Play Any Audio, Video Format In Windows, Linux, Mac With UMPlayer Alternative To VLC

UMPlayer is a VLC alternative with supported for a large array of codecs and YouTube integration. This cross platform media player can fulfill all your media playback needs with over 270 built-in Audio and Video codecs.  The supported codecs include commonly used  codecs such as:

AAC, AC3,ASF, AVI, DIVX,FLV, H.263, Matroska, MOV,MP3,MP4, MPEG,OGG, QT, RealMedia, VOB, Vorbis,WAV, WMA, WMV, XVID as well as audio support for  CDs, DVDs, (S)VCDs. With UMPlayer You can also get TV / Radio cards, SHOUTcast Radio streams. Like VLC, this open source player can even play incomplete or damaged media files. It contains built-in YouTube and SHOUTcast search integration which allows searching and streaming SHOUTcast and YouTube streams from within UMPlayer. I have personally left VLC ever since I found UMPlayer as I have found it to be more stable.

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Other than its ability to play almost any audio and video codec,  UMPlayer provides simplified subtitle search and integration options. You can get media information about a selected file, specify CD/DVD drives, take a screenshot the playing video, stream videos from a specific URL and search for subtitles in multiple languages from the buttons on the main interface.


The Open menu provides options to select ROM drives, create a playlist, select files or folders to play media files from, stream media from a URL and radio or TV stream (by entering a URL).


Tools drop down menu can be used to perform a search for media content from YouTube and SHOUTcast.


You can search  or sort YouTube and SHOUTcast content by category.


Click on a YouTube video title to start streaming it.


Preferences button from the top toolbar allows assigning CD/DVD ROMs for detecting media, managing subtitles, configuring hotkeys, managing custom playlists, TV and radio streams, setting UMPlayer’s process priority and so on.


UMPlayer has versions available for

  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Apple Mac OS/X
  • GNU/Linux operating systems, such as Debian and Ubuntu

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