mpd VS VideoLAN Client (VLC)

Compare mpd vs VideoLAN Client (VLC) and see what are their differences.


Music Player Daemon (by MusicPlayerDaemon)

VideoLAN Client (VLC)

VLC media player - All pull requests are ignored, please follow (by videolan)
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mpd VideoLAN Client (VLC)
17 135
1,525 8,464
3.1% 2.8%
9.8 10.0
12 days ago 3 days ago
C++ C
GNU General Public License v3.0 only GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of mpd. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-31.

VideoLAN Client (VLC)

Posts with mentions or reviews of VideoLAN Client (VLC). We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-05.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing mpd and VideoLAN Client (VLC) you can also consider the following projects:

mpv - 🎥 Command line video player

Mopidy - Mopidy is an extensible music server written in Python

owntone-server - OwnTone is forked-daapd's new name. Linux/FreeBSD DAAP (iTunes) and MPD media server with support for AirPlay devices (multiroom), Apple Remote (and compatibles), Chromecast, Spotify and internet radio.

iina - The modern video player for macOS.

Invidious - Invidious is an alternative front-end to YouTube

balena-sound - Build a single or multi-room streamer for an existing audio device using a Raspberry Pi! Supports Bluetooth, Airplay and Spotify Connect

Emby - Emby Server is a personal media server with apps on just about every device.

streamlink-twitch-gui - A multi platform browser for Streamlink

MistServer - The official mistserver source repository -

owncast - Take control over your live stream video by running it yourself. Streaming + chat out of the box.

Chocolatey - Chocolatey - the package manager for Windows

streamlink - Streamlink is a CLI utility which pipes video streams from various services into a video player