This page lists projects that are related to MPlayer, use MPlayer for
interesting things, extend MPlayer or use MPlayer code. None of them
are officially part of MPlayer, so contact the respective authors and
not us with praise, criticism and problem reports.
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are crossed out.
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QT MPlayer frontend for Windows and Linux
KDE MPlayer frontend
KDE MPlayer frontend
KDE MPlayer frontend
GTK2 based frontend for MPlayer written in Python.
Python/PyGTK MPlayer frontend written with audio and video songs
in mind complete with media library and playlist support.
GTK widget embedding MPlayer to play movies.
MPlayerTcl allows to play a movie file in Linux TCL/TK application.
Qt MPlayer frontend
- QUI for MPlayer
Simple Qt-based MPlayer frontend that emphasizes simplicity and
ease-of-use, particularly in the playlist.
- MPlayer & XMP GUI Project
Qt frontend for MPlayer and XMP
Qt4 media player based on MPlayer
multiplatform Qt4 MPlayer frontend
QT4 GUI frontend to MPlayer
Qtopia frontend for ARM machines like the Zaurus
TV-watching MPlayer frontend
console based MPlayer frontend
Simple GUI that allows launching MPlayer with the correct
command line options to emulate DVD chapters.
- Beeh! Player
BeOS MPlayer GUI
- Home Theater Personal Computer Menu
htpc-menu is a frontend to MPlayer for use on Linux or Mac OS X.
frontend for terminal applications, supports MPlayer
Java MP3 player and advanced MP3 ID3-tag batch editor
GTK + Python + MPlayer DVB TV watching software
web-based frontend for music-files only
A filemanager for Windows and Linux with built-in support for
videos, images, file encryption and much more.
ASDF is A Simple DVD Frontend intended to make watching
DVDs with MPlayer easier.
GNOME-MPlayer is a simple GUI based on the mplayerplug-in project
libplayer is a C library that allows frontends to easily control MPlayer's slave mode.
A GTK + Python MPlayer frontend specializing in playlist and media library features.
Mozilla/Firefox XUL MPlayer frontend
Python wrapper and client/server for MPlayer
Python wrapper script for listening to radio using MPlayer.
Java GPL audio player and manager using MPlayer.
MplayerBuddy is a media bookmarking frontend written in Mono.
An accelerometer-based remote controller for MPlayer.
- Tickle Tunes
A ticklish frontend to MPlayer written in Tcl/Tk.
Mono MPlayer frontend for Windows and Linux, specializing
in mass anime series playback.
A frontend to MPlayer which aims to expose all MPlayer
options to users without trying to sacrifice usability.
Just another Java MPlayer frontend
Klactoveedsedstene is a graphical audio front-end
- Java MPlayer
A Java GUI of MPlayer for Linux
MPlayer frontend for Openmoko Freerunner smartphones.
BluRay player using dumpHD, makemkv and MPlayer
PyGTK MPlayer frontend
wxPython MPlayer wrapper
- NoName MPlayer Front-End
GTK+ MPlayer Frontend
- Media Play Restarter
A command line frontend to resume playback where you left off while playing files.
- Starbuck's FreePlayer
A simple and complete multi-platform MPlayer frontend.
KDE MEncoder frontend
KDE MEncoder frontend
KDE MEncoder frontend, most useful for editing and encoding large high
quality AVIs capped from TV. Allows cutting and merging at exact frames,
applying filters and preview.
Videorecorder-like KDE MEncoder frontend that allows timed or
KDE application which allows easy video/audio file conversion
and audio track extraction from video files.
GNOME MEncoder frontend
GNOME2 MEncoder DVD-ripping GUI
DVD ripping frontend for MEncoder
cross-platform MEncoder frontend
Amiga MEncoder frontend
OGMRip is a library providing a common API for ripping and encoding DVD
into DivX/OGM files using a wide variety of codecs.
QuickRip is a quick and easy DVD ripper based on MPlayer/MEncoder and
transcode featuring GUI and CLI interfaces.
sophisticated and easy to use graphical MEncoder frontend
console based MEncoder/MPlayer/transcode DVD ripping frontend
perlQt MEncoder frontend to easily encode DVDs into DivX files.
