MPUI v1.1.10

lautrepay on 28 Jan 2015
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Jun 2006
  • Suggested by Pim Borst

MPUI is a graphical frontend for MPlayer, a cross-platform media decoder that plays hundreds of different video and audio formats, including DVD and DivX, without additional codecs. It includes support for multiple audio/subtitle tracks, keyboard navigation and OSD. Important settings such as aspect ratio, deinterlacing and postprocessing can be configured via the GUI interface.

Note: The version of MPlayer packaged with MPUI may not be the latest and does not contain the complete list of codecs. You may want to head to the MPlayer website and download the most recent MPlayer EXE and codecs, then unzip them to the MPUI folder.

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MPUI.exe.

17 comments on MPUI  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

adam 2006-06-04 13:31

anyone tried this? How does it compare to VLC and/or media player classic? since, afaik both have "portable" versions available now.

Tad 2006-06-04 14:10

I have used this A LOT! it works great in Windows and plays just about anything.

john 2006-06-04 14:11

I've been using Mplayer for two years.
haven't tried this frontend yet though.

I love the player, I have yet to come accross a file it could not play. (unless you count password protected iTunes files)
non-password protected iTunes formats work perfectly, as do .mpg, .avi, .wmv, .mov, and even .rm. also plays many audio formats.

Lupo73 2006-06-05 07:46

I tried MPUI, VLC and MPC. The first one is very easy and useful, but there is a best version of it. MediaCoder is a portable multimedia transcoder, but now has also a very complete version of MPUI, probably better than the original one (with more codecs).

How to extract: Download the installer and install to the default folder. Then copy all files to a folder of your choice. Finally, uninstall the program. Launch the program by double-clicking on MediaCoder.exe.

Andrew Lee 2006-06-05 16:54

I switched to MPUI a couple of days back because I had a RealVideo file that *nothing else* would play: Media Player Classic (with the latest RealAlterative codecs installed), VLC, The Core Media Player etc. MPUI played it without skipping a beat. I was impressed. I was even more impressed with MPlayer's speed. I threw various files at it, DIVX, XVID, H264, RealVideo etc, and it always appear less sluggish compared to MPC + RealAlt when I fastforward or rewind. But I wish MPUI would let me set certain MPlayer settings without resorting to command line (eg. I want to turn OSD off by default). Does anyone know of a more advanced MPlayer GUI wrapper?

Andrew Lee 2006-06-07 18:54

For those of you who are facing the same problem. MPUI does not remember its volume setting ie. it always defaults to 100% of your current Windows wave output. The way around this is to add a MPlayer command-line parameter (under "Options") "-af volume=-50:0". The first value is the DB gain from -200 (mute) to 60. The second value is whether to enable soft clipping (0 or 1). Note that this setting only works if you disable "Software Volume Control".

jw 2006-09-30 05:28

You can find a full list of command-line switches at "http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/man/en/mplayer.1.html", which goes into options this frontend doesn't address -- e.g. default OSD level, etc.

Creamy 2006-10-14 19:05

A full package of mplayer can be found here: http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=112365 It includes the latest MPUI and mplayer builds plus codecs all in one download.

a 2006-10-14 19:42

does mpui support midi files? thats the only thing thats holding me back from using it as my default media player, or using it at all since media player classic seems to play those files but media player classic wont play FLV files like mpui, vlc does.. but midis are more common than flv for me so i use 1by1 and xmplay, and movies for media player classic.. but mpui(mplayer) is a good media player dont get me wrong.

Andrew Lee 2006-10-15 06:04

Just tried some of the sample MIDI files in C:\WINDOWS\MEDIA. Nope, it doesn't play MIDI.

PJ 2006-10-24 19:05

It doesn't seem to support subtitles. (Note, it doesn't matter if mplayer does, this is MPUI, for people who don't want to fiddle with command line stuff)

ab 2007-08-01 08:34

It isn't completely stealth. It saves the location of the last opened file somewhere, although I can't find it anywhere. I opened up a file in C:\ on one computer. When I moved it to a second one, it opens up to E:\ which is the drive letter of the USB stick. When I moved it back to the first computer, it opened up in C:\. Anyone know where this is stored?

Andrew Lee 2007-08-02 07:08

It's a Windows thing. If the app calls the file open dialog, Windows automatically remembers the most recent folder for that app. That value is stored in the registry. If you are careful enough with RegShot, you will find it. I don't think there's anything an app can do to prevent Windows from doing these "user-friendly" things. :) If you rename the EXE, or move it to another folder, that might break Windows' "memory".

charles 2008-02-12 14:41

t's a Windows thing. If the app calls the file open dialog, Windows automatically remembers the most recent folder for that app. That value is stored in the registry. If you are careful enough with RegShot, you will find it. I don't think there's anything an app can do to prevent Windows from doing these "user-friendly" things. :) If you rename the EXE, or move it to another folder, that might break Windows' "memory".

sysyphusjones 2009-03-23 03:50

I unzipped and started MPUI.exe.
The interface seems to be in Hungarian (I think).
Could someone advice how to set this to English?

Tester 2009-07-18 00:28

There is a new version:
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=230386
Maybe the Admin can update the link?Anyway it's a great app-simple but powerful!
Greetings to Andrew Lee,this website is amazing!

X 2010-02-08 10:59

@ Andrew Lee & charles: There's a registry hack described here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/292504 (next to last in the list) to stop Windows from logging apps run and files & docs accessed: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoInstrumentation"="1" . Also, http://www.tomstricks.com/how-to-disable-user-tracking-spying-in-windows-xp-to-improve-performance/ gives several other methods for accomplishing the task. Cheers!

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