When comparing qmmp vs MPlayer, the Slant community recommends qmmp for most people. In the question“What are the best music players for Linux?” qmmp is ranked 16th while MPlayer is ranked 36th. The most important reason people chose qmmp is:
Qmmp allows the user to drastically change its look via skins. It can use Winamp and Xmms skins, as well as a list of 12 skins made specifically for qmmp that can be found [here](http://qmmp.ylsoftware.com/files/skins/qmmp-skins/).
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Pro Offers some skinning options
Qmmp allows the user to drastically change its look via skins. It can use Winamp and Xmms skins, as well as a list of 12 skins made specifically for qmmp that can be found here.
Pro Small single-window interface
Unlike more popular players that draw a huge window taking up the entire screen, with tons of knobs and menus popping out in new windows, qmmp gives you a single tiny window (that looks pretty much the same as Winamp used to look) with the basic controls and the playlist. The rest is available through a menu.
Pro Plugin based
You can extend it with plugins.
No matter what OS or desktop you use Qmmp will integrate well
Pro Depends on libaries
It depends on libaries instead of big fat toolkits like gstreamer.
Pro Lightweight and supports almost all formats
Pro Supports cue sheets
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.