An extension for GameMaker Studio that will play video files.

  • Supports a variety of different video types.
  • Plays video full screen along with the associated audio track.
  • Supports Windows XP and above, Mac and Ubuntu.

This software uses libraries from the FFmpeg project under the LGPLv2.1. Details of FFmpeg can be found at

NOTE: Some video formats may not be suitable for use in commercial products due to patent issues. It is up to the user to make sure any video they use is encoded in an appropriate format.

End User Licence Agreement (EULA).

Changes in 1.0.18

  • new dylibs for mac that don't include QTKit because that's deprecated for mac asset store submission

Version 1.0.18. Published July 10, 2015

Created with GameMaker: Studio v1.99.420

Age Rating: 4+

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Anonymous 30 July 2018


I use GMS2 version. Video player does not draw true colors (can only be used if video is black and white), and sound constantly stutters and crackling.


Denis K 06 April 2018


1. Blue tint on video under Windows 10. Tried on 2 different PC's with fresh install. There is no any blue tint on Mac with the same compiled project.
2. There is no any "release" function. It only plays video or stops it. You can't remove video handler and run another video. Attempt to simply load next video causes crash of application.
3. Author did'nt respond about 2 weeks after my several emails.


Joshua W 09 January 2018

No Audio for MP4s

Mp4s Audio is muted, but otherwise it works very well.


Melinda S 01 December 2017

Nice Job!

Any chance of Fast Forward? It would be great if it was implemented.


Lindsay H 24 March 2017


Worked easily and flawlessly. Perfect.


James L 06 April 2017

Great Video Player

This is a great video player and will play most files without issue, however the out of memory error when playing large video files is a very large issue. It wouldn't be so bad if it produced an error rather than crashing.

Update: I cannot reproduce the error at this time. Certain video files would produce this crash (mp4 (H.264) files direct from premiere). After some recent testing it seems the whole project hovers at around 300mb memory usage while playing a HD video and 70mb while idle.


Captain Ten Thirty (Publisher) 12 January 2016

Hi James!

Sorry to hear the plugin isn't working for you. I have a bug database here:
Please file a bug and send me some details of the video you're playing so I can work on fixing it for you.



Samuel V 04 July 2015

does what every video needs (with no extra fluff)

does what every video needs (with no extra fluff only suitable to non-game software)

and thanks to my purchase of this and the android VideoPlay extension by PlayLight Studios now i have video playback on all 5 (win,mac,lin,droid,html5) platforms ill ever want or need to support, in just two quick and cheap purchases! (including html5 which i made myself using dynamic injection of the video tag using the free "html extension" from the gmc ages ago)

Couldnt be happier, my top 3 most needed video playback platforms, in one purchase, will cover all your desktop game video playback needs! Tested on windows and linux.

A little off topic i hope YYG will rename the ubuntu module to general debian distro (all debian, not just ubuntu garenteed anymore!), once a recent update in early access goes into the main installer updates! that way more ppl will buy gms and marketplace extension publishers can update their compatibility notes acordingly

Thank you for making this great product!

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Chi H 24 June 2015

Awesome! (only tested on windows)

Thank you for this assets. I need a reliable video player. Working good so far, but ....

This is not a huge issue, but I tested some 1080p / 480p wmv files, the memory did not free itself and increased dramatically. It makes the game out of memory in about a few seconds. However, I changed it to mp4 and it works just fine.

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Alexander V 22 March 2015


Works awesomely well. Takes fullscreen and aspect ratio into account, can play, stop, pause and seek the video. Supports the 3 major desktop OSs currently and plays the video through FFMPEG which eliminates potential codec problems. Highly recommended. Would love to see it working on more platforms!

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Michael S 05 March 2015

So far, sooo excellent!

I emailed the creator with a few questions before purchasing and got the answers I needed, and fast. That convinced me to buy it quickly enough.

I ran some test builds with it the first night and was able to implement it in a large existing project just as needed on the second night. So far, I couldn't be happier with this. It's doing exactly what I wanted it for.

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shane w 04 March 2015


The extension works well. Also the developer responds to emails fast and seems to really care about helping his customers. Can't ask for more than that.

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Jarrod D 07 March 2015


This is just what I was looking for. The author listens to your suggestions and any fixes are implemented fast. Also this project is a good example of how to properly structure your asset so it will coexist with other assets you may be using.

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