Elmedia Player is a media player for Mac to accomplish the obvious media playing needs of a Mac user. But is it just like any other media players out there that just play some media files and does nothing more? Let’s find out.
According to the company, Elmedia can play almost any media file formats out there and stream them to AirPlay, Chromecast, and DLNA-enabled devices without any external codecs. That sounds something interesting. So, we decided to give a deeper look into this Mac media player app and its features. Without further due, here is the Elmedia player review.
Elmedia Player Interface
With a nice interface comprising of the essential media player controls, at the first look, it is nothing but a normal media player that you have been using. But taking a closer look will let you know the hidden features inside this ‘a bit different media player. It will let you watch your favorite video files from YouTube, Vimeo, or wherever you want it from without any ads in your media player itself. That’s something special. Enjoying your videos without the interference of those annoying ads is definitely an appreciable feature.
As you get to know more about this software, you might enjoy it. Almost any formats are supported in this simple media player that can be easily played just by dragging and dropping to the player. Streaming media files are faster when compared to the competitors out there. The simple UI also gives complete control over the media files played on the screen. So, all in all, Elmedia did an excellent job in crafting an eye-popping media player that looks simple from the outside but is actually a warehouse of features.
Elmedia Player Features
Now, let’s dig deeper into the features of this media player. For any media player to be considered as ‘good’ it should have some catchy features. Let’s see if Elmedia has them.
A Powerful Lightweight Media player
A simple view of the Elmedia player may not be that impressive. But a few hours of usage will be. The features like Progressive full-screen mode, Video tuner, Continuous loop, Screenshots, Deinterlacing, Fine-tune audio delay, Online search, Native volume control, Support for external tracks, AC-3/DTS through S/PDIF, Audio equalizer, is not a common combination on every media player out there. So, do not measure something based on how it looks. Elmedia is pretty powerful.
Stream Media Files
Apart from the obvious media playing feature that is what the media players are made for, the primary focus of the Elmedia player is its streaming capability. Whenever you do not want to open your browser and get to websites to stream videos, the Elmedia player can help you. Just input the video URL on the player, it will start streaming the videos for you without any ads which are not the case when you visit the websites like YouTube or Vimeo from a browser. So, if you hate ads, use this software on your Mac.
That’s not all, the player allows you to stream local files on your Mac to the devices like Chromecast, Apple TV, Smart TV, AirPlay and DLNA-approved devices. That means, if you got any one of these listed devices with you and you have some local files in your Macbook, you can just stream it through the media player to any of those devices. Pretty easy but will be useful for a lot of people. So, just start watching videos from YouTube, and stream it all the way to the devices you own. Wherever they are, if it is in your network, it will work pretty good.
Almost any Format is Supported
Elmedia supports almost any known video or audio formats out there. Got some 3GP files that you recorded using your old phone gifted by your grandma, need some high-quality 4K videos to be played on your Macbook? No matter in which format your media files exist or what their quality is, Elmedia can play all of them. We’ve tried with some big 4K videos to test the capability of the player. And yeah, it is capable of managing the load and outputting the 100% quality of your video files.
Watch Online Videos without Ads
As we already mentioned previously, the player comes with an in-built ad-blocker that helps to block ads on video streaming websites that you wanna watch videos from. So, no need to go for an extra browser extension that blocks ads. Just open the Elmedia player on your Mac, input some video URLs, and enjoy watching them without those Nestle ads.
Download online videos
Wanna do something more than just ‘watching’ videos online? Download them using the media player. Elmedia player allows you to download the online videos using the media player itself so that you could enjoy your favorite videos even without an internet connection. To do that, just switch the media player app to the browser mode that can be found on the interface, find out the video you’d like to save, as soon as you find it, click Download. That’s it, your videos will start downloading to your Mac.
Add or Edit Subtitles in your Videos
Wanna integrate subtitles to any of your videos? Or simply want to edit them and change its look? No need to download separate software to do that. Elmedia has a feature that allows customizing the subtitles in various ways. You can load them from a .srt, .ass, or .smil file and adjust them to perfectly get in sync with the videos. It allows adjusting the delay of the subtitle to position it in the perfect place to match the video playing.
- Easy to use interface
- Streaming capabilities to various devices
- Watch videos without ads
- Download any of your favorite online videos ( Works with YouTube, Dailymotion, and Vimeo)
- High-quality video playing
- Nothing much
Elmedia Player is a good media player for the normal media playing needs and an excellent one for the advanced needs such as streaming your files or downloading the online videos for offline viewing. The interface is simple, it can play high-quality videos, doesn’t have any bugs. So why not give it a try? If you wanna have a look at some other alternatives for the player (if you are not impressed by its features), check the full list of mac video players here.