPlayer" 0.71 (November 23, 2005; 10 years ago (2005-11-23)) [±] Free GPL FFmpeg + original C++
Winamp Lite, Full, Bundle Nullsoft 00 Jun 1997 5.666.3516 (December 12, 2013; 2 years ago (2013-12-12)) [±] Free Proprietary ? ?
Winamp Pro Nullsoft 00 Jun 1997 5.666.3516 (December 12, 2013; 2 years ago (2013-12-12)) [±] US$19.95 Proprietary ? ?
Windows Media Player Microsoft 00 Nov 1992 12.0.7601.17514 (July 22, 2009; 7 years ago (2009-07-22)) [±] Free Proprietary DirectShow C++ (COM)
Name Author First public release Stable version Cost Software license Based framework Written in

Operating system compatibility[edit]

This section lists the operating systems on which the player works. There may be multiple versions of a player, each one for a given operating system.

Video player Windows Windows CE, Mobile Windows Phone Mac OS X iOS Android Linux BSD Unix Solaris Unix-like DOS BeOS, Haiku, ZETA OS/2
ALLPlayer Yes No No No No Yes No No No No No No No
Apprentice Video Yes No No Yes No No Yes Yes No No No No No
Banshee Alpha version No No Yes No No Yes Yes No No No No No
CorePlayer Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
CrystalPlayer Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No
DSPlayer Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No
FFplay Yes No No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
GOM Player Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No
iTunes Yes No No Included Included No No No No No No No No
jetAudio Yes No No No No Yes No No No No No No No
JRiver Media Center Yes No No Yes No No No No No No No No No
K-Multimedia Player Yes No No Alpha version Yes Yes No No No No No No No
Mac Blu-ray Player Yes No No Yes Yes No No No No No No No No
Media Go Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No
Media Player Classic Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No
Media Player Classic Home Cinema Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No
MediaPortal Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No
MPlayer Yes No No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ogle No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Plex Media Player Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No
QuickTime Player Yes No No Included Included No No No No No No No No
Quintessential Player Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No
RealPlayer Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
SMPlayer Yes No No No No No Yes Yes No No No No No
Songbird Yes No No Yes No Yes Official support dropped No Official support dropped No No No No
TotalMedia Theatre Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No
GNOME Videos (formerly Totem) No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Videostream Yes No No Yes No Yes Yes No No No No No No
VLC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Winamp Yes No No Beta version No Yes Last version is Winamp 3 No No No No No No
Windows Media Player Included Included Included Dropped (WMP9) No No No No Dropped (WMP6.3) No No No No
Kodi (formerly XBMC) Yes Original Xbox only No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
xine unmaintained No No WIP for 1.2 series No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Video player Windows Windows CE, Mobile Windows Phone Mac OS X iOS Android Linux BSD Unix Solaris Unix-like DOS BeOS, Haiku, ZETA OS/2


Features[edit]

Video player Outbound streaming Skinnable Media database Gapless audio decoding Visualizer Remote controllable Intelligent playlists from database (based on criteria) HDR video playback Stereoscopic 3D Playback 360-degree video playback
ALLPlayer Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes ? ? ?
Apprentice Video No No No Yes No only on OSX No ? ? ?
Banshee Yes Partial[featurenotes 1] Yes Yes In Development Yes Yes ? ? ?
CorePlayer Yes Yes No No No No Yes ? ? ?
DSPlayer No Yes No Yes Yes No No ? ? ?
FFplay ? No No ? Yes No No No Some No
GOM Player Yes Yes No No No Yes No ? ? ?
iTunes Yes Partial[v 1] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ?
jetAudio Partial[v 1] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ?
JRiver Media Center Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ?
K-Multimedia Player Yes Yes Yes No[featurenotes 2] Yes Yes No ? ? ?
Mac Blu-ray Player Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No ? ? ?
Media Go No No Yes No No No SensMe ? ? ?
Media Player Classic No No No No No Yes No ? No ?
Media Player Classic Home Cinema ? Yes Yes No No Yes Yes ? No ?
MediaPortal Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ?
MPlayer Yes Yes No No No Yes No No ? No
Plex Media Player Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No ? ? ?
PowerDVD ? Yes No ? Yes ? No ? Yes ?
QuickTime Player Partial[featurenotes 3] Partial[featurenotes 4] No Yes No Yes No ? ? ?
Quintessential Player Partial[v 1] Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ?
RealPlayer No Yes Yes No Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
SMPlayer ? Yes No ? ? ? No ? ? ?
Songbird No Yes Yes Yes No Yes[featurenotes 5] Yes ? ? ?
GNOME Videos (formerly Totem) No No No No Yes No No ? ? ?
VLC Yes Yes yes, not Mac No Yes Yes No Yes Some[featurenotes 6] ?
Winamp Partial[v 1] Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial[v 1] Yes[featurenotes 7] ? ? ?
Windows Media Player Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ?
Kodi (formerly XBMC) Yes[featurenotes 8] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ?
xine No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No ? ? ?
Video player Outbound streaming Skinnable Media database Gapless audio decoding Visualizer Remote controllable Intelligent playlists from database (based on criteria) HDR video playback Stereoscopic 3D Playback 360-degree video playback

