Comparison of video player software

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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 Framework used Written in
ALLPlayer ALLPlayer Group Ltd. Partnership 1998 (1998) 8.8.7 (September 15, 2021; 2 days ago (2021-09-15)) [±] No cost Proprietary FFmpeg + original + DirectShow Object Pascal (Delphi)
Apprentice Video Pavel Koshevoy 29 May 2010 (2010-05-29) r407 and later No cost MIT FFmpeg C++ (Qt)
FFplay FFmpeg project 20 December 2000 (2000-12-20) 4.4 (April 8, 2021; 5 months ago (2021-04-08)[1]) [±] No cost LGPL-2.1-or-later, part GPL-2.0-or-later FFmpeg C
GOM Player GOM & Company 7 January 2003 (2003-01-07)
Windows

2.3.58.5322 (October 20, 2020; 10 months ago (2020-10-20)[2])

iOS

1.5.1 (February 26, 2020; 18 months ago (2020-02-26)[3])

Android

1.5.5 (October 19, 2020; 10 months ago (2020-10-19)[4]) [±]

No cost Proprietary FFmpeg ?
iTunes Apple Inc. 9 January 2001 (2001-01-09) No cost Proprietary QuickTime ?
jetAudio (Basic) Cowon Systems 1997 (1997) 8.1.7 (15 December 2018; 2 years ago (2018-12-15)) No cost Proprietary FFmpeg C++
jetAudio (Plus) Cowon Systems 1997 (1997) 8.1.7 (15 December 2018; 2 years ago (2018-12-15)) $29 Proprietary FFmpeg C++
JRiver Media Center JRiver, Inc. 1998 (1998) 28.0.63 (September 10, 2021; 7 days ago (2021-09-10)[5]) [±] $59.98 to $79.98 Proprietary original + DirectShow C++, SSE/MMX assembly
K-Multimedia Player YoungHuee Kang 1 October 2002 (2002-10-01) 4.0 (6 October 2015; 5 years ago (2015-10-06)[6]) [±] No cost Proprietary DirectShow Object Pascal
Mac Blu-ray Player Macgo Inc. 2011 (2011) 2.11.1 (26 December 2014; 6 years ago (2014-12-26)) $59.95 Proprietary ? ?
MediaPortal Team MediaPortal 2004 (2004) 2.2.1 (March 29, 2019; 2 years ago (2019-03-29)) [±] No cost GPL DirectShow C#, C++
Media Player Classic Home Cinema Gabest 29 March 2006 (2006-03-29) 1.9.11.0 (April 22, 2021; 4 months ago (2021-04-22)) [±] No cost GPL-3.0-or-later FFmpeg + DirectShow C++
Microsoft Movies & TV (formerly Xbox Video) Microsoft 26 October 2012 (2012-10-26) No cost Proprietary
Microsoft Photos Microsoft 26 October 2012 (2012-10-26) No cost Proprietary
MPlayer Árpád Gereöffy September 2000 (2000-09) 1.4.0[7][8] (April 18, 2019; 2 years ago (2019-04-18)) [±]


No cost GPL-2.0-or-later FFmpeg + original C
mpv mpv Community 7 August 2013 (2013-08-07) 0.33.1 (April 5, 2021; 5 months ago (2021-04-05)[9]) [±] No cost GPL-2.0-or-later, part LGPL-2.1-or-later FFmpeg C, Objective C, Lua
Plex Media Player Plex, Inc. 21 May 2008 (2008-05-21) Windows: 2.57.0.1074 (May 5, 2020; 16 months ago (2020-05-05)[10]) [±]

macOS: 2.57.0.1074 (May 5, 2020; 16 months ago (2020-05-05)[11]) [±]

iOS: 6.12.1 (May 22, 2020; 15 months ago (2020-05-22)[12]) [±]

Android: 8.1.0 (May 23, 2020; 15 months ago (2020-05-23)[13]) [±]

