MplayerXP is an open source, free and multi-platform command-line software that provides an MPlayer-based video playback application packed with extra functionality, based on the thread-based core. It is basically MPlayer with muscles.
Features at a glance
Key features include better support for multi-core CPUs and improved performance of the software video decoding functionality. The project’s main goal is to introduce monotonous CPU loading for smoothness video playback.
As expected, the program inherits all the features and command-line options of the original MPlayer software, which can be viewed only from a console environment, such as a terminal emulator.
What is MPlayer?
MPlayer is a very powerful and widely used command-line media player software for UNIX-like and GNU/Linux systems. It has been designed to play any video or audio file format known to man, including AVI, MKV, MPEG, Ogg/OGM, MOV, VOB, VIVO, QT, MP4, ASF, /WMV, FLI, WMA, RM, YUV4MPEG, NuppelVideo, FILM, PVA and RoQ.
MPlayer is known for providing featureful support for watching movies stored on DVD-Video, VideoCD, SVCD, 3ivx, and DivX 3/4/5 optical discs. A wide range of graphical user interfaces (GUIs) exist for this program, many of them being available for download from Softpedia.
Supported operating systems, availability and hardware platforms
MplayerXP is officially supported on all GNU/Linux distribution, for which it provides pre-built generic binaries, RPM packages, as well as a universal sources archive. It has been successfully tested with both 32-bit and 64-bit instruction set architectures.
Initially engineered for the 32-bit architecture, MplayerXP has been ported to the PowerPC, SUN and DecAlpha hardware platforms, being compatible with the FreeBSD, QNX, and other similar systems.