Extended features[edit]

Video player Color controls Time stretching Pitch shifting A-B repeat Audio resync Subtitle resync Chapter (DVD, mkv, mp4, ogm) Bookmark (DVD, video, audio) Auto resume (DVD, video, audio) Shutdown on play complete
ALLPlayer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Apprentice Video No Yes No Yes No No Yes No No No
Banshee ? No No ? ? ? ? Yes ? ?
CorePlayer Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No
FFplay No No No No ? No No No No Yes
GOM Player Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
iTunes No Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes No
jetAudio Yes ? Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
JRiver Media Center ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? Yes ?
K-Multimedia Player Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Some[featurenotes 9] Yes Yes
Mac Blu-ray Player No No No No No No No No No No
Media Go No No No No No No No No No No
Media Player Classic Yes No No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Media Player Classic Home Cinema Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MediaPortal ? No No Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes No
MPlayer Yes Yes Yes[featurenotes 10] Yes[featurenotes 10] Yes Yes Partial No No Yes
Plex Media Player No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
PowerDVD Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes Yes Yes No
QuickTime Player Yes Yes Yes Yes[featurenotes 11] ? ? Yes ? ? No
Quintessential Player ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
RealPlayer ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
SMPlayer Yes Yes Yes Yes[featurenotes 12] Yes Yes Partial No Yes Yes
Songbird ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
GNOME Videos (formerly Totem) Yes No No No No No Yes No Yes No
VLC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes (from 2.2) Yes
Winamp No Yes Yes ? ? ? ? Yes ? ?
Windows Media Player Yes Yes No No No No DVD only No Partial[v 1] Partial[v 1]
WinDVD Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes No Yes ?
Kodi (formerly XBMC) Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
xine Yes Audio plugin No No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
Video player Color controls Time stretching Pitch shifting A-B repeat Audio resync Subtitle resync Chapter (DVD, mkv, mp4, ogm) Bookmark (DVD, video, audio) Auto resume (DVD, video, audio) Shutdown on play complete
  1. ^ The user interface is a pluggable Mono Assembly
  2. ^ "gapless mp3 playback - The KMPlayer's Forums". Kmplayer.com. Retrieved 2009-12-16. 
  3. ^ Available with QuickTime Streaming Server.
  4. ^ Only the media creator can create skins.
  5. ^ Apple Remote ability, and dbus add-on for Linux
  6. ^ anaglyph only
  7. ^ Via media library in "modern" skin
  8. ^ Kodi/XBMC has a built-in UPnP AV MediaServer, FTP-server (based on FileZilla), and a web server (however the web-server is mainly designed for remote control and not for streaming, but it can be used for streaming with some small modifications any user can make)
  9. ^ Bookmarks are limited to 20 files and are stored with absolute paths, which renders them inaccessible when files are moved
  10. ^ a b Pitch-shifting and AB-Repeat are not included in Mplayer's interactive keyboard controls, but can be set up via command line parameters. Mplayer manual
  11. ^ www.apple.com/quicktime/pro/ - A-B repeat using Play Selection Only command
  12. ^ As of SVN 3349

Consumer Video format ability[edit]

Information about what video formats the players understand. Footnotes lead to information about abilities of future versions of the players or plugins/filters that provide such abilities.

