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
Mar 23 @ 11:00pm
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Media Player

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Watch videos or listen to music with friends in Sandboxโ€”based on the Cinema gamemode.

The creator of the Media Player mod is making a new media player. More supported services and macOS compatibility. Check out Metastream at

  • 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

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[]
Servers using the Media Player addon[]
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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 (107)
13 hours ago
Mar 14 @ 9:18am
Media player bug
โ˜ญโœ โ˜ญDemerickโ˜ญโœ โ˜ญ
Jan 30 @ 7:15pm
Low quality?
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a694 18 hours ago 
any way to use flash
MR.B Apr 20 @ 5:04am 
But how to use this
The Guy With A Crappy Audio Apr 15 @ 9:06pm 
Oden33390 Apr 14 @ 7:23pm 
twitch does not work plz fix
Rebzay Apr 14 @ 12:53am 
Hey, if i wanted to make a tv that only allowed youtube videos like when you click e on the tv it takes you to youtube to search for media, my darkrp server players would love a tv added that only allowed youtube.
Sami | Apr 13 @ 10:06pm 
hey for some reaon the 3daudio command doesnt work
Sam  [author] Apr 13 @ 5:27pm 
Thanks :)
EgrOnWire Apr 13 @ 2:07pm 
>>intrusive adverts in-game
>>website is 110% trashy

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Niko Apr 13 @ 1:11pm