Garry's Mod

Garry's Mod

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Media Player
Type: Tool, Addon
Tags: Fun, Movie
File Size
0.611 MB
Nov 1, 2015 @ 2:06pm
Jul 15 @ 4:21pm
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Media Player

Watch videos or listen to music with friends in Sandbox—based on the Cinema gamemode.

  • Synchronized media playback
  • Supported services: YouTube, Twitch, SoundCloud, SHOUTcast
  • Supported files: mp3, wav, ogg, jpg, png, webm
  • Intuitive queue and request interface
  • Multiple active media players
  • Dupe and save support; see playlists
  • Queue repeat and shuffle modes

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The NPAPI version of Adobe Flash Player[] is required for Twitch playback. Mac OS X is not supported by the Media Player addon due to technical limitations[].

1. Spawn the Big Screen TV from the spawn menu ('Entities' tab > 'Media Player' category).
2. Press use (E) on the TV to turn it on.
3. Hold C while looking at the TV to reveal the media queue.
4. Press the 'Add Media' button.
5. Navigate to a supported media page and press the 'Request URL' button.
6. Watch!

Console Variables
mediaplayer_3daudio 0/1
mediaplayer_allow_webpages 0/1
mediaplayer_fullscreen 0/1
mediaplayer_mute_unfocused 0/1
mediaplayer_volume 0.0-1.0

Q: Can the ads be closed on YouTube?
A: Yes. While in Sandbox, hold C to reveal the mouse cursor. Then simply click the 'x' on the ad that appears on the media player screen.

Q: How do I adjust the screen brightness?
A: If the screen is too bright, it's likely caused by either bloom or HDR. Try disabling Bloom in the video options menu.

Q: Can I play local files from my hard drive?
A: Audio files are supported, but other players won't be able to hear them. You can request the full file path using the "Request a supported URL" text box (e.g. C:/Music/filename.mp3). Files with unicode characters are not supported due to a GMod bug.

Q: How do I request a website to be shown on the media player?
A: Enter the following command into the console (must be the server host) to allow any URL to be requested: mediaplayer_allow_webpages 1

Q: Why doesn't this work for Mac OS X?
A: The Garry's Mod developers need to fix issues with the in-game browser on Mac OS X. Follow progress on GitHub.[]

Q: Why do I only see a white screen on the media player?
A: I've been told this is due to running the game in DirectX 8 mode. Try setting the DirectX level to 9 by opening the console and typing "mat_dxlevel 90"

Source Code[]
Brief Developer Getting Started Guide[]
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Additional Credits
Clopsy for design of the playback menu.
MacDGuy for the Big Screen TV model.

Having an issue with this addon? Please post steps to reproduce in the bug report discussion, including any media links that you may have used. Issues relating to Mac OS X can't be fixed as it's something Garry's Mod developers need to address.
Popular Discussions View All (96)
Sep 6 @ 12:18pm
Sep 21 @ 1:05pm
Aug 4 @ 11:48pm
Am i able to watch actual 2 hour long movies?
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ocjm24 11 hours ago 
iam having trouble turning it on i press e and nothing happens?
☆VG☆ NoahZ 11 hours ago 
for people with macs,

you can hear stuff on soundcloud

but nothing more
JPadgett29 Sep 23 @ 11:01pm 
And it's only AFTER I install this addon that I find out it doesn't work for OS X! >:(
kidlittle203 Sep 23 @ 6:10pm 
-MG- Pie Sep 23 @ 4:46pm 
Add a distance feature? Would be better if it didnt globally play.
Please add an auto change queue for picture support .jpg and others. Like slideshows with time limit counters because the queue system only works for videos and musics.
HugglesGamerGirl IS A SPY! Sep 19 @ 4:13pm 
How does it works for soundcloud ?
Alarm Sep 17 @ 4:23am 
Media Player New Update хочу это помоему
OmegaKatze Sep 16 @ 5:18pm 
i use a dell
OmegaKatze Sep 16 @ 5:18pm 
the sound used to work but somehow it does not