Video player MPEG-1 MPEG-2 MPEG-4 Part 2 (ASP) MPEG-4 Part 10 H.264 (AVC) WMV RealVideo Theora Flash Dirac VP8 VP9 HEVC (H.265)
ALLPlayer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ?
Apprentice Video Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ?
Banshee Yes[v 2] Yes[v 2] Yes[v 2] Yes[v 2] Yes[v 2] Yes[v 2] Yes[v 2] Yes[v 2] Yes[v 2] Yes[v 2] ? ?
CorePlayer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes ? ? ?
DSPlayer Yes Partial[v 3] Partial[v 4] Partial[v 4] Yes Partial[26] Partial[v 4] Yes Partial[v 4] Partial[v 4] ? ?
FFplay Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
GOM Player Yes Partial[v 3] Yes Partial[v 4] Yes Partial[26] Partial[v 4] Yes Partial[v 4] Partial[v 4] ? ?
iTunes Yes Partial[v 5] Yes Yes Partial[v 6] No Partial[v 7] Partial[v 8] No Partial[v 8] ? ?
jetAudio Yes Partial[v 3] Partial[v 4] Partial[v 4] Yes Partial[26] Partial[v 4] Yes Partial[v 4] Yes ? ?
JRiver Media Center Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial[v 4] Yes Partial[v 4] Partial[v 4] ? Yes
K-Multimedia Player Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ?
Mac Blu-ray Player Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No ? ?
Media Player Classic Home Cinema Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MediaPortal Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ?
MPlayer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Plex Media Player Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ?
QuickTime Player Yes Partial[v 5] Yes Yes Partial[v 6] No Partial[v 7] Partial[v 8] No Partial[v 8] ? ?
Quintessential Player Yes No No No Yes No No No No No ? ?
RealPlayer Yes Yes Partial[v 4] Partial[v 4] Yes Yes Partial[v 1] Yes Partial[v 4] Partial[v 4] ? ?
SMPlayer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ?
Songbird No No Partial[v 9] Partial[v 9] Partial[v 10] No Yes No No No ? ?
TotalMedia Theatre Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No No ? ?
GNOME Videos (formerly Totem) Yes[v 2] Yes[v 2] Yes[v 2] Yes[v 2] Yes[v 2] Yes[v 2] Yes[v 2] Yes[v 2] Yes[v 2] Yes[v 2] Yes[v 2] ?
VLC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Winamp Yes Partial[v 3] Partial[v 4] Partial[v 4] Yes Partial[26] Partial[v 4] Yes Partial[v 4] Yes ? ?
Windows Media Player Yes Yes[v 3] Yes[v 11] Yes[v 11] Yes Partial[26] Partial[v 4] Partial[v 4] Partial[v 4] Partial[v 12] ? ?
Kodi (formerly XBMC) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
xine Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ?
Video player MPEG-1 MPEG-2 MPEG-4 Part 2 (ASP) MPEG-4 Part 10 H.264 (AVC) WMV RealVideo Theora Flash Dirac VP8 VP9 HEVC (H.265)
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Plugin available.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u Available via Gstreamer plugin.
  3. ^ a b c d e This format is supported out-of-the-box in Windows 7 and later. In Windows Vista and earlier, the playing compatibility depends on the availability of DirectShow filters.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa The playing compatibility depends on the availability of DirectShow filters.
  5. ^ a b The playing compatibility depends on the availability of MPEG2 component for Quicktime.
  6. ^ a b The playing compatibility depends on the availability of WMV Player component for Quicktime.
  7. ^ a b 3rd party plugins are available. The Xiph QuickTime Components allow any QuickTime application to parse Ogg files and play Vorbis, FLAC (Doesn't work with FLAC containers), Speex, and Theora.
  8. ^ a b c d On Macs, 3rd party plugins are available. The Perian QuickTime components for Mac OS X 10.4.7+ allow any QuickTime application to play a wide variety of formats.
  9. ^ a b This format is supported out-of-the-box on Mac OS X. On Windows, the playing compatibility depends on the availability of QuickTime filters. There is a distribution known as QuickTime Alternative which bundles the needed QuickTime components without the need to install the corresponding player.
  10. ^ This format is supported when running the program in Microsoft Windows, but is not supported on Mac OS X.
  11. ^ a b This format is supported out-of-the-box in Windows Media Player 12 and later (which requires Windows 7 or later). In Windows Media Player 11 and earlier, the playing compatibility depends on the availability of DirectShow filters.
  12. ^ The playing compatibility depends on the availability of DirectShow filters, or in the case of Windows Media Player 12 and above, there is also the option of using Microsoft Media Foundation components, which have the added bonus of adding WebM support through the HTML5 <video> element to Internet Explorer 9 or later.

Production Video format ability[edit]

Video player MPEG-4 SStP AVC-Intra AVC-Ultra XAVC Apple ProRes VC-2/Dirac Pro VC-3/Avid DNxHD VC-5/GoPro CineForm Redcode RAW ARRIRAW CinemaDNG Cineon/DPX sequence OpenEXR sequence TIFF sequence PNG sequence JPEG sequence JPEG 2000 sequence
FFplay No[27] Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Some[28] No No[29] Yes Some Some Yes Yes Yes
MPlayer ? Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Some No No Yes Some Some Yes Yes Yes
VLC ? Yes No ? Yes Yes Yes ? ? No No Yes ? Some Yes Yes Yes
Video player MPEG-4 SStP AVC-Intra AVC-Ultra XAVC Apple ProRes VC-2/Dirac Pro VC-3/Avid DNxHD VC-5/GoPro CineForm Redcode RAW ARRIRAW CinemaDNG Cineon/DPX sequence OpenEXR sequence TIFF sequence PNG sequence JPEG sequence JPEG 2000 sequence

Audio format ability[edit]

Information about what audio formats the players understand. Footnotes lead to information about abilities of future versions of the players or plugins/filters that provide such abilities.

