Elmedia Player, the Unrivaled MacOS Media Player – Review

For Mac users, when it comes to playing video and audio files, most people think of either QuickTime or VLC media player. The main reason is that these have been around for a while and they do quite a nice job when it comes to just playing media files. However, if you want more control and functionality when playing your media files, you are going to have a hard time finding something that will do a better job than Elmedia Player. Let me show you why.

Introducing Elmedia Player

Elmedia Player is a product from the Eltima Software Company, developed specifically for Mac computers. The player was created with the shortcomings of other Mac-based media players in mind. For example, with QuickTime, you can’t do much about the brightness and contrast of your video files and you can’t easily play files like WMV and AVI. However, with Elmedia Player, playing these kinds of video formats and many other non-Mac video files is a walk in the park. Here are the details.


Elmedia is not just any other Mac media player, it comes with interesting features that will make your experience with video files on a Mac one to remember – in a good way.

I’ve already hinted that the software can handle common video formats like WMV, AVI, FLV, SWF, MOV, MP4, MP3, MPG, MKV, FLAC, M4V, and DAT. Those are pretty much most of the video and audio formats you are likely to come across. Having this software as your main media player on a Mac means you’ll never get stuck with any media file format.

When it comes to quality, the software seamlessly offers an HD experience that you’ll respect. It employs hardware accelerated decoding, which provides a crystal clear picture and enhanced audio capacity to give you the best viewing experience. Furthermore, you can adjust the speed of a video file to match its audio in case there is a disparity between the audio and video – how cool is that?

Streaming is another major feature of Elmedia Player. You can stream local files to Airplay, Chromecast and other DLNA-enabled devices. You can stream with subtitles (both internal and external). You can create your own playlists in the media player and stream them to other devices to have continuous entertainment. And I think the best streaming experience the software offers is the ability to stream online videos from sites like YouTube, Vimeo, or Dailymotion without ads. How awesome is that? No ads while streaming online!

Furthermore, Elmedia Player gives you full control of your viewing experience. This is a feature that is not common in Mac-based media players. You can adjust the playback speed, configure audio or subtitles to delay such that they are in sync with the video, go through videos on a frame basis, bookmark the best parts of videos, and resume your movie where you paused or stopped the last time. The software also enables you to adjust the brightness, contrast, gamma, saturation, noise reduction, and sharpness of your video files.

If you have several monitors or displays, you can set how the devices display. For example, you can have a larger monitor display in full-screen mode while another is in a minimized mode. And there are many other amazing features for you to discover and explore from this world-class media player for Mac.

The media player is very simple to use, as it is intuitive and user-friendly. It is a very light media player. Its size is around 50Mb so it will not crowd your hard disk space. However, for such a lightweight application, its functionality is off the charts.

Elmedia Player is compatible with MacOS X 10.9 and above. It supports around 13 different languages with English being the default.

For Mac users who want a better experience with media files, Elmedia Player is the only way to go. If you are not convinced yet, check the full list of Mac video players here, to see your options.

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