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Tutorial - Ways to Play Videos on Mac

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1. Free Video Player for Mac

Are you looking for the best video player Mac with full formats supported, less ads, strong coding ability and high definition visual effect? Then look no further, Free Video Player for Mac can fulfill your needs completely. It can playback various types of video file and you can also use it to play DVDs, CDs, VCDs, etc. with crisp and clear image display.

Step 1. Input Video

To open video files in Free Video Player for Mac , you simply have to drag the file on to the interface window, or click "Open media" and in the "Open Source" window you will be provided with 4 options to input the video you want to play.

Input Video

Step 2. Choose Video Type

"File" - click "Browse" and in the activated window, choose the video file you are going to play and click "Open". If needed, you can add subtitle file and play another media synchronously. You can also customize video playback by setting the start and stop time. To specify streaming and transcoding options, just check "Streaming/Saving" and click "Settings...".

"Disc" - to play DVD in VLC player, you need to insert your DVD into your disc drive first and then choose the disc in "Disc" tab. You are allowed to enable the DVD menus to choose the title and chapter as you need.

"Network" - to play the online video, get the URL from the address bar of your browser and paste it in the "URL" input field. To specify Procotol, mode and port and IP address settings, click "Open RTP/UDP Stream".

Choose Video Type

Step 3. Play the Video

Now, click "Play" button to start video playing. During the process, you can forward, backward or stop video playing and choose to show/hide playlist, toggle full screen mode and so on. Free Video Player for Mac also allows users to capture or record desktop screen video if needed.

Play the Video

2. QuickTime

QuickTime player is Apple's flagship media player. This Mac media player is slick and easy to use and it allows editing and conversion. QuickTime lets you view Internet video, HD movie trailers and personal media.

QuickTime

3. Realplayer

Realplayer is a universal media player which can play all formats of videos. It automatically recognizes the file format of the video or audio file you want to play. However, several applications need to be installed in advance to launch the application properly.

Realplayer

4. Cisdem VideoPlayer

Cisdem VideoPlayer is a great alternative to QuickTime or Realplayer. It offers smoother playback when other media players show choppy video. Moreover, it has concise and decent interface and takes less occupancy on CPU memory of your Mac.

Cisdem VideoPlayer

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