Video player Lossy compression Lossless compression
MP3 WMA RealAudio Vorbis Musepack AAC AC-3 Opus APE FLAC ALAC SHN WV
ALLPlayer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Apprentice Video Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Banshee Yes[v 1] Yes[v 1] Yes[v 1] Yes[v 1] Yes[v 1] Yes[v 1] Yes[v 1] ? Yes[v 1] Yes[v 1] Yes[v 1] Yes[v 1] Yes[v 1]
CorePlayer Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No ? Yes Yes No No Yes
DSPlayer Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes ? Yes Yes No No Yes
FFplay Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
GOM Player Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes ? No No No No No
iTunes Yes yes, no DRM No Partial[v 2] No Yes No ? No Partial[v 2] Yes No No
jetAudio Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes No No Yes
JRiver Media Center Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
K-Multimedia Player Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial[v 3] Yes Yes Yes Partial[v 3] Yes
Mac Blu-ray Player Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Media Player Classic Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial[v 3] Yes Yes Partial[v 3] Partial[v 3] Yes Partial[v 3] Partial[v 3] Partial[v 3]
Media Player Classic Home Cinema Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MediaPortal Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MPlayer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Plex Media Player Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
QuickTime Player Yes Partial[v 4] No Partial[v 2] No Yes Partial[v 5] ? No Partial[v 2] Yes No No
Quintessential Player Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No ? Partial[v 5] Partial[v 5] No No Partial[v 5]
RealPlayer Yes Yes Yes Partial[v 5] No Yes No ? No No No No No
SMPlayer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Songbird Yes Yes No Yes ? Yes ? ? No Yes ? ? ?
TotalMedia Theatre Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes ? Yes Yes ? No No
GNOME Videos (formerly Totem) Yes[v 1] Yes[v 1] Yes[v 1] Yes[v 1] Yes[v 1] Yes[v 1] Yes[v 1] Yes[v 1] Yes[v 1] Yes[v 1] Yes[v 1] Yes[v 1] Yes[v 1]
VLC Yes Yes Partial Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Winamp Yes Yes Partial[v 3] Yes Partial[30] Yes Partial[30] Partial[30] Partial[30] Yes Partial[30] Partial[30] Partial[30]
Windows Media Player Yes Yes Partial[v 3] Partial[v 3] Partial[v 3] Partial[v 3] Partial[v 3] Partial[v 3] Partial[v 3] Partial[v 3] Partial[v 3] Partial[v 3] Partial[v 3]
Kodi (formerly XBMC) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
xine Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Video player MP3 WMA RealAudio Vorbis Musepack AAC AC-3 Opus APE FLAC ALAC SHN WV


Container format ability[edit]

Information about what container formats the players understand. Footnotes lead to information about abilities of future versions of the players or filters that provide such abilities.

Video player AVI ASF QuickTime Ogg OGM Matroska MP4 NUT FLV WebM
ALLPlayer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
Apprentice Video Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
CorePlayer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ?
DSPlayer Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No ?
FFplay Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
GOM Player Yes Yes Yes Vorbis only Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ?
iTunes No Win: yes
Mac: file is parsable
Yes Partial[v 2] No No Yes ? ? ?
jetAudio Yes Yes Partial[31] Vorbis only Yes Yes Partial[v 3] ? ? Yes
JRiver Media Center Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ?
K-Multimedia Player Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
Media Player Classic Yes Yes Yes Vorbis only Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes
Mac Blu-ray Player Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ?
Media Player Classic Home Cinema Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MediaPortal Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
MPlayer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Plex Media Player Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ?
QuickTime Player Yes Partial[v 4] Yes Partial[v 2] No Yes[32] Yes ? Yes[32] Yes[32]
Quintessential Player Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? ?
RealPlayer Yes Yes Yes Partial[v 5] Partial[v 5] No Yes ? ? ?
Songbird Yes No Yes[31] Yes No No Yes ? ? ?
TotalMedia Theatre Yes Yes Yes Yes No Partial Yes No Yes ?
GNOME Videos (formerly Totem) Yes[v 1] Yes[v 1] Yes[v 1] Yes[v 1] Yes[v 1] Yes[v 1] Yes[v 1] ? Yes[v 1] Yes[v 1][33]
VLC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Winamp Yes Yes Partial[31] Vorbis only Partial[v 3] Partial[v 3] Yes ? ? Yes
Windows Media Player Yes Yes WMP12 Yes[31] Partial[v 3] Partial[v 3] Partial[v 3] WMP12 Yes[v 3] ? Yes ?
Kodi (formerly XBMC) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
xine Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ?
Video player AVI ASF QuickTime Ogg OGM Matroska MP4 NUT FLV WebM

Streaming support[edit]

Information about which internet protocols the players understand, for receiving streaming media content.