No cost Proprietary FFmpeg C++
PotPlayer Kakao 2006 (2006) Windows: 1.7.21419 (January 27, 2021; 7 months ago (2021-01-27)) [±] No cost Proprietary DirectShow ?
PowerDVD Standard CyberLink 1998 (1998) 21 [±] $59.99 Proprietary DirectShow ?
PowerDVD Pro CyberLink 1998 (1998) 21 [±] $79.95 Proprietary DirectShow ?
PowerDVD Ultra CyberLink 1998 (1998) 21 [±] $99.99 Proprietary DirectShow ?
QuickTime X Apple Inc. 28 August 2009 (2009-08-28) 10.5 (August 31, 2018; 3 years ago (2018-08-31)) [±] No cost Proprietary QuickTime Cocoa (on OS X)
RealPlayer RealNetworks April 1995 (1995-04) Windows: 20.0.5.307 (September 10, 2021; 7 days ago (2021-09-10)) [±]

OS X: 12.0.1.1750 (September 7, 2012; 9 years ago (2012-09-07)[14]) [±]

Windows Mobile: 1.1 (July 30, 2009; 12 years ago (2009-07-30)[15]) [±]

Android: 1.2.151 (December 27, 2013; 7 years ago (2013-12-27)) [±]

No cost Proprietary original ?
SMPlayer Ricardo Villalba 11 December 2006 (2006-12-11) 21.8.0[16] Edit this on Wikidata 16 August 2021; 32 days ago (16 August 2021) No cost GPL-2.0-or-later MPlayer C++ (Qt)
GNOME Videos (formerly Totem) The GNOME Project February 2003 (2003-02) 3.38.1[17] Edit this on Wikidata 15 June 2021; 3 months ago (15 June 2021) No cost GPL-2.0-or-later + exception[18] GStreamer C
Videostream Videostream Team February 2014 (2014-02) 2.1.3.15 No cost Proprietary Chrome + FFmpeg JavaScript, C++
VLC VideoLAN 1 February 2001 (2001-02-01)
Windows, Linux, & macOS3.0.16 / 21 June 2021; 2 months ago (2021-06-21)[19] [20]
Android3.3.4 / 20 January 2021; 7 months ago (2021-01-20)[21][22]
Chrome OS1.7.3 / 23 December 2015; 5 years ago (2015-12-23)[23]
iOS, Apple TV3.2.13 / 22 October 2020; 10 months ago (2020-10-22)[24]
Windows (UWP)3.1.2 / 20 July 2018; 3 years ago (2018-07-20)[25][26]
Windows Phone3.1.2 / 20 July 2018; 3 years ago (2018-07-20)[27]
No cost GPL-2.0-or-later, LGPL-2.1-or-later libVLC + FFmpeg C, C++
WinDVD Pro Corel 1998 (1998) WinDVD Pro 12 Service Pack 8 (April 28, 2021; 4 months ago (2021-04-28)[28][29]) [±] $79.99 Proprietary DirectShow ?
Kodi (formerly XBMC) Team-Kodi (formerly Team-XBMC) 2002 (2002) 18.0 (codename: "Leia") (January 28, 2019; 2 years ago (2019-01-28)[30]) [±] No cost GPL-2.0-or-later FFmpeg C++
xine xine Team 15 August 2000 (2000-08-15) 0.99.12 (December 9, 2019; 21 months ago (2019-12-09)) [±] No cost GPL-2.0-or-later xine-lib + FFmpeg C
sView Kirill Gavrilov 2009 (2009) 20.08 (August 1, 2020 (2020-08-01)) No cost GPL-3.0-or-later FFmpeg C++
Name Author First public release Stable version Cost Software license Framework used Written in

Inactive players[edit]

