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 Based framework Written in
ALLPlayer ALLPlayer Group Ltd. Partnership 1998 (1998) 7.5 (October 17, 2017; 55 days ago (2017-10-17)) [±] Free Proprietary FFmpeg + original + DirectShow Object Pascal (Delphi)
5KPlayer DearMob, Inc. 2015 (2015) 4.6 August 2, 2017; 4 months ago (2017-08-02) Free Proprietary ? ?
Apprentice Video Pavel Koshevoy May 29, 2010 (2010-05-29) r407 and later Free MIT FFmpeg C++ (Qt)
FFplay FFmpeg project December 20, 2000 (2000-12-20) 3.4 (October 15, 2017; 57 days ago (2017-10-15)[1]) [±] Free LGPL, part GPL FFmpeg C
GOM Player Gretech Corporation January 7, 2003 (2003-01-07) 2.3.14.5270 (March 20, 2017; 8 months ago (2017-03-20)) [±] Free Proprietary FFmpeg ?
iTunes Apple Inc. January 9, 2001 (2001-01-09) 12.7.2.58[2] (December 7, 2017; 4 days ago (2017-12-07)) [±] Free Proprietary QuickTime ?
jetAudio (Basic) Cowon Systems 1997 (1997) 8.1.5 April 24, 2016; 19 months ago (2016-04-24) Free Proprietary FFmpeg C++
jetAudio (Plus) Cowon Systems 1997 (1997) 8.1.5 April 24, 2016; 19 months ago (2016-04-24) Not free Proprietary FFmpeg C++
JRiver Media Center JRiver, Inc. 1998 (1998) 21.0. (June 30, 2015; 2 years ago (2015-06-30)) [±] Not Free Proprietary original + DirectShow C++, SSE/MMX assembly
K-Multimedia Player YoungHuee Kang October 1, 2002 (2002-10-01) 4.0 (6 October 2015; 2 years ago (2015-10-06)[3]) [±] Free Proprietary DirectShow Object Pascal
Mac Blu-ray Player Macgo Inc. 2011 (2011) 2.11.1 December 26, 2014; 2 years ago (2014-12-26) Not Free Proprietary ? ?
Media Go Sony Network Entertainment March 17, 2009 (2009-03-17) 3.0a December 4, 2015; 2 years ago (2015-12-04) Free Proprietary original + DirectShow
+ QuickTime (optional)
?
MediaPortal Team MediaPortal 2004 (2004) 1.16.0 (April 17, 2017; 7 months ago (2017-04-17)) [±] Free GPL DirectShow C#, C++
Media Player Classic Home Cinema Gabest March 29, 2006 (2006-03-29) 1.7.13 (March 6, 2017; 9 months ago (2017-03-06)) [±] Free GPL FFmpeg + DirectShow C++
Microsoft Movies & TV (formerly Xbox Video) Microsoft October 26, 2012 (2012-10-26) Free Proprietary
MPlayer Árpád Gereöffy 2000-09 (2000-09) 1.3.0 (February 16, 2016; 21 months ago (2016-02-16)) [±] Free GPL FFmpeg + original C
mpv mpv Community 2013-08-07 (2013-08-07) 0.27.0 (September 13, 2017; 2 months ago (2017-09-13)[4]) [±] Free GPL, part LGPL MPlayer C, Objective C, Lua
Plex Media Player Plex, Inc. May 21, 2008 (2008-05-21)
  • Server:

1.8.4.4249-3497d6779 ([5]) [±]

Free proprietary FFmpeg C++
PotPlayer Kakao ? Windows: 1.7.5545 (November 17, 2017; 24 days ago (2017-11-17)) [±] Free Proprietary ? ?
PowerDVD Standard CyberLink 1998 (1998) 17 build 2101 (October 10, 2017; 2 months ago (2017-10-10)) [±] Not Free Proprietary DirectShow ?
PowerDVD Pro CyberLink 1998 (1998) 17 build 2101 (October 10, 2017; 2 months ago (2017-10-10)) [±] Not Free Proprietary DirectShow ?
PowerDVD Ultra CyberLink 1998 (1998) 17 build 2101 (October 10, 2017; 2 months ago (2017-10-10)) [±] Not Free Proprietary DirectShow ?
QuickTime X Apple Inc. August 28, 2009 (2009-08-28) 10.4 (October 16, 2014; 3 years ago (2014-10-16)) [±] Free Proprietary QuickTime Cocoa (on OS X)
RealPlayer Basic RealNetworks April 1995 (1995-04) Windows: 18.1.9.106 (August 24, 2017; 3 months ago (2017-08-24)) [±]

