Comparison of video player software

The following comparison of video players compares general and technical information for notable software media player programs.

For the purpose of this comparison, video players are defined as any media player which can play video, even if it can also play audio files.

General

Active players

Name Author First public release Stable version Cost Software license Based framework Written in
ALLPlayer ALLPlayer Group Ltd. Partnership 1998 8.2 (August 9, 2018 (2018-08-09)) [±] Free Proprietary FFmpeg + original + DirectShow Object Pascal (Delphi)
Apprentice Video Pavel Koshevoy May 29, 2010 r407 and later Free MIT FFmpeg C++ (Qt)
FFplay FFmpeg project December 20, 2000 4.0.2 (July 18, 2018 (2018-07-18)[1]) [±] Free LGPL, part GPL FFmpeg C
GOM Player Gretech Corporation January 7, 2003 2.3.14.5270 (March 20, 2017 (2017-03-20)) [±] Free Proprietary FFmpeg ?
iTunes Apple Inc. January 9, 2001 12.8 (July 9, 2018 (2018-07-09)) [±] Free Proprietary QuickTime ?
jetAudio (Basic) Cowon Systems 1997 8.1.5 April 24, 2016 Free Proprietary FFmpeg C++
jetAudio (Plus) Cowon Systems 1997 8.1.5 April 24, 2016 Not free Proprietary FFmpeg C++
JRiver Media Center JRiver, Inc. 1998 21.0. (June 30, 2015 (2015-06-30)) [±] Not Free Proprietary original + DirectShow C++, SSE/MMX assembly
K-Multimedia Player YoungHuee Kang October 1, 2002 4.0 (6 October 2015 (2015-10-06)[2]) [±] Free Proprietary DirectShow Object Pascal
Mac Blu-ray Player Macgo Inc. 2011 2.11.1 December 26, 2014 Not Free Proprietary ? ?
Media Go Sony Network Entertainment March 17, 2009 3.0a December 4, 2015 Free Proprietary original + DirectShow
+ QuickTime (optional)
?
MediaPortal Team MediaPortal 2004 1.16.0 (April 17, 2017 (2017-04-17)) [±] Free GPL DirectShow C#, C++
Media Player Classic Home Cinema Gabest March 29, 2006 1.7.13 (March 6, 2017 (2017-03-06)) [±] Free GPL FFmpeg + DirectShow C++
Microsoft Movies & TV (formerly Xbox Video) Microsoft October 26, 2012 Free Proprietary
MPlayer Árpád Gereöffy 2000-09 1.3.0 (February 16, 2016 (2016-02-16)) [±] Free GPL FFmpeg + original C
mpv mpv Community 2013-08-07 0.29.0 (July 23, 2018 (2018-07-23)[3]) [±] Free GPL, part LGPL MPlayer C, Objective C, Lua
Plex Media Player Plex, Inc. May 21, 2008
  • Server:

1.8.4.4249-3497d6779 ([4]) [±]

Free Proprietary FFmpeg C++
PotPlayer Kakao ? Windows: 1.7.13963 (August 29, 2018 (2018-08-29)) [±] Free Proprietary ? ?
PowerDVD Standard CyberLink 1998 18 build 1619 (May 20, 2018 (2018-05-20)[5][6]) [±] Not Free Proprietary DirectShow ?
PowerDVD Pro CyberLink 1998 18 build 1619 (May 20, 2018 (2018-05-20)[7][8]) [±] Not Free Proprietary DirectShow ?
PowerDVD Ultra CyberLink 1998 18 build 1619 (May 20, 2018 (2018-05-20)[9][10]) [±] Not Free Proprietary DirectShow ?
QuickTime X Apple Inc. August 28, 2009 10.4 (October 16, 2014 (2014-10-16)) [±] Free Proprietary QuickTime Cocoa (on OS X)
RealPlayer Basic RealNetworks April 1995 Windows: 18.1.14.201 (August 30, 2018 (2018-08-30)) [±]

OS X: 12.0.1.1750 (September 7, 2012 (2012-09-07)[11]) [±]

Windows Mobile: 1.1 (July 30, 2009 (2009-07-30)[12]) [±]

Android: 1.2.151 (December 27, 2013 (2013-12-27)) [±]

Free Proprietary original ?
RealPlayer Plus RealNetworks April 1995 Windows: 18.1.14.201 (August 30, 2018 (2018-08-30)) [±]

OS X: 12.0.1.1750 (September 7, 2012 (2012-09-07)[13]) [±]

Windows Mobile: 1.1 (July 30, 2009 (2009-07-30)[14]) [±]

Android: 1.2.151 (December 27, 2013 (2013-12-27)) [±]