Name Author First public release Stable version Cost Software license Framework used Written in
Banshee Aaron Bockover 2005-02-17 2.6.2 (February 18, 2014; 7 years ago (2014-02-18)[31]) [±] No cost MIT GStreamer C#
CorePlayer CoreCodec Inc. 2006 3.0.1.0 (September 9, 2011; 10 years ago (2011-09-09)[32]) [±] ? Proprietary ? ?
Creative MediaSource Creative Technology 2002 5.10.38 (December 22, 2006; 14 years ago (2006-12-22)) [±] Requires Creative product Proprietary DirectShow ?
DSPlayer DSPlayer team 2002 0.889 (12 February 2007; 14 years ago (2007-02-12)) [±] No cost Proprietary Object Pascal (Delphi), C++
Media Player Classic Gabest May 29, 2003 6.4.9.1 Revision 107 (February 14, 2010; 11 years ago (2010-02-14)) [±] No cost GPL-2.0-or-later DirectShow C++
Ogle Chalmers University of Technology 1999 0.9.2 (November 6, 2003; 17 years ago (2003-11-06)) [±] No cost GPL ? C
Quintessential Player Paul Quinn 1997 5.0.121 (February 18, 2009; 12 years ago (2009-02-18)) [±] No cost Proprietary ? ?
Songbird Tom Lord February 8, 2006 2.2.0, Build 2453 (February 4, 2013; 8 years ago (2013-02-04)) [±] No cost GPL GStreamer, XULRunner C++
The Core Pocket Media Player Gabor Kovacs 2004 Jul as "BetaPlayer" 0.71 (November 23, 2005; 15 years ago (2005-11-23)) [±] No cost GPL FFmpeg + original C++
TotalMedia Theatre ArcSoft November 15, 2009 6.7.1.199 June 6, 2014; 7 years ago (2014-06-06) ? Proprietary original C++
Quicktime Apple Inc. 1991-12-02 7.7.9 (January 7, 2016; 5 years ago (2016-01-07)) [±][33][34] No cost Proprietary QuickTime Cocoa (on OS X)
Winamp Lite, Full, Bundle Nullsoft Jun 1997 5.8.3660 (October 19, 2018; 2 years ago (2018-10-19)) [±] No cost Proprietary ? ?
Winamp Pro Nullsoft Jun 1997 5.8.3660 (October 19, 2018; 2 years ago (2018-10-19)) [±] ? Proprietary ? ?
Windows Media Player Microsoft Nov 1992 12.0.19041.1151 (July 29, 2021; 50 days ago (2021-07-29)) [±] No cost Proprietary DirectShow C++ (COM)
Name Author First public release Stable version Cost Software license Framework used 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 IoT (formerly Windows Embedded) macOS iOS Android Linux BSD Unix Solaris Unix-like DOS BeOS, Haiku, ZETA OS/2
ALLPlayer Yes No No No Yes No No No No No No No
Apprentice Video Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes No No No No No
FFplay Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
GOM Player Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No
Microsoft Movies & TV (formerly Xbox Video) Yes ? No No No No No No No No No No
iTunes Yes No Included Included No No No No No No No No
jetAudio Yes No No No Yes No No No No No No No
JRiver Media Center Yes No Yes No No Yes No No No No No No
K-Multimedia Player Yes No Alpha version Yes Yes No No No No No No No
Mac Blu-ray Player Yes No Yes Yes 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
MediaPortal Yes No No No No No No No No No No No
MPlayer Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
mpv Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No
Plex Media Player Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No
PotPlayer Yes No No No No No No No No No No No
QuickTime Player Yes No Included Included No No No No No No No No
RealPlayer Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
SMPlayer Yes No No No No Yes Yes No No No No No
GNOME Videos (formerly Totem) No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Videostream Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No No No No No No
VLC Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Winamp Yes No Beta version No Yes Last version is Winamp 3 No No No No No No
Windows Media Player Included ? Dropped (WMP9) No No No No Dropped (WMP6.3) No No No No
Kodi (formerly XBMC) Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
xine unmaintained No WIP for 1.2 series No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
sView Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No No No No No No
Video player Windows Windows IoT (formerly Windows Embedded) macOS 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 Audio equalizer 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 ? ? ?
FFplay ? No No ? Yes ? No No No Some No
GOM Player Yes Yes No No No ? Yes No No ? Yes
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 1] Yes ? Yes No ? ? ?
Mac Blu-ray Player Yes Yes Yes Yes No ? 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
mpv Yes Yes No No No ? Yes No No ? No
Plex Media Player Yes Yes Yes No No ? Yes No ? ? ?
PotPlayer Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
PowerDVD ? Yes No ? Yes ? ? No ? Yes ?
QuickTime Player Partial[featurenotes 2] Partial[featurenotes 3] No Yes No ? Yes No ? ? ?
RealPlayer No Yes Yes No Yes ? ? Yes ? ? ?
SMPlayer ? Yes No ? ? ? ? No ? ? ?
