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Elmedia Video Player is a potential replacement for Apple’s QuickTime Player

Eltima Software’s Elmedia Video Player is a multifunctional media player for macOS 10.7 and higher that can handle some files and chores that Apple’s QuickTime Player can’t.

It has its own volume control that supports all common and not very common audio and video formats such as AVI, FLV, SWF, WMV, MOV, MP4, MP3, DAT, FLAC, M4V, MPG, MKV, etc. Playback speed is adjustable; users can create and manage their own playlists.

Full-screen mode transitions are smooth and easy; the player can “float” on top of all applications so that nothing is obscuring the view. Elmedia Video Player supports multiple audio tracks and offers customization of the preferred audio and subtitles languages for files with multiple subtitles and audio streams.

You can also load subtitles automatically or open the subtitles manually (.srt, .ass, .smil, etc.). In case subtitles or audio aren’t in sync with the video you can work with audio and subtitles delay. Additionally Elmedia can open a DVD or a video that was copied from DVD without prior conversion. Alas, there are no features for organizing a video library. It also crashed more frequently than I’d like (which, of course, would be never).

Elmedia Video Player 6.9.2 is free and available worldwide through the Mac App Store. Elmedia Video Player has a Pro version available for $9.99 via in-app purchase, which is worth the payment if you need to download web content.

If you try the free version and don’t like it, you might check out VCL media player, a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

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Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.