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Free Video Players

For diversion through PC, we can’t maintain a strategic distance from the use of video players. This kind of programming projects are media players which can play videos. These players supports different video formats as indicated by its feature list. Here we talk about mixed bag of video players which are free in nature, its license details, accessibility for downloads and essential features.

MPC – HC – MPC (Media Player Classic) – HC is a free media player utilized for playing videos. MPC-HC is a greatly light-weight, open source media player which underpins all regular video and sound format for playback. It supports 32 and 64 bit windows OS. It would appear that old windows media player, however it truly gives great alternatives and components like most recent media players. Media Player Classic is equipped for VCD, SVCD, and DVD playback without establishment of extra programming or codecs. MPC has manufactured in codecs for MPEG-2 feature with backing for subtitles and codecs for LPCM, MP2, 3GP, AC3, and DTS sound.

Developer(s)  – Gabest, Doom9 forum users
Initial release- May 29, 2003
Written in- C++
Platform- Windows IA-32 and x86-64
Available in 31 languages
License – GNU General Public License
Website mpc-hc.org


MPlayer is a free video player which is open source in nature. It supports all major Operating Systems such as Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, OS/2, AmigaOS, etc and more. It plays most MPEG, VOB, AVI, Ogg/OGM, VIVO, ASF/WMA/WMV, QT/MOV/MP4, FLI, RM, NuppelVideo, yuv4mpeg, FILM, RoQ, PVA, Matroska files, upheld by numerous local, XAnim, RealPlayer, and Win32 DLL codecs. You can watch Video CD, SVCD, DVD, 3ivx, RealMedia, Sorenson, Theora, and MPEG-4 (DivX) films, as well.

Developers-  MPlayer team
Initial release- 2000
Written in- C
Platform – Cross-platform
Available in English, Hungarian, Polish, Russian and Spanish
License -GNU General Public License
Website mplayerhq.hu

Ogle DVD Player

Ogle DVD Player is the first free or Open Source DVD Player created to play DVD Menus, CSS encryted DVDS, and so on. This DVD Player is created for Linux and Unix like Operating Systems. It doesn’t play something besides DVDs. It was produced in 1999 by couple of students at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.

Developer(s) Students of Chalmers University of Technology
Operating systems- Linux, Unix Like
License GNU GPL
Website http://ogle.berlios.de/


SMPlayer is a free open source video player and is a graphical user interface (GUI) for the honor winning MPlayer, which is fit for playing all known videos and sound formats. Be that as it may, aside from giving access to the most widely recognized and valuable alternatives of MPlayer, SMPlayer includes other fascinating elements like the likelihood to play Youtube features or download subtitles. SMPlayer supports the most known formats and codecs: avi, mp4, mkv, mpeg, mov, divx, h.264… you can play every one of them, on account of its inherent codecs.  SMPlayer accompanies a few skins and icon themes, so you can without much of a stretch change the look of the player. SMPlayer incorporates numerous propelled elements like feature and sound channels, change of the playback speed, modification of sound and subtitles delay, feature equalizer… what’s more, some more. SMPlayer is accessible for Windows and Linux. SMPlayer is good with Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8.

Developers- Ricardo Villalba
Initial release- December 11, 2006
Written in C++
Operating system- Linux, Windows
Available in Multilingual
License -GNU GPL
Website smplayer.sourceforge.net

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