Use Elmedia Player as free alternative to SMPlayer OS X

SMPlayer is a popular media player whose built-in codecs enable playing back virtually any video or audio thrown at it. It is actually a front-end for MPlayer, for which, as they say, there is no such thing as “unsupported format”.
Not only SMPlayer provides Graphic User Interface (GUI) to access the powerful functionality of MPlayer, it also offers extra functionality such as support for YouTube videos and subtitles download. With SMPlayer you can customize the way your subtitles look by changing their font, size and color. Configurable options are plenty and you can make use of the keyboard shortcuts. A simple and intuitive interface is an additional bonus to users.
This popular player works on Windows 7, XP, 2000, Vista and Linux OS, but not on Mac. So searching for ‘SMPlayer alternatives Mac’ is what Mac users are left with. Luckily there is Elmedia Player, a free video player for OS X that offers pretty much the same functionality SMPlayer does. Let us have a closer look at it.

Multiple Formats Support

Just like SMPlayer, Elmedia is a truly universal player in a sense that it supports almost all known media formats, including DivX, WMV, FLV, SWF, AVI, MOV, MP4, MP3 and many others. No need to waste your time searching for external codecs or third party plugins - Elmedia will handle any format.

Subtitles Management

Elmedia can load subtitles either automatically or manually. You can customize subtitles – set up encoding, font, size, color and even border color for them. Synchronizing subtitles with audio and video tracks is easy; you only need to adjust a parameter called ‘subtitles delay’.

Enhanced Playback

For a better viewing experience Elmedia allows tuning both video and audio. The app’s graphic equalizer helps you control your sound – choose among 10 preset frequencies; its video tuner can adjust parameters such as brightness, contrast, saturation, sharpness, etc. Exteranal audio tracks to a video can be loaded automatically.

Playlists Support

The best way to organize your media library is to create playlists. This SM Player OS X does it perfectly well – you can compile playlists and add to it videos and songs from your local drive or the Internet. Elmedia can save playlists on your hard drive or export them to a storage service online, e.g. Dropbox.

Extra functionality offered in Elmedia Player PRO

For a fee of $19.95 the paid edition of this SMPlayer for Mac offers additional advantages. They include downloading videos, RTMP streams, animations from the Internet; extracting soundtracks from videos in MP3 format; grabbing still frames from videos and much more.

Download from YouTube PRO

Elmedia does it in an easy yet efficient way: copy-paste a video link into the app, let the app know what format and quality you would like to download it in and press Download button. If you choose MP3 format, the app will convert a video into an audio file.

Download Flash files PRO

When downloading online videos and audio tracks Elmedia will display a list of external resources used for a correct playback. You can preview them and choose which ones to download.

Shape Sound NEWPRO

Elmedia offers you options called virtual surround for headphones and virtual speakers for headphones. Choose the former and you will hear as if the sound is going beyond the headphones and moves – front to back, from one side to another. With the latter the audio will sound as if it comes from loudspeakers, shadowing effect included.

Take Still Shots PRO

This SMPlayer Mac OS X enables you to grab still frames from a video. You can take a single screenshot or a series of them turning the entire movie into a photoalbum. You can specify the interval at which the screenshots are to be taken.

Convert Projector files to SWF PRO

If you lost your orginal SWF file, do not worry. With Elmedia you do not have to recreate everything from scratch – you can convert Projector EXE files into SWF format in a matter of several clicks and rename the original files.

Select Output Devices NEWPRO

You can choose an output device for audio — speakers, headphones, etc.; set the number of audio channels – they could be two, four or eight. For DVDs encoded in AC-3 (Dolby Digital) or DTS (Digital Theater System) Elmedia Player can relay the audio data, and no decoding required.

If you work on several monitors, one of them can be used for Elmedia Player display full-screen.
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  • Category: MultimediaApplication
  • Requirements: OS X 10.7+
  • Version: 7.9(1924) (23rd Jan, 2020)
  • Reviews(367): 4.9
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  • Total downloads: 200 128+

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