When comparing MPlayer vs MPC-BE, the Slant community recommends MPC-BE for most people. In the question“What are the best media players for Windows?” MPC-BE is ranked 4th while MPlayer is ranked 16th. The most important reason people chose MPC-BE is:
[madVR](https://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=146228) is a high quality video renderer (GPU assisted).
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Needs no additional codecs
Everything MPlayer needs to play media files is contained within which means no outside codecs are needed.
Pro Easy shortcut keys
Quick skip ahead buttons and other shortcut keys.
Pro No bugs , no lag in the video display
Pro Nice theme available to choose from
Also, the video window is separate from the main window making it less cluttered while playing audio
Pro Supports madVR external Video renderer
madVR is a high quality video renderer (GPU assisted).
Pro Displays preview thumbnails
Seek Bar supports thumbnail preview (like Youtube) and chapters marker.
Pro Supports most known audio and video formats
Plays various video and audio files, and also supports H.265 (with small file size installation). The player doesn't use a lot of computer resources.
Pro 32-bit & 64-bit support
Pro Built-in YouTube playback support
Can play YouTube videos out of the box. Just drag and drop the URL to the interface.