GTK-Perl frontend to MEncoder for DVD to DivX ripping with support for
Simple GTK-Perl frontend to MEncoder that can encode any media file
supported by MEncoder to DivX, in 1-, 2- or 3-pass mode.
Genetic algorithm to explore MEncoder options and find the combinations
that achieve the best PSNR results.
encode2mpeg is a frontend to MPlayer/MEncoder and mjpegtools
able to convert any kind of video that MPlayer can play into
a format suitable for VCD/SVCD/DVD or DivX AVI.
DVDRipper is a DVD to DivX, VCD, KVCD, or SVCD MEncoder GUI.
DVDKUP is a GTK interface for MEncoder for DVD to MPEG-4 backup.
Qt MPlayer/MEncoder frontend to convert DVD titles to DivX files.
Gambas MEncoder GUI for ripping DVDs to MPEG-4 AVI files
KDE service menu which allows conversion of video files
into DVD or VCD compliant MPEG files.
Simple Mencoder Shell GUI, batch video transcoding application
without all tabs, buttons and other fuzz
- Blackberry Video Converter
No-cost utility to encode video to play on a RIM Blackberry.
JMencode is a simple Java frontend for MEncoder.
- Internet Flash Video Utility
Internet Video Utility is a graphical frontend to convert
all kinds of videos to the Flash .flv format.
An easy to use shell script to encode DVDs or videos to
the H.264 video format using MEncoder.
An easy to use shell script to encode DVDs or videos to
the Xvid video format using MEncoder.
RipDVD is a console based DVD to MPEG-4 conversion tool.
K9Copy is a small utility to shrink DVDs on Linux using MEncoder.
undvd is DVD ripping made *simple* with an easy interface to MEncoder.
mtvcgui is a simple MEncoder GUI for TV capture written
in Python and Qt4.
ANDREW's Not a DVD Ripping and Encoding Wizard, but a command-line
interface that simplifies the use of some applications to create AVI,
Matroska, MP4 or OGM files from DVDs.
LinCoder is a simple Java frontend for MEncoder.
Java MEncoder frontend for recording and scheduling from an analog tv card.
Java MEncoder frontend which runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OSX.
- SGI's Video Converter
Windows MEncoder and FFmpeg gui
Linux MEncoder frontend written in FLTK
Mozilla/Konqueror plugin with mini GUI
scriptable Mozilla plugin
Scriptable plug-in for Mozilla/Firefox that displays EMBED or
OBJECT tags with external programs.
Launches embedded videos in an external application.
Gecko Media Player is a browser plugin that uses GNOME MPlayer
to play media in a browser.
- MPlayer OS X Extended
binary distribution of MPlayer with GUI
- MPlayer OS X / MEncoder OS X
binary distribution of MPlayer and MEncoder with GUI (OUTDATED)
simple and easy to use MPlayer GUI
- MPlayer Controller
MPlayer remote control over a Bluetooth phone
MEncoder GUI for DivX 3/4, Xvid and H.264 encoding
GUI for the Mac OS X port of MEncoder
Mac OS X GUI for converting video files
shareware FFmpeg and MEncoder frontend
- ffmpegX Companion
ffmpegX Companion helps you convert the MEncoder autocrop
settings to entries which ffmpeg can understand.
- DVD Juggler
DVD/movie collection manager
VideoSpec is an AppleScript making use of MPlayer, FFmpeg
and MediaInfo CLI to display information about video files.
Easy to use, minimalist frontend for MPlayer.
- MPlayer on win32
binaries and supporting libraries by Gianluigi Tiesi
- MPlayer for Windows
Up-to-date MPlayer builds with smplayer and MPUI GUIs in one package
- Windows binaries (Russian)
fresh MinGW builds including ENCA and fontconfig
- Installer packages
packages with installer and file associations by Joey Parrish
- Binary installer
installer package, documentation and codecs by Claudio
binaries and codec installer packages by Johan Palmqvist
- MPlayer Windows binaries
MPlayer binaries by Ferenc Stelcz
multi-language WMP-like GUI frontend by Martin Fiedler (OUTDATED)
updated MPUI fork with lots of new features
simple GUI frontend by Ferenc Stelcz
- MPlayer Control
GUI frontend complete with installer by Tamas Zelena
- MPlayer + Frontend
installer with GUI by Gabor Szecsi
- zeitnot MPlayer GUI
GUI frontend with installer by zeitnot
- NMC player
Newszi's Media Center (NMC) is a powerful MPlayer frontend
with full Vista Aero Glass compatibility.