Not Free Proprietary original + DirectShow (optional)
+ QuickTime (optional)[15]
?
SMPlayer Ricardo Villalba December 11, 2006 18.6.0 (June 22, 2018 (2018-06-22)[16]) [±] Free GPL MPlayer C++ (Qt)
GNOME Videos (formerly Totem) The GNOME Project February 2003 3.28.2 (9 May 2018 (2018-05-09)[17]) [±] Free GPL + exception[18] GStreamer C
Videostream Videostream Team February 2014 2.1.3.15 Free Proprietary Chrome + FFmpeg JavaScript, C++
VLC VideoLAN February 1, 2001
Windows, Linux, & macOS 3.0.4 / 31 August 2018 (2018-08-31)[19]
Android 3.0.9 / 30 July 2018 (2018-07-30)[20][21]
Chrome OS 1.7.3 / 23 December 2015 (2015-12-23)[22]
iOS 3.1.1 / 30 July 2018 (2018-07-30)[23]
Apple TV 3.1.1 / 30 July 2018 (2018-07-30)[24]
Windows (UWP) 3.1.0 / 20 July 2018 (2018-07-20)[25][26]
Windows Phone 3.1.0 / 20 July 2018 (2018-07-20)[27]
Free GPL, LGPL libVLC + FFmpeg C, C++
WinDVD Gold Corel 1998 WinDVD Pro 12 Service Pack 5 (June 12, 2018 (2018-06-12)[28][29]) [±] Not Free Proprietary DirectShow ?
WinDVD Platinum Corel 1998 WinDVD Pro 12 Service Pack 5 (June 12, 2018 (2018-06-12)[30][31]) [±] Not Free Proprietary DirectShow ?
Kodi (formerly XBMC) Team-Kodi (formerly Team-XBMC) 2002 17.1 (codename: "Krypton") (23 March 2017) [±] Free GPL FFmpeg C++
xine xine Team August 15, 2000 0.99.9 (August 21, 2014 (2014-08-21)) [±] Free GPL xine-lib + FFmpeg C
Name Author First public release Stable version Cost Software license Based framework Written in

Inactive players

Name Author First public release Stable version Cost Software license Based framework Written in
Banshee Aaron Bockover 2005-02-17 2.6.2 (February 18, 2014 (2014-02-18)[32]) [±] Free MIT GStreamer C#
CorePlayer CoreCodec Inc. 2006 3.0.1 (September 9, 2011 (2011-09-09)) [±] Not Free Proprietary ? ?
Creative MediaSource Creative Technology 2002 5.10.38 (December 22, 2006 (2006-12-22)) [±] Requires Creative product Proprietary DirectShow ?
DSPlayer DSPlayer team 2002 Not Free Free Proprietary Object Pascal (Delphi), C++
Media Player Classic Gabest May 29, 2003 6.4.9.1 (December 10, 2008 (2008-12-10)) [±] Free GPL DirectShow C++
Ogle Chalmers University of Technology 1999 0.9.2 (November 6, 2003 (2003-11-06)) [±] Free GPL ? C
Quintessential Player Paul Quinn 1997 5.0.121 (February 18, 2009 (2009-02-18)) [±] Free Proprietary ? ?
Songbird Tom Lord February 8, 2006 2.2.0, Build 2453 (February 4, 2013 (2013-02-04)) [±] Free GPL GStreamer, XULRunner C++
The Core Pocket Media Player Gabor Kovacs 2004 Jul as "BetaPlayer" 0.71 (November 23, 2005 (2005-11-23)) [±] Free GPL FFmpeg + original C++
TotalMedia Theatre ArcSoft November 15, 2009 6.7.1.199 June 6, 2014 Not Free Proprietary original C++
Quicktime Apple Inc. 1991-12-02 7.7.9 (January 7, 2016 (2016-01-07)) [±][33][34] Free Proprietary QuickTime Cocoa (on OS X)
Winamp Lite, Full, Bundle Nullsoft Jun 1997 5.666.3516 (December 12, 2013 (2013-12-12)) [±] Free Proprietary ? ?
Winamp Pro Nullsoft Jun 1997 5.666.3516 (December 12, 2013 (2013-12-12)) [±] Not Free Proprietary ? ?
Windows Media Player Microsoft Nov 1992

12.0.7601.17514 (July 22, 2009 (2009-07-22)) [±]

Free Proprietary DirectShow C++ (COM)
Name Author First public release Stable version Cost Software license Based framework Written in

Operating system compatibility

This section lists the operating systems on which the player works. There may be multiple versions of a player, each one for a given operating system.

Video player Windows Windows IoT (formerly Windows Embedded) Windows Mobile (formerly Windows Phone) Mac OS X iOS Android Linux BSD Unix Solaris Unix-like DOS BeOS, Haiku, ZETA OS/2
ALLPlayer Yes No No No No Yes No No No No No No No
Apprentice Video Yes No No Yes No No Yes Yes No No No No No
FFplay Yes No No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
GOM Player Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No
Microsoft Movies & TV (formerly Xbox Video) Yes ? Yes No No No No No No No No No No
iTunes Yes No No Included Included No No No No No No No No
jetAudio Yes No No No No Yes No No No No No No No
JRiver Media Center Yes No No Yes No No No No No No No No No
K-Multimedia Player Yes No No Alpha version Yes Yes No No No No No No No
Mac Blu-ray Player Yes No No Yes Yes No No No No No No No No
Media Go Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No
Media Player Classic Home Cinema Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No
MediaPortal Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No
MPlayer Yes No No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
mpv Yes No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No
Plex Media Player Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No
QuickTime Player Yes No No Included Included No No No No No No No No
RealPlayer Yes No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
SMPlayer Yes No No No No No Yes Yes No No No No No
GNOME Videos (formerly Totem) No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Videostream Yes No No Yes No Yes Yes No No No No No No
VLC Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Winamp Yes No No Beta version No Yes Last version is Winamp 3 No No No No No No
Windows Media Player Included ? Included Dropped (WMP9) No No No No Dropped (WMP6.3) No No No No
Kodi (formerly XBMC) Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
xine unmaintained No No WIP for 1.2 series No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Video player Windows Windows IoT (formerly Windows Embedded) Windows Mobile (formerly Windows Phone) Mac OS X iOS Android Linux BSD Unix Solaris Unix-like DOS BeOS, Haiku, ZETA OS/2

