Elmedia Player For Mac 2022 REVIEW — MacSources

9 min readMay 27, 2022

Elmedia Player is a powerful, yet easy-to-use media manager for Macs

Not too long ago, I started sifting through my computer archives. I’m in the process of setting up a mass storage device and as I move files over to it, I want to make sure I’m not saving unnecessary items. During this process, I found a lot of video files. In order to review them, I need a more versatile video player than Quicktime. I used to use VLC Media Player, but I have some concerns about it given that there are people who will abuse the player to launch malware into computer systems. I also feel that VLC’s interface is outdated and I would prefer to see something that has a more modern design. Because of this, I started looking at other possible options and that’s how I found Elmedia Player.

About Elmedia Player

Elmedia is a good all-around media player designed specifically for Mac. It was written in Objective-C, C++, and C. The player is compatible with many different file formats including FLV, MP4, AVI, MOV, DAT, MKV, MP3, FLAC, M4V, and Blu-ray. The app offers advanced playback and streaming options. Local files can be streamed to media players such as Chromecast, AirPlay, Roku, and DLNA devices.

Elmedia is also 100% natively compatible with M1-powered Macs. The app is designed to provide an advanced viewing experience without putting a strain on your CPU’s resources. Elmedia gives users the option to create playlists and has complete control over the playback of their videos. Some of the playback options include:

  • frame-by-frame shuttling
  • timeline previews (thumbnails)
  • bookmarks

The player also comes with advanced subtitle support that gives users control over how it will look during playback. They can be loaded manually or automatically and there is an extensive subtitle database available directly from the player.


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