GNOME Videos (formerly Totem) No No No No Yes ? No No ? ? ?
VLC Yes Yes yes, not macOS No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Some[featurenotes 4] ?
Winamp Partial[v 1] Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Partial[v 1] Yes[featurenotes 5] ? ? ?
Windows Media Player Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes ? ? ?
Kodi (formerly XBMC) Yes[featurenotes 6] Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes ? ? ?
xine No Yes No Yes Yes ? Yes No ? ? ?
sView No No No Yes No ? ? (WebUI) No No Yes Yes
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 Seek bar preview tooltip Interactive playback zoom 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 ? No ? ? ? ? Yes ? ?
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 7] Yes Yes
Mac Blu-ray Player No No No No No ? No No No No No No
Media Player Classic Home Cinema Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MediaPortal ? No No Yes ? ? ? Yes Yes Yes Yes No
MPlayer Yes Yes Yes[featurenotes 8] Yes[featurenotes 8] ? ? Yes Yes Partial No No Yes
mpv Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes Yes Partial No Yes Yes
Plex Media Player No Yes No No ? ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
PotPlayer Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
PowerDVD Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? Yes Yes Yes No
QuickTime Player Yes Yes Yes Yes[featurenotes 9] ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? No
RealPlayer ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
SMPlayer Yes Yes Yes Yes[featurenotes 10] ? ? Yes Yes Partial No Yes Yes
GNOME Videos (formerly Totem) Yes No No No ? ? No No Yes No Yes No
VLC Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes (from 2.2) Yes
Winamp No Yes Yes ? No ? ? ? ? Yes ? ?
Windows Media Player Yes Yes No 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
sView Yes No No No ? ? Yes No No No Yes No
Video player Color controls Time stretching Pitch shifting A-B repeat Seek bar preview tooltip Audio resync Subtitle resync Chapter (DVD, mkv, mp4, ogm) Bookmark (DVD, video, audio) Auto resume (DVD, video, audio) Shutdown on play complete
  1. ^ "gapless mp3 playback - The KMPlayer's Forums". Kmplayer.com. Archived from the original on July 13, 2011. Retrieved December 16, 2009.
  2. ^ Available with QuickTime Streaming Server.
  3. ^ Only the media creator can create skins.
  4. ^ anaglyph only
  5. ^ Via media library in "modern" skin
  6. ^ 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)
  7. ^ Bookmarks are limited to 20 files Archived July 13, 2011, at the Wayback Machine and are stored with absolute paths, which renders them inaccessible when files are moved Archived July 13, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ 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
  9. ^ www.apple.com/quicktime/pro/ Archived January 10, 2007, at the Wayback Machine - A-B repeat using Play Selection Only command
  10. ^ 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 ? ? ?
FFplay Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
GOM Player Yes Partial[v 2] Yes Partial[v 3] Yes Partial[35] Partial[v 3] Yes Partial[v 3] Partial[v 3] Yes Yes
iTunes Yes Partial[v 4] Yes Yes Partial[v 5] No Partial[v 6] Partial[v 7] No Partial[v 7] ? ?
jetAudio Yes Partial[v 2] Partial[v 3] Partial[v 3] Yes Partial[35] Partial[v 3] Yes Partial[v 3] Yes ? ?
JRiver Media Center Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial[v 3] Yes Partial[v 3] Partial[v 3] ? 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 ? ?
Microsoft Movies & TV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
MPlayer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
mpv Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Plex Media Player Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ?
PotPlayer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
QuickTime Player Yes Partial[v 4] Yes Yes Partial[v 5] No Partial[v 6] Partial[v 7] No Partial[v 7] ? ?
RealPlayer Yes Yes Partial[v 3] Partial[v 3] Yes Yes Partial[v 1] Yes Partial[v 3] Partial[v 3] ? ?
SMPlayer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ?
GNOME Videos (formerly Totem) Yes[v 8] Yes[v 8] Yes[v 8] Yes[v 8] Yes[v 8] Yes[v 8] Yes[v 8] Yes[v 8] Yes[v 8] Yes[v 8] Yes[v 8] ?
VLC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Winamp Yes Partial[v 2] Partial[v 3] Partial[v 3] Yes Partial[35] Partial[v 3] Yes Partial[v 3] Yes ? ?
Windows Media Player Yes Yes[v 2] Yes[v 9] Yes[v 9] Yes Partial[35] Partial[v 3] Partial[v 3] Partial[v 3] Partial[v 10] ? ?
Kodi (formerly XBMC) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
xine Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ?
sView Yes Yes Yes Yes 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)

