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Yoo-hoo! Elmedia runs natively on Mac computers with Apple silicon: M1 and M2 series!

How to play videos on Mac with Elmedia Player

Almost Like Magic for Your Files

Video Player for Mac with All Codecs

Smooth HD playback, user-friendly interface, compatibility with all audio and video formats, streaming via DLNA, AirPlay 2 and Chromecast - Elmedia Player offers everything that the best video player for Mac should have. Expand your video playback experience and enjoy your videos to the fullest.

Playlist Support

Drag your files into the app window and Elmedia will add them to the active playlist. Save it as an M3U file to open later. Choose to shuffle, play once or repeat.

Playback Control

Change the look and feel of your media. Adjust everything while the track is still playing - playback speed, color balance, subtitle position and more.
Streaming in just a few clicks

Video Player with One-Click Streaming

Enjoy your content on a TV screen! Elmedia Player allows you to stream local files to a different device through the use of AirPlay 2, DLNA or Chromecast (Chromecast Ultra included). Use a Smart TV, an Apple TV, Roku, or any other suitable device. Stream in Full HD or 4K.


AirPlay 2 is also included.


Most devices use this protocol.


Connect to Google gadgets.

Format Compatibility

No conversion necessary. Elmedia Mac video player streams any format, transcoding it if needed. Play everything, on any device.

4K Casting

Make full use of devices like Apple TV 4K, high-resolution Smart TVs and Chromecast Ultra. Best 4K video player for macOS

Advanced Subtitles

Elmedia Player features options for subtitle compatibility, such as encoding and subtitle burning. Watch streamed videos with external SRT, SSA and SMIL tracks.

Remote Control

Use the player as a remote - you retain the same amount of control as if you were playing a local video.

Playlists over WiFi

Use your saved playlists to stream music albums and video series. Of course, Shuffle and Repeat still work.
Simple Subtitle Management

Extended Subtitle Support

Not only does Elmedia open subtitles of various formats - SRT, ASS, SMIL, but also allows you to customize them as you wish. Easily change the look of subtitles, enable automatic search and keep them in sync with the video.
  • Appearance

    Alter the font, encoding, color and position. Make the subtitles look good.
  • Online Search

    Elmedia is integrated with, allowing you to find tracks quickly. You can also enable automatic searches.
  • External Tracks

    Open SRT, SMIL and SSA files alongside videos. Adjust subtitle delay to sync them.
Customize subtitles on Mac
Customized Video Playback

The Best Video Player for Mac Features

Flash Player

Elmedia Player is one of the few multimedia players to offer SWF playback*.

* For more information about playing SWF files, click here.

Video tuner

You can enhance and personalize your video playback by adjusting brightness, saturation, contrast, gamma and other parameters.

Making Screenshots

Automate screenshotting and create entire series of screenshots at fixed intervals in a flash.

Touch Bar support

Use this MacBook feature to the fullest. Elmedia Player can also be used with gesture controls.


Useful for old footage or security camera records. Makes them more bearable.

A-B Loop

Select points on the timeline and loop the fragment infinitely.

Fullscreen Mode

You can select the monitor for video playback. Elmedia runs in native fullscreen mode, which guarantees excellent performance no matter what screen you choose.

Audio and Video Sync

Adjust audio delay to achieve perfect sync with your video and subtitle tracks. Useful when opening desynchronized audio files.
	Timeline Preview

Timeline Preview

If you enable this feature, the timeline will show a preview thumbnail when you hover over it.
PIP Switch


The Picture-in-Picture mode is useful to keep the player running in the background and pinned over other windows.
Sound Improving Video Player

Sound Settings in Elmedia Player

Sound Preferences

Choose your audio output device and switch the number of playback channels.

Add Audio Files

Open external files and select the one you need for the current with this best music player for Mac.

Audio equalizer

Use a 10-band equalizer to customize the way Elmedia sounds.

Surround Sound

Enable AC3 or DTS output to use advanced sound devices.


Yes. The QuickTime player is installed by default on all macOS devices.
The most common reasons for a video not playing on Mac could be file corruption, malware or virus issues, or improper video processing. Also, your player may not support the file format.
There are various reasons why an MP4 file won't play. One of the most common reasons is codec incompatibility. MP4 is a container format that can contain various video and audio codecs, and QuickTime only opens MP4 files encoded with the MPEG-4 or H.264 video codec and AAC audio.
There are many options to choose from. Depending on what features are important to you, you can use, for example, Elmedia Player. This Mac player can do pretty much everything that VLC can, but it also offers streaming options.
What others say about Elmedia
Elmedia Player is easy to use and takes much of the guesswork out of playing back videos of just about any format you can imagine.
Mike Breed 4.8
Elmedia Player for Mac is a comprehensive solution for playing all kinds of videos and other media files on your Mac without having to convert them.
Ben Markton 4.8
Plays all my video files swimmingly. Streaming local videos to the smart TVs is pleasant bonus of the PRO version.
Javier 4.8
It's a media player for Mac, which boasts a huge range of codecs. All of the features of this program are easily accessible through the app's streamlined interface.
Terry Conord 4.8
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