MPlayer normally uses a command line interface, since it has been built in the Unix environment, and it relies mostly on keyboard shortcuts.
Nevertheless, if you are not a Unix user and you are a fan of graphical interfaces, MPlayer will be of no use to you. Consequently, multiple graphical interfaces for MPlayer have been developed, including MPlayer GUI.
This frontend offers you an accessible working environment, which is similar to Windows Media Player 6.
Even if MPlayer GUI doesn’t support all the original features of MPlayer, this application is extremely reliable and highly recommended to anyone needing it for everyday use.
First of all, MPlayer GUI provides support for hundreds of audio and video formats, including the most popular ones, such as MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, OGG, AAC and MP3. Most of these formats are supported without needing additional codecs.
MPlayer is not a DirectShow player, but its codecs are integrated within the executable MPlayer file. In spite of its built-in codecs, MPlayer GUI is very compact and it will occupy about 3.5 MB on your computer memory.
Besides the most common file formats, MPlayer GUI also supports DVDs and processing options. The application is portable and you don’t need to install it; just copy the two executable files into a folder of your choice.
This MPlayer GUI has been designed with Danish as a default language. In order to change the language, click on the 4th tab, select Sprog, and choose any other language you prefer.
The main advantage of this software is that it comes with all the codecs it needs and you don’t need to install any external codecs.