Video player HTTP HTTPS HLS DASH HDS Smooth FTP SFTP RTSP
RTSPU/RTSPT
MMS
MMSU/MMST
RTMP Podcast RDT RTP DAAP DLNA
ALLPlayer ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Amarok Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? Yes ?
Apprentice Video Yes No Partial ? ? ? No ? Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No No
Banshee Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes No ? Yes ? ? ? ?
CorePlayer Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes No ? Yes ? ? ? ?
DSPlayer No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? No No ? No ? ? ? ?
FFplay Yes Yes[34] Yes ? ? ? Yes Yes[35] Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No
GOM Player Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? No Yes ? No ? ? ? ?
iTunes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes No ? Yes ? ? Yes ?
jetAudio Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? No ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
JRiver Media Center Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? ? Yes
K-Multimedia Player Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes Yes ? No ? ? ? ?
Media Player Classic Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? No Yes ? No ? ? ? ?
Media Player Classic Home Cinema Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes Yes Yes No ? Yes ? ?
MediaPortal Yes Yes ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? Yes ? ? ? Yes ? ?
MPlayer Yes ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? Yes Yes No Yes ? Yes ? ?
Quod Libet Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? Yes ? ? ? ?
QuickTime Player Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes No ? Yes ? ? ? ?
Quintessential Player Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ? ?
RealPlayer Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ? ?
Songbird Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? No ? Yes ? ? ? ?
GNOME Videos (formerly Totem) Yes[v 1] Yes[v 1] Yes[v 1] Yes[v 1] ? ? Yes[v 1] ? Yes[v 1] Yes[v 1] Yes[v 1] No ? Yes[v 1] Yes Yes
VLC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes ? Yes
Winamp Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? No Yes ? Yes ? ? ? ?
Windows Media Player Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes Dropped
(WMP10)
? Yes ? ? ? Yes
Kodi (formerly XBMC) Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
xine Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes Yes ? No ? ? ? ?
XMMS Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Video player HTTP HTTPS HLS DASH HDS Smooth FTP SFTP RTSP MMS RTMP Podcast RDT RTP DAAP DLNA

Playlist format ability[edit]

Information about which playlist formats the players understand.

Video player asx/wax/wvx m3u/m3u8 pls xspf ram/rmm sdp rpl xpl bdmv wmx
ALLPlayer No Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Apprentice Video No No No No No No No No No No
CorePlayer ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
DSPlayer Yes Yes Yes No ? ? ? ? ? ?
FFplay No No No No No No No No ? ?
GOM Player ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
iTunes No No No No ? ? ? ? ? ?
jetAudio ? Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
JRiver Media Center Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
K-Multimedia Player Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ? ? ?
Mac Blu-ray Player ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Media Player Classic ? Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Media Player Classic Home Cinema Yes Yes Yes No No No No No Yes Yes
MediaPortal ? Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
MPlayer Yes Yes Yes No ? ? ? ? ? ?
QuickTime Player ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Quintessential Player Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes
RealPlayer Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ?
Songbird Yes ? No ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
GNOME Videos (formerly Totem) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ?
VLC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes ?
Winamp Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ?
Windows Media Player Yes Yes No ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Kodi (formerly XBMC) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes Yes
xine ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Video player asx/wax/wvx m3u/m3u8 pls xspf ram/rmm sdp rpl xpl bdmv wmx

Electronic program guide format ability[edit]

Information about which Electronic program guide format the players viewable.

Video player PSI EIT PSIP XMLTV
ALLPlayer ? ? ?
Apprentice Video ? ? ?
Cog ? ? ?
CorePlayer ? ? ?
DSPlayer ? ? ?
FFplay No No No
GOM Player ? ? ?
iTunes ? ? ?
jetAudio ? ? ?
JRiver Media Center ? ? ?
K-Multimedia Player ? ? ?
Mac Blu-ray Player ? ? ?
Media Player Classic ? ? ?
Media Player Classic Home Cinema ? ? ?
MediaPortal ? ? ?
MPlayer No No ?
QuickTime Player ? ? ?
Quintessential Player ? ? ?
RealPlayer ? ? ?
Songbird ? ? ?
GNOME Videos (formerly Totem) ? ? ?
VLC Yes Yes ?
Winamp ? ? ?
Windows Media Player ? ? ?
Kodi (formerly XBMC) Partial ? Partial
xine ? ? ?
Video player PSI EIT PSIP XMLTV

Subtitle ability[edit]

Information about what subtitle formats the players understand. Footnotes lead to information about abilities of future versions of the players or filters that provide such abilities.

