Elmedia Player is a video and audio player that will play virtually any file you throw at it, be it MP4, AVI, MOV, SWF, DAT, MKV, MP3, FLAC, M4V, FLV or any other common format. No need for additional codecs, plugins – this app has everything you need for your files playback.

Elmedia Player guarantees a perfectly smooth HD experience thanks to hardware accelerated decoding.


Elmedia Player proudly offers:

**Video and audio playback options**

*Supports multiple audio tracks, including embedded ones as well as external audio files.
*Full-screen mode that even offers you a choice, which monitor will be showing the full-screen video.
*Native volume control.
*Creation and easy control over playlists.
*The player can be conveniently pinned on top of all active apps.
*Fit the image to screen.
*The playback speed is easily adjusted.
*Play the selected video or audio segment in a continuous loop.
*Choose which external audio tracks or subtitle files the player will load: all with movie name, same name as movie or all in directory.

**Stream local files to Chromecast, Apple TV, Smart TV and other AirPlay and DLNA-certified devices.**

With Elmedia Player installed on your Mac you'll be able to effortlessly stream local video and audio files to Samsung TV, LG TV, Sony TV, as well as many other smart TV sets.

**Great streaming features offered by Elmedia:**

*Streams audio and video files in their native formats or transcoded in real time.
*Supports streaming of up to 4K videos to compatible devices (Chromecast Ultra, Apple TV 4K, etc.).
*Supports subtitles (both embedded and external).
*Streams content from YouTube, Dailymotion and Vimeo without ads (via the Open Online Video option).
*Supports playlists (create your very own playlists for uninterrupted streaming).
*Control your streaming in the app. You can play, pause, seek, or stop the video playback. When streaming to Chromecast or DLNA devices you can also adjust the volume in player.

**You can also use Elmedia Player as an audio receiver for AirPlay, which comes in handy when you need to stream audio from your phone to a Mac connected to larger speakers.**

**Integrated subtitles search**

We have integrated Elmedia Player with service, which allows you to find any subtitles available there in a couple of clicks without leaving the player.

**Flexible video & audio settings**

*Flip vertically, rotate, mirror videos or revert to original.
*Adjust video brightness, contrast, saturation, and more.
*Sync subtitles to the video in case it wasn't in sync originally.
*Choose the language for audio and subtitles when files have multiple subtitles and audio streams.
*Adjust the sound for different genres, rooms, or specific speakers with the audio equalizer. Select one of the presets or create your own.
*You can set an output device for audio; for advanced users: transmit AC-3/DTS through S/PDIF.

**Supported formats**

*Audio: mp3, m4a, wma, aac, ac3, aiff, ape, flac, mka, ogg, pcm, ra, vaw, waw, wav, aif, oga, caf, midi, mid, acm, dts, mpa, webm
*Video: 3gp, avi, mp4, mpeg, vob, flv, mov, mkv, 3iv, asf, fli, m1v, m2t, m2ts, m2v, m4v, mp2, mpg, mpg2, mpg4, mpv, mqv, nut, nuv, nsv, qt, ram, rec, rm, rmvb, ts, vcd, vfw, wmv, webm, rv, f4v, ogv, ogm, divx, asx, dat, tp, mjp, yuv, xvid, vc1, mtv, mxf, qtz, dv, hdv, 3g2, mts
*Subtitles: utf, srt, ass, smi, txt, ssa, smil, jss, rt, idx, sub, xml

**Watch online videos and make screenshots**

*Access YouTube, Vimeo, and Dailymotion videos directly from the app without bringing up a browser; no noisy ads to distract you with Open Online Video option.
*Make a screenshot of any moment in the movie or make an entire video into a set of images. Set the preferred interval between screenshots.

**Myo Connect**

Elmedia Player works great with Myo armband - manage movie controls like play, pause, etc.

What’s New

Version 7.4

Improved: GPU and power usage on some Macs.
Fixed: opening of some videos when using "Open Online Video" option.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
345 Ratings

345 Ratings

ShepherdBoy62 ,

Great Multi-format Video Player

I wasn’t so sure how good this is until I start using it on my old video files. I was glad that it can play video files and their subtitles. This is a versatile video player. I got concerned recently when I read an article that this was found to be infected with some malware on October 19, 2017. But the company quickly responded to the report. Having purchased mine sometime in 2016, my anti-virus did not find any threats on this app when I scanned it. So, I am still giving it 5 stars.

AlistinAlistin ,


SInce VLC for mac does not work well after update, I found Elemdia player is best alternative for me.
But two things are annoying.
1. “Control” covers subtitle and not gone for long time. I think 1 second is sufficient. Or I like to delete “control” permanently on the preferences. Frankly speaking, “contol” is not so useful.
2. Auto loading subtitle file does not work. Opening video file, it should also load subtitle file wihtout clicking something else on the menu bar.
Please add these features. Thanks.

Developer Response ,

We appreciate your interest in Elmedia Player software and thank you for your feedback.
I have passed this info to our developers' team and the requested feature may be upgraded in the next updates of the player.

As for subtitles, please keep in mind that In the Mac App Store versions of Elmedia Player subtitles may not be loaded automatically because the app has restricted access to the file system. In this case, you should either specify the path to your videos via the General → Movie folder option in Preferences or drag and drop the respective directory onto Elmedia Player’s window or its icon in the Dock.

ttocsxela ,

Great App … didn’t meet my specific need though

I’ll start with the positive because my specific need is very limited:
App is beautiful, you can throw a lot of files at it (way more than Quicktime) and has those Apple friendly features.
It feels like the power of VLC mixed with the elagence of Quicktime.
I will defintiely use this a lot.

I stumbled onto this App looking for an MXF player, which it does play MXF files, for clients to review files easily on sets.
MXF’s are a container file though and not ever codec will be supported. I was hoping to get DNxHD support (Avid codec) and it won’t.
This is probably related to my camera that creates the MXF files so I can’t knock the App for that.

If you have a specific file - you may want to reach out to support first and see if they can play it on their end.

If you are just looking for a Swiss Army knife (Perian pun) this is a good one to get.


Vitaliy Golubenko
55.3 MB

OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor


English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
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