How to Play AVI on Mac

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The number of Apple Mac users is growing day by day, and so do their needs – that is why we keep looking for ways to make most of the Mac's rich functionality. One of the common issues any Mac user faces sooner or later is how to play AVI on Mac.

Let us have a look closely at the possible ways to play AVI on Mac

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Requirements: OS X 10.7+. 36.64MB free space. Version 6.9(1118). (11th Nov, 2017). 4.9 Rank based on 367+ users, Reviews(356)
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With this AVI player for Mac you can play all commonly available formats like FLV, MP4, AVI, MOV, MP4, DAT, MP3, etc. There are multiple choices of what you can do to make your movie viewing even better: Elmedia offers easy adjustment of speed, brightness, contrast, and saturation, as well as deinterlacing option. You can loop any part of a movie endlessly.

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  1. Get and install the application.

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  3. Run the player on your Mac.
  4. It is very easy to play the videos. You can choose one of the convenient ways to add the AVI files to Elmedia Player library.

    • ★ Drop the AVI file or files to the app window or onto its icon in the Dock.
    • ★ Right-click AVI file in Finder and select "Open With". to choose Elmedia Player as an app to open the video.
    • ★ Use "File" menu then "Open...".

  5. Have fun!

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Elmedia Multiformat Player allows adjusting audio settings conveniently: it supports multiple audio tracks, will sync audio with the video in case of any issues in original file, has a 10-band equalizer, and allows selecting an audio output device.

AVI playback on Mac is not the only thing offered by Elmedia AVI player. It also allows making screenshots of any moment of a currently playing video or making a series of screenshots at set intervals, one can stream and receive AirPlay content, various types of subtitles are supported, and such convenient options as the playlist repeat and shuffle are available.

This is a well-known AVI Mac player - an open-source software that is compatible with most of Mac computers. VLC supports a variety of formats including AVI, MP4, MP3 and many others. This player has an extensive set of features for video playback, like subtitle synchronization and various filters for video and audio. The quality of AVI playback often needs improvement though, and the app consumes quite a bit of CPU memory.

A less popular AVI player Mac that plays videos and audio files smoothly and offers an extensive list of supported formats, such as VOB, WMA, MPEG, AVI, ASF, WMV, VIVO, QT, MOV, MP4, OGG, etc. Add any of supported file types to MPlayerX and it will start playing the content. This AVI Player for Mac has FFmpeg and Mplayer which ensures great compatibility. This AVI player for Mac allows you to search for the video you want within this video player and then play it directly.

General information about AVI format

Audio Video Interleave (also Audio Video Interleaved) is mostly known as AVI and was introduced by Microsoft Corp. back in 1992. These files can contain both audio and video data in a file container that allows synchronous audio-with-video playback. Audio or video content that is compressed with a wide variety of codecs is stored in an AVI wrapper and played in Windows Media Player, if the needed codecs are installed on the computer. AVI file format is considered to be the most common format for audio and video data playback on a computer.

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Requirements: OS X 10.7+ , 36.64MB free space
Version 6.9(1118) (11th Nov, 2017) Release notes
Category: Video