MPlayer Full 2009-03-12
It’s considered to be a must have free video player. It can play any type of video including 192 video codec and 85 audio coded – like VLC player, but with a nicer interface. It is also supposed to optimize CPU usage and use as few resources as possible. The package contains optimized builds for Pentiums, Athalons and Dual Core processors. You just select the one suitable for you during the installation process.
The package installs both MPlayer and the front-end SMPlayer, which is the same program but with a nicer looking interface. A number of useful features are included: the subtitles option for example, allows you to load subtitle files and link them to a video. You also have many options to deinterlace, denoise and apply filters to improve the video rendering.
I’ve noticed minor usability issues: when you stop the video for example, the pointer in the status bar should restart from the beginning, whereas with this player it just stays at the point of the film you stopped it, making no difference with the pause function. Also the program doesn’t remember the volume of the sound when you close and re-open the application.
MPlayer supports 192 video codec and also video streaming, QuickTime and RealAudio files making it the perfect choice if you don’t want to mess around with a different player for each video format.
OS requirements for MPlayer:
- OS: Win98/Me/2000/NT/XP/Vista