Video player Bitmap Text Bitmap Text
VobSub (.idx+.sub) SubStation Alpha (.ssa+.ass) SubRip (.srt) SAMI (.smi) RealText (.rt) MicroDVD (.sub) SubViewer (.sub) Text file (.txt) Universal Subtitle Format (.usf) WebVTT (.srt+.vtt) XSUB (.divx embedded subtitles) DVB subtitles DVD subtitles Closed captioning SCTE-27 MPEG-4 Part 17 TTML/SMPTE-TT
ALLPlayer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? ?
Apprentice Video Yes[stnotes 1] Yes[stnotes 1] Yes[stnotes 1] No No No No No No ? Yes Yes Yes No ? ? ?
CorePlayer No No No No No No No No No ? No ? ? ? ? ? ?
FFplay Yes Yes[stnotes 2] Yes[stnotes 2] Yes[stnotes 2] Yes[stnotes 2] Yes[stnotes 2] Yes[stnotes 2] Yes[stnotes 2] No Yes[stnotes 2] Yes Yes Yes Yes[stnotes 2] No[36] Yes[stnotes 2] No[37]
GOM Player Yes Partial[stnotes 3] Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No ? No ? ? ? ? ? ?
iTunes No No No No No No No No No ? No No No No ? ? ?
jetAudio Yes Partial[stnotes 3] Yes No No Yes ? Yes Yes ? No ? Yes Yes ? ? ?
JRiver Media Center Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ?
K-Multimedia Player Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes[v 3] ? ? ? ? ? ?
Mac Blu-ray Player ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Media Player Classic Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[26] Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes[v 3] ? ? ? ? ? ?
Media Player Classic Home Cinema Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ?
MediaPortal Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ?
MPlayer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No ? Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ?
QuickTime Player No Yes[32] Yes[32] No No No No No No ? No ? ? ? ? ? ?
Quintessential Player No No No No No No No No No ? No ? ? ? ? ? ?
RealPlayer Yes[v 5] No Yes[v 5] Yes Yes Yes[v 5] ? Yes[v 5] No ? No ? ? ? ? ? ?
TotalMedia Theatre Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No No No ? No ? Yes ? ? ? ?
GNOME Videos (formerly Totem) Yes Partial[stnotes 3] Yes No No ? ? ? No ? No ? ? ? ? ? ?
VLC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Some
Winamp Yes[stnotes 4] Yes[stnotes 4] Yes[stnotes 4] Yes[stnotes 4] No Yes[stnotes 4] No Yes[stnotes 4] Yes[stnotes 4] ? Yes[stnotes 4] ? ? ? ? ? ?
Windows Media Player Yes[stnotes 4] Yes[stnotes 4] Yes[stnotes 4] Yes[stnotes 4] No Yes[stnotes 4] No Yes[stnotes 4] Yes[stnotes 4] ? Yes[v 3] ? ? ? ? ? ?
Kodi (formerly XBMC) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No ? Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ?
xine[stnotes 5] Yes Partial[stnotes 3] Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No ? No ? ? ? ? ? ?
Video player VobSub (.idx+.sub) SubStation Alpha (.ssa+.ass) SubRip (.srt) Sami (.smi) RealText (.rt) MicroDVD (.sub) SubViewer (.sub) TXT (.txt) Universal Subtitle Format (.usf) WebVTT (.srt+.vtt) XSUB (.divx embedded subtitles) DVB subtitles DVD subtitles Closed captioning SCTE-27 MPEG-4 Part 17 TTML/SMPTE-TT
  1. ^ a b c Subtitles stored separately from the media file are not supported.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j only if FFmpeg was built with libass and 'subtitles' video filter.
  3. ^ a b c d This player understands some of the formatting data from SSA/ASS (at most coloring but no positioning, animation, typesetting etc.), but some players could understand the rest of it by using DirectVobSub as external subtitle filter instead of the built-in one.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o For Windows, the ability to use many subtitle formats can be added by installing DirectVobSub or ffdshow.
  5. ^ "FAQ | Kaffeine - KDE Media Player". Kaffeine FAQ. Retrieved 2009-10-02. 

Metadata ability[edit]

Information about what metadata, or tagging, formats the players understand. Most other containers have their own metadata format and the players usually use them. Footnotes lead to information about abilities of future versions of the players or plugins that provide such abilities.

