MacOS has a default media player, QuickTime, however, the mac users always look for an alternate in the form of a 3rd party option to watch their media content. This is mainly because of its lack of support for popular video formats and limited functionality.
We started our search for an alternate software which can cater to our media player needs and provide us the functionalities to overcome the limited features of QuickTime. Our quest to look for “which media player is best for mac” completed when we stumbled upon Elmedia Player, which boasts of being a complete package media player for Mac, rich with features and advanced streaming capabilities.
1) Supported Formats
Elmedia player supports all the video and audio formats FLV, SWF, WMV, AVI, MOV, MP4, MP3, DAT, FLAC, M4V, MPG, and MKV. Further, the hardware accelerated decoding provides an HD viewing experience, avoids slowdown and fixes sync troubles.
2) Media Streaming
Elmedia provides flexibility to stream media to Chromecast, Airplay or DLNA enabled service and other Mac devices. It can stream online videos without ads from YouTube, Vimeo and Daily Motion. Further, it can play 4K content and stream with embedded as well as external subtitles, stream playlists and control the streaming content.
Also, Elmedia can act as audio airplay receiver which can stream audio from your phone to externally connected speakers.
3) Subtitles Support
Subtitles can be loaded automatically or can be searched via a built-in service from opensubtitles.org. This helps in finding subtitles in a couple of clicks; choose your preferred language, customize font size, text and background color for the font.
4) Customize Audio Quality
If the inbuilt audio of the media file is not up to the expectations, an external soundtrack can be added. A 10 – band audio equalizer helps in adjusting the sound to make it perfect for a pleasant audio experience.
5) Download Online Videos
Online videos can be extracted and downloaded to the hard drive with the help of Elmedia player. The first step is to switch the app to browser mode, find the video via Elmedia browser, click on download and save it in the required format. YouTube videos can be downloaded with subtitles as well as entire YouTube playlists can be saved in .swf format.
Apart from downloading videos, it can extract only audio track from YouTube videos. These can be further saved in mp3, mp4 or other required formats.
6) Other Features
The other exceptional features include a video tuner which is utilized to control brightness contrast, hue, noise reduction, etc. which provides a pleasant viewing experience. The progressive full-screen mode lets you decide on which on the two connected monitors the video is ought to be played and it supports native macOS full-screen mode. Further, you can take screenshots of your favorite movie moment or convert the entire movie into a series of screenshots. Also, along with adjusting subtitles to audio, there is flexibility provided to sync audio with the video. Elmedia can increase or decrease the audio delay to match the sound with the video.
After using the tool, we could conclude that Elmedia Player offers much more than a usual 3rd party or inbuilt media player. With its excellent features, ease of use, a simple interface and great response with the mac, Elmedia Player stand out to be our favorite!