CNET Editors' review
Elmedia Player for Mac is a media playback app that supports many popular media file formats. With a free download for the basic package, there's a $20 upgrade to the Pro version. Elmedia Player for Mac installs cleanly.
Elmedia Player for Mac supports all the popular video formats, including FLV, SWF, RM, AVI, MOV, MP4, and others. With full support for Flash, Elmedia Player for Mac lets you watch videos that you normally can't without a Web browser plug-in. As part of the package, Elmedia Player for Mac adds content management (allowing you to catalog and sort your video files) and supports the creation of playlists. Elmedia Player for Mac can also handle downloads, including those from YouTube, and supports the original structure of video files and metadata. The Elmedia Player for Mac interface is clean and easy to use. There's a folder list on the left with a list of downloading videos at the bottom of the player. Using Elmedia Player for Mac is straightforward.
We used Elmedia Player for Mac on several files and had no trouble playing any of them. We quickly started using Elmedia Player for Mac as our default video player and ended up upgrading to the Pro version because of its trouble-free nature. We can't think of a better recommendation than that.
From Eltima Software:
Elmedia Player is a Flash and media player for Mac OS X. It will play media on Mac for absolutely free! This convenient player supports playback of FLV, SWF, XAP (Silverlight), RM and RV (Real), AVI, MOV, MP4, and many other formats. So you basically don't need any other application to play video files on Mac, watch Flash movies and videos.
Elmedia Player features built-in web browser, so you can browse through websites and watch movies without leaving the application. It provides you with convenient instruments for media files management: media library inspired by iTunes, usual and smart playlists creation.
Elmedia Player is also available in PRO version. It boasts with a list of additional features, such as downloading online videos and movies of various formats from Internet, including streaming videos broadcasted over RTMP and videos embedded via HTML5; watching videos in full-screen mode; keeping player window always on top of all applications; making screenshots of your favorite movie moments.
What really makes Elmedia Player PRO a standout and unique tool, is that when downloading from a website, you will also be able to download external resources of the initial file, such as other videos, main videos loaded by Flash frame on the website, images, etc. Additionally Elmedia Player PRO will keep the original structure of the videos and other resources, which is rather significant for correct playback of some media files.
What's new in this version:
- Improved: YouTube videos downloading (due to recent optimization of YouTube links building mechanism)
- Added: Mac OS X 10.8 support
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"Well combined player and video downloader"
Version: Elmedia Player 4.2.168
plays all video files
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Its PRO version is indispensable when downloading Flash videos embedded in news media websites.