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 Yes[36] Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Some[37] No No[38] 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
FFplay Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
GOM Player Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
iTunes Yes yes, no DRM No Partial[v 6] No Yes No ? No Partial[v 6] 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 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 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
mpv 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
PotPlayer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
QuickTime Player Yes Partial[v 5] No Partial[v 6] No Yes Partial[v 1] ? No Partial[v 6] Yes No No
RealPlayer Yes Yes Yes Partial[v 1] No Yes No ? No No No No No
SMPlayer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
GNOME Videos (formerly Totem) Yes[v 8] Yes[v 8] Yes[v 8] Yes[v 8] Yes[v 8] Yes[v 8] Yes[v 8] Yes[v 8] Yes[v 8] Yes[v 8] Yes[v 8] Yes[v 8] Yes[v 8]
VLC Yes Yes Partial Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Winamp Yes Yes Partial[v 3] Yes Partial[39] Yes Partial[39] Partial[39] Partial[39] Yes Partial[39] Partial[39] Partial[39]
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
sView Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 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 ?
FFplay Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
GOM Player Yes Yes Yes Vorbis only Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
iTunes No Windows: yes
macOS: file is parsable
Yes Partial[v 6] No No Yes ? ? ?
jetAudio Yes Yes Partial[40] 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 ?
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 ?
Microsoft Movies & TV (formerly Xbox Video) Yes Yes Yes No ? Yes Yes ? No ?
MPlayer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
mpv Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Plex Media Player Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ?
PotPlayer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes
QuickTime Player Yes Partial[v 5] Yes Partial[v 6] No Yes[41] Yes ? Yes[41] Yes[41]
RealPlayer Yes Yes Yes Partial[v 1] Partial[v 1] No Yes ? ? ?
GNOME Videos (formerly Totem) Yes[v 8] Yes[v 8] Yes[v 8] Yes[v 8] Yes[v 8] Yes[v 8] Yes[v 8] ? Yes[v 8] Yes[v 8][42]
VLC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Winamp Yes Yes Partial[40] Vorbis only Partial[v 3] Partial[v 3] Yes ? ? Yes
Windows Media Player Yes Yes WMP12 Yes[40] 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 ?
sView Yes Yes 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/RealRTSP RTP DAAP DLNA
ALLPlayer ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Amarok Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? Yes ?
Apprentice Video Yes No Partial ? ? ? No ? Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No No
FFplay Yes Yes[43] Yes Yes[44] patch available[45] No Yes Yes[46] Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No
GOM Player Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? No Yes ? No ? Yes ? ?
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 Home Cinema Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes ? ? Yes Yes Yes No ? Yes ? ?
MediaPortal Yes Yes ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? Yes ? ? ? Yes ? ?
MPlayer Yes ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? Yes Yes No Yes ? Yes ? ?
mpv Yes Yes Yes Yes[47] ? ? Yes ? Yes Yes No Yes ? Yes ? ?
PotPlayer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
QuickTime Player Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes No ? Yes ? ? ? ?
RealPlayer Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ? ?
GNOME Videos (formerly Totem) Yes[v 8] Yes[v 8] Yes[v 8] Yes[v 8] ? ? Yes[v 8] ? Yes[v 8] Yes[v 8] Yes[v 8] No ? Yes[v 8] Yes Yes
VLC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[48] 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 ? ? ? ?
