These are the best video players for Mac

macOS includes a native video player which is Quick Player, but it sometimes falls short of playing certain video formats. In this situation we must resort to seek alternatives on the Internet and that is why this article will try to bring together the best video players for Mac that are on the network.

On the net we can find great classics to play our videos, but without a doubt we must open borders to new quality applications that we will try to discover with this article.

VLC Player

These are the best video players for Mac
These are the best video players for Mac

The ultimate application for playing any kind of video on our Mac or PC is without a doubt VLC Player . This is an open source multiplatform media player and very easy to use. It plays virtually any type of format on macOS, Windows, Linux, Android, iOS…

VLC Player logo

No face falta i nstalls third party codec packages and supports 4K content. In addition to being able to reproduce any type of format, we can work with different transmission protocols that will allow us to reproduce streaming content in a simple and efficient manner. Obviously it also offers us support for Blu-Ray, DVD, CD, VCD…

VLC Media Player can be downloaded and used from for free as it is open source. You can find it for download on their official website here.

Elmedia Player

In the Mac App Store the star player is Elmedia Player. This free player for macOS can play any kind of video format like AVI, FLV, MP4, MP3, MOV, DAT…

It allows us to create playlists and also works really well with subtitle files and also these can be adjusted to our liking for proper synchronization. It’s compatible with Apple AirPlay technology, so we can easily stream content to other products in the Apple ecosystem. However, this feature is not free, offering us a two minute trial.

In order to enjoy all the video playback features we can get the Pro version with a payment of 10,99 ? within the application.

MPlayer X

This player is designed to be used primarily on a Mac. The operation is extremely simple and stands out for not consuming hardly any resources making it ideal for any kind of equipment regardless of its power.

It includes interesting features such as the ability to resize subtitles or support for remote playback via another Apple computer. For us this is a great alternative because it works really well and is compatible with most video formats without having tremendously complex menus.

Download MPlayer X here.


This player may not ring a bell, but if I tell you its previous name which was XBMC it may bring back quite a few memories. This is a player that can’t be missed in a compilation as it provides a real media center.

It has a very intuitive and pleasing interface allowing us to organize all our files in a very simple way. Besides supporting most formats it will allow us to add third party extensions and play streaming content. Without a doubt this service is a threat to VLC as there are many similarities between both applications.

To download it for free you can do it from here, in its official website.

If you use another application in your day to day life I hope you leave it in the comment box so we can continue exploring new video players in macOS.

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