Macs are great for productivity, and at the same time, they are capable enough to entertain us. But their power is of no use if you don’t have an equally powerful media player. There are many freeware media player apps available for Mac, but they have certain limitations when it comes to quality playback. Also, free software is usually not secured enough as they need to make money out of somewhere. That’s where Elmedia Video Player attracts our attention.
It is a simple yet mighty Video Player for all your multimedia needs. Whether it is music playback or 4K streaming, Elmedia handles everything flawlessly. To give you a detailed idea of what it offers, let’s scroll south to its in-depth review.
Elmedia Video Player for Mac – Review
Design, UI, and navigation
Like always, the first thing I notice in any app or tool is its design and navigation. If an app requires more than 30 seconds of users time to search for the feature, it instantly turns me off. Thankfully, Elmedia has done a great job keeping the navigation incredibly simple. You can immediately find what you are looking for within the Video Player.
The app offers built-in playlist management for videos and audio files. You can create and customize your playlists the way you want. Whether it is a group of video files or tonnes of songs, you can create as many playlists as you want. You can then access them depending on your mood. This is pretty handy for people that work on their Mac all the time, and they don’t want to waste their time searching for songs and videos.
Control the playback
The Elmedia Video Player also has a feature to control the playback speed. If you find a video boring in particular part, you can increase the speed or scroll it forward. Besides that, you can also sync the subtitles. Many videos have subtitles, but they are not correctly synced. It either appears before or after the dialogue is delivered. This syncing issue can spoil the fun of the movie, but fortunately, you can correct it with Elmedia Video Player.
Chromecast, AirPlay, and DLNA streaming
You may have thought that the features mentioned above are offered by most of the media players. But they do not provide Chromecast, AirPlay, and DLNA streaming. That’s where Elmedia sets itself apart from most of its competitors. You can play locally saved files on your Mac to Apple TV, or other smart TV using Elmedia Video Player. We rightfully titled the post as “One app for all your media needs.”
Streaming compatibility and File type support
The Video Player also supports almost every audio and video file type. On top of that, it also supports 4K video streaming. Combine all this with Chromecast and AirPlay; you get a full-fledged video player to cater all your multimedia requirements. To describe a few, the app has full support for AVI, FLV, SWF, MP4, WMV, MOV, MP3, DAT, FLAC, M4V, MPG, DivX, and MKV. And yes, you can also stream online videos from sites like YouTube, Vimeo, and Dailymotion.
Pricing and Download
Looking at the features and reliability, the full version of the app isn’t available for free. Though you can use the app for free with limited features, if you need advanced tools to get the most out of it, there are different purchase plans:
- Personal: $19.95
- Family: $39.95
- Business: $29.95
Additional support offers
- Add lifetime upgrades guarantee: $9.95
- Add Urgent Support Plan: $15.00/year
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Having tried Elmedia Video Player for a while now, I can firmly say that the app delivers what it says. Whether it is about streaming videos from YouTube, or watching a 4K movie with subtitles, the video player has stood up to my expectations. But like always, I’ll always recommend readers to try the free version first, and then decide to go with the pro version.
Did you try the Elmedia Video Player? Do share your feedback with us in the comment section.
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Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of iGeeksBlog.com, who has a keen eye for news, rumors, and all the unusual stuff around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting content on social media.