VideoLAN Client (VLC) VS mpv

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

VideoLAN Client (VLC)

VLC media player - All pull requests are ignored, please follow https://wiki.videolan.org/Sending_Patches_VLC/ (by videolan)

mpv

🎥 Command line video player (by mpv-player)
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VideoLAN Client (VLC) mpv
135 366
8,496 17,605
2.8% 4.4%
10.0 9.6
about 16 hours ago 1 day ago
C C
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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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.

mpv

Posts with mentions or reviews of mpv. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-21.

What are some alternatives?

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

yt-dlp - A youtube-dl fork with additional features and fixes

GStreamer - GStreamer open-source multimedia framework

celluloid - A simple GTK+ frontend for mpv

Anime4K - A High-Quality Real Time Upscaler for Anime Video

iina - The modern video player for macOS.

FFmpeg - Mirror of https://git.ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.git

mpv.net - 🎞 mpv.net is a modern media player for Windows that works just like mpv.

Invidious - Invidious is an alternative front-end to YouTube

libVLC

glsl-shaders - This repo is for glsl shaders converted by hand from libretro's common-shaders repo, since some don't play nicely with the cg2glsl script.

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