mPlayer

The popular Linux media player on your phone

mPlayer has always been one of the best and most popular media players for Linux, and the open source app now makes its debut on mobile platforms in the shape of this Windows Mobile software. View full description

PROS

  • Minimal impact on system memory
  • Handles a large range of formats
  • Support for streaming media
  • Playlist support

CONS

  • Advanced features are thin on the ground

Very good
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mPlayer has always been one of the best and most popular media players for Linux, and the open source app now makes its debut on mobile platforms in the shape of this Windows Mobile software.

Although it's a stripped-down version of the original it still represents a great way to enjoy music and video on your handheld.

One of the best things about mPlayer is its support for a varied array of different media formats.

As well as the ubiquitous handling of MP3, AVI, WMA and the like, the program lets you tune in to streaming media and recognises all types of Flash video.

In terms of its user interface, the program is a little simplistic, though not in a bad way. In fact, I much prefer to have a player that's light yet practical, rather than some bloated app with loads of features you don't need.

Hence, you get basic options for locating a file, opening a playlist or adding a URL, without impacting on your device's memory too much.

If you're looking for a slick and simple way to handle all types of media on your Pocket PC then look no further than mPlayer.

This version of mPlayer for Smartphones is a port of the popular linux media player of the same name. The application supports a wide range of formats including MP3, AVI, WMA and OGG.

You also get support for streaming, and mPlayer can handle all types of Real media files. What's more, the program can handle all flavors of Flash video.