Mac users are mostly in love with all things Apple. That’s right – mostly. Despite all the awesomeness of Apple products and apps, there are areas Apple could improve on. Take the OS X default web-browser, for example – it’s no secret that many prefer to use Google Chrome or Safari on their Macs rather than native Safari.

Another thing is a video player for Mac. Sure, for some people QuickTime Player will do. Especially if you do not download videos much, but if you do, you are certainly better off with a third-party software solution such as Elmedia Player. The list of media formats this application supports is much longer than QuickTime Player’s, and it’s got all the features you might need when playing back a video or audio on your Mac.

Elmedia Player

elmedia player

The application’s UI and navigation resemble QuickTime Player so there is no need to worry about learning curve. The app supports a large number of common, as well as more exotic formats such as FLV, SWF, WMV, AVI, MOV, MP4, MP3, DAT, FLAC, M4V, MPG, MKV, etc.

Elmedia Player PRO

There is a more advanced PRO version – it supports creating and managing playlists, taking screenshots, working with Flash files, etc. It also allows you to download videos from YouTube and websites alike, and instead of downloading an entire video you can choose to extract only the audio track. Downloading subtitles track is not a problem either. If you do not want to be distracted by ads on YouTube, opt for watching videos directly in the app’s window.

elmedia youtube

Elmedia Player has all the controls for managing an audio playback. It also enables you to create and manage playlists – as many as you want to. If you do not want anything to distract you, watch videos in fullscreen mode, deactivate a screensaver for the time of video playback, pin Elmedia Player window above other running apps.  A handy addition to these features is the support for SWF format, so you can work with Flash files.

Those who download videos from the Internet are familiar with the problem of audio, video tracks, and subtitles display not being in sync – Elmedia Player can help you solve it. You can also adjust subtitles’ font size, colors, encoding, etc.

This video player for Mac allows taking screenshots from a video; Elmedia supports AirPlay, a very handy feature. There is a built-in browser too.

elmedia browser

You’ll be pleasantly surprised that all this great functionality comes at a very reasonable price. However we suggest you check first if the free version works fine for your needs,  click here to download and decide whether you want to opt for a free or paid version.