      Features

      Video player Outbound streaming Skinnable Media database Gapless audio decoding Visualizer Remote controllable Intelligent playlists from database (based on criteria) HDR video playback Stereoscopic 3D Playback 360-degree video playback
      ALLPlayer Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes ? ? ?
      Apprentice Video No No No Yes No only on OSX No ? ? ?
      FFplay ? No No ? Yes No No No Some No
      GOM Player Yes Yes No No No Yes No ? ? Yes
      iTunes Yes Partial[v 1] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ?
      jetAudio Partial[v 1] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ?
      JRiver Media Center Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ?
      K-Multimedia Player Yes Yes Yes No[featurenotes 1] Yes Yes No ? ? ?
      Mac Blu-ray Player Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No ? ? ?
      Media Go No No Yes No No No SensMe ? ? ?
      Media Player Classic Home Cinema ? Yes Yes No No Yes Yes ? No ?
      MediaPortal Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ?
      MPlayer Yes Yes No No No Yes No No ? No
      mpv Yes Yes No No No Yes No No ? No
      Plex Media Player Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No ? ? ?
      PowerDVD ? Yes No ? Yes ? No ? Yes ?
      QuickTime Player Partial[featurenotes 2] Partial[featurenotes 3] No Yes No Yes No ? ? ?
      RealPlayer No Yes Yes No Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
      SMPlayer ? Yes No ? ? ? No ? ? ?
      GNOME Videos (formerly Totem) No No No No Yes No No ? ? ?
      VLC Yes Yes yes, not Mac No Yes Yes No Yes Some[featurenotes 4] ?
      Winamp Partial[v 1] Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial[v 1] Yes[featurenotes 5] ? ? ?
      Windows Media Player Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ?
      Kodi (formerly XBMC) Yes[featurenotes 6] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ?
      xine No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No ? ? ?
      Video player Outbound streaming Skinnable Media database Gapless audio decoding Visualizer Remote controllable Intelligent playlists from database (based on criteria) HDR video playback Stereoscopic 3D Playback 360-degree video playback

      Extended features

      Video player Color controls Time stretching Pitch shifting A-B repeat Audio resync Subtitle resync Chapter (DVD, mkv, mp4, ogm) Bookmark (DVD, video, audio) Auto resume (DVD, video, audio) Shutdown on play complete
      ALLPlayer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
      Apprentice Video No Yes No Yes No No Yes No No No
      Banshee ? No No ? ? ? ? Yes ? ?
      FFplay No No No No ? No No No No Yes
      GOM Player Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
      iTunes No Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes No
      jetAudio Yes ? Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
      JRiver Media Center ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? Yes ?
      K-Multimedia Player Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Some[featurenotes 7] Yes Yes
      Mac Blu-ray Player No No No No No No No No No No
      Media Go No No No No No No No No No No
      Media Player Classic Home Cinema Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
      MediaPortal ? No No Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes No
      MPlayer Yes Yes Yes[featurenotes 8] Yes[featurenotes 8] Yes Yes Partial No No Yes
      mpv Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial No Yes Yes
      Plex Media Player No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
      PowerDVD Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes Yes Yes No
      QuickTime Player Yes Yes Yes Yes[featurenotes 9] ? ? Yes ? ? No
      RealPlayer ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
      SMPlayer Yes Yes Yes Yes[featurenotes 10] Yes Yes Partial No Yes Yes
      GNOME Videos (formerly Totem) Yes No No No No No Yes No Yes No
      VLC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes (from 2.2) Yes
      Winamp No Yes Yes ? ? ? ? Yes ? ?
      Windows Media Player Yes Yes No No No No DVD only No Partial[v 1] Partial[v 1]
      WinDVD Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes No Yes ?
      Kodi (formerly XBMC) Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
      xine Yes Audio plugin No No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
      Video player Color controls Time stretching Pitch shifting A-B repeat Audio resync Subtitle resync Chapter (DVD, mkv, mp4, ogm) Bookmark (DVD, video, audio) Auto resume (DVD, video, audio) Shutdown on play complete
      1. "gapless mp3 playback - The KMPlayer's Forums". Kmplayer.com. Retrieved December 16, 2009.
      2. Available with QuickTime Streaming Server.
      3. Only the media creator can create skins.
      4. anaglyph only
      5. Via media library in "modern" skin
      6. Kodi/XBMC has a built-in UPnP AV MediaServer, FTP-server (based on FileZilla), and a web server (however the web-server is mainly designed for remote control and not for streaming, but it can be used for streaming with some small modifications any user can make)
      7. Bookmarks are limited to 20 files and are stored with absolute paths, which renders them inaccessible when files are moved
      8. 1 2 Pitch-shifting and AB-Repeat are not included in Mplayer's interactive keyboard controls, but can be set up via command line parameters. Mplayer manual
      9. www.apple.com/quicktime/pro/ - A-B repeat using Play Selection Only command
      10. As of SVN 3349

      Consumer video format ability

      Information about what video formats the players understand. Footnotes lead to information about abilities of future versions of the players or plugins/filters that provide such abilities.

      Video player MPEG-1 MPEG-2 MPEG-4 Part 2 (ASP) MPEG-4 Part 10 H.264 (AVC) WMV RealVideo Theora Flash Dirac VP8 VP9 HEVC (H.265)
      ALLPlayer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ?
      Apprentice Video Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ?
      FFplay Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
      GOM Player Yes Partial[v 2] Yes Partial[v 3] Yes Partial[35] Partial[v 3] Yes Partial[v 3] Partial[v 3] ? ?
      iTunes Yes Partial[v 4] Yes Yes Partial[v 5] No Partial[v 6] Partial[v 7] No Partial[v 7] ? ?
      jetAudio Yes Partial[v 2] Partial[v 3] Partial[v 3] Yes Partial[35] Partial[v 3] Yes Partial[v 3] Yes ? ?
      JRiver Media Center Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial[v 3] Yes Partial[v 3] Partial[v 3] ? Yes
      K-Multimedia Player Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ?
      Mac Blu-ray Player Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No ? ?
      Media Player Classic Home Cinema Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
      MediaPortal Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ?
      Microsoft Movies & TV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
      MPlayer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
      mpv Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
      Plex Media Player Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ?
      QuickTime Player Yes Partial[v 4] Yes Yes Partial[v 5] No Partial[v 6] Partial[v 7] No Partial[v 7] ? ?
      RealPlayer Yes Yes Partial[v 3] Partial[v 3] Yes Yes Partial[v 1] Yes Partial[v 3] Partial[v 3] ? ?
      SMPlayer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ?
      GNOME Videos (formerly Totem) Yes[v 8] Yes[v 8] Yes[v 8] Yes[v 8] Yes[v 8] Yes[v 8] Yes[v 8] Yes[v 8] Yes[v 8] Yes[v 8] Yes[v 8] ?
      VLC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
      Winamp Yes Partial[v 2] Partial[v 3] Partial[v 3] Yes Partial[35] Partial[v 3] Yes Partial[v 3] Yes ? ?
      Windows Media Player Yes Yes[v 2] Yes[v 9] Yes[v 9] Yes Partial[35] Partial[v 3] Partial[v 3] Partial[v 3] Partial[v 10] ? ?
      Kodi (formerly XBMC) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
      xine Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ?
      Video player MPEG-1 MPEG-2 MPEG-4 Part 2 (ASP) MPEG-4 Part 10 H.264 (AVC) WMV RealVideo Theora Flash Dirac VP8 VP9 HEVC (H.265)
      1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Plugin available.
      2. 1 2 3 4 This format is supported out-of-the-box in Windows 7 and later. In Windows Vista and earlier, the playing compatibility depends on the availability of DirectShow filters.
      3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 The playing compatibility depends on the availability of DirectShow filters.
      4. 1 2 The playing compatibility depends on the availability of MPEG2 component for Quicktime.
      5. 1 2 The playing compatibility depends on the availability of WMV Player component for Quicktime.
      6. 1 2 3rd party plugins are available. The Xiph QuickTime Components allow any QuickTime application to parse Ogg files and play Vorbis, FLAC (Doesn't work with FLAC containers), Speex, and Theora.
      7. 1 2 3 4 On Macs, 3rd party plugins are available. The Perian QuickTime components for Mac OS X 10.4.7+ allow any QuickTime application to play a wide variety of formats.
      8. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Available via Gstreamer plugin.
      9. 1 2 This format is supported out-of-the-box in Windows Media Player 12 and later (which requires Windows 7 or later). In Windows Media Player 11 and earlier, the playing compatibility depends on the availability of DirectShow filters.
      10. The playing compatibility depends on the availability of DirectShow filters, or in the case of Windows Media Player 12 and above, there is also the option of using Microsoft Media Foundation components, which have the added bonus of adding WebM support through the HTML5 <video> element to Internet Explorer 9 or later.

      Production video format ability

      Video player MPEG-4 SStP AVC-Intra AVC-Ultra XAVC Apple ProRes VC-2/Dirac Pro VC-3/Avid DNxHD VC-5/GoPro CineForm Redcode RAW ARRIRAW CinemaDNG Cineon/DPX sequence OpenEXR sequence TIFF sequence PNG sequence JPEG sequence JPEG 2000 sequence
      FFplay No[36] Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Some[37] No No[38] Yes Some Some Yes Yes Yes
      MPlayer ? Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Some No No Yes Some Some Yes Yes Yes
      VLC ? Yes No ? Yes Yes Yes ? ? No No Yes ? Some Yes Yes Yes
      Video player MPEG-4 SStP AVC-Intra AVC-Ultra XAVC Apple ProRes VC-2/Dirac Pro VC-3/Avid DNxHD VC-5/GoPro CineForm Redcode RAW ARRIRAW CinemaDNG Cineon/DPX sequence OpenEXR sequence TIFF sequence PNG sequence JPEG sequence JPEG 2000 sequence

      Audio format ability

      Information about what audio formats the players understand. Footnotes lead to information about abilities of future versions of the players or plugins/filters that provide such abilities.

      Video player Lossy compression Lossless compression
      MP3 WMA RealAudio Vorbis Musepack AAC AC-3 Opus APE FLAC ALAC SHN WV
      ALLPlayer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
      Apprentice Video Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
      FFplay Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
      GOM Player Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes ? No No No No No
      iTunes Yes yes, no DRM No Partial[v 1] No Yes No ? No Partial[v 1] Yes No No
      jetAudio Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes No No Yes
      JRiver Media Center Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
      K-Multimedia Player Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial[v 2] Yes Yes Yes Partial[v 2] Yes
      Mac Blu-ray Player Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
      Media Player Classic Home Cinema Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
      MediaPortal Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
      MPlayer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
      mpv Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
      Plex Media Player Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
      QuickTime Player Yes Partial[v 3] No Partial[v 1] No Yes Partial[v 4] ? No Partial[v 1] Yes No No
      RealPlayer Yes Yes Yes Partial[v 4] No Yes No ? No No No No No
      SMPlayer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
      GNOME Videos (formerly Totem) Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5]
      VLC Yes Yes Partial Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
      Winamp Yes Yes Partial[v 2] Yes Partial[39] Yes Partial[39] Partial[39] Partial[39] Yes Partial[39] Partial[39] Partial[39]
      Windows Media Player Yes Yes Partial[v 2] Partial[v 2] Partial[v 2] Partial[v 2] Partial[v 2] Partial[v 2] Partial[v 2] Partial[v 2] Partial[v 2] Partial[v 2] Partial[v 2]
      Kodi (formerly XBMC) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
      xine Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No Yes Yes Yes Yes
      Video player MP3 WMA RealAudio Vorbis Musepack AAC AC-3 Opus APE FLAC ALAC SHN WV

        Container format ability

        Information about what container formats the players understand. Footnotes lead to information about abilities of future versions of the players or filters that provide such abilities.

        Video player AVI ASF QuickTime Ogg OGM Matroska MP4 NUT FLV WebM
        ALLPlayer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
        Apprentice Video Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
        FFplay Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
        GOM Player Yes Yes Yes Vorbis only Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ?
        iTunes No Win: yes
        Mac: file is parsable
        Yes Partial[v 1] No No Yes ? ? ?
        jetAudio Yes Yes Partial[40] Vorbis only Yes Yes Partial[v 2] ? ? Yes
        JRiver Media Center Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ?
        K-Multimedia Player Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
        Mac Blu-ray Player Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ?
        Media Player Classic Home Cinema Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
        MediaPortal Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
        Microsoft Movies & TV (formerly Xbox Video) Yes Yes Yes No ? Yes Yes ? No ?
        MPlayer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
        mpv Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
        Plex Media Player Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ?
        QuickTime Player Yes Partial[v 3] Yes Partial[v 1] No Yes[41] Yes ? Yes[41] Yes[41]
        RealPlayer Yes Yes Yes Partial[v 4] Partial[v 4] No Yes ? ? ?
        GNOME Videos (formerly Totem) Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5] ? Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5][42]
        VLC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
        Winamp Yes Yes Partial[40] Vorbis only Partial[v 2] Partial[v 2] Yes ? ? Yes
        Windows Media Player Yes Yes WMP12 Yes[40] Partial[v 2] Partial[v 2] Partial[v 2] WMP12 Yes[v 2] ? Yes ?
        Kodi (formerly XBMC) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
        xine Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ?
        Video player AVI ASF QuickTime Ogg OGM Matroska MP4 NUT FLV WebM

        Streaming support

        Information about which internet protocols the players understand, for receiving streaming media content.

        Video player HTTP HTTPS HLS DASH HDS Smooth FTP SFTP RTSP
        RTSPU/RTSPT
        MMS
        MMSU/MMST
        RTMP Podcast RDT/RealRTSP RTP DAAP DLNA
        ALLPlayer ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
        Amarok Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? Yes ?
        Apprentice Video Yes No Partial ? ? ? No ? Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No No
        FFplay Yes Yes[43] Yes patch available[44] patch available[45] No Yes Yes[46] Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No
        GOM Player Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? No Yes ? No ? ? ? ?
        iTunes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes No ? Yes ? ? Yes ?
        jetAudio Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? No ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
        JRiver Media Center Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? ? Yes
        K-Multimedia Player Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes Yes ? No ? ? ? ?
        Media Player Classic Home Cinema Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes ? ? Yes Yes Yes No ? Yes ? ?
        MediaPortal Yes Yes ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? Yes ? ? ? Yes ? ?
        MPlayer Yes ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? Yes Yes No Yes ? Yes ? ?
        mpv Yes Yes ? Yes[47] ? ? Yes ? Yes Yes No Yes ? Yes ? ?
        QuickTime Player Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes No ? Yes ? ? ? ?
        RealPlayer Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ? ?
        GNOME Videos (formerly Totem) Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5] ? ? Yes[v 5] ? Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5] Yes[v 5] No ? Yes[v 5] Yes Yes
        VLC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[48] Yes
        Winamp Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? No Yes ? Yes ? ? ? ?
        Windows Media Player Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes Dropped
        (WMP10)
        ? Yes ? ? ? Yes
        Kodi (formerly XBMC) Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
        xine Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes Yes ? No ? ? ? ?
        Video player HTTP HTTPS HLS DASH HDS Smooth FTP SFTP RTSP MMS RTMP Podcast RDT/RealRTSP RTP DAAP DLNA

        Playlist format ability

        Information about which playlist formats the players understand.