OS X: 12.0.1.1750 (September 7, 2012; 5 years ago (2012-09-07)[6]) [±]

Windows Mobile: 1.1 (July 30, 2009; 8 years ago (2009-07-30)[7]) [±]

Android: 1.2.151 (December 27, 2013; 3 years ago (2013-12-27)) [±]

Free Proprietary original ?
RealPlayer Plus RealNetworks April 1995 (1995-04) Windows: 18.1.9.106 (August 24, 2017; 3 months ago (2017-08-24)) [±]

OS X: 12.0.1.1750 (September 7, 2012; 5 years ago (2012-09-07)[8]) [±]

Windows Mobile: 1.1 (July 30, 2009; 8 years ago (2009-07-30)[9]) [±]

Android: 1.2.151 (December 27, 2013; 3 years ago (2013-12-27)) [±]

Not Free Proprietary original + DirectShow (optional)
+ QuickTime (optional)[10]
?
SMPlayer Ricardo Villalba December 11, 2006 (2006-12-11) 17.9.0 (September 1, 2017; 3 months ago (2017-09-01)[11]) [±] Free GPL MPlayer C++ (Qt)
Splash Mirillis September 14, 2009 (2009-09-14) 2.0.1 January 27, 2016; 22 months ago (2016-01-27) Free Proprietary ? ?
GNOME Videos (formerly Totem) The GNOME Project February 2003 (2003-02) 3.26.0 (13 September 2017; 2 months ago (2017-09-13)[12]) [±] Free GPL + exception[13] GStreamer C
Videostream Videostream Team February 2014 (2014-02) 2.1.3.15 Free Proprietary Chrome + FFmpeg JavaScript, C++
VLC VideoLAN February 1, 2001 (2001-02-01)
Windows, Linux 2.2.8 / 5 December 2017; 6 days ago (2017-12-05)[14]
macOS 2.2.8 / 5 December 2017; 6 days ago (2017-12-05)[15]
Android 2.5.3 / 5 October 2017; 2 months ago (2017-10-05)[16][17]
Chrome OS 1.7.3 / 23 December 2015; 23 months ago (2015-12-23)[18]
iOS 2.8.4 / 1 October 2017; 2 months ago (2017-10-01)[19]
Apple TV 1.0.7 / 21 June 2016; 17 months ago (2016-06-21)[20]
Windows (UWP) 2.5.5.0 / 30 August 2017; 3 months ago (2017-08-30)[21]
Windows Phone 2.2.0 / 6 December 2016; 11 months ago (2016-12-06)[22]
Free GPL, LGPL libVLC + FFmpeg C, C++
WinDVD Gold Corel 1998 (1998) WinDVD Pro 12 Service Pack 3 (October 3, 2017; 2 months ago (2017-10-03)[23][24]) [±] Not Free Proprietary DirectShow ?
WinDVD Platinum Corel 1998 (1998) WinDVD Pro 12 Service Pack 3 (October 3, 2017; 2 months ago (2017-10-03)[25][26]) [±] Not Free Proprietary DirectShow ?
Kodi (formerly XBMC) Team-Kodi (formerly Team-XBMC) 2002 (2002) 17.1 (codename: "Krypton") (23 March 2017) [±] Free GPL FFmpeg C++
xine xine Team August 15, 2000 (2000-08-15) 0.99.9 (August 21, 2014; 3 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
Banshee Aaron Bockover 2005-02-17 2.6.2 (February 18, 2014; 3 years ago (2014-02-18)[27]) [±] Free MIT GStreamer C#
CorePlayer CoreCodec Inc. 00 Jan 2006 3.0.1 (September 9, 2011; 6 years ago (2011-09-09)) [±] Not Free Proprietary ? ?
Creative MediaSource Creative Technology 00 Jan 2002 5.10.38 (December 22, 2006; 10 years ago (2006-12-22)) [±] Requires Creative product Proprietary DirectShow ?
CrystalPlayer Crystal Reality LLC 00 Oct 2002 1.99 (September 1, 2012; 5 years ago (2012-09-01)) [±] Not Free Proprietary FFmpeg ?
DSPlayer DSPlayer team 00 Jan 2002 Not Free Free Proprietary Object Pascal (Delphi), C++
Media Player Classic Gabest May 29, 2003 6.4.9.1 (December 10, 2008; 9 years ago (2008-12-10)) [±] Free GPL DirectShow C++
Ogle Chalmers University of Technology 00 Jan 1999 0.9.2 (November 6, 2003; 14 years ago (2003-11-06)) [±] Free GPL ? C
Quintessential Player Paul Quinn 00 Jan 1997 5.0.121 (February 18, 2009; 8 years ago (2009-02-18)) [±] Free Proprietary ? ?
Songbird Tom Lord February 8, 2006 2.2.0, Build 2453 (February 4, 2013; 4 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; 12 years ago (2005-11-23)) [±] Free GPL FFmpeg + original C++
TotalMedia Theatre ArcSoft November 15, 2009 6.7.1.199 June 6, 2014; 3 years ago (2014-06-06) Not Free Proprietary original C++
Quicktime Apple Inc. 1991-12-02 7.7.9 (January 7, 2016; 22 months ago (2016-01-07)) [±][28][29] Free Proprietary QuickTime Cocoa (on OS X)
Winamp Lite, Full, Bundle Nullsoft 00 Jun 1997 5.666.3516 (December 12, 2013; 3 years ago (2013-12-12)) [±] Free Proprietary ? ?
Winamp Pro Nullsoft 00 Jun 1997 5.666.3516 (December 12, 2013; 3 years ago (2013-12-12)) [±] Not Free Proprietary ? ?
Windows Media Player Microsoft 00 Nov 1992