simple GUI with playlist by SDragon
- GUI launcher for MPlayer
simple GUI launcher by Lucian
- MPlayer Windows GUI
GUI launcher by Ezekiel Victor
multilanguage MPlayer GUI
MPlayer GUI by Jason Yang
graphical interface written in D/DWT
simple GUI frontend by Yua CaVan
simple MPlayer frontend by Oded Shimon
- Goo Media Center, DVD movie player
Goo Media Center is a combined VB6 MPlayer and MEncoder
frontend, DVD movie player embeds the movie player
alongside the movie on a CD or DVD, by Richard Didd.
TV and remote control MPlayer frontend by Anton Ragnarsson
- Xarion MPlayer
- MPlayer interface
simple GUI MPlayer starter by Tom Nealon
- TD mplayer GUI
MPlayer starter by TDolphin
MPlayer launcher application by Jan Gregor
Simple command line or GUI tool for saving BBC "Listen Again"
streams as MP3 files. It works by using MPlayer to save an audio
stream as a WAV file and converting this to MP3 with LAME.
MEncoder frontend by nexx
MEncoder frontend by Hans-Carl Oberdalhoff
MEncoder frontend with snow and x264 support by doom9
- MEncoder Shell
MEncoder frontend for batch mode encoding by LM
MPEG to AVI encoder by CyberDemonII
a GUI for Windows for H.264 encoding via MEncoder
Simplified Universal Player Encoder & Renderer, a GUI to FFmpeg,
MEncoder, MPlayer, x264, mppenc, ffmpeg2theora & the
Theora/Vorbis RealProducer plugIn.
- Gulmencoder and Mplayerrun
simple MEncoder and MPlayer frontends by Bojan Djuric
MEncoder based scripts/programs for ripping and encoding
Winamp 2.9x/5.x video input plugin that makes Winamp use the MPlayer
decoding engine when playing video files.
- MPlayer pour Windows
French MPlayer installer by SeVaRg, reportedly installs not
only MPlayer but also ads on the desktop
- MPL (MPlayer Launcher)
MPlayer launcher (in Delphi) by Gabor Ruzsinszki
- Dziobas Rar Player Portable
Frontend that makes playing movies in rar archives easier.
Frontend that hides MPlayer console window.
- Movie Library ++
Java media library with conversion to iPod/PSP/QuickTime and
other preset formats
MPlayer frontend to record streams by pasting URLs.
MPlayer frontend for Windows
AzFLVEnc is a frontend for MEncoder to create flv files. (Japanese only)
WinMEnc is an MEncoder frontend for creating IPod, PSP and other formats.
another MPlayer frontend based on MPUI
MPUI frontend with improvements
.NET frontend for recording streams that uses MPlayer
MPlayer GUI with thumbnail seeking
An MPlayer GUI for windows with reuseable mplayer .NET component Written in C#.
- Elphel, Inc
"Imaging solutions with Free software and open hardware",
Elphel makes network cameras that can output MJPEG or Theora
streams. The hardware design is completely open and the
software they produce (including a customized Knoppix and
MPlayer) are available from their
SourceForge project page.
Plugin for slimserver, the software platform used by the Slim
Devices line of networked music players.
- Pinnacle PCTV Deluxe/Bungee Console
Pinnacle PCTV Deluxe/Bungee GTK2 and Tcl/Tk GUI for PCTV Deluxe/Bungee
tools and MPlayer/xine.
MPlayer and dvbstream frontend that allows using a PC with a DVB-S TV-card
like an infrared controllable satellite receiver.
Hauppauge PVR350 TV capture card frontend
PVRec takes an MPEG-2 stream from the Hauppauge WinTV PVR USB
and allows simultaneous viewing (MPlayer) and recording.
LinButler is a control-center and a media-studio for the
PalmButler box. It uses MPlayer
to show videos and can play MP3 and Ogg.
