Elmedia Player Review: Best Multiformat Media Player

Everyone’s always watching something. Someone’s watching Gordon Ramsay telling someone their food tastes like dog shit, while someone’s just surviving on watching funny cat compilations. Videos, media in general has become such an integral part our daily schedules that now it’s become like a habit. We don’t even realise how much we need media because of how much we use it. And in times like these, being stuck with a player that doesn’t even treat you right is downright disgusting, which is why we’re here today introducing you to someone who will take care of all your media requirements. We’re here with a review of Elmedia Player.

Elmedia Player is a media player made specifically for Mac OS, and for you. Yes, you. Elmedia can literally handle most of the formats known to man, FLV, SWF, WMV, AVI, MOV, MP4, MP3, DAT, FLAC, M4V, MPG and MKV to name a few. Most mdei players nowadays usually handle HD surprisingly well, and Elmedia is no pushover. Definitely, with 4K on the rise, you’d expect a media player to handle HD with ease, but one shouldn’t take things for granted as many players have a lot of issues handling really high quality videos.

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Now HD playback isn’t the only feature of Elmedia Player so let’s look into a few more:



Play virtually any format in the world

You don’t have to scurry around converting videos and what not when you wish to watch something that’s not in such a well known format. Honestly if the format basically exists, Elmedia Player can probably play it. Honestly! DivX, WMV, FLV, SWF, AVI, MOV, MP4, MP3 whatever you throw at it , it can handle. And not only that. You also have the option to change the aspect ratio or playback speed or whatever the hell you want to the video (in terms of rotating or flipping the video) regardless of the format. Elmedia lets you work with every format the same way.


SWF exclusive controls

Elmedia also comes in with playback controls exclusive to the SWF format. One can choose to watch videos in fullscreen mode, switch off or hide the control panel, deactivate your screensaver while you’re watching something and also pin up media on top of other apps. These features are usually exclusive only to the SWF format but with Elmedia Player you can work it up with basically any other format too!


The Ultimate subtitle control

Now subtitles are a hot and cold region for many. Some absolutely hate them, to the point where they will not even download subtitle files off the internet, whereas some can’t live without them. In some cases subtitles are also necessary, like for when you decide to watch a movie in a foreign language. With Elmedia you get the ultimate control over your subtitles you can set up encoding, font, size, font color, and border color for every single one of them. You can also adjust the speed they play at.

Pro Features

Something to note here is the Elmedia Player on its own is a free to use software made for Mac. But it’s our job to let you know that they also offer Pro version which comes in with a bunch of handy feature for a price of $9.99. What features you ask?

  • Adjust Video Playback
  • Convert Flash to SWF
  • Take screenshots in videos
  • Enhanced playback and audio settings
  • Choose output device
  • Stream and cast media to and from AirPlay devices

In conclusion

Elmedia Player on it’s own is a wonderful little software that can turn your Mac into a media powerhouse. It literally gives you the ability to play any video/audio file regardless of the format. But as we said while talking about the Pro version, for the price of $9.99 you get features that you’d usually have to pay a lot more for. So for us it’s a major selling point. You can of course start out with the regular version and upgrade if you feel like it’s worth it.

You can download Elmedia Player for Mac too.


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