Movist is an easy-to-use and powerful movie player. You can choose either the QuickTime or FFmpeg decoder for each video codec and reopen with other decoders instantly. Movist supports many useful features to enjoy movies including H.264, H.265/HEVC hardware video decoder acceleration, digital audio out (S/PDIF), high-quality subtitles, a convenient & beautiful user interface and more.

Just Enjoy Movies with Movist.

• Single Window Mode or Multiple Document Mode.
• App Sandbox supported.
• Retina Display supported.
• HDR Tone Mapping

• Various File Formats supported.
• Various Video & Audio Codecs supported.
• H.264, H.265/HEVC Video Decoder Acceleration.
• Various Core Image Filters supported.
• Video Rotation & Flip.
• Deinterlacing

• Digital Audio Out (S/PDIF)
• Audio Equalizer supported
• A/V Sync Adjustment.

• High-Quality Subtitles.
• Various Subtitle Formats supported.
• Embedded Subtitles supported.
• Compressed Subtitles in .zip & .rar supported.
• 3D Subtitles supported.
• Subtitle Displayed in Letter Box.
• Unlimited concurrent subtitle display.
• Fully Customizable Subtitle Display.
• Subtitle Text Encoding auto-detection.
• Subtitle Sync Adjustment.

• Auto-Filling Playlist (searching series & subtitle files)
• Playlist Shuffle & Repeat Mode.
• Playlist Load & Save.
• Playback Speed Adjustment.
• Screenshot Capture.

What’s New

Version 2.1.4

• Changed the default value of "Use extended volume".

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

Sajjadtg ,

Very powerful

Thank you for keeping it updated.
But I'd like to listen my FLAC files too, could you plase take care of this issue?
Somehow I cannot play the FLAC files!

Shaking Head ,

There are no perfect video players

You pretty much have to try them all and see which is the least worst for you. VLC has all the weird little features, but gets the basics wrong. It flutters to gray screen at the drop of a hat, doesn’t FF and RV without stuttering, and can’t even go to the next file on its own without setting up a tedious playlist. mPlayer is years out of date, except for the copies like sPlayer that the author doesn’t know how to improve. And Movist has preferences so unorganized you pretty much have to hunt the whole screen to find the next setting. But it gets the basics right: 1) beautiful interface, 2) FF/RV that are so fast and clear you can see where you are as the minutes tick by (good with HD, even better with SSD), 3) very few artifacts spoiling my content, 4) enough control I feel i control without so much I feel lost. Its the one I keep coming back to and the one everyone should start with in their own hunt for the perfect player.

Rian G. ,

Great App But Little Communications

It’s probably one of the best video apps available in the Appstore. Dedicated subtitle supports and options, sublime interface and again with options, good enough performance. I’m sure everyone knows what they are ought to expect by simply looking at screenshots.

Movist support website is still offline; it has never been operational. I don’t understand why would the developers want to register a URL that is not relevant to Movist. There is a Korean blog owned by one of the developers(found it after some googling), but it seems s/he does not answer to any English questions. It might have been better if they had simply tagged that very blog instead of non-working website.

Another concern I have is that the developers were expecting to release 2.0 version soon, and that was back in 2014. We are looking at the end of year 2015, and supposedly 1.3s and 1.4s were meant to be temporary bug fix update. Yosemite is released and now out-dated by El Capitan, meaning, it’s totally off the schedule now. I have high hopes of the new version, but again, I could use some updates on the matter. If necessary, I won’t even mind paying upgrade fee for the new version. It’s been about 4 years with one-time payment, and I won’t mind paying upgrade fee after 4 good years.

All in all, App itself is perfect. I simply want there to be more communication between developers and users.


Chul Joo
48.2 MB

OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor


English, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2019 Movist


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