What are the best media player for OS X?

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    #1Elmedia Player

    Elmedia Player
    Elmedia Player is a free media player that supports a wide range of common and not so common audio & video formats, including FLV, SWF, WMV, AVI, MOV, MP4, MP3, DAT, FLAC, M4V, MPG, MKV and more. 



    Anthony Ramirez
    Written on February 11, 2017
    "I have not heard this media player in the solution but after checking the website it seems it does the job thoroughly. Unfortunately, I do not own any apple product that I can try Elmedia Player on OS X and have very limited knowledge on this type of media players. "
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    MPlayer is a free and open-source media player software. It is available for Linux, OS X, and Microsoft Windows. It's armed by FFmpeg and MPlayer, which means it could handle any media format in the world without extra plug-ins or codec packages.

    Mac, Windows, Linux


    Elvira Barragán
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "I find this solution to be fine if the person using the website is a tech pro. For the average person, I find the jargon to be too confusing and discourages repeat viewing."
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    #3VLC Media Player

    VLC Media Player

    VLC Media Player is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player that plays a wide range of media formats such as mkv, mp4, and flv among others. It supports the playback of discs, devices, and network streaming protocols. 


    Android, Windows, Mac, iOS


    Philip Howard
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "For some reason this sends you to the Google Play market and it's for Android, rather than OS X. That being said VLC is a fantastic media player and you can get it on OS X, this is simply the wrong link for such."
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    DivX is a free video software offered by DivX, LLC. that can be used as a video player and which can be used to convert, create, and stream various types of media such as DivX, MKV, and HEVC up to 4K resolution. 

    Windows, Mac


    Jesse Soto
    Written on February 6, 2017
    "DivX is a popular video player that also works as a converter and even lets you catch snapshots of any video frame if you have the paid version. It is a very very good player. I think it is in the running for the best media player for OS X, but I think I would give VLC a slight edge just because I like it layout better and I just never ever have a problem with it. Since DivX is very much in the running I will say it addresses the problem."
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    #5Movavi Media Player

    Movavi Media Player
    Movavi is a free media player for Mac OSX that allows you to play formats like like MP4 or MOV and also many less common ones. This files includes  Windows Media Video (WMV) and dozens of other file types, like HTML5 video (WebM, OGV), RM, MTS, H.264 video, and more. You can also make it your player for audio files




    Charles Arnold
    Written on January 23, 2017
    "The Movavi Media Player is a good alternative to relying on QuickTime Player and (ugh) iTunes to play media content on your computer. Movavi plays over 50 different file formats, making it a convenient single source for playign media files on your Mac. I'm definitely going to use this one more and see if it's good enough to get rid of QuickTime and iTunes altogether. "
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    Flip4Mac is a media player for Mac which can play Windows Media files using QuickTime or web browsers. The software can also import .wma and .wmv files in QuickTime applications for editing and conversion.



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    Rosario Trejo
    Written on April 5, 2019
    "Compatible to my OS X and converts Windows video files to OS-friendly files."


Best What are the best media player for OS X
1Elmedia PlayerSoftware 13 Paid
2MplayerXSoftware 3 Free
3VLC Media PlayerSoftware 1 Free
4DivXSoftware 0 Paid
5Movavi Media PlayerSoftware 0 Free
6Flip4MacSoftware 0 Paid

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