sView Yes Yes Yes No No No ? ? ? ? ? No ? ? No No
Video player HTTP HTTPS HLS DASH HDS Smooth FTP SFTP RTSP MMS RTMP Podcast RDT/RealRTSP 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
FFplay No No No No No No No No ? ?
GOM Player ASX support ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? ?
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 Home Cinema Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes
MediaPortal ? Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
MPlayer Yes Yes Yes No ? ? ? ? ? ?
mpv Yes Yes Yes No ? ? ? ? ? ?
PotPlayer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes
QuickTime Player ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
RealPlayer Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ?
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 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
sView No Yes No No No No No No No No
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 ? ? ?
FFplay No No No
GOM Player ? ? ?
iTunes ? ? ?
jetAudio ? ? ?
JRiver Media Center ? ? ?
K-Multimedia Player ? ? ?
Mac Blu-ray Player ? ? ?
Media Player Classic Home Cinema ? ? ?
MediaPortal ? ? ?
MPlayer No No ?
mpv No No ?
PotPlayer Yes Yes No
QuickTime Player ? ? ?
RealPlayer ? ? ?
GNOME Videos (formerly Totem) ? ? ?
VLC Yes Yes ?
Winamp ? ? ?
Windows Media Player ? ? ?
Kodi (formerly XBMC) Partial ? Partial
xine ? ? ?
sView No No No
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 Text Bitmap
SubRip (.srt) SubStation Alpha (.ssa+.ass) MicroDVD (.sub) SAMI (.smi) SubViewer (.sub) RealText (.rt) Text file (.txt) Universal Subtitle Format (.usf) Closed captioning MPEG-4 Part 17 SCTE-27 TTML/SMPTE-TT WebVTT (.vtt) VobSub (.idx+.sub) XSUB (.divx embedded subtitles) DVD subtitles DVB subtitles
ALLPlayer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No ? ? ? ? ? Yes Yes ? ?
Apprentice Video Yes[stnotes 1] Yes[stnotes 1] No No No No No No No ? ? ? ? Yes[stnotes 1] Yes Yes Yes
FFplay 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[stnotes 2] No[49] No[50] ? Yes Yes Yes Yes
GOM Player Yes Partial[stnotes 3] Yes Yes No Yes No No ? ? ? ? Yes Yes No Yes ?
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 ? ? ? ? Yes 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 Yes ? ? ? ? ? Yes Yes ? ?
Mac Blu-ray Player ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Media Player Classic Home Cinema Yes 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 No No Yes ? ? ? ? Yes Yes Yes Yes
PotPlayer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
QuickTime Player Yes[41] Yes[41] No No No No No No ? ? ? ? ? No No ? ?
RealPlayer Yes No Yes Yes ? Yes Yes No ? ? ? ? ? Yes No ? ?
GNOME Videos (formerly Totem) Yes Partial[stnotes 3] ? No ? No ? No ? ? ? ? ? Yes No ? ?
VLC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Some No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Winamp Yes[stnotes 4] Yes[stnotes 4] Yes[stnotes 4] Yes[stnotes 4] No No Yes[stnotes 4] 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 No Yes[stnotes 4] Yes[stnotes 4] ? ? ? ? ? Yes[stnotes 4] Yes[stnotes 4] ? ?
Kodi (formerly XBMC) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes ? ? ? ? Yes Yes Yes Yes
xine[stnotes 5] Yes Partial[stnotes 3] Yes Yes Yes No Yes No ? ? ? ? ? Yes No ? ?
sView Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No ? Yes Yes Yes Yes
Video player SubRip (.srt) SubStation Alpha (.ssa+.ass) MicroDVD (.sub) SAMI (.smi) SubViewer (.sub) RealText (.rt) Text file (.txt) Universal Subtitle Format (.usf) Closed captioning MPEG-4 Part 17 SCTE-27 TTML/SMPTE-TT WebVTT (.vtt) VobSub (.idx+.sub) XSUB (.divx embedded subtitles) DVD subtitles DVB subtitles
  1. ^ a b c Subtitles stored separately from the media file are not supported.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i 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 p 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 October 2, 2009.

