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
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
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|