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GMPlayer (also known as "mplayer-gui") is a aging graphical interface for the not-so-updated MPlayer video player. It was something we considered a great choice around 2005-2007. It is no longer relevant and not worth consideration.

Wildly outdated

GMPlayer it's interface supports skins and there are a few to choose from. The default and most of those who are available were designed in an era where computer monitors used lower resolutions than modern monitors. Here is why that is a problem:


Look closely and you will see a control GUI in the lower right corner. It's barely larger than the mouse-pointer and it's size can not be changed or scaled.

GMPlayer was a great piece of software back in the day. Today it's no longer a viable alternative.


Program rating framework backend highlights
Celluloid Kim.Se-jeong.confused.jpgKim.Se-jeong.confused.jpg GTK mpv Has a playlist. Otherwise very limited.
GNOME Videos Hyuna-approves.jpg GTK/GNOME gstreamer Useless GUI, problems playing a lot of files
mpv Yeonjung-happy.jpgYeonjung-happy.jpgYeonjung-happy.jpgYeonjung-happy.jpgYeonjung-happy.jpg libmpv On-screen controls. No playlist, no GUI. Plays everything.
VLC Yeonjung-happy.jpgYeonjung-happy.jpgYeonjung-happy.jpgYeonjung-happy.jpgYeonjung-happy.jpg libvlc Fully featured. Playlist, advanced playback options, video conversion, live stream recording
SMPlayer Yeonjung-happy.jpgYeonjung-happy.jpgYeonjung-happy.jpgYeonjung-happy.jpgYeonjung-happy.jpg Qt mpv Fully featured. Playlist, advanced playback options, easy to use.

discontinued: Xine | GMPlayer | MPlayer