- Pepper Pad 3
Handheld device for web and multimedia
small PC focused on ease of use
MPlayer frontend for playing Sirius Internet streams.
TomPlayer is a multimedia player for Tomtom GPS.
MPlayer frontend for playing Sirius Internet streams on Mac OS X
Home theatre PC platform based on Linux and a number of audio/video tools.
MPlayer is used to play audio and video files.
- My Media System
Menu system frontend to play movies, music and watch TV easily.
Supports DXR3, framebuffer and other output modules.
The Digital Linux Video Recorder
- VDR Extensions - MPlayer
Plugin that allows calling MPlayer from within
to play all video formats supported by MPlayer over a DVB card.
Multimedia home entertainment center with MPlayer as player
- DMC (RJB's Digital Media Center)
Music player that can (among other things) be connected to a TV, be
controlled by a remote and play video files with the help of MPlayer.
Jukebox for MP3, Ogg and FLAC formats that can be configured to
use MPlayer as default player.
- ARCHIMEDIS media terminals
personal video recorder/player using MPlayer
internet-connectable standalone mediaplayer
that employs MPlayer
- PowerCinema for Linux
commercial home entertainment system from CyberLink based on
MPlayer, FFmpeg, Linux among others
vaporware home entertainment media system using MPlayer
vaporware Linux home theater software using MPlayer as platform,
includes the bmovl2 video filter and some other useful
Gnu Lightweight Opuscule TeleVision is a free "lightweight"
PVR alternative to MythTV and Freevo.
- Plastico HT
Plastico is a frontend for HTPC and CarPC (Windows only).
AppleTV plugin using MPlayer
- TV Mosaic
A simple application that gives a mosaic view of DVB channels.
- Smitten Media Centre
Smitten is a media center for playing movies, music and slideshows.
- eMoviX, MoviX, MoviX2
Slackware Linux based bootable CD distributions for playing movies
Linux based bootable CD distribution for playing movies
very small bootable CD to play movies and music
bootdisk for fullscreen presentations featuring MPlayer
- Cool Linux CD
Red Hat based bootable live CD containing MPlayer
Brazilian Slax/Slackware based bootable live CD containing MPlayer
Debian-based minimalistic Linux live CD with MPlayer
Linux Multimedia Player, tiny multimedia distribution
with MPlayer on it
- Linux Console
LinuxConsole is a modular live CD distro containing MPlayer
Slax is a modern, portable, small and fast Linux live CD with MPlayer.
SliTaz is a micro French/English live CD containing MPlayer.
small and fast Linux live USB distribution containing MPlayer
- Sabayon Pod
Sabayon Linux live CD distro containing MPlayer
- On2 Flix Engine SDK for Flash 8
Commercial Flash 8 SDK that uses MEncoder.
- CloneDVD mobile
commercial DVD conversion tool based on MEncoder
Free universal audio/video batch transcoder, putting together
open source tools, among them MEncoder.
SRT subtitle editor for KDE
Tool to edit text-based subtitles that uses MPlayer
to display the subtitles.
Tools to create KVCDs, partially built on top of MPlayer.
Command line tool to automate the process of ripping, authoring, previewing
and burning a DVD. Employs MPlayer for previewing movies.
Mac OS X tool for reencoding WMA audio tracks to MP3.
Media grabber and encoder built on top of MPlayer/MEncoder. It can grab and
encode DVDs, record a movie or your favourite TV program from your TV-card,
or translate a video file from one format to another.
- LiVES - the Linux Video Editing System
Easy to use yet powerful video effects, editing, conversion, and playback
system aimed at digital video artists. Uses MPlayer to load and edit video
- Vcd PyCoder
MPlayer and transcode frontend for DivX to VCD conversion
Stream player and recorder that uses MPlayer as a backend.
Perl script that uses MPlayer/MEncoder and transcode to create
an Ogg-OGM (Vorbis audio) backup of a DVD.
- menc (MEncoder-Tool)
- VESC - Video Encoding Script Creator
GUI for easily creating video encoding scripts that use other free programs
such as MEncoder and mjpegtools to encode the video streams.
Scheduled TV recording program, employs MEncoder for recording.
