MPlayer OS X is a movie player based on MPlayer (The Movie Player for Linux)
port to Mac OS X platform. It consist of compiled binaries of MPlayer and mencoder, separate GUI for mencoder and standalone Cocoa player application based on MPlayer binaries.
MPlayer OS X 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, WMV and even H.264 movies. It supports most important video and audio codecs.
Another great feature of MPlayer is the wide range of supported output drivers. It works with X11, Xv, DGA, OpenGL, SVGAlib, fbdev, AAlib, DirectFB, but you can use GGI, SDL (and this way all their drivers), VESA (on every VESA compatible card, even without X11!) and some low level card-specific drivers (for Matrox, 3Dfx and ATI), too! Most of them support software or hardware scaling, so you can enjoy movies in full-screen. MPlayer supports displaying through some hardware MPEG decoder boards, such as the Siemens DVB, DXR2 and DXR3/Hollywood+.
MPlayer has an onscreen display (OSD) for status information, nice big anti-aliased shaded subtitles and visual feedback for keyboard controls. European/ISO 8859-1,2 (Hungarian, English, Czech, etc), Cyrillic and Korean fonts are supported along with 12 subtitle formats (MicroDVD, SubRip, OGM, SubViewer, Sami, VPlayer, RT, SSA, AQTitle, JACOsub, PJS and MPsub). DVD subtitles (SPU streams, VOBsub and Closed Captions) are supported as well.
After installation you can simply (by Drag&Drop) play almost all 3ivx, DivX 3, 4, 5 and other codecs files in the window or full-screen mode. Rendering of very nice anti-aliased text-based subtitles is also supported.
Quality of post-processing
MPlayer has very good post-processing. On every image in the movie is applied a filter to reduce square areas, which comes from codec's compression algorithm.
Supported Input Formats
- (S)VCD (Super Video CD)
- CDRwin's .bin image file
- DVD, including encrypted DVD
- MPEG-1/2 (ES/PS/PES/VOB)
- AVI file format
- ASF/WMV/WMA format
- QT/MOV/MP4 format
- RealAudio/RealVideo format
- Ogg/OGM files
- NSV (Nullsoft Streaming Video)
- VIVO format
- FLI format
- NuppelVideo format
- yuv4mpeg format
- FILM (.cpk) format
- RoQ format
- PVA format
- streaming via HTTP/FTP, RTP/RTSP, MMS/MMST, MPST, SDP
- TV grabbing
MPlayer OS X only supports Mac OS X 10.4
and older versions. If you are running newer version of Mac OS X, please download MPlayer OS X Extended