MPlayer OSX Extended


MPlayer OSX Extended is the future of MPlayer OSX. Leveraging the power of the MPlayer and FFmpeg open source projects, MPlayer OSX Extended aims to deliver a powerful, functional and no frills video player for OSX.

MPlayer OSX Extended is based on the original MPlayer OSX project but has since undergone fundamental changes, making it a modern and easy to use video player. Thanks to multithreading and 64bit architecture, MPlayer OSX Extended is one of the fastest choices on OSX to play back HD H264 videos. It also supports instant playback of MKV files and advanced styled subtitles in the ASS format.

MPlayer OSX Extended uses the MPlayer open source project for decoding and integrates MPlayer's default key commands with a native OSX interface. Users of MPlayer should immediately feel at home and are able to tweak the fine details of the MPlayer invocation with binary bundles and additional command-line options.

Some of its key features are:



MPlayer OSX Extended - Revision 15 (16.5MB, 10. Nov 2013, OSX 10.6+)
Download from Github.

MPlayer OSX Extended - Revision 16 test 3 (15.9MB, 16. Jan 2018, OSX 10.7+)
Download from GithubChangelog.

Note: The first time MPlayer OSX plays a video, fontconfig will build it's font cache. This can take a while but only has to be done once.

MPlayer Binary Codec Package (x86/PCC)
Download from MPlayer.
Installing the binary codec pack for your architecture will add support for additional proprietary codecs. For x86 (Intel), those include WMV9, RealVideo 10, QuickTime and others. For PPC they only include the Real Codecs.
The x86 codec pack will not work with 64bit MPlayer. rev14 contains an option that allows to run the MPlayer with 32bit on 64bit machines and enabling it is a requirement to use the binary codecs.

MPlayer Bundles
MPlayer OSX Extended allows using different MPlayer binaries using bundles:

Past versions
rev14 is the last version supporting OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and PPC.
rev11 is the last version supporting OS X 10.4 (Tiger).


The source can be found on Github. You can clone the repository using the following command:
git clone git:// mposxext
Issues are tracked on Github. Feel free to open a new issue if you find a problem that hasn't been reported before:
Github issue tracker

The Redmine tracker has been retired. It's still available here for read-only access.



MPlayer OSX Extended is free software and released under the GNU GPLv2 license.

MPlayer OSX Extended is developed by Adrian Stutz.

MPlayer OSX Extended is an unofficial modification of the MPlayer OSX project, maintained by Nicolas Plourde. See AUTHORS.rtf in the download for a complete list of developers.

The official MPlayer project can be found at:

The icon was taken from the Tango Desktop Project.
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