Introduction

In this post, I would like to present to you with the best media players according to technologies they use. This is a weird post to make in this time period but I’m creating this as a follow-up for a new post I’m planning to post in the future about Online Radio Broadcasting Technologies.

What I’m Considering Here

Well, While I’m Preparing the list, I was considering about several features to back it up with. We Humans are highly on to habits and we don’t consider newer technologies or novelties that much, which in most cases make us miss important and easier, maybe more stable options, without even a clue. So I made the list by looking foward on

  • Codecs
  • Stability
  • Intergration
  • User-Interface
  • User-Experiance
  • Installation
  • Playlist Creation
  • User Hot keys
  • Added Features
  • Resource Usage

Why Should I Even Care

First of all, about the mess chris made with his Anti-VLC Situation, I’m not forcing anyone to change their life style here, but you should look what’s out there in the field and make yourself comfortable with the situation.

Installation

I Will provide choco commands and links for every player. If you don’t know what choco is, check out choco

Windows

#1 Media Player Classic

Wait, What? But, Yes. Media player classic is the best media player for windows considering the backend technologies and the resource usage. also MPC has the most wide range of codec support amoung all of the other competitors. It’s extremely light weight and lightning fast. But it has a outdated user-interface BTW.

MPC

  > choco install mpc-hc

#2 KMPlayer

This is a popular player but it consumes alot of resources so it wont be ideal for small systems and low ram machines. so if you’re considering using KMPlayer, it has a wide range of codec support and VR Viewing if you’re into those kinds of things. I personally use KMP on my mainstream PC, but not for my laptops.

KMPlayer

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#3 VLC

Here it is, the most famous and widely used media player in the whole universe. but do everyone right about their decision? well, not at all. why? VLC has a lot more going in it’s back end. it has it’s own codecs, it uses more ram and so on. But, if you’re an Advanced User, I won’t bother you at all. For Others, Just Don’t use it. It’s flimsy and not good for me.

VLC

  > choco install vlc

Linux

#1 Celluloid

Celluloid (formerly GNOME MPV) is a simple GTK+ frontend for mpv. It aims to be easy to use while maintaining high level of configurability. Celluloid is capable of using mpv’s configuration files as-is. Keybindings can be set up using mpv’s input configuration file. The playlist entries can be added, removed, or rearranged easily with drag and drop operations. Celluloid implements the MPRIS D-Bus Interface. This allows for better integration with desktop environments that have compatible MPRIS clients. Also Celluloid is fully functional on Wayland.

Celluloid

Installation

#2 VLC

For the VLC Fans, here it is again in the show! But considering linux, VLC Isn’t as good as on windows. why? probably their back end. VLC is designed for windows and that’s where it’s peak at. for linux, it’s another story. it LAGS! that’s my problem with it.

VLC

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Android

Video

#1 MX Player

This is a light weight and low-resource hungry player amoung others. However mx player has a excellent intergration amoung many of the video players in Android Platform

MXPlayer

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#2 VLC

And Yeah, Again VLC. as in Android, VLC holds a clear and a sweat track record while it can also play both video and audio types. you should check it out.

VLC

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Audio

#1 Retro music

This is my favourit, It has a modern and sleek design language while maintaining a clutter free clear Interface. Also it has a wide range of codec support in android platform.

Retromusic

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#2 Eon Music Player

Well, this is another player with a sleek and modern design language, however this player has a great integration within the roots of the android system. so you should check this out as soon as possible.

EON

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Conclusion

After all, at the end of the day, we’re using our favourite players to play our favourite songs no matter how boring or no matter how technologically down they are, but It’s worth giving a shot out to these newcomers and re-imagine our lives with them.