What Media Player do you use?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mefistos, Jul 19, 2015.

  1. mefistos macrumors member

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    Hi guys, I am gettin pretty frustrated as I switched to OS X which I love, BUT when I am trying play videos from my NAS via VLC (on local network over wifi, important info same setup but on other computer running windows is without a single problem on any media player, actually on windows there are plenty of codecs available online) I get this kind of a thing http://i.imgur.com/kFERhXa.png ....
    since most of the videos I download are mkv I cant really use Quicktime... I tried also Mplayer but it kinda just started the app and nothing else happened...

    So I wonder what other Media Players you use to play your HD videos? :)

    PS: at this point I dont mind paying money for some Media Player if anyone can vouch for it...
     
  2. lht0747 macrumors newbie

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    I use Quicktime with perian installed so I can play all those formats like avi and the sort. I used to use VLC until I found perian.
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Download and install the Perian codec suite at the following URL: http://www.perian.org/. With it installed, QuickTime X should automatically convert your .mkv file when you open them in the player. With Perian installed, QuickTime 7 will play your .mkv files directly. You may also download and install NicePlayer which plays all Perian-supported formats.
     
  4. mefistos thread starter macrumors member

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    I am on 10.11 not sure if Perian works on El Capitan :/
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Did you attempt to install it?
     
  6. mefistos thread starter macrumors member

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    I did right now.. its stuck on "converting" :/
     

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