Best media player for os x?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by indiochano, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. indiochano macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2008
    Hi there, is there any media player that is as good as the KMPlayer for windows?

    KMplayer is fully customizable, even the hot keys... i love the fact that this player is also VERY fast and supports ALL codecs without a glitch... even better than VLC client (as sometimes VLC doesn't properly seek .asf and .wmv video files)

    is there any other video player other than VLC that has embedded codecs and added functionality?

  2. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    I think most if not all OSX media players are using the same library from ffmpeg.

    VLC has trouble of smooth transition with WMV when seeking.
    MPlayer for OSX has trouble seeking accurately with WMV

    Other than that, these two are pretty decent.

    RealPlayer 11 for OSX is decent too, just slow, but much better than its windows version.

    Quicktime + plugins like perian can do most job too, just feel its quite slow to start.
  3. iTronz macrumors member

    Apr 24, 2008
    United Kingdom
    I find Quicktime to be pretty good with Perian for supporting .avi files and Flip4Mac for .wmv files. I keep VLC on my machine too in case I ever need support for .mkv files.
  4. tuinte macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2008
    Quicktime with Perian and Flip4Mac.

    I keep VLC on the machine, but haven't used it in months.

  5. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    Here we go:

    1) QuickTime with Perian and Flip4Mac. Simply needed on each Mac.

    2) VLC. Does gr8 job playing .ts, .mpegs, .avi's movies with Dolby Surround support

    3) MPlayer. Gr8 fun 'n fast media player.

    4) XboxMediaCentre for Mac OS X (Intel). Is "Front Row"-like media centre app which does play those x264 .mkv movies with Dolby Surround support!
  6. indiochano thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2008
    thanks for all the quick responses! :)
    really appreciate the help...

    ive already installed perian and flip4mac and it works wonderfully with quicktime! :)

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