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
FFplay Yes[51] Yes[52] Yes[53] Yes Yes[54] Yes Yes patch available[55] 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 Home Cinema Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes ?
MediaPortal Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ?
MPlayer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial[metadatanotes 2] ?
PotPlayer Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? Yes ?
QuickTime Player Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
RealPlayer Yes Yes ? No ? ? ? Yes
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 1] Yes
Windows Media Player Yes Partial[metadatanotes 4] ? Partial[v 1] ? Yes ? No Partial[v 1]
Kodi (formerly XBMC) Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Partial
xine Yes Partial[metadatanotes 5] ? Yes ? ? ? ? ?
sView Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
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
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 Home Cinema Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Commercial BDs unsupported Yes
MediaPortal Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes[optical 2] ?
MPlayer Yes No No ? Yes Yes Yes No No
PotPlayer Yes Yes No ? Yes Yes Yes Yes No
PowerDVD Yes No longer supported ? ? Yes Yes Yes Yes No longer supported
QuickTime Player Yes Yes Yes ? Yes No[optical 3] Yes No No
RealPlayer Yes No No ? Yes Yes Yes No No
GNOME Videos (formerly Totem) Yes No No ? Yes Yes Yes No No
VLC Yes Yes[optical 4] No ? Yes Partial[optical 5] Yes Commercial BDs unsupported[56] Yes[optical 6]
Winamp Yes No Yes ? No No No No No
Windows Media Player Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes No No
Kodi (formerly XBMC) Yes No No ? Partial[optical 7] Partial[optical 7] Yes Commercial BDs unsupported ?
xine Yes No No ? Yes Yes Yes No No
WinDVD Yes ? ? ? Yes Yes Yes Yes No
sView No No No No No No No 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 Archived January 30, 2012, at the Wayback Machine on team-mediaportal.com
  3. ^ See VCD and SVCD players on The X Lab
  4. ^ DVD Audio files are playable in VLC 1.1
  5. ^ See VLC playback Features at videolan.org.
  6. ^ HD-DVD .evo (H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, PCM, AC-3, E-AC3, MLP, DTS) from version 3.0.0
  7. ^ a b VCD menu and SVCD menus are not supported nor displayed.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Release n4.4". GitHub. April 8, 2021. Retrieved April 8, 2021.
  2. ^ "Windows Desktop". web site. April 16, 2019. Retrieved April 16, 2019.
  3. ^ "Apple on the App Store". iTunes Store. March 5, 2019. Retrieved March 5, 2019.
  4. ^ "GOM Player". Google Play Store. March 14, 2019. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  5. ^ "Release Notes MC28". Retrieved September 13, 2021.
  6. ^ "KMPlayerㅣMultimedia Player". October 12, 2014. Retrieved November 14, 2015.
  7. ^ http://mplayerhq.hu/design7/dload.html
  8. ^ http://mplayerhq.hu/design7/news.html
  9. ^ "Release v0.33.1". mpv-player/mpv (source code repository). GitHub.
  10. ^ "Plex Media Player for Windows". web site. May 5, 2020. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  11. ^ "Plex Media Player for Mac". web site. May 5, 2020. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  12. ^ "Plex". iTunes Store. May 22, 2020. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  13. ^ "Plex". Google Play Store. May 23, 2020. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  14. ^ http://service.real.com/realplayer/security/09072012_player/en/
  15. ^ "RealPlayer 1.1". Ewandoo. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
  16. ^ "SMPlayer - Browse /SMPlayer at SourceForge.net". Retrieved August 21, 2021.
  17. ^ https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/totem/-/tags/V_3_38_1.
  18. ^ "COPYING file mentioning exception added 8th Feb 2005". Totem. May 6, 2009. Retrieved April 23, 2014.