Downloads shows from a TiVo and converts them to MPEG-4 AVI files
Perl script which passes options to MEncoder to encode files
in a format that can be transferred to a TiVo.
tovid is a suite of utilities designed to make VCD, SVCD, and
DVD authoring a little less painful by creating MPEG output
from arbitrary video formats, generating graphical menus
for DVDs, etc.
- to_mpeg2, mencoder.sh
some simple encoding tools using MPlayer/MEncoder
KDE MPlayer and MEncoder frontend designed for concert videos.
Allows splitting large video files into smaller ones and
optionally save an audio only MP3 file for each split.
set of scripts to convert a video to a DVD compatible VOB file
- 'Q' DVD-Author
GUI frontend to MPlayer, MEncoder, xine, mjpegtools, dvdauthor
and other tools to create DVD menus and subtitles.
- Winki The Ripper
Easy to use GNOME frontend for MEncoder, MPlayer, mkvtoolnix,
oggenc and lsdvd.
Simple MPEG2-cutting application for removing commercials from
DVB recordings. Uses MPlayer for preview.
- make_divx.sh, an2divx.sh
some DVD and TV encoding scripts using MPlayer/MEncoder
Tool based on MEncoder to convert OGM and Matroska files
A program to create video DVDs suitable for home players using
MPlayer/MEncoder, DVDAuthor and mkisofs, written in Python.
Collection of bash scripts that operate DVD ripping tools.
versatile convertor from DVD to Xvid/Vorbis in Matroska
- Pocket Divx Encoder
PocketDivXEncoder allows you to encode video for
Kalva is a KDE video recorder that is simple to use and easy
Simple MATLAB interface with MPlayer to read frames
from a video file on Linux.
Zaurus XMMS plugin
Xmms-MPlayer is an input plugin for XMMS that allows you to play video
files in XMMS, making XMMS a playlist frontend for MPlayer.
XMMPlayer is an input plugin for XMMS that allows you to play video
files from within XMMS using MPlayer as a backend.
Simple C daemon designed to control movie playback via TCP/IP.
Patch to synchronize MPlayer instances running on computers connected to a
- RVE: Realtime Video Effects
Renders real time effects on a video played by MPlayer.
- MPlayer setup
installer for MPlayer, codecs, fonts and Matroska support
Easy to use Spanish MPlayer installer that installs everything you need
for a fully functional MPlayer.
Noninteractive package creator that downloads and builds
MPlayer and related tools from CVS.
GImageView is a GTK+ based image viewer which can preview and/or thumbnail
movies using MPlayer.
- MGA View
Console image viewer that uses mga_vid or framebuffer output driver.
Tool to help create highly configurable MPlayer skins.
Tool for automatically generating web-based photo and video
albums for publishing online or archiving on disk or CD.
- DVD Catalyst / PocketDVD
PocketDVD converts DVDs or movie files to a format for playback
on mobile devices with the help of MPlayer/MEncoder.
web-based frontend for XMMS or MPlayer
shell script for saving streaming audio as MP3 or Ogg
- Stream Downloader
Web interface to MPlayer, allows to record streams from the net.
Recordings can be scheduled, stopped and downloaded.
- MPlayer Tools
mplayer-tools is a collection of utilities that eases the use
of MPlayer. You can e.g. record and timeshift easily with a TV
Tuner, remember movies and positions to resume with a short
mplayer.ext is a wrapper script for saving the playback position
of audio and video files to resume playback later.
dmx4MPlayer is a solution for presenting movies and images
with fading and total invisible player-software.
Little shell script that saves the playback position of
your movie after you quit and resumes where you left off
when you play the file again.
- MPlayer Human Interface Device
This file enables remote controlling of MPlayer over
Bluetooth for Sony Ericsson phones (maybe others, too).
XMMS replacement in bash employing MPlayer as backend.
Manslide is a tool for generating slideshows using MPlayer.
Booh is a static HTML photo album generator using MPlayer.
- Video Contact Sheet
A bash script to create video contact sheets (previews) of videos.
A frontend to MPlayer that manages movie files and video clips.
A Qt widget for embedding MPlayer in applications
threaded MPlayer derivative by Nick Kurshev
Windows oriented fork of MPlayer by William Wang
An MPlayer-only fork (no MEncoder) with improvements for ordered chapters.
