Starbuck's FreePlayer is a simple and complete media player based on the powerful MPlayer project. FreePlayer is gratis (free of charge) and its code is open-source. Starbuck's FreePlayer runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X platforms:

Simple and powerful video player! Full-featured media web browser! Full featured DVD player! Powerful MPlayer console for advanced users and developers!


Release for Windows

2013, March 26th

Posted by Starbuck

This new release for Windows brings DVD menu navigation and non-Western subtitle support (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, Greek, Cyrillic (Russian,), Arabic, Hebrew, ...) as well as subtitle font style (font color, font size, bold, shadow, bottom margin) and video deinterlacing (switchable on-the-fly option).

FreePlayer 1.0 for Mac OS X is released (

2013, March 26th

Posted by Starbuck

FreePlayer sources compile successfully with Qt Creator 2.6.1 and Qt 4.8.4 libraries on Mac OS X.

FreePlayer 1.0 for Windows is released (

2012, December 21st

Posted by Starbuck

FreePlayer sources compile successfully with Visual Studio 2010 and Qt 4.8.4 libraries. This very first public release for Windows is fully functional and has passed testing showing strong stability.


Exclusive video web browser

Not just a MPlayer GUI, FreePlayer includes a full-featured video web browser and it save audio and video network streams to your local filesystem. You navigates the video web browser à la Chromium and it detects embedded video or audio streams and load them into the player like any local file. You may want to avoid low Internet connection issues or archive the network media, then Startbuck's FreePlayer rips the network media to your local file system.

The power of MPlayer

Running  MPlayer and MPlayer2 as backend, Starbuck's FreePlayer is fast and powerful. Another great feature of MPlayer is the wide range of supported output drivers (X11, Xv, DGA, OpenGL, SVGAlib, fbdev, AAlib, DirectFB, GGI, SDL, VESA). Most of them support software or hardware scaling, so you can enjoy movies in fullscreen.

Starbuck's FreePlayer is based on new-born Starbuck's C++ Library including Console, Media, MediaPlayer, MediaPlayerWidget, MediaWebBrowser, Process and Widget classes. Starbuck's C++ Library project aims at being the framework (based on Digia Qt) for upcoming software products edited by labDV.com team.

Advantages over other populars media players

Starbuck's FreePlayer has been created to provide a classical (VLC-like, MPC-like) GUI for MPlayer and MPlayer2 and to be used as player widget for DVDx 4.1 project.

See FreePlayer avdantages over popular media players like VLC, MPC-HC, XBMC, SMPlayer and UMPlayer.