Free 4K Video Player for Mac

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When you have some high quality 4K videos it is obvious you'll want to watch them on a wide screen to get the most out of their awesomeness. You'll surely need a good piece of software that can handle this popular video format in the best possible manner. The quality of playback will define how thoroughly you will be able to enjoy the experience.

And it's not just 4K videos worth talking about, regular HD videos can also be a lot to handle for many video players. Finding a high-quality reliable player that will smoothly play your high definition movies without any codec issues is quite the task. Even though the popularity of 4K videos is growing fast, some players still don't offer the support for them.

Elmedia as 4K video player for Mac

One of the best media players and a highly reliable 4k player on Mac is Elmedia Player. This top 4k video player on Mac can play HD movies of any file type with the best image quality.

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Requirements: OS X 10.9+. 59.66MB free space. Version 7.17(2353). (6 Dec, 2020). 4.8 Rank based on 131+ users, Reviews(131)
Category: MultimediaApplication

Elmedia Player has a good looking and a very intuitive interface. It offers an outstanding HD experience with its hardware accelerated decoding option that will unload your processor and will help eliminate issues with video to audio synchronization.


How to play 4K on Mac with Elmedia Player

1. Of course you'll need to download and install Elmedia Player on your Mac. Use this link and once the download is complete, installation is a standard process.

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2. There are several ways you can add a 4K video to Elmedia and play it:

  • You can open the app and use "File" menu to browse for the file.
  • Or open the player and drop the file in the app's window, or onto Elmedia Player icon in the Dock.
  • When in Finder, you can right-click the file for its context menu, select “Open with” option, then set Elmedia as the app to play the file.

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3. Enjoy your awesome videos in Mac 4K video player!

Videos on Mac with Elmedia

Elmedia Player PRO advantages


Elmedia Player allows watching online 4K videos without leaving the app as it has its native browser. And if there is a chance you like an online video so much that you want to have it on your hard drive, Elmedia Player PRO (paid version) can download pretty much any video from the Internet

Elmedia Player PRO also offers the streaming of 4K and 8K videos, even though Apple TV doesn't have any native tool to play 4K movies. Note that the TV output is limited to 1080p.

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Requirements: OS X 10.9+ , 59.66MB free space
Version 7.17(2353) (6 Dec, 2020) Release notes
Category: MultimediaApplication