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Baka MPlayer (32-bit)

By Joshua Park Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Apr 30, 2014

Baka MPlayer (32-bit) sets itself apart from other similar programs with extensive built-in support for most video and audio extensions, freeing you from the annoying process of finding the right codecs to download before you can play your media.

Pros

Extensive codec support: Baka MPlayer plays all the popular video and audio formats without any problems.

Ingenious voice recognition feature: The app features a voice recognition feature that accepts basic commands like "pause" and "decrease volume" when spoken into your microphone, which is an intriguing addition for a basic media player.

Seamless subtitles integration: If a subtitle file is in the same folder as the video you are playing, the subtitles will automatically be displayed.

Cons

Unpolished interface: Though easy to use, the interface could do with a little more polish, particularly the "Play" button and the volume slider, which look clunky and out of place among the sleek black and electric blue visual scheme.

Slow voice recognition: We would like to see some more development with the voice recognition system, which often couldn't understand our directions so that it was usually faster to issue commands the old-fashioned way with mouse and cursor. However, as the feature is still in beta, this was to be expected.

Bottom Line

Even though there are many multimedia players out there, Baka MPlayer won't disappoint you. While it may lack the polish of better-known apps like VLC media player, this player has everything you need to enjoy your videos and music.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.0.4

Version 2.0.4
  • New: Highly requested Hide All Controls mode (under Settings menu)
  • New: Ability to add external audio files
  • New: Option to not save recently opened files
  • New: Option to not restore playback position
  • New: Option to change mpv msg-level
  • New: "clear" command
  • New: Explain how to leave full screen mode
  • New: Message is displayed for Motion Interpolation & Deinterlace options
  • New: Media Info displays if hwdec is in use or not
  • Fixed: Reordering playlist items would make them disappear (Windows only)
  • Fixed: Show message if file couldn't be opened
  • Fixed: An issue with resuming playback position
  • Fixed: Hide Album Art fully hides that portion
  • Fixed: Command line output is no longer double spaced
  • Changed: Double click a Key Binding entry to change it
  • Changed: Renamed an item to Open Copied Link
  • Changed: Cmd line shortcut key is now Ctrl+`
  • Changed: Cmd line no longer requires "debug debug" to show output
  • Changed: Gesture info is visually represented
  • Changed: Button text case to Sane Case

General

Release December 1, 2015
Date Added December 1, 2015
Version 2.0.4

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 2,081
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

Baka MPlayer is a free and open source, cross-platform, libmpv based multimedia player. Its simple design reflects the idea for an uncluttered, simple, and enjoyable environment for watching tv shows.