MPlayer is an open-source, cross-platform multimedia player in development since 2000.

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MPlayer Articles & Reviews

A NVIDIA VDPAU Back-End For Intel's VA-API   Display Drivers   2009-02-03
Mplayer, FFmpeg Gain VA-API Support   Software   2008-12-24

MPlayer Linux & Open-Source News

Wayland Enjoyed Many Successes In 2023   Wayland   2024-01-01
MPV Player 0.36 Released With Wayland Fractional Scaling, Vulkan Video Decode   Multimedia   2023-07-23
MPV Player 0.35.1 Released With Wayland & PipeWire Fixes   Multimedia   2023-01-28
MPV 0.35 Media Player Released With PipeWire Backend, Wayland DMA-BUF Support   Multimedia   2022-11-12
sdl12-compat 1.2.54 Pre-Release Gets More Games Running On This SDL2 Compatibility Layer   Linux Gaming   2022-09-02
IPFS Supported In FFmpeg 5.1, IPFS Devs Envision Support In More Open-Source Projects   Multimedia   2022-08-10
Microsoft Lands VA-API To Direct3D 12 H.264 Video Encode/Decode In Mesa   Microsoft   2022-05-17
MPlayer 1.5 Released To Advance This Open-Source Video Player   Multimedia   2022-03-01
MPV 0.34 Released For Popular Linux Media Player   Multimedia   2021-11-01
MPV Player 0.33 Brings Nearly A Year's Worth Of Improvements   Multimedia   2020-11-22
MPV Player 0.32 Released With RAR5 Support, Bash Completion   Multimedia   2020-01-26
Solus 4.1 Released With Application Changes, ESYNC Support For Linux Gaming   Operating Systems   2020-01-25
MPV 0.31 Video Player Adds Pseudo Client Side Decorations, Wayland Improvements   Multimedia   2019-12-28
Gentoo-Based Calculate Linux 20 Released To Ring In The New Year, Free Of 32-Bit Support   Operating Systems   2019-12-27
MPV Player 0.30 Released For This Advanced Open-Source Video Player   Multimedia   2019-10-25
Lubuntu Switching To VLC, KDE 5 LibreOffice Frontend   Operating Systems   2018-09-13
Libplacebo: Punting MPV's GPU Video/Image Rendering Into A Library   Multimedia   2018-04-29
The Next MPV Player Release Will Offer Much Better Vulkan Support   Multimedia   2017-12-26
MPV Player 0.28 Adds Initial Vulkan Support   Multimedia   2017-12-25
MPV Player 0.27 Brings Rendering Refactoring, OpenGL Improvements   Multimedia   2017-09-13
MPV 0.26 Media Player Released   Multimedia   2017-07-18
MPV 0.25 Media Player Released With Numerous Changes   Multimedia   2017-04-24
The Most Downloaded Benchmarks With The Phoronix Test Suite /   Phoronix Test Suite   2017-02-18
MPV 0.24 Media Player Adds Experimental Stream Recording, X11 Pseudo HiDPI Scaling   Multimedia   2017-02-15
MPV 0.21 Player Adds CUDA, Better Raspberry Pi Support   Multimedia   2016-10-20
MPlayer 1.3.0 Officially Released   Multimedia   2016-02-16
GNU Hurd Is Working On Sound Support, Still Lacks 64-bit & Good USB Support   GNU   2016-01-31
MPlayer 1.2.1 Released With Bug Fixes   Multimedia   2016-01-24
Emacs 25.1 Will Have X Widgets Support   GNU   2016-01-22
MPlayer 1.2 Released   Multimedia   2015-10-03
SMPlayer 15.9 Brings MPV Support, 3D Stereo Filter   Multimedia   2015-09-30
FFmpeg's Player Gets Inspired By MPlayer-Forked MPV Player   Multimedia   2015-09-28
MPV Video Player Has OpenGL Output Improvements, Fixes   Multimedia   2015-09-23
OpenMandriva Lx 3 Alpha: Adds UEFI Support, Defaults To LXQt   Operating Systems   2015-04-24
The Most Popular Linux Benchmark Results On   Phoronix   2015-02-28
The Most Popular Open-Source Linux Benchmarks   Phoronix   2015-02-26
The Most Viewed Phoronix Articles & Linux News In 2014   Phoronix   2014-12-31
Debian 8.0 Jessie Has Many Multimedia Improvements   Debian   2014-10-23
NVIDIA VDPAU Performance With The GeForce GTX 980   NVIDIA   2014-10-05
MPlayer2-Forked MPV Player Releases v0.5 With A Lot Of Features   Multimedia   2014-08-12
NVIDIA Is Working Towards VDPAU H.265/HEVC Support   NVIDIA   2014-07-29
MPV 0.4.1 Brings Various Bug Fixes   Multimedia   2014-07-13
SMPlayer 14.3 Has Experimental Blu-Ray Disc Support   Multimedia   2014-04-01
The Most Popular Linux Stories So Far In 2014   Phoronix   2014-03-30
Wayland Live CD Updated -- Pulls In New Code, Features   Wayland   2014-03-22
A TTM Graphics Performance Fix To Go Into Linux 3.14   Linux Kernel   2014-03-12
Zenwalk 7.4 Updates Its Packages   Operating Systems   2014-02-14
Valve Continues Dominating & Kaveri Excited Linux Users   Valve   2014-01-31
Open-Source Blu-ray Decryption Library For Linux   Free Software   2014-01-02
MPlayer2 Gone Dark, MPV Is Still Happening   Multimedia   2014-01-01
New Wayland Live CD Has A Lot Of Features   Wayland   2013-12-05
Crystal HD Decodes New Linux Support Improvements   Hardware   2013-11-30
Cinnamon 2.0 Desktop Is Readied For Release   Free Software   2013-10-09
Open-Source Blu-Ray Library Advances (libbluray)   Free Software   2013-10-04
GLAMOR X-Video Support Was Made In One Day   X.Org   2013-09-23
NVIDIA's VDPAU Implemented Over OpenGL/VA-API   X.Org   2013-08-06
MPV, A New Fork Of MPlayer/MPlayer2   Free Software   2013-08-05
The Video Acceleration State On Linux GPU Drivers   Hardware   2013-02-05
A Number Of New & Updated Linux Benchmarks   Phoronix   2013-01-24
FFmpeg 1.1 Brings New Support, Encoders/Decoders   Multimedia   2013-01-07
Enlightenment E17 Goes Into Beta   Free Software   2012-12-07
Trinity KDE 3.5 Desktop Fork Sees New Release   KDE   2012-10-11
Running GStreamer Over VA-API On Wayland   Wayland   2012-10-09
FFmpeg Reaches Version 1.0   Multimedia   2012-09-28
Wayland 1.0 Coming "In A Month Or Two"   Wayland   2012-08-28
MPlayer2's Latest Development Activities   Multimedia   2012-08-26
MPlayer2 Patches To Support Wayland   Wayland   2012-08-24
Using GPU Video Acceleration Under Linux   AMD   2012-06-22
MPlayer 1.1 Magically Surfaces With New Features   Multimedia   2012-06-06
Will H.264 Codec Support Come To Fedora? Nope.   Fedora   2012-03-21
Mageia 2 Reaches Beta State   Operating Systems   2012-02-22
MPlayer2 Is Still Being Actively Developed   Free Software   2012-01-22
First Release Of Open-Source Blu-Ray Library   Free Software   2011-12-11
New Gallium3D G3DVL Video Patches For Merging   Mesa   2011-09-13
The Nasty Battery Power Usage On Ubuntu 11.10   Ubuntu   2011-09-09
The VP8 State Tracker That Was Born This Summer   Mesa   2011-08-28
MPlayer2 Is Still Alive & Kicking   Multimedia   2011-08-12
Major Open-Source Code Drop For XvBA, PowerVR Coming   Free Software   2011-06-14
German RadeonHD Hacker To Start R600 Gallium3D VDPAU   Radeon   2011-04-26
DirectX Video Acceleration For MPlayer   Free Software   2011-04-23
