How to watch movies on a Mac. Top Video Players App Store

In the official digital application store for Mac, unfortunately, there are no favorite video players VLC and IINA.

We decided to figure out if there are any worthy alternatives in the App Store. Found five good players, here are their key features.

1. Elmedia Player


Developer / Publisher : Eltima
Version : 6.9.2
Price :

One of the most famous and convenient players knows all the main video formats (FLV, SWF, XAP, WMV (Silverlight), RM, RV (Real), AVI, MOV, MP4, DIVX, etc.), supports subtitles and has a simple user-friendly interface. The program also allows you to watch videos from YouTube, and the PRO version to download them in the maximum quality.

In the main menu there is a quick button to the history of previously viewed video files.

I also note the ability to enable the automatic creation of a series of screenshots (in the PRO version). The interval (from 0,1 seconds to 10 seconds) and the image format (tiff, png, gif, jpeg) can be selected independently in the program settings. A handy feature if you need to pick up a certain screenshot from the movie.

The size and font of the subtitles can also be customized for you.

Undoubtedly, this is one of the most multifunctional video players, but also the most expensive in the selection.

Download: cost

2. MKPlayer

Developer / Publisher : Rocky Sand Studio Ltd.
Version : 1.0.1
Price : Free

The player with a minimal clean design supports the main video formats and is able to connect subtitles.

For some reason, the program does not support the simplest drag-n-drop option. Each file needs to be opened through the menu, which is uncomfortable and unusual in 2018.

A simple player, without any additional features and interface in Russian.

Download: Free

3. Movist

Developer / Publisher : Movist
Version : 1.4.2
Price : 379 руб.

One of the most famous video players for Mac, the first version of which appeared in the distant 2012.

The program stands out against the background of the rest with some features. So, for example, it has the aspect ratio settings (4: 3, 16: 9, 1.66: 1 and so on).

Also, despite the age of the program, it has support for multi-touch player control. Circular movements of two fingers on the trackpad you can change the volume of the movie being played. This feature is supported by all the players presented in the selection.

Separate attention deserves a cool feature with the inclusion of parallel subtitles. You can watch the film in the original and watch Russian and English subtitles at the same time.

For those who study foreign languages ​​- the ideal solution.

Download: cost

4. MPlayerX

Developer / Publisher : Zongyao Qu
Version : 1.4.2
Price : 149 руб.

Despite the fact that the application has not been updated for a long time by the developer, all main options it continues to support.

The program is characterized by “omnivorous” formats, adjusting the size, color and font of subtitles, as well as fine-tuning the interface. The settings themselves will please the lamp design of the levers.

In addition, the program is able to remember the place where the preview was interrupted, and the next time you start this video file, continue from the moment you stop.

Download:  cost

5. sPlayer

Developer / Publisher : s-joys Co., Ltd.
Version : 1.0.65
Price : Free

One of the most “young” players in our collection today.

The program has support for subtitles, the ability to create playlists and strange translation of items in the settings. Without revelations, a simple reliable player.

Download: Free

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