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MPV is an audio and movie player based on MPlayer and mplayer2.
I like MPV. I used it in both Linux and Windows, has all the codes like VLC, but does not require entire Gtk stack to be installed, and also does not build database and such nonsens, can be used from the command line and controlled by keyboard only, from Emacs, can play single files, entire directories, m3u lists etc.
Qmmp is an audio-player, written with help of Qt library. The user interface is similar to ...
MPC-HC, the free, open source media player for Windows. DownloadsNote. Supported Operating Systems: Windows® XP SP3 .
Another one is media player classic but that one is Windows only.