Multimedia Playback

Learn more about media formats, both video and audio, with our in-depth articles. In this section, we review each format, determine which formats are better to use, and find the best players to open them.

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How to play WMA files on Mac

WMA (short for Windows Media Audio) is an audio format. It uses compression technology to reduce the file size but maintain high ...
May 15, 2024
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How to compress a video on Mac

Compressing videos can solve various issues. Many people and organizations do it to save storage space, as videos can be very large, ...
May 10, 2024
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How to Play WMV Videos on macOS

WMV (Windows Media Video) is a popular video format developed by Microsoft. Yet, Apple’s operating system doesn't support it natively, prompting users ...
March 22, 2024
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K-Lite Codec Pack for Mac: Top 6 Alternatives

K-Lite codec is a set of codecs designed to work with various file types. As there is no K-Lite codec pack Mac support since ...
February 10, 2024
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Best AVI Player for Mac: Top List in 2024

Looking for the best AVI player for Mac? You have come to the right place. In this article, we bring the best players ...
January 25, 2024
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Best Free Blu-ray Player for Mac 2024

Unfortunately, Mac doesn’t come with a media player installed to support Blu-ray playback by default. To be able to fully enjoy Blu-ray ...
December 5, 2023
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How to Open MXF Files on Mac in 2024

MXF file type has an unusual data structure and is not compatible with the native media player QuickTime. In order to open ...
November 28, 2023
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The most popular video file formats for your Mac

There is a lot to learn about multimedia formats, and sometimes it might be confusing, but there are some basics that once ...
October 19, 2023
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Top 4 VLC Alternative Mac Players in 2024

VLC Media Player has been the go-to choice of Mac users for a long time. But nowadays, it’s easy to find a video ...
June 5, 2024
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QuickTime Player Alternative Apps for Mac

Since support for QuickTime has been discontinued and the new version QuickTime X is limited in a number of supported formats and ...
October 19, 2023