12.0.7601.17514 (July 22, 2009; 8 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 IoT (formerly Windows Embedded) Windows Mobile (formerly 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
5KPlayer Yes No No Yes No No No No No No No No No
Apprentice Video Yes No No Yes No No Yes Yes 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
Microsoft Movies & TV (formerly Xbox Video) Yes ? Yes 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 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
mpv Yes No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No 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
RealPlayer Yes No 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
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 No 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 Dropped (WMP9) No No No No Dropped (WMP6.3) No No No No
Kodi (formerly XBMC) Yes No 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 IoT (formerly Windows Embedded) Windows Mobile (formerly 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 ? ? ?
5KPlayer Yes No No No Yes No No Yes ? No
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 ? ? 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 Go No No Yes No No No SensMe ? ? ?
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 ? ? ?
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 Mac No 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 ? ? ?
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
5KPlayer No 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 ? ?
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
Media Go No No No No No No No No No No
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 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
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 (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. ^ "gapless mp3 playback - The KMPlayer's Forums". Kmplayer.com. 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 and are stored with absolute paths, which renders them inaccessible when files are moved
  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/ - 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[30] Partial[v 3] Yes Partial[v 3] Partial[v 3] ? ?
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[30] 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 ? ? ?
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[30] Partial[v 3] Yes Partial[v 3] Yes ? ?
Windows Media Player Yes Yes[v 2] Yes[v 9] Yes[v 9] Yes Partial[30] 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 ? ? ? ?
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 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 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 The playing compatibility depends on the availability of WMV Player component for Quicktime.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k 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.