        Video player asx/wax/wvx m3u/m3u8 pls xspf ram/rmm sdp rpl xpl bdmv wmx
        ALLPlayer No Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
        Apprentice Video No No No No No No No No No No
        FFplay No No No No No No No No ? ?
        GOM Player ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
        iTunes No No No No ? ? ? ? ? ?
        jetAudio ? Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
        JRiver Media Center Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
        K-Multimedia Player Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ? ? ?
        Mac Blu-ray Player ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
        Media Player Classic Home Cinema Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes
        MediaPortal ? Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
        MPlayer Yes Yes Yes No ? ? ? ? ? ?
        mpv Yes Yes Yes No ? ? ? ? ? ?
        QuickTime Player ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
        RealPlayer Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ?
        GNOME Videos (formerly Totem) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ?
        VLC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes ?
        Winamp Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ?
        Windows Media Player Yes Yes No ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
        Kodi (formerly XBMC) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes Yes
        xine ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
        Video player asx/wax/wvx m3u/m3u8 pls xspf ram/rmm sdp rpl xpl bdmv wmx

        Electronic program guide format ability

        Information about which Electronic program guide format the players viewable.

        Video player PSI EIT PSIP XMLTV
        ALLPlayer ? ? ?
        Apprentice Video ? ? ?
        FFplay No No No
        GOM Player ? ? ?
        iTunes ? ? ?
        jetAudio ? ? ?
        JRiver Media Center ? ? ?
        K-Multimedia Player ? ? ?
        Mac Blu-ray Player ? ? ?
        Media Player Classic Home Cinema ? ? ?
        MediaPortal ? ? ?
        MPlayer No No ?
        mpv No No ?
        QuickTime Player ? ? ?
        RealPlayer ? ? ?
        GNOME Videos (formerly Totem) ? ? ?
        VLC Yes Yes ?
        Winamp ? ? ?
        Windows Media Player ? ? ?
        Kodi (formerly XBMC) Partial ? Partial
        xine ? ? ?
        Video player PSI EIT PSIP XMLTV

        Subtitle ability

        Information about what subtitle formats the players understand. Footnotes lead to information about abilities of future versions of the players or filters that provide such abilities.

        Video player Text Bitmap
        SubRip (.srt) SubStation Alpha (.ssa+.ass) MicroDVD (.sub) SAMI (.smi) SubViewer (.sub) RealText (.rt) Text file (.txt) Universal Subtitle Format (.usf) Closed captioning MPEG-4 Part 17 SCTE-27 TTML/SMPTE-TT WebVTT (.vtt) VobSub (.idx+.sub) XSUB (.divx embedded subtitles) DVD subtitles DVB subtitles
        ALLPlayer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No ? ? ? ? ? Yes Yes ? ?
        Apprentice Video Yes[stnotes 1] Yes[stnotes 1] No No No No No No No ? ? ? ? Yes[stnotes 1] Yes Yes Yes
        FFplay Yes[stnotes 2] Yes[stnotes 2] Yes[stnotes 2] Yes[stnotes 2] Yes[stnotes 2] Yes[stnotes 2] Yes[stnotes 2] No Yes[stnotes 2] Yes[stnotes 2] No[49] No[50] ? Yes Yes Yes Yes
        GOM Player Yes Partial[stnotes 3] Yes Yes No Yes No No ? ? ? ? ? Yes No ? ?
        iTunes No No No No No No No No No ? ? ? ? No No No No
        jetAudio Yes Partial[stnotes 3] Yes No ? No Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? Yes No Yes ?
        JRiver Media Center Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? Yes Yes Yes Yes
        K-Multimedia Player Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? Yes Yes ? ?
        Mac Blu-ray Player ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
        Media Player Classic Home Cinema Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? No Yes Yes Yes Yes
        MediaPortal Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? Yes Yes Yes Yes
        MPlayer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes ? ? ? ? Yes Yes Yes Yes
        QuickTime Player Yes[41] Yes[41] No No No No No No ? ? ? ? ? No No ? ?
        RealPlayer Yes No Yes Yes ? Yes Yes No ? ? ? ? ? Yes No ? ?
        GNOME Videos (formerly Totem) Yes Partial[stnotes 3] ? No ? No ? No ? ? ? ? ? Yes No ? ?
        VLC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Some No Yes Yes Yes Yes
        Winamp Yes[stnotes 4] Yes[stnotes 4] Yes[stnotes 4] Yes[stnotes 4] No No Yes[stnotes 4] Yes[stnotes 4] ? ? ? ? ? Yes[stnotes 4] Yes[stnotes 4] ? ?
        Windows Media Player Yes[stnotes 4] Yes[stnotes 4] Yes[stnotes 4] Yes[stnotes 4] No No Yes[stnotes 4] Yes[stnotes 4] ? ? ? ? ? Yes[stnotes 4] Yes[stnotes 4] ? ?
        Kodi (formerly XBMC) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes ? ? ? ? Yes Yes Yes Yes
        xine[stnotes 5] Yes Partial[stnotes 3] Yes Yes Yes No Yes No ? ? ? ? ? Yes No ? ?
        Video player SubRip (.srt) SubStation Alpha (.ssa+.ass) MicroDVD (.sub) SAMI (.smi) SubViewer (.sub) RealText (.rt) Text file (.txt) Universal Subtitle Format (.usf) Closed captioning MPEG-4 Part 17 SCTE-27 TTML/SMPTE-TT WebVTT (.vtt) VobSub (.idx+.sub) XSUB (.divx embedded subtitles) DVD subtitles DVB subtitles
        1. 1 2 3 Subtitles stored separately from the media file are not supported.
        2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 only if FFmpeg was built with libass and 'subtitles' video filter.
        3. 1 2 3 4 This player understands some of the formatting data from SSA/ASS (at most coloring but no positioning, animation, typesetting etc.), but some players could understand the rest of it by using DirectVobSub as external subtitle filter instead of the built-in one.
        4. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 For Windows, the ability to use many subtitle formats can be added by installing DirectVobSub or ffdshow.
        5. "FAQ | Kaffeine - KDE Media Player". Kaffeine FAQ. Retrieved October 2, 2009.