XBMC (formerly named "XBox Media Center") is a free and open source
media-player and entertainment hub using MPlayer and FFmpeg.
YAMP stands for Yet Another Multimedia player. It's a multimedia
player for the Xbox based on MPlayer and FFmpeg
- TiVo MPlayer
Allows streaming recorded programs off a TiVo or playing local TiVo
streams on a PC without intermediate storage or remuxing.
- video and audio measurements for pre-encoded content
Research paper by Frank Fitzek and others where MPlayer was
modified to create
video traces for network performance evaluation.
DirectShow/VFW codec for decoding/encoding video and audio formats,
based on FFmpeg and MPlayer (OUTDATED).
Maintained fork of ffdshow.
Network-integrated Multimedia Middleware intends to design and implement a
network-integrated multimedia infrastructure for Linux and other operating
systems. It has taken fonts and small code snippets from MPlayer.
Linux multimedia player, reuses filters from MPlayer
among other things.
Multi-platform multimedia player, reuses the software
scaler code from MPlayer.
Video processing tool reusing some filter and font code from MPlayer.
Video processing tool that reuses some MPlayer filters.
MythTV is a homebrew PVR project with some video filters and small
parts borrowed from MPlayer.
Video editing and visual instrument software for interactive video
installations with a bit of video filter code from MPlayer.
Truran VOD System protocol implementation for MPlayer
- CLE266 MPEG-2 decoder plugin
MPlayer plugin for hardware accelerated MPEG playback with the
VIA CLE266 chip on EPIA-M series motherboards
VIA enhanced patch for MPlayer (VeMP), uses hardware-specific
acceleration in decoding for better MPEG-2/4 performance.
Linphone is a web phone that reuses some MPlayer code,
mostly the Wine loader.
High performance cluster/grid virtual reality library
that implements a new video output for MPlayer.
BitTorrent client and content sharing platform that
uses MPlayer for movie playback.
Translogo is a filter for MPlayer/MEncoder that removes watermarks.
Linux program to convert vobsub to .srt, based on code from MPlayer.
Windows, Linux and Mac OS X frontend for MPlayer/MEncoder/FFmpeg.
- USB flash MPlayer
Live usb drive application similar to appletv.
These projects took large pieces of code from (L)GPL video projects, and failed
to mark their origins, despite of our requests.
- Sigma Designs, Inc.
This company stole the Xvid MPEG-4 video codec
(GPL), and promoted it as its own open source codec, "inspired" by Xvid.
It is a 1:1 copy, however.
- KiSS Technology A/S
Hardware DVD and DivX player vendor that stole (at least) MPlayer subtitle
This commercial Windows program tries to access MPlayer config files on
startup through their Unix (!) path. Incredibly cheap and unprofessional
- Blaze Video Magic
Multimedia file conversion utility based on MEncoder that
fails to give credit. Source requests went unanswered.
- Replay Converter (unverified)
Multimedia file conversion utility containing MEncoder that
fails to give credit.
A frontend to MEncoder, FFmpeg, Xvid and x264 among other things.
Fails to provide source among other things.
- Dziobas Rar Player
RAR file player that uses MPlayer but fails to provide source.
There used to be some license problems, but now they seem to be GPL-compliant:
- WarpVision Player
This OS/2 media player is heavily based on MPlayer and a few
other free multimedia players, but did not give credit nor
provide sources at first.
- PS2 MediaPlayer
PlayStation2 media player using FFmpeg. Their changes to FFmpeg can be
found in the ffmpeg-devel mailing list archives.
- BroadQ / QCast Tuner
PlayStation2 media player using FFmpeg. We have yet to receive their
modified FFmpeg sources.
- formerly known as Lindows
Uses MPlayer as standard media player. Advertised as:
"MPlayer - The
Ultimate Movie Player for Linspire"
- QuickView Pro
Proprietary media player for DOS and Linux based in part on FFmpeg. Its
license used to conflict with the LGPL by forbidding reverse engineering.
This has now been amended.
Multimedia file conversion utility containing FFmpeg that in
the past failed to give credit, provide sources and include
the GPL. Now it does.