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[31] Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Some[32] No No[33] 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 ? No No No No No
iTunes Yes yes, no DRM No Partial[v 1] No Yes No ? No Partial[v 1] 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 2] Yes Yes Yes Partial[v 2] 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
QuickTime Player Yes Partial[v 3] No Partial[v 1] No Yes Partial[v 4] ? No Partial[v 1] Yes No No
RealPlayer Yes Yes Yes Partial[v 4] 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 5] Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5]
VLC Yes Yes Partial Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Winamp Yes Yes Partial[v 2] Yes Partial[34] Yes Partial[34] Partial[34] Partial[34] Yes Partial[34] Partial[34] Partial[34]
Windows Media Player Yes Yes Partial[v 2] Partial[v 2] Partial[v 2] Partial[v 2] Partial[v 2] Partial[v 2] Partial[v 2] Partial[v 2] Partial[v 2] Partial[v 2] Partial[v 2]
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 ?
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 1] No No Yes ? ? ?
jetAudio Yes Yes Partial[35] Vorbis only Yes Yes Partial[v 2] ? ? 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 ?
QuickTime Player Yes Partial[v 3] Yes Partial[v 1] No Yes[36] Yes ? Yes[36] Yes[36]
RealPlayer Yes Yes Yes Partial[v 4] Partial[v 4] No Yes ? ? ?
GNOME Videos (formerly Totem) Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5] ? Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5][37]
VLC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Winamp Yes Yes Partial[35] Vorbis only Partial[v 2] Partial[v 2] Yes ? ? Yes
Windows Media Player Yes Yes WMP12 Yes[35] Partial[v 2] Partial[v 2] Partial[v 2] WMP12 Yes[v 2] ? 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/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[38] Yes patch available[39] patch available[40] No Yes Yes[41] 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 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[42] ? ? Yes ? Yes Yes No Yes ? Yes ? ?
QuickTime Player Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes No ? Yes ? ? ? ?
RealPlayer Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ? ?
GNOME Videos (formerly Totem) Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5] ? ? Yes[v 5] ? Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5] No ? Yes[v 5] Yes Yes
VLC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[43] 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 ? ? ? ?
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 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
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 ? ? ? ? ? ?
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 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
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 ?
QuickTime Player ? ? ?
RealPlayer ? ? ?
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) SRT (.srt) WebVTT (.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 ? ? ?
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[44] Yes[stnotes 2] No[45]
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 2] ? ? ? ? ? ?
Mac Blu-ray Player ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Media Player Classic Home Cinema Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No 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[36] Yes[36] No No No No No No ? ? No ? ? ? ? ? ?
RealPlayer Yes[v 4] No Yes[v 4] Yes Yes Yes[v 4] ? Yes[v 4] No ? ? No ? ? ? ? ? ?
GNOME Videos (formerly Totem) Yes Partial[stnotes 3] Yes No No ? ? ? No ? ? No ? ? ? ? ? ?
VLC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No 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 2] ? ? ? ? ? ?
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) SRT (.srt) WebVTT (.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 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[46] Yes[47] Yes[48] Yes Yes[49] Yes Yes patch available[50] 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 ? ?
MediaPortal Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ?
MPlayer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial[metadatanotes 2] ?
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 4] Yes
Windows Media Player Yes Partial[metadatanotes 4] ? Partial[v 4] ? Yes ? No Partial[v 4]
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
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
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[51] 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
