Starbuck FreePlayer

Media player designed to allow users to play media files easily


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  • Category Players
  • Program license Free
  • Version 1.0
  • Size 879 KB
  • Works under: Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP
  • Program available in English
  • Program by UltimateVideo

What is Starbuck’s FreePlayer?

Starbuck’s FreePlayer is a completely free and open-sourced media player based app, using a C++ Library project framework. The Starbuck’s FrePlayer runs all on platforms, Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows. Released back in March in 2013, Starbuck’s FreePlayer is compiles sources using Visual Studio 2010 and Qt 4.8.4 library systems.

What Files can Starbuck’s FreePlayer play?

  • DivX
  • Xvid
  • MKV
  • WebM
  • MPEG-2
  • FLV
  • MP4
  • MP3
  • WMV
  • AC-3
  • AAC
  • DTS
  • H.264
  • DVDs
  • Bluray discs
  • Network files


  • All PCs are compatible
  • Plays both audio and video files
  • Use the RTSP/RTP, MMS, FTP, and HTTP protocols to control your Starbuck’s FreePlayer
  • Runs using MPlayer and MPlayer2, making the media player quick and a powerful tool for entertainment.
  • Plays DVD discs
  • Plays ripped DVD ISO images and Blu-rays discs
  • Saves streams from local networks to the hard drive.
  • Use of output drivers: VESA, GGI, SDL, GDA, Xv, X11, OpenGL, SVGAlib, fbdev, AAlib, and DirectFB. Many of these drivers and software and hardware systems support size scaling so you can enjoy your movies and videos in full or wide screen.
  • Will also play VLC fooling streams and broken files.
  • Plays externally sources subtitle files.
  • Supports non-Western language subtitles: Hebrew, Russian (Cyrillic), Greek, Thai, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, and Arabic.
  • Allows users to change the font styling of subtitles for personal likeness: color, size, bold, shadow, margin positioning
  • Allows playing of media from various internet websites.


  • Can take a few minutes to load a video.

Concluding Thoughts

Because Starbuck’s FreePlayer works across all platforms from Windows, Linux, to Mac OS X, it one of the best media players out there. More importantly for some users, it is free and does what it is supposed to. There are many different supported formats for both input and output on the Starbuck’s FreePlayer, it even works on broken files, so that is a win to many users. With a simple user interface, and open source system the Starbuck’s FreePlayer is one for the books. The only downside, if you can really call it that, for Starbuck’s FreePlayer is the fact that it may take a few minutes to load a video completely, usually around the two minute mark, but that can just be due to other processes running in the background on your computer.

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