Here I want to collect some of the Mac based multimedia player and list the most popular for you. For the apple’s own format like MP4, MOV, M4V, M4A, etc. you can enjoy them with the original Apple player like QuickTime and DVD Player. But for the numerous formats from other developers like MKV, RMVB, WEBM, Blu-ray, etc., you need third party tools for help. For example, the VLC media player, Blu-ray media player, DLNA media player, 3D media player. Below I will give a simple introduction of them.
VLC Media Player
VLC is cross-platform media player software which can be used on Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, etc. It is an all in one functional media player software and allows you to play almost any kind of video, audio, etc. formats. The latest version also supports the Blu-ray playback with the necessary library. What you should do is to download the AACS library and put it into the right directory of your VLC player. As a free tool, VLC can only deal with some of the Blu-ray discs(the keys were included in their AACS library).
Aurora Blu-ray Player for Mac
Most of the Blu-ray media player software in the market is charged. Aurora Blu-ray Player for Mac is one of them, which is specially designed to play Blu-ray media like disc, ISO image and standard folder. One thing must mention is that the tool included the video/audio media playback feature that can be used as free DVD, video, audio, image viewer software.
DLNA Media Player
For users who want to enjoy media on their device from computer or the opposite, DLNA media player will be the choice. DLNA is not new technology but a solution. With it, users are allowed to enjoy movies, photos, music between computer and mobile devices. For example, you can enjoy media on your Android device via Windows Media player by taking advantage of the DLNA. What you should do is to set Windows Media Player as server and install a DLNA app(like BubbleUPnP, etc.) on your device.
3D Media Player
If you want to enjoy 3D media on your Mac OS X, you can try the Bino 3D or the VLC media player. But for 3D Blu-ray movies, you may need to convert it into a 3D MKV, etc. first then play with Bino 3D. There is no complicated operation of the tool. For the VLC media player, you need set the necessary filter to enable the 3D feature(Tools – Video Effects – Advanced – Anaglyph 3D).
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