I have been looking around for some alternatives to VLC and MPlayer OSX. VLC had the controls and customization options I was looking for, but its playback left some things to be desired(mkv, etc). MPlayer OSX had the playback, but the controls and customization options are not good. I found this great player called Chroma.. its a perfect player for what I want. Finally I have a player that has great controls and great playback. Here is the website for it http://chromaplayer.com/ Check it out..