What are the best movie software?

asked by Paul Magesa
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12 solutions
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    #1VLC 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. 

    Software

    Android, Windows, Mac, iOS

    Free

    Navya Mukopadhyay
    Written on January 7, 2018
    "It would depend on what movie software meant. If you need something to shoot or edit movies, which I suspect, than this is not a good choice as you're looking for creation software. But for playing movies VLC is the best player that there is on every platform."
  2. 12

    #2QuickTime Player

    QuickTime Player

    QuickTime Player is a program that you can use to watch different video files, DVDs, and more. If you need to make a quick recording on your Mac, QuickTime is your cost-free solution, ready to record whatever you need.

    Software

    Mac

    Free

    Marilyn Sanders
    Written on January 9, 2018
    "QuickTime Player is a go-to software for those who are looking to record. It is multifunctional: you can watch movies and listen to music. It is great for recording things like short videos. "
  3. 12

    #3Filmora

    Filmora

    Filmora is a simply elegant video editing software geared toward beginner, novice, and casual users. Anyone can learn to use this software, regardless of their skill level, and the end results look and sound fantastic.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free- Varies by plan

    Brian Watson
    Written on January 18, 2018
    "easy to learn and use. makes using it fun and that's what it all about."
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    #4mpv

    mpv

    mpv is an open source, cross-platform media player for Mac computers. This software features GPU video decoding and on-screen controller triggered by mouse movement. mpv can also be embedded into other applications.

    Software

    Mac, Windows

    Free

    Echo Shen
    Written on January 16, 2018
    "looks like a good software app. I haven't tried it but may looks into this weekend."
  2. 9

    #5Plex

    Plex

    Plex is a free media server add-on developed by Plex, Inc. that is compatible with many devices, including Chromecast, Xbox, PlayStation, Android, Apple, Roku, Fire TV, and more. It is used for media streaming and organization.

    Apps

    Mac, Windows, Android, iOS

    Free

    Larry Anderson
    Written on January 12, 2018
    "Plex is the best movie software you can get. You can stream stuff from one media device to another so you never miss anything. I love it."
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    #6MplayerX

    MplayerX
    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.
    Software

    Mac, Windows, Linux

    Free

    Juan Fisher
    Written on January 13, 2018
    "I somehow ended up with this instead of the Media Player Classic I was looking for. It seems like a malware engine to me; FFmpeg and Mplayer are both free and console, so a GUI on top isn't a bad idea, but the developer seems to be more interested in adding ads, than value."
  4. 7

    #7Elmedia 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. 
    Software

    Mac

    $9.99

    Doris Larson
    Written on January 9, 2018
    "This is the player that my sister uses. I plan to install it on my new device. But I'm still waiting for my device to arrive. My sister loves it."
  5. 6

    #8Cisdem Video Player

    Cisdem Video Player
    Cisdem VideoPlayer is a free video and audio player that plays just about any media file (Including 5K and Full HD 1080P video). No need for additional codecs and plugins.
    Software

    Mac

    Free

    Brandon Barrett
    Written on January 15, 2018
    "Player is average at best. Does not support anything above 30 fps videos and doesn't support MKV files. Player is stuck in the mid 2000s with its capabilities."
  6. 6

    #9IINA

    IINA
    IINA is born to be a modern macOS application, from its framework to user interface. It adopts the post-Yosemite design language and allows you to play media files of very different formats.
    Software

    Mac

    Free

    Aaron Murray
    Written on January 17, 2018
    "I like what it's aiming for, but I'm not crazy about it being for "modern OS" versions, leaving my older macs that I use for A/V production out in the cold. The gestures are a nice touch, and I like the UI, but I really prefer an app that works on older OS's as well, so this is a no-go for me."
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    #10Blender

    Blender
    Blender is a free and open source video editing and 3D creation suite software. It features tools for photorealistic rendering, fast modeling, realistic materials, animation toolset, fast UV unwrapping, full compositor, simulations, game creation, camera and object tracking and more.
    Software

    Mac, Windows

    Free

    Jordan Watkins
    Written on January 17, 2018
    "Great video editing software. Does so much more than your standard options. There really isn't anything I see that its missing. "
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    #11Adobe Premiere Pro CC

    Adobe Premiere Pro CC

    Adobe Premiere Pro is one of Adobe's flagship products. It is a set of video editing packages that supports high-resolution videos with the integration of After Effects and Photoshop geared towards professional editing.

    Software

    Windows

    $20.99- Varies by plan

    Janice Stewart
    Written on January 5, 2018
    "As with everything Adobe this is the best movie software out there. Flawless execution every time. And with the upgrades it's even better."
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    #12SWF & FLV Player

    SWF & FLV Player
    SWF & FLV Player not only allows you to play and watch Flash videos but also FLV, SWF, RM and RV (Real), AVI, MOV, MP4, WMV, DIVX. This smart Flash player is free and available for Mac OS X.
    Software

    Mac

    Free

    Chris Tang
    Written on January 5, 2018
    "This software is a little over-bloated, but it works well. I threw every format I could at it, and the software played them all, except some x265 vids, and that might just be my weak processor. Not a VLC killer, but does the job."

Summary

Best What are the best movie software
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1VLC Media PlayerSoftware 15 Free
2QuickTime PlayerSoftware 12 Free
3FilmoraSoftware 12 Free
4mpvSoftware 11 Free
5PlexApps 9 Free
6MplayerXSoftware 8 Free
7Elmedia PlayerSoftware 7 Paid
8Cisdem Video PlayerSoftware 6 Free
9IINASoftware 6 Free
10BlenderSoftware 5 Free
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