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IINA

The modern media player for macOS.

  • Mac
  • mpv
Avg rating of 5 (18)| 18 comments

What is IINA?

IINA is born to be a modern macOS application, from its framework to user interface. It adopts the post-Yosemite design language and keeps up the pace of new technologies like Force Touch, Touch Bar and Picture-in-Picture.

Revolutionary user experience.

IINA simplified a lot of user interactions. In addition of traditional cascaded menus, it prefer using interactive UI components and gestures to give you intuitive, flexible and powerful control of the playback.

Powerful functionality.

Based on mpv, one of the most powerful media player projects ever, IINA supports almost all common media types (even GIF) and stably output high-quality video that optimized for retina screen. MPV's config file and script system are also integrated.

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IINA Features

  1.  LightweightIINA consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
  2.  Picture in PictureIINA allows you to put a video, web page or app in a floating window (always on top of other windows).

IINA information

  • Developed byCollider LI
  • LicensingOpen Source (GPL-3.0) and Free product.
  • Written in
  • RatingAverage rating of 5 (18 ratings)
  • Alternatives26 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

GitHub repository

  •  32,376 Stars
  •  2,370 Forks
  •  1511 Open Issues
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Our users have written 18 comments and reviews about IINA, and it has gotten 95 likes

IINA was added to AlternativeTo by kevino11 on and this page was last updated .

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alex12345678910
  
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it's elegant. the better version of quicktime and it meshes perfectly with every design aspect of macos. it's actively developed. and it provides massive support while being so lightweight!

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FlorianWendelborn
  
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IINA is like VLC’s feature set meets QuickTime’s simplicity and OS integration. It’s the best generic video player for macOS by a BIG margin.

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lostinlodos
  
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Everyone talks about the look. If you try it, you’ll talk about the ease of use.

I’ll focus on something else. The program is entirely modifiable! Hanging in skipping forests or back? Or bad internet? Gigantic file? Increase the buffer size. Don’t like the subtitles? Change them. Filters for black and white? Yep! Forced aspect ratio? Yep. Fine tune playback speed? Yep.

The one big thing this has, where VLC can fail, is pre buffering a file. That is, scanning the file and placing it in ram, rather than playing it from disk. This is extra useful for fixed files like WMV, Chunked files like transport streams Gigantic files like 8K video at 50mbps or higher.

If VLC has ever paused, frozen, or choked on a file, and you have MacOS: try this.

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Gabrielvoc
  
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I like iina because it's based on MPV and doesn't need a lot of configuration to use

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extrasmextra108
  
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A modern take on the not so modern concept of a "media player"

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Guest
  
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I like IINA because it's fast, clean, not resource hungry, doesn't make laptop hot like MPV does sometimes.

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RealScientist247
  
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Since there is a lack of recent reviews I will mention that i have used this open source product as well and it is a joy. Came here from mpv since I am design over function kind of person on video players (sorry vlc). Anyways IINA was the perfect combination of design and functionality, love the submenu offers great user experience. Best in its class for mac os. Have used Quicktime, VLC and MPV never looked back after IINA was introduced even in the second quarter of 2021.

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Tags

  • Media Player
  • Video Player
  • touch-bar
  • personalization
  • Audio Player
  • apple-remote-support

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