  19. ^ "VLC 3.0.16 Vetinari - VideoLAN". www.videolan.org. Retrieved June 21, 2021.
  20. ^ http://www.videolan.org/news.html
  21. ^ "VLC for Android - Apps on Google Play". play.google.com. Retrieved January 20, 2020.
  22. ^ "Index of /videolan/vlc-android/". get.videolan.org. Retrieved January 20, 2020.
  23. ^ "VLC - Chrome Web Store". chrome.google.com. VideoLAN. December 23, 2015. Retrieved October 4, 2017.
  24. ^ "‎VLC for Mobile". apps.apple.com. Retrieved October 22, 2020.
  25. ^ "Official Download of VLC media player for Windows Store - VideoLAN". www.videolan.org. VideoLAN. July 20, 2018. Retrieved August 7, 2018.
  26. ^ "Get VLC - Microsoft Store". www.microsoft.com. VideoLAN. July 20, 2018. Retrieved August 7, 2018.
  27. ^ "Official Download of VLC media player for Windows Phone - VideoLAN". www.videolan.org. VideoLAN. July 20, 2018. Retrieved August 7, 2018.
  28. ^ Corel WinDVD Home
  29. ^ Corel WinDVD Pro Updates
  30. ^ "Kodi 18 is here!". Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  31. ^ "October 10, 2012". banshee.fm. October 3, 2012. Retrieved October 10, 2012.
  32. ^ "CoreAVC Changelog". www.corecodec.com. Archived from the original on January 2, 2017. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  33. ^ "About the security content of QuickTime 7.7.9".
  34. ^ "Apple - Support - QuickTime - Downloads".
  35. ^ a b c d 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.
  36. ^ Support MPEG-4 Studio Profile FFmpeg Project
  37. ^ Red Cinema r3d files not supported FFmpeg Project
  38. ^ Support for DNG (RAW) FFmpeg Project
  39. ^ a b c d e f g Available via plugins that can be automatically downloaded during installation
  40. ^ a b c 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.
  41. ^ 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.
  42. ^ http://www.webmproject.org/tools/#gstreamer-plug-ins As of Gstreamer 1.0, WebM related support is included in gstreamer-plugins-good
  43. ^ only if FFmpeg was built with OpenSSL, GnuTLS, Secure Transport or SChannel.
  44. ^ Since FFmpeg 3.4, only if FFmpeg was built with libxml2
  45. ^ FFmpeg-devel - PATCH - add hds demuxer, FFmpeg project, October 14, 2016
  46. ^ only if FFmpeg was built with OpenSSH.
  47. ^ With FFmpeg or youtube-dl
  48. ^ NEWS, VideoLAN
  49. ^ #4439 (Support SCTE-27 / Digicipher II (DCII) subtitles) FFmpeg Project
  50. ^ #4859 (TTML subtitles) FFmpeg Project
  51. ^ id3v1.h File Reference, FFmpeg project
  52. ^ id3v2.h File Reference, FFmpeg project
  53. ^ apetag.h File Reference, FFmpeg project
  54. ^ rtmppkt.h File Reference, FFmpeg project
  55. ^ [FFmpeg-devel,1/7] lavf: add cue sheet demuxer, FFmpeg project, May 8, 2017
  56. ^ S, Ganesh T. "VLC 'Hack' for Encrypted Blu-ray Playback Capability". Retrieved August 19, 2016.
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Plugin available.
  2. ^ a b c d 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.
  3. ^ 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 ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq The playing compatibility depends on the availability of DirectShow filters.
  4. ^ a b The playing compatibility depends on the availability of MPEG2 component for Quicktime.
  5. ^ a b c d The playing compatibility depends on the availability of WMV Player component for Quicktime.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h 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.
  7. ^ a b c d On macOS, 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.
  8. ^ 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 ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap Available via Gstreamer plugin.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ 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.

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