rulesPlayer v0.99.3

webfork on 22 Oct 2017
  • 55MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Apr 2007
  • Suggested by Fluffy

rulesPlayer is a media player intended as an upgrade to MPUI, focused on speed, customization, and an improved interface. The program includes all of the extra MPlayer codecs, which should allow playing most audio+video files.

Runs on: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application Folder
Unicode support: No
License: Open-Source
How to extract: Method 1:

If you don't have a copy of mplayer or you want to use a more updated version, download the rulesPlayer installer and install to the default folder. During installation, make sure Check for latest MPlayer version and download it is selected. For codecs, select Download essential codecs. After installation, copy all files except src and rulesuninstall.exe to a folder of your choice. Finally, uninstall the program.

Method 2:

Download the ZIP package for rulesPlayer and extract to a folder of your choice. Place a copy of mplayer and its codecs in a subfolder called mplayer under that folder.

Launch player.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: SMPlayer

12 comments on rulesPlayer  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

a 2008-08-07 17:38

Since rulesPlayer and SMPlayer are essentially the same thing, how do they compare to each other, what's different (besides the interface), which is more feature filled and stable?

byterhythm 2007-09-02 23:26

you guys are retards, ive tried it and it is better than vlc or mpc, imo, and I haven't encountered any problem whatsoever with it

I compressed all binaries with upx --lzma and I was able to reduce it to 18mb

Pol 2007-04-03 11:08
Bill 2007-02-20 08:17

Finally figured out how to change the brightness. Viewing the config.kfg (once I understood the parameters and key bindings) helped. It's my default viewer now.

Bill 2007-01-29 23:12

I've been using MPUI for awhile now but I like some of the additional features in rulesPlayer. I'm having the same problem with an almost unreadable white background on rulesPlayer but not on MPUI. (Same problem that Christopher mentioned 6 months ago). I looked for color controls to reset brightness and I found one option under Video that just says Reset Color Controls. I doesn't seem to do anything. Also, having difficulty with the increase/decrease speed controls not working right.

TheZorch 2007-01-29 13:01

I liked Mplayer on Linux and the original Mplayer Frontend for Windows. I can't get the video to look right with rulesPlayer. The FAQ file says to adjust my overlay video settings for my video card but that doesn't help at all. I prefer the current software and VLC for other stuffl.

Meter 2007-01-14 17:52

Just to pick a nit, I believe VLC uses wxWidgets and not GTK to render its default interface. However, I have no idea how fast wxWidgets is compared to GTK or to what D uses for GUI stuff.

[BOT]Fluffy 2006-07-29 21:49

Buffy, the K-Lite codec pack will not affect any mplayer distrobution or VLC since they use their own codecs. And the K-Lite codec pack is terrible anyways, as is the Real Media format. I suggest that instead of trying to play such files you try to obtain other versions of the files or transcode them (I know Real is a pain and probably makes everything difficult, so transcoding might not be possible). And I can assure you that this player is much faster, as VLC uses the slower GTK to render its interface while rulesPlayer is programmed in the D language, which is very fast. After all, look at Torus Trooper!

Buffy 2006-07-11 10:55

it has better interface than vlc but it's not that fast if u ask me.I still prefer media player classic.this doesnt play rmvb files even if you installed real media codecs with K-lite mega codec pack

[BOT]Fluffy 2006-07-11 06:50

Chris: Try turning down the brightness in the color controls.

Shadow: Try playing RM files in VLC. If the size bothers you, just download essential codecs, which still plays about as much as VLC. Plus VLC's subtitles are horrible and the interface leaves much to be desired.

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