Ubuntu Expels One Of Its Developers   Ubuntu   2011-04-08
Legal Threats Against MPlayer, Server To Disappear   Multimedia   2011-04-08
VP8 Over VDPAU In Gallium3D Is Emeric's Target   Mesa   2011-03-29
Is MPlayer2 A Viable Fork Of MPlayer?   Multimedia   2011-03-24
Portable C Compiler Is Building FreeBSD, Nearing v1.0   Free Software   2011-01-30
MPlayer Is Getting Closer To Version 1.0 Too   Multimedia   2011-01-29
There May Finally Be Better ATI Linux Video Playback   AMD   2011-01-05
Broadcom Crystal HD Support For MPlayer, FFmpeg   Multimedia   2011-01-01
Phoronix Test Suite 3.0 "Iveland" Alpha 3   Phoronix   2010-12-02
Adobe's Flash Video Acceleration On Linux Uses VDPAU   Proprietary Software   2010-12-01
Holy Crap! You Can Use XvMC With ATI Gallium3D!   AMD   2010-10-25
Phoronix Test Suite 2.8 "Torsken" Goes To Alpha   Phoronix   2010-06-30
There's A Gallium3D State Tracker For VDPAU   Mesa   2010-06-28
MPlayer 1.0 RC3 Finally Arrives   Multimedia   2010-05-30
MythTV 0.23 Released; MythTV 0.24 Plans Documented   Multimedia   2010-05-11
The x264 Project Bangs Out A Blu-Ray Encoder   Free Software   2010-04-25
XBMC Gets Working Intel VA-API Support   Multimedia   2010-04-06
H.264 VA-API Support For Intel Clarkdale/Arrandale   Intel   2010-03-27
Adobe Rants Over Linux Video Acceleration APIs   Proprietary Software   2010-01-26
Enna Comes About As An Alternative To XBMC   Multimedia   2010-01-03
Xine-lib Update Improves A Bit For Blu-ray   Free Software   2009-12-01
This Week: Fedora 13, Gallium3D, Reiser4   Phoronix   2009-11-15
FFmpeg Gains VDPAU MPEG-4 ASP Acceleration   Multimedia   2009-11-13
MPlayer Now Supports Most HD-DVD/Blu-Ray Codecs   Multimedia   2009-11-13
Adobe Flash Player 10.1 To Support VDPAU?   Proprietary Software   2009-10-09
H.264 VA-API GPU Video Acceleration For Flash   Proprietary Software   2009-09-23
Will AMD's XvBA Beat Out NVIDIA's VDPAU?   AMD   2009-07-06
Phoronix Test Suite 2.0 Enters Beta   Phoronix   2009-06-14
Intel Poulsbo Driver Running On Fedora   Intel   2009-05-14
XBMC Receives Mainline Support For VDPAU   Multimedia   2009-03-23
Blu-ray Focus Grows Within FFmpeg Project   Multimedia   2009-03-20
FFmpeg Experiences A New Release, Finally!   Multimedia   2009-03-09
Forthcoming VDR Release To Support VDPAU   NVIDIA   2009-03-09
XBMC Media Player Has Support For NVIDIA VDPAU   Multimedia   2009-03-04
Catalyst 9.2 Released, Still Fails To Deliver XvBA   AMD   2009-02-20
Intel Considering VDPAU Support For X.Org Driver   Intel   2009-02-08
FFmpeg Gets Mainline VDPAU Support   Multimedia   2009-01-05
VLC Media Player To Receive VDPAU Support   NVIDIA   2008-12-23
FFmpeg Gets Support For RealVideo 3.0   Multimedia   2008-12-21
Xine Picks Up Support For NVIDIA's VDPAU   NVIDIA   2008-12-17
FFmpeg Picks Up Support For New Formats   Multimedia   2008-12-04
MythTV Adds Support For NVIDIA VDPAU   Multimedia   2008-11-29
Yes, Catalyst 8.10 Is Out There   AMD   2008-10-16
UVD Is Enabled For Linux In Catalyst 8.10   AMD   2008-10-15
AMD's UVD2 & XvMC For Linux?   AMD   2008-09-04
Phoronix Test Suite 1.0.4 Released   Phoronix   2008-07-18
RealNetworks Updates Helix, RealPlayer   Hardware   2008-04-17
MPlayer 1.0 Release Candidate 2   Multimedia   2007-10-11