        Metadata ability

        Information about what metadata, or tagging, formats the players understand. Most other containers have their own metadata format and the players usually use them. Footnotes lead to information about abilities of future versions of the players or plugins that provide such abilities.

        Video player ID3v1 ID3v2 APEv2 tag Vorbis comment AMF ASF metadata MOV metadata Cue sheet CD-Text
        ALLPlayer Yes Yes No No ? ? ? No No
        Apprentice Video Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
        FFplay Yes[51] Yes[52] Yes[53] Yes Yes[54] Yes Yes patch available[55] No
        GOM Player No No No No ? ? ? ? ?
        iTunes Yes Yes No ? ? ? Yes ? Yes
        jetAudio Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? Partial[metadatanotes 1] ?
        JRiver Media Center Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? Yes Yes
        K-Multimedia Player Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? Yes Yes
        Mac Blu-ray Player ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
        Media Player Classic Home Cinema Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes ? ?
        MediaPortal Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ?
        MPlayer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial[metadatanotes 2] ?
        QuickTime Player Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
        RealPlayer Yes Yes ? No ? ? ? Yes
        GNOME Videos (formerly Totem) Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes ? ?
        VLC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial Yes
        Winamp Yes Yes Partial[metadatanotes 3] Yes ? ? ? Partial[v 4] Yes
        Windows Media Player Yes Partial[metadatanotes 4] ? Partial[v 4] ? Yes ? No Partial[v 4]
        Kodi (formerly XBMC) Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Partial
        xine Yes Partial[metadatanotes 5] ? Yes ? ? ? ? ?
        Video player ID3v1 ID3v2 APEv2 tag Vorbis comment AMF ASF metadata MOV metadata Cue sheet CD-Text
        1. Supports via plugin available in Cowon Forums
        2. MPlayer can read .cue files with cue:// type URL, but has problems, see Talk:Cue sheet (computing)#mplayer have more faults
        3. Winamp relies on the tagging of its decoder. Replacing the standard decoder with an APEv2 capable one is possible.
        4. ID3 V2.4 not supported (even on Windows Media Player 12).
        5. Displays basic ID3v1 / ID3v2 / Ogg Vorbis tags

        Optical media ability

        Information about what kinds of optical discs the players can play. Footnotes lead to information about abilities of future versions of the players or plugins that provide such abilities. Playback of Super Audio CD is not possible for any media player, because no suitable hardware exists. All media players capable of audio CD playback will also play the Redbook core of any HDCD disc, providing no sound-quality benefits over standard audio CDs.

        Audio Video
        Video player CD DVD-Audio HDCD Super Audio CD (SACD) Video CD (VCD) SVCD DVD Blu-ray Disc HD DVD
        ALLPlayer Yes ? ? ? ? No Yes ? ?
        Apprentice Video No No No ? No No No No No
        FFplay via libcdio No via libcdio[optical 1] ? No No No via libbluray No
        GOM Player Yes No No ? Yes Yes Yes No ?
        iTunes Yes No No ? No No No No No
        jetAudio Yes No No ? Yes Yes Yes No No
        JRiver Media Center Yes No No ? Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
        K-Multimedia Player Yes No No ? Yes Yes Yes No No
        Media Player Classic Home Cinema Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Commercial BDs unsupported Yes
        MediaPortal Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes[optical 2] ?
        MPlayer Yes No No ? Yes Yes Yes No No
        PowerDVD Yes No longer supported ? ? Yes Yes Yes Yes No longer supported
        QuickTime Player Yes Yes Yes ? Yes No[optical 3] Yes No No
        RealPlayer Yes No No ? Yes Yes Yes No No
        GNOME Videos (formerly Totem) Yes No No ? Yes Yes Yes No No
        VLC Yes Yes[optical 4] No ? Yes Partial[optical 5] Yes Commercial BDs unsupported[56] Yes[optical 6]
        Winamp Yes No Yes ? No No No No No
        Windows Media Player Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes No No
        Kodi (formerly XBMC) Yes No No ? Partial[optical 7] Partial[optical 7] Yes Commercial BDs unsupported ?
        xine Yes No No ? Yes Yes Yes No No
        WinDVD Yes ? ? ? Yes Yes Yes Yes No
        Video player CD DVD-Audio HDCD Super Audio CD (SACD) Video CD (VCD) SVCD DVD Blu-ray Disc HD DVD
        1. A built-in hdcd audio filter is available but needs to manually enable via commandline option.
        2. See this thread on team-mediaportal.com
        3. See VCD and SVCD players on The X Lab
        4. DVD Audio files are playable in VLC 1.1
        5. See VLC playback Features at videolan.org.
        6. HD-DVD .evo (H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, PCM, AC-3, E-AC3, MLP, DTS) from version 3.0.0
        7. 1 2 VCD menu and SVCD menus are not supported nor displayed.

