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MPlayerX for Mac

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Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 3 votes

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    Jun. 25, 2015
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Editors' Review


A capable and multifunctional media player, MplayerX for Mac features generous support online and ample tools available to the user, making it a very capable tool for watching videos.

At around 34MB in size, the application may take a couple of minutes to download. Though it installs painlessly, MplayerX for Mac does not include a splash page or tutorial for new users when it first opens, nor does it open a video window. It only appears in the status bar at the top. The best way to access it is to use the "open with" feature when clicking on a video file. Once it is running, it offers very diverse capabilities and is quite sleek. The video, itself, is the only thing showing while you are watching it, and the interface never shows up unless you need it. One aspect of the program we found inconvenient is that once a video has finished playing, the window disappears, where other players would remain open giving you the ability to re-watch instantly. Hot keys, enabling changes to the speed of the video and tools for adjusting audio feeds are among the useful tools this program packs. Additionally, by clicking on the A-B loop, the user can set the start and return points in the video enabling looping of the specified segment. However, even though the program claims to support streaming of YouTube videos, this feature didn't work correctly during testing on OS X Mountain Lion. When we tried opening a video from a URL, the program displayed an error on multiple occasions.

Ultimately, the casual user or social video watcher should probably stick to more "obvious" apps, but more advanced users who wish to enhance their video watching experience will appreciate MplayerX for Mac. Similar programs don't even come close to being as hefty in the tools department.

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4 stars

"Simply just works and works well"

September 03, 2014  |  By nolanbenjamin

 |  Version: MPlayerX


The browser plug-in let's me see watch internet videos. It just works.


It still doesn't allow me to use Window Media as is in iTunes

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5 stars

"best I've found"

February 09, 2014  |  By mkhilario

 |  Version: MPlayerX


nice interface. remembers where you left off and resumes playback from last point automatically.


small niggle: does not remember preferred aspect ratio, afaik


was very important for me to find a good player that had resume feature. I like this as much or more than VLC which does not have resume.

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5 stars

"Best player so far."

April 10, 2013  |  By NA420

 |  Version: MPlayerX 1.0.17


Plays all formats (so far).
Simple and mac-like design.
Easy interface.
Better version to VLC player.
Compatible to mac gesture.


Desperate to find one.


Its really one of the best player I have seen so far. I hope they add new features like video convertor and editing maybe. But as of now I am very happy to have downloaded the player.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.1.0
  • Adopted 10.10 UI.
  • Support HTTPS streaming.
  • Add Partial Update mechanism to update player core only.
  • Sync up to the latest mplayer/FFmpeg source.
  • Fix several issues on HEVC decoding.
  • Add some hidden settings.
  • Stability improvement.
Publisher Zongyao Qu
Publisher web site http://mplayerx.org/
Release Date June 25, 2015
Date Added June 25, 2015
Version 1.1.0
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.42MB
File Name MPlayerX-Latest-IInstaller.dmg
Total Downloads 44,481
Downloads Last Week 248
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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