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. ^ 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. ^ "FFmpeg 3.4 "Cantor"". FFmpeg Git. 2017-10-15. Retrieved 2017-10-16. 
  2. ^ https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1814
  3. ^ "KMPlayerㅣMultimedia Player". 2014-10-12. Retrieved 2015-11-14. 
  4. ^ Herkt, Martin (2017-09-13). "Release 0.27.0". mpv-player/mpv (source code repository). GitHub. Archived from the original on 2017-09-14. Retrieved 2017-09-13. 
  5. ^ "Plex Media Server - Page 9 — Plex Forums". 
  6. ^ http://service.real.com/realplayer/security/09072012_player/en/
  7. ^ "RealPlayer 1.1". Ewandoo. Retrieved 20 February 2015. 
  8. ^ http://service.real.com/realplayer/security/09072012_player/en/
  9. ^ "RealPlayer 1.1". Ewandoo. Retrieved 20 February 2015. 
  10. ^ 'Unsupported file type' error RealNetworks
  11. ^ "Commit 8645 Show". Retrieved 3 September 2017 – via Assembla. 
  12. ^ https://www.gnome.org/news/2017/09/gnome-3-26-released/
  13. ^ "COPYING file mentioning exception added 8th Feb 2005". Totem. May 6, 2009. Retrieved April 23, 2014. 
  14. ^ "VLC 2.2.8". VideoLAN News. VideoLAN. 5 December 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2017. 
  15. ^ "VLC 2.2.8". VideoLAN News. VideoLAN. 5 December 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2017. 
  16. ^ "VLC for Android - Android Apps on Google Play". play.google.com. VideoLAN. 5 October 2017. Retrieved 7 October 2017. 
  17. ^ https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/videolabs/vlc/vlc-2-5-3-release/
  18. ^ "VLC - Chrome Web Store". chrome.google.com. VideoLAN. 23 December 2015. Retrieved 4 October 2017. 
  19. ^ "VLC for Mobile on the App Store". itunes.apple.com. VideoLAN. 1 October 2017. Retrieved 4 October 2017. 
  20. ^ "Official Download of VLC media player for Apple TV - VideoLAN". www.videolan.org. VideoLAN. 21 June 2016. Retrieved 4 October 2017. 
  21. ^ "VLC for Windows Store". www.microsoft.com. VideoLAN. 30 August 2017. Retrieved 4 October 2017. 
  22. ^ "Official Download of VLC media player for Windows Phone - VideoLAN". www.videolan.org. VideoLAN. 6 December 2016. Retrieved 4 October 2017. 
  23. ^ Corel WinDVD Home
  24. ^ Corel WinDVD Pro Updates
  25. ^ Corel WinDVD Home
  26. ^ Corel WinDVD Pro Updates
  27. ^ "October 10, 2012". banshee.fm. October 3, 2012. Retrieved October 10, 2012. 
  28. ^ "About the security content of QuickTime 7.7.9". 
  29. ^ "Apple - Support - QuickTime - Downloads". 
  30. ^ 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.
  31. ^ Support MPEG-4 Studio Profile FFmpeg Project
  32. ^ Red Cinema r3d files not supported FFmpeg Project
  33. ^ Support for DNG (RAW) FFmpeg Project
  34. ^ a b c d e f g Available via plugins that can be automatically downloaded during installation
  35. ^ 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.
  36. ^ 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.
  37. ^ http://www.webmproject.org/tools/#gstreamer-plug-ins As of Gstreamer 1.0, WebM related support is included in gstreamer-plugins-good
  38. ^ only if FFmpeg was built with OpenSSL, GnuTLS, Secure Transport or SChannel.
  39. ^ FFmpeg-devel - PATCH v14 - avformat/dashdec: add dash demuxer base version, FFmpeg project, April 9, 2017
  40. ^ FFmpeg-devel - PATCH - add hds demuxer, FFmpeg project, October 14, 2016
  41. ^ only if FFmpeg was built with OpenSSH.
  42. ^ With youtube-dl
  43. ^ NEWS, VideoLAN
  44. ^ #4439 (Support SCTE-27 / Digicipher II (DCII) subtitles) FFmpeg Project
  45. ^ #4859 (TTML subtitles) FFmpeg Project
  46. ^ id3v1.h File Reference, FFmpeg project
  47. ^ id3v2.h File Reference, FFmpeg project
  48. ^ apetag.h File Reference, FFmpeg project
  49. ^ rtmppkt.h File Reference, FFmpeg project
  50. ^ [FFmpeg-devel,1/7] lavf: add cue sheet demuxer, FFmpeg project, May 8, 2017
  51. ^ S, Ganesh T. "VLC 'Hack' for Encrypted Blu-ray Playback Capability". Retrieved August 19, 2016. 
  1. ^ a b c d e f Cite error: The named reference xiphqt was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w Cite error: The named reference dsfilter was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  3. ^ a b Cite error: The named reference qtimeWMVP was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Cite error: The named reference plugin group=v was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  5. ^ 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 Cite error: The named reference viaGstreamer was invoked but never defined (see the help page).

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