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 5th while MPlayer is ranked 11th.
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Pro Needs no additional codecs
Everything MPlayer needs to play media files is contained within which means no outside codecs are needed.
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 Easy shortcut keys
Quick skip ahead buttons and other shortcut keys.
Pro Supports multimedia hotkeys
Pro 32-bit & 64-bit support
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 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.