Garry's Mod

Garry's Mod

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Media Player
Content Type: Addon
Addon Type: Tool
Addon Tags: Fun, Movie
File Size
1.418 MB
Nov 1, 2015 @ 2:06pm
Aug 9, 2020 @ 3:01pm
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Media Player

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

How to fix this mod (HTML5)

⚠️ GMod developers are working on a fix, this can't be fixed by the mod author! ⚠️

This addon no longer works on the default version of Garry's Mod. To fix this, you need to switch to the 'x86-64' branch of GMod (Note: this branch is under active development and may cause your game to crash). Read the guide for switching to the 'dev' branch on the wiki[], but remember to choose 'x86-64' instead.

As for why this mod broke, YouTube has stopped supporting old video encodings which GMod relied on. The GMod devs are working on a fix by updating the game to use Chromium/CEF. You can follow progress in the #next-update channel of the GMod Discord.[]

Alternative: Metastream (not compatible with Garry's Mod)

I'm working on a new web application, called Metastream, which provides similar features to this mod and supports more websites to synchronize. Try it out if you're interested.

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: 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 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.
Veitikka[] for fixing YouTube support.
Popular Discussions View All (193)
Jun 18 @ 5:03pm
media player isnt broken
cooked_Rag⁧⁧ luxembourg cool
May 1 @ 12:54am
i get this error everytime i want to watch a video and it is installed
Mar 23 @ 5:27pm
How do we make it louder?
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High_Monky420 Jun 22 @ 11:19pm 
"The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported." (used x64 - 84 btw)
1012zach Jun 22 @ 2:10pm 
Guys, you have be on the chromium x64-84 beta branch to watch videos.
TangoDown Jun 18 @ 9:02pm 
I created some Screens for this.
Theater Screen for rp_download_v4c_v2, 2 TVs using CSS models, and one Huge screen.
Nephilis Thylord Jun 17 @ 1:59pm 
first off, for the people who keep on saying "browser is not supported", the author tells you how to fix it in the description of the addon. look there. second. is there a way so that i can hear the audio from a specific tv, or is there a way to decrease the radius where it can be heard? cause it's all over the map for me. if it is in the desc., i didnt see it.
coincelpro Jun 14 @ 12:13am 
great mod loll
Rubik Jun 13 @ 1:59pm 
Anyone get 3D audio working?
Thersha Jun 12 @ 9:20am 
browser is not supported
Dredd98 Jun 9 @ 1:19pm 
your browser is not supported
Kira Yoshikage Jun 8 @ 10:23am 
how to load the local video?
ZSub_Zer0 Jun 7 @ 11:18am 
how do i enable auto-generated captions or just normal captions?