MPlayer for MacOS X

This is the home for an adaptation of mplayer for Mac OSX (10.4.x). A movie-player that plays most movie formats and streaming protocols available.

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Mplayer icon

License

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.

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Copyleft icon by Aurelio A. Heckert

Description

This is simply the MPlayer binary wrapped inside a MacOS X application bundle, allowing for drag and drop, file association and opening videofiles directly from the Finder. It is based on the application bundle from MPlayerOSX and the mplayer binary compiled from SVN@mplaerhq.hu (09.09.2009):
svn co -r29662 svn://svn.mplayerhq.hu/mplayer/trunk mplayer

This adaptation allows simple functionality like drag and drop, "Open with", file associations and opening of the MPlayer program without a graphical user interface. The mplayer binary itself provides with 300 video codecs and 141 audio codecs, the ability to open a wide range of movie files, streaming protocols dvd disks. In addition to the usual mplayer keyboard commands, there is support for the Apple remote.

Previous versions (0.1-0.12) were based on the universal MPlayer binary distributed by Mohammad A. Haque.

The author of MPlayerOSX Extended (Adrian Stutz) provides a nice howto that goes through the all the steps of compiling mplayer with static libraries on MacOS X: Compile MPlayer with static libraries.

Download

Latest diskimage available for download: mplayer-0.21.dmg (10.5mb).
All versions available for download below.

Screenshot of mplayer

The above screenshot illustrates the OSD on a frame from the DVD "Donna Haraway Reads 'The National Geographic' on Primates" available from the open, non-profit, volunteer video collective Paper Tiger Television.

Similar applications

Below are links to applications (@osx.iusethis.com) that use the MPlayer binary as well.

DescriptionScreenshots
"Well, I was really tired of MPlayer OSX. It runs OK but, it looks like ninety years old man. And also, the new technology Apple prevailed, such as Core Animation, Grand-Central Dispatch, even OpenCL, pushed me to give them a try. So I started without even knowing how to program under Mac, came to know Xcode, Objective-C 2.0, cocoa and the Core family. It is still in such a primary status, I will keep on enhance and figure out how to do this and how to do that."
<http://osx.iusethis.com/app/mplayerx>
Interface screenshot Fullscreen OSD-GUI
Interface - many settings available
in the preferences dialog
Fullscreen OSD-GUI
mplayer osx extended icon "This is an unofficial extended version of the MPlayer OSX GUI. While MPlayer is the superior media player for OSX and has a very nice GUI, it was lacking in access to the many powerful functions the backend provides and development hasn't been very fast. Since I had some time on my hands I decided to learn Cocoa and improve the MPlayer OSX GUI."
<http://osx.iusethis.com/app/mplayerosxextended>
Interface screenshot Fullscreen
Interface Fullscreen OSD-GUI
mplayer osx icon "MPlayer is a movie player which runs on many systems (see the documentation). It plays most MPEG/VOB, AVI, Ogg/OGM, VIVO, ASF/WMA/WMV, QT/MOV/MP4, RealMedia, Matroska, NUT, NuppelVideo, FLI, YUV4MPEG, FILM, RoQ, PVA files, supported by many native, XAnim, and Win32 DLL codecs. You can watch VideoCD, SVCD, DVD, 3ivx, DivX 3/4/5 and even WMV movies.."
<http://osx.iusethis.com/app/mplayerosx>
mplayer screenshot MPlayer OSX screenshot
Interface GUI
mplayer osx icon "This is simply the mplayer binary wrapped inside a MacOS X application bundle, allowing for drag and drop, file association and opening videofiles directly from the Finder. It is based on the application bundle from MPlayerOSX and the mplayer binary compiled from SVN@mplaerhq.hu."
<http://osx.iusethis.com/app/mplayer>
mplayer screenshot mplayer screenshot mplayer screenshot
Interface OSD-menu Rewinding action

Files in this directory

      Name                                               Last modified      Size  Description
gpl-2.0.txt 2008-07-21 19:23 18K GNU Public License 2.0 mplayer-0.1.dmg 2008-07-21 19:44 9.3M mplayer diskimage mplayer-0.12.dmg 2009-05-07 20:14 9.5M mplayer diskimage mplayer-0.2.dmg 2009-09-09 15:40 10M mplayer diskimage mplayer-0.21.dmg 2010-02-18 20:45 10M mplayer diskimage mplayer-0.11.dmg 2008-07-22 00:26 11M mplayer diskimage