QuickTime Player Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to QuickTime Player for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is VLC Media Player, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to QuickTime Player and loads of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to QuickTime Player are MPV (Free, Open Source), Quod Libet (Free, Open Source), IINA (Free, Open Source) and KMPlayer (Free).

    This page was last updated May 17, 2021

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      VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. Features Simple, fast and powerful media player.
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      VLC Media Player vs QuickTime Player opinions
      Most users think VLC Media Player is a great alternative to QuickTime Player.
      VLC Player plays anything. It is the go-to software for playing all types of media.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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    1. MPV is an audio and movie player based on MPlayer and mplayer2. It supports a wide variety of video file formats, audio and video codecs, and subtitle types.
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    2. Quod Libet is a Gapless GTK+-based audio player written in Python. Its designed around the idea that you know how to organize your music better than we do. It lets you make playlists based on regular expressions (dont worry, regular searches work too).
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    3. 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.
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      IINA vs QuickTime Player opinions
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      someonelast Just like QuickTime, but better. It supports many more formats, has many more features, and is just more enjoyable to use. Works and feels a lot like QuickTime. Definitely better than VLC as a Mac alternative.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      Best open-source MacOS video player. Much better than QuickTime — supports more formats, has more features, yet it's still clean and easy to use with a MacOS feel to it (compared to VLC).
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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    4. The KMPlayer is a versatile media player which can cover various types of container format such as TS (also from Technisat Digicorder), VCD, DVD, AVI, MKV, Ogg Theora, OGM, 3GP, MPEG-1/2/4, WMV, RealMedia, and QuickTime among others.

      Bundleware

      Be careful during installation. Forum

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      MPlayer is a movie player which runs on many systems (see the documentation). It plays most MPEG/VOB, AVI, Ogg/OGM, VIVO, ASF/WMA/WMV, QT/MOV/MP4, RealMedia, Matroska, NUT, NuppelVideo, FLI, YUV4MPEG, FILM, RoQ, PVA files, supported by many native, XAnim, and Win32 DLL codecs.
    5. GOM Player is a freeware media player. Key strengths are the ability to play the majority of media files without the need to obtain a codec, and the ability to play some broken media files, both advantages over traditional players, like Windows Media Player.

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      The installer contains additional bloatware that can hijack your browser's settings. Be careful during the installation: Forum

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    6. Miro (formerly Democracy Player) is a free and open source internet TV application, media library, and video player.

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      No updates since 2013. Youtube intergration broken because of no updates since youtube API changed. See changelog: http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/pculture.org/Miro/

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    7. SVP allows you to watch any video on your PC file with frame interpolation (like you can watch it on high-end TVs and projectors). It increases frame rate by generating intermediate animation frames between existing ones to produce very smooth, fluid and clear motion.
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    8. SPlayer is a player that supports all popular formats, including DVDRip, HDTV, RMVB, QuickTime, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, AC3/DTS, VP3/6/7, Indeo, XVD, OGG / OGM, APE, FLAC, TTA, AAC, MPC, 3GP/AMR, and subtitles.
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