The software market that covers media players grows by the day and while new additions are appreciated, the old alternatives will never run out of fans. Such an application is MPlayer, a media player that makes an impression through its impressive functionality, simplicity and ease of use.MPlayer comes with support for over 192 video and 85 audio codecs, which is outstanding by all standards. The fact that it can play some of the most popular formats (AVI, MPEG/VOB, ASF/WMA/WMV, RM, QT/MOV/MP4, Ogg/OGM, MKV, VIVO, FLI, NuppelVideo, yuv4mpeg, FILM and RoQ), you can also use it to watch VCD, DVD, SVCD, Blu−ray, 3ivx, DivX 3/4/5, WMV and even H.264 movies, too.
Installing MPlayer is not a tricky business, although some of the steps in the deployment process may seem of a complicated nature. This is due to the fact that the application comes with three different installation modes: minimal, which includes only the MPlayer UI (also known as MPUI), complete (comprises MPUI and SMPlayer, together with all the necessary codecs) and custom (allows you to manually select the components to be installed).