The recommended way to install MPlayer is to compile , charles.exe current SVN source. Be advised that we do not support any unofficial packages, only the non-outdated official ones listed below.
If you have trouble with unofficial packages, get support from the respective authors. For a complete MPlayer installation you will need sources, a set of binary codecs, and a skin if you want a graphical user interface. Quick compilation and installation instructions are contained in the README, the installation section of the documentation has more complete information. They are generally stable and recommended. If you have issues with them report it, or use Subversion directly to get a more up-to-date or previous version, or wait for the next snapshot, it might be fixed by then.
The latest MPlayer release is 1. We recommend to always use the latest SVN to get the all the new features and bugfixes, especially if the release date above looks old. The previous MPlayer release is 1. Use this version if you need compatibility with FFmpeg 2. We keep the old releases and ancient releases of MPlayer, in case anybody is interested. A directory named mplayer will be created in the current directory.
HTTPS, nor will it in the future. Another alternative is downloading a Subversion snapshot. See the codec status table for the daily-generated list of currently supported codecs. Choose the package that matches your processor and operating system. If your system cannot manage Linux libraries, choose the Windows package instead. On Windows MPlayer will try to use the codecs installed on your system. Our packages can save you the hassle of installing every known codec and using untested codec versions.
Instructions for installing binary codecs can be found in the README or in the README. If you want to verify the integrity of the codec packages, compare the MD5 sums. Skins Click on skin names for screenshots. Read the README or the GUI section of the documentation to find out how to install skins. If you want to create your own MPlayer GUI skin, read the skin section of the documentation. If you are content with your skin and wish to have it added to the official skin collection, go over the Creating quality skins guide and submit the skin to us.