MPlayer for Mac

MPlayer for Mac

Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 20 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0rc4
  • Total Downloads:
    12,963
  • Date Added:
    January 30, 2011
  • File Size:
    9.87MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    58
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.3.9/10.4 Intel/10.4 PPC/10.5 Intel/10.5 PPC/10.6 Intel

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4 stars

"This is a Source Code DIY Compilation Version!"

January 31, 2011  |  By zunipus

 |  Version: MPlayer 1.0rc4

Pros

A useful free Open Source media player that allows you to play obscure media.

Cons

It's geekware! If you aren't a geek, you don't want to play with this version. Get an older version OR better yet MPlayer OSX Extended.

Summary

It's great this the MPlayer project lives on! It allows you to play a variety of media that you can't play otherwise except perhaps in VLC. It is well worth supporting. Unfortunately, the project doesn't go beyond providing source code. You have to compile it for Mac all by yourself, which can be very scary and is fraught with the usual minimal and obscure documentation, CLI typing, testing and patience. The README file included provides the bare bones to get you going. But if you haven't installed the latest Apple XCode and haven't compiled code before, you do NOT want to play in this sandbox. However, if you are a geekaholic, this is fun!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.0rc4
MPlayer 1.0rc4 continues the tradition of long overdue, but better late than never releases. It has been tested thoroughly to work with the FFmpeg 0.6 branch. It will be useful to distros and other users relying on FFmpeg 0.6. To get the latest and greatest in features and bug fixes, Subversion HEAD should be a better fit.

1.0rc4 once again adds a slew of new binary codecs and leverages all the stuff added to FFmpeg. Notable additions are VP8 decoding, H.264 bug fixes and speedups, unencrypted Blu-ray support. Network streams can now be played through FFmpeg, there has been quite a bit of subtitle work and Ogg and Matroska demuxer defaults were switched to libavformat. The window position is now decided by the window manager.

Our constant efforts to clean up the codebase continue as usual. A ton of compiler warnings disappeared and there have been refactorings all around. External library copies have been synchronized with upstream. The internal liba52 copy is gone and it is now possible to build against external libmpeg2 and libmpg123.
General
Publisher The MPlayer Project
Publisher web site http://www.mplayerhq.hu
Release Date January 30, 2011
Date Added January 30, 2011
Version 1.0rc4
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Media Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.3.9, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 9.87MB
File Name MPlayer-1.0rc4.tar.bz2
Popularity
Total Downloads 12,963
Downloads Last Week 58
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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