Video player ID3v1 ID3v2 APEv2 tag Vorbis comment AMF ASF metadata MOV metadata Cue sheet CD-Text
ALLPlayer Yes Yes No No ? ? ? No No
Apprentice Video Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Cog Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? Yes ?
CorePlayer Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? Yes ?
DSPlayer Yes Yes No No ? ? ? No No
FFplay Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
GOM Player No No No No ? ? ? ? ?
iTunes Yes Yes No ? ? ? Yes ? Yes
jetAudio Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? Partial[metadatanotes 1] ?
JRiver Media Center Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? Yes Yes
K-Multimedia Player Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? Yes Yes
Mac Blu-ray Player ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Media Player Classic Yes No ? Partial ? ? ? ? ?
Media Player Classic Home Cinema Yes Yes No Yes ? Yes Yes ? ?
MediaPortal Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ?
MPlayer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial[metadatanotes 2] ?
QuickTime Player Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Quintessential Player Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ? ? ?
RealPlayer Yes Yes ? No ? ? ? Yes
Songbird Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? No ?
GNOME Videos (formerly Totem) Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes ? ?
VLC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial Yes
Winamp Yes Yes Partial[metadatanotes 3] Yes ? ? ? Partial[v 5] Yes
Windows Media Player Yes Partial[metadatanotes 4] ? Partial[v 5] ? Yes ? No Partial[v 5]
Kodi (formerly XBMC) Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Partial
xine Yes Partial[metadatanotes 5] ? Yes ? ? ? ? ?
Video player ID3v1 ID3v2 APEv2 tag Vorbis comment AMF ASF metadata MOV metadata Cue sheet CD-Text
  1. ^ Supports via plugin available in Cowon Forums
  2. ^ MPlayer can read .cue files with cue:// type URL, but has problems, see Talk:Cue sheet (computing)#mplayer have more faults
  3. ^ Winamp relies on the tagging of its decoder. Replacing the standard decoder with an APEv2 capable one is possible.
  4. ^ ID3 V2.4 not supported (even on Windows Media Player 12).
  5. ^ Displays basic ID3v1 / ID3v2 / Ogg Vorbis tags

Optical media ability[edit]

Information about what kinds of optical discs the players can play. Footnotes lead to information about abilities of future versions of the players or plugins that provide such abilities. Playback of Super Audio CD is not possible for any media player, because no suitable hardware exists. All media players capable of audio CD playback will also play the Redbook core of any HDCD disc, providing no sound-quality benefits over standard audio CDs.

