Chroma player for Mac

Chroma player for Mac

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2009.1
  • Total Downloads:
    10,648
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 27, 2009
  • Price:
    Free to try; $22.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    3.89MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Platform:
    Mac

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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Video player for mac users"

September 02, 2007  |  By sigalakos

 |  Version: Chroma player 2007.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
After years of using VLC as my video player of choice I came upon Chroma Player. This is how a video player for the mac platform should look and act like. Used it for the full 15-day trial period and never had a crash. Much more stable than VLC but the best part is how it renders subtitles using the native resolution of the monitor instead of that of the video file (like VLC). The result is crisp text that doesn't strain yor eyes. Also try using the transparent background subtitle style (the animation of the text box is wonderful). I love Chroma and use it a lot so I wrote a Sofa Control script for that (it's in the new version of Sofa Control).
I hope the next versions will add playlist support. If you like me are anal about type (and if you're using a mac you should be) and view a lot of movies with subtitles then Chroma is the player for you.

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2 stars

"also, NO SUPPORT for .sub files!!!"

May 09, 2007  |  By Abbath

 |  Version: Chroma player 2007.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
***? this is supposed to play SUBTITLES for AVI's, yet it seems to only work with .srt and not .sub!

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2 stars

"NO SUPPORT FOR RMVB PLAYBACK?"

May 02, 2007  |  By Abbath

 |  Version: Chroma player 2007.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
dont bother paying for this until it can play .rmvb files!

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5 stars

"Amazing!"

April 15, 2007  |  By macdracor

 |  Version: Chroma player 2007.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I've tried everything to play my wife's Korean AVI's with english subtitles so I can understand too. Some of them were damaged and would kill VLC. I had resigned myself to using GOMplayer in Windows via Boot Camp when I found this. I thought GOm was the best out there for any platform, and I was wrong!
Read my full review at macdracor.blogspot.com

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5 stars

"AVI"

March 02, 2007  |  By glenn.hanson

 |  Version: Chroma player 2007.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Well after searching for hours for a straightforward avi player for Mac this suits me fine and am willing to pay the $22.00 to keep it. I don't know of any other players that would work anyway. I just didn't see how to go about purchasing if you wanted to

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5 stars

"perfect for G3's"

September 14, 2006  |  By MySchizoBuddy--2008

 |  Version: Chroma player 2006.4

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
The value is in the fact that on a G3, it doesn't drop a single frame.
None of VLC, Mplayer or Xineplayer can do that.

It might be using quicktime underneath, but it works like a charm on my g3, Quicktime cannot even play the darn thing without going into audio and video sync problems and dropping frames.

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5 stars

"Excellent Player"

September 04, 2006  |  By remixed

 |  Version: Chroma player 2006.4

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
As other people have already pointed out there are a number of free video players on Mac OS with many of the same features and sometimes more features (e.g. VLC).

What this player lacks in features vs. VLC (Playlist, audio channel selection etc.) it makes up for in it's polished interface and truely excellent decoding quality. Videos look slightly better than VLC, sync is the best I've seen on Mac OS and I clocked CPU usage as taking half of what VLC required. In fact if you have a low end mac this is THE player for you. If you don't have a low end mac then you need to consider how much you like the interface of this program and also how important some of the neat features such as IntelliAspect (which usefullness varies) and Apple Remote Support are to you.

I liked the quality of the program, the video quality, low CPU usage and the regular updates (thus far) so I decided to purchase the program.

It definately isn't something every user should run out and buy, but I think it's a quality program which for some users is worthwhile.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2009.1
  • Opening multiple movies or dropping multiple movies on Chroma will pop up a small playlist window. Each movie will play in succession without user intervention.
  • Following many requests there is now a subtitle option to display two shorter subtitle lines instead of one long. The double subtitle option is selected in the Subtitle preferences.
  • Many improvements in making subtitles line-break for readability, especially for ideographic languages like Chinese.
  • External subtitles now support more of their standard markup tags, and several known but non-standard tags have been added.
  • The outline style has been changed and should be more readable, especially with thin fonts. Now both 'outline' and 'shadow' subtitle styles work on Mac OS X 10.2 too.
  • Now prevents screen dimming while watching movies on newer MacBooks and MacBook Pros.
  • Improved text encoding detection for muxed subtitles (subtitles in the movie file), and improved detection of ISO Latin2 and Thai text encodings.
  • Chroma now releases the AppleRemote when not active so other applications can use it.
General
Publisher Mirailabs
Publisher web site http://mirailabs.com
Release Date March 27, 2009
Date Added March 27, 2009
Version 2009.1
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Media Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.2, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.3.9, Macintosh
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.89MB
File Name chroma.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 10,648
Downloads Last Week 2
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $22

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