        See also

        References

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        4. "Plex Media Server - Page 9 — Plex Forums".
        5. http://www.cyberlink.com/downloads/support/powerdvd/patches_en_US.html PowerDVD Patches & Support
        6. http://www.cyberlink.com/products/powerdvd-ultra/features_en_US.html
        7. http://www.cyberlink.com/downloads/support/powerdvd/patches_en_US.html PowerDVD Patches & Support
        8. http://www.cyberlink.com/products/powerdvd-ultra/features_en_US.html
        9. http://www.cyberlink.com/downloads/support/powerdvd/patches_en_US.html PowerDVD Patches & Support
        10. http://www.cyberlink.com/products/powerdvd-ultra/features_en_US.html
        11. http://service.real.com/realplayer/security/09072012_player/en/
        12. "RealPlayer 1.1". Ewandoo. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
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        15. 'Unsupported file type' error RealNetworks
        16. "Commit 9075 Show". Retrieved 11 July 2018 via Assembla.
        17. "GNOME 3.28 Released". GNOME Foundation. 14 March 2018. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
        18. "COPYING file mentioning exception added 8th Feb 2005". Totem. May 6, 2009. Retrieved April 23, 2014.
        19. "VLC 3.0.3". www.videolan.org. VideoLAN. 29 May 2018. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
        20. "VLC for Android - Android Apps on Google Play". play.google.com. VideoLAN. 30 July 2018. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
        21. "Index of /videolan/vlc-android/". www.videolan.org. VideoLAN. 16 May 2018. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
        22. "VLC - Chrome Web Store". chrome.google.com. VideoLAN. 23 December 2015. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
        23. "VLC for Mobile on the App Store". itunes.apple.com. VideoLAN. 30 July 2018. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
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        26. "Get VLC - Microsoft Store". www.microsoft.com. VideoLAN. 20 July 2018. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
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        28. Corel WinDVD Home
        29. Corel WinDVD Pro Updates
        30. Corel WinDVD Home
        31. Corel WinDVD Pro Updates
        32. "October 10, 2012". banshee.fm. October 3, 2012. Retrieved October 10, 2012.
        33. "About the security content of QuickTime 7.7.9".
        34. "Apple - Support - QuickTime - Downloads".
        35. 1 2 3 4 The playing compatibility depends on the availability of RealMedia filters. There is a distribution known as Real Alternative which bundles the needed RealPlayer components without the need to install the corresponding player.
        36. Support MPEG-4 Studio Profile FFmpeg Project
        37. Red Cinema r3d files not supported FFmpeg Project
        38. Support for DNG (RAW) FFmpeg Project
        39. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Available via plugins that can be automatically downloaded during installation
        40. 1 2 3 The playing compatibility depends on the availability of QuickTime filters. There is a distribution known as QuickTime Alternative which bundles the needed QuickTime components without the need to install the corresponding player.
        41. 1 2 3 4 5 The open source Perian plug-in adds the ability to use many video formats and video codecs to QuickTime. It also adds the ability to use SubRip and SubStation Alpha subtitles.
        42. http://www.webmproject.org/tools/#gstreamer-plug-ins As of Gstreamer 1.0, WebM related support is included in gstreamer-plugins-good
        43. only if FFmpeg was built with OpenSSL, GnuTLS, Secure Transport or SChannel.
        44. FFmpeg-devel - PATCH v14 - avformat/dashdec: add dash demuxer base version, FFmpeg project, April 9, 2017
        45. FFmpeg-devel - PATCH - add hds demuxer, FFmpeg project, October 14, 2016
        46. only if FFmpeg was built with OpenSSH.
        47. With youtube-dl
        48. NEWS, VideoLAN
        49. #4439 (Support SCTE-27 / Digicipher II (DCII) subtitles) FFmpeg Project
        50. #4859 (TTML subtitles) FFmpeg Project
        51. id3v1.h File Reference, FFmpeg project
        52. id3v2.h File Reference, FFmpeg project
        53. apetag.h File Reference, FFmpeg project
        54. rtmppkt.h File Reference, FFmpeg project
        55. [FFmpeg-devel,1/7] lavf: add cue sheet demuxer, FFmpeg project, May 8, 2017
        56. S, Ganesh T. "VLC 'Hack' for Encrypted Blu-ray Playback Capability". Retrieved August 19, 2016.
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