Audio Video
Video player CD DVD-Audio HDCD Super Audio CD (SACD) Video CD (VCD) SVCD DVD Blu-ray Disc HD DVD
ALLPlayer Yes ? ? ? ? No Yes ? ?
Apprentice Video No No No ? No No No No No
CorePlayer No No No ? No No No No ?
DSPlayer Yes Yes No ? ? ? ? ? ?
FFplay via libcdio No via libcdio[optical 1] ? No No No via libbluray No
GOM Player Yes No No ? Yes Yes Yes No ?
iTunes Yes No No ? No No No No No
jetAudio Yes No No ? Yes Yes Yes No No
JRiver Media Center Yes No No ? Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
K-Multimedia Player Yes No No ? Yes Yes Yes No No
Media Player Classic Yes No No ? Yes Yes Yes No No
Media Player Classic Home Cinema Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MediaPortal Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes[optical 2] ?
MPlayer Yes No No ? Yes Yes Yes No No
Ogle No No No ? No No Yes No ?
PowerDVD Yes No longer supported ? ? Yes Yes Yes Yes No longer supported
QuickTime Player Yes Yes Yes ? Yes No[optical 3] Yes Yes Yes
Quintessential Player Yes No No ? No No No No No
RealPlayer Yes No No ? Yes Yes Yes No No
Songbird No[optical 4] No No ? ? ? ? ? ?
TotalMedia Theatre Yes Yes No ? Yes No Yes Yes No longer supported
GNOME Videos (formerly Totem) Yes No No ? Yes Yes Yes No No
VLC Yes Yes[optical 5] No ? Yes Partial[optical 6] Yes Commercial BDs unsupported[38] Yes[optical 7]
Winamp Yes No Yes ? No No No No No
Windows Media Player Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
Kodi (formerly XBMC) Yes No No ? Partial[optical 8] Partial[optical 8] Yes Commercial BDs unsupported ?
xine Yes No No ? Yes Yes Yes No No
Video player CD DVD-Audio HDCD Super Audio CD (SACD) Video CD (VCD) SVCD DVD Blu-ray Disc HD DVD
  1. ^ A built-in hdcd audio filter is available but needs to manually enable via commandline option.
  2. ^ See this thread on team-mediaportal.com
  3. ^ See VCD and SVCD players on The X Lab
  4. ^ See this thread on Getsatisfaction.com
  5. ^ DVD Audio files are playable in VLC 1.1
  6. ^ See VLC playback Features at videolan.org.
  7. ^ HD-DVD .evo (H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, PCM, AC-3, E-AC3, MLP, DTS) from version 3.0.0
  8. ^ a b VCD menu and SVCD menus are not supported nor displayed.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "October 10, 2012". banshee.fm. October 3, 2012. Retrieved October 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ "August 9th, 2016, FFmpeg 3.1.2 "Laplace"". FFmpeg. 2016-07-09. Retrieved 2016-08-09. 
  3. ^ Fingas, Roger (August 1, 2016). "iTunes 12.4.3 update tackles problems with playlists from iOS devices". AppleInsider. Retrieved August 2, 2016. 
  4. ^ "KMPlayerㅣMultimedia Player". 2014-10-12. Retrieved 2015-11-14. 
  5. ^ http://www.cyberlink.com/downloads/support/powerdvd/patches_en_US.html PowerDVD Patches & Support
  6. ^ http://membership.cyberlink.com/prog/company/press-news-content.do?pid=3811
  7. ^ http://www.cyberlink.com/downloads/support/powerdvd/patches_en_US.html PowerDVD Patches & Support
  8. ^ http://membership.cyberlink.com/prog/company/press-news-content.do?pid=3811
  9. ^ http://www.cyberlink.com/downloads/support/powerdvd/patches_en_US.html PowerDVD Patches & Support
  10. ^ http://membership.cyberlink.com/prog/company/press-news-content.do?pid=3811
  11. ^ "About the security content of QuickTime 7.7.9". 
  12. ^ http://service.real.com/realplayer/security/09072012_player/en/
  13. ^ "RealPlayer 1.1". Ewandoo. Retrieved 20 February 2015. 
  14. ^ http://service.real.com/realplayer/security/09072012_player/en/
  15. ^ "RealPlayer 1.1". Ewandoo. Retrieved 20 February 2015. 
  16. ^ Inc, RealNetworks,. "RealPlayer with RealTimes - Download RealPlayer Free". Retrieved 19 August 2016. 
  17. ^ 'Unsupported file type' error RealNetworks
  18. ^ Clasen, Matthias (10 May 2016). "GNOME 3.20.2". gnome-announce-list (Mailing list). Retrieved 10 May 2016. 
  19. ^ "COPYING file mentioning exception added 8th Feb 2005". Totem. 2009-05-06. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 
  20. ^ "VLC 2.2.4 "WeatherWax"". VideoLAN. VideoLAN. 2016-06-05. Retrieved 2016-06-06. 
  21. ^ "VLC for iOS 2.7.8". VideoLAN.org. VideoLAN. 21 June 2016. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  22. ^ "VLC for Android". play.google.com. VideoLAN. 13 August 2016. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  23. ^ "VLC for Windows Store". www.microsoft.com. VideoLAN. 29 April 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  24. ^ Corel WinDVD Pro Updates
  25. ^ Corel WinDVD Pro Updates
  26. ^ a b c d e f The playing compatibility depends on the availability of RealMedia filters. There is a distribution known as Real Alternative which bundles the needed RealPlayer components without the need to install the corresponding player.
  27. ^ Support MPEG-4 Studio Profile FFmpeg Project
  28. ^ Red Cinema r3d files not supported FFmpeg Project
  29. ^ Support for DNG (RAW) FFmpeg Project
  30. ^ a b c d e f g Available via plugins that can be automatically downloaded during installation
  31. ^ a b c d The playing compatibility depends on the availability of QuickTime filters. There is a distribution known as QuickTime Alternative which bundles the needed QuickTime components without the need to install the corresponding player.
  32. ^ a b c d e The open source Perian plug-in adds the ability to use many video formats and video codecs to QuickTime. It also adds the ability to use SubRip and SubStation Alpha subtitles.
  33. ^ http://www.webmproject.org/tools/#gstreamer-plug-ins As of Gstreamer 1.0, WebM related support is included in gstreamer-plugins-good
  34. ^ only if FFmpeg was built with OpenSSL, GnuTLS, Secure Transport or SChannel.
  35. ^ only if FFmpeg was built with OpenSSH.
  36. ^ #4439 (Support SCTE-27 / Digicipher II (DCII) subtitles) FFmpeg Project
  37. ^ #4859 (TTML subtitles) FFmpeg Project
  38. ^ S, Ganesh T. "VLC 'Hack' for Encrypted Blu-ray Playback Capability". Retrieved 19 August 2016. 

Related lists on other projects[edit]


Cite error: There are <ref group=v> tags on this page, but the references will not show without a {{reflist|group=v}} template (see the help page).