MPlayer 1.3.0 released

MPlayer 1.3.0 “worksforme” is out.

Less than a month after 1.2.1, we’re at it again.

MPlayer 1.3.0 is compatible with the FFmpeg 3.0.x releases and (at the time of

writing) with FFmpeg git.

The tarball already includes a copy of FFmpeg 3.0, so you don’t need to fetch

it separately.

This release brings you some new codecs and formats, a lot of fixes, and many

cleanups. It also includes all the enhancements and speed-ups from FFmpeg;

check their changelog if you are curious about the details.

In addition to these, there were a lot of updates to accommodate the API

changes made in FFmpeg. Some were simple renames, but others were quite

invasive. None of them should have a user-visible effect, except maybe for

some corner-cases in the channel order for multichannel files.

If you see any regression from the previous releases, please report it on the

mplayer-users mailing list or use our

bug tracker.

So, which version should you use? Try this simple test.


  • 1 Do you compile you own MPlayer?


  • If no, go to 5.



  • 2 Do you want to use a system-wide copy of FFmpeg?


  • If no, go to 4.



  • 3 Which version of FFmpeg do you have?




  • If it’s 2.8.x, use MPlayer 1.2.x



  • If it’s 3.0.x, use MPlayer 1.3.x



  • If you have an older version, you are on your own. Sorry



  • If you have a newer version, can I borrow your time machine?





  • 4 Do you want the latest and greatest features?




  • If yes, use MPlayer SVN and FFmpeg git.



  • If no (why?), use 1.3.x unless you have a good reason to stay on 1.2.x.





  • 5 You still have some options!




  • Use the version packaged by your distribution.



  • Look for a package on our download page.



  • Look for an updated package in the unofficial repositories for you distribution.






Starting from this release, MPlayer depends also on libswresample (part of

FFmpeg); the library is autodetected, and compilation will fail without it.

MPlayer 1.3.0 can be downloaded by

HTTP (xz, 13 MB),

FTP (xz, 13 MB),

HTTP (gzip, 20 MB) or

FTP (gzip, 20 MB).

Please get the xz variant if you can, to save bandwidth.

xz MD5SUM: e8a4d77ad4f509e81dd5e13b51636c1d

xz SHA1SUM: 11db20434a4e1aabb9c52f7712241dae1b3730e3

gz MD5SUM: 8786e3c61f7ab64d27c2fb965d68d883

gz SHA1SUM: b002e28b9973f2c930d120149e903964f8849a5d

MPlayer 1.3.0 release HTTP (xz compressed, 13 MB) FTP (xz compressed, 13 MB)


MPlayer Windows builds HTTP
UPDATED MPlayer Windows builds HTTP
MPlayer Mac OS X Extended HTTP
Fedora and CentOS/RHEL RPM packages from RPMFusion HTTP

Binary Codec Packages and Skins:

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