Even though it’s easy to play MP4 on Mac, there are better players than QuickTime. On macOS, you can get plenty of third-party media players, and Elmedia Player is one of the best. It offers many features, an easy-to-use interface, and high format and codec compatibility. The difference is noticeable.
What does Elmedia Player have to offer? First and foremost, this video player for Mac can open nearly any container file or codec - watch MP4 on Mac, MKV, WMV, FLAC, M4A, WAV, OGG… Even Full HD 4K and 8K video. You can create playlists with any files, both video and audio. You can also do subtitle search, open additional audio and subtitle tracks and sync them up.
Elmedia PRO enhances this experience by unlocking streaming, video tuning and audio equalization, automated screenshotting and subtitle saving. Streaming with Elmedia Player only takes a few clicks. PRO features grant you maximum customizability, allowing you to get the exact experience you want.
2. Open Elmedia Player and do any of the following:
3. Enjoy watching your favorite videos!
Using Elmedia Player PRO, the paid version of Elmedia Player, you will unlock even more features that will turn watching MP4 on Mac into an amazing experience.
|Stream||Manage subtitles||Adjust video and sound|
|Delivers both streaming and receiving functionality.||Integrated subtitles search via opensubtitles.org.||Deinterlacing to get rid of annoying horizontal stripes.|
|Streams MP4 and many other formats to Apple TV, Chromecast or Smart TV.||Customization of appearance (font, size, color, encoding).||Progressive video tuner delivering fine adjustment of color parameters.|
|Streams video and audio files in the original format. Files incompatible with your smart TV are converted on the go.||Synchronization adjustment.||Full-screen playback to multiple monitors connected to the computer.|
|Streams videos from YouTube, Vimeo or Dailymotion without ads with the player's Open Online Video feature.||Endless loop for any video segment.|
If you’re limited to the QuickTime Player, and it can’t open MP4 file on Mac (likely because of the codecs), you can try to convert it into another format, like .mov or .m4v. This can be done in converters, both on the Internet and offline. Apps that can do this include:
An MP4 file, or the .mp4 format, is a multimedia container created to store audiovisual data. It was created by the Moving Picture Experts Group (abbreviated MPEG), and it’s one of the most popular video formats out there. It can handle digital video and audio streams, as well as subtitles and images. Being capable of Internet streaming is yet another advantage you get from using an MP4 file.
While MP4 is a container format that can hold most codecs, only a few of them will be considered “correct” and supported natively. If you choose other codecs when encoding your MP4, this may lead to incompatibilities in default system players such as QuickTime.
An MP4 is expected to contain any of the following:
As opposed to the standard MP4 and M4A, Apple owns several variations of MPEG formats, altered to add DRM, increase macOS compatibility, and add functionality, such as chapters. These files include: