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What do you use to playback your video and audio files on Mac?

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Whats your favorite player on Mac system?

Total: 16 votes (6 blank votes)

  • VLC player
  • 70 %
  • Quicktime player
  • 20 %
  • Perian
  • 0 %
  • XBMC
  • 0 %
  • MPlayerX
  • 0 %
  • Plex
  • 0 %
  • Flip4Mac WMV
  • 0 %
  • Some other player
  • 10 %
July 2, 2012 3:35:16 PM

What do you use to playback your video files on Mac?

Please vote, don't just read : )

Post too. :bounce: 
July 2, 2012 4:17:04 PM

VLC is the best media playback program IMHO. Free, fast, light-weight, works with pretty much all media file formats, can sometimes even fix damaged media files, and so much more. Some other players can come close, but from what I've tried out myself, they won't beat VLC. On the few Macs that I've used, Quicktime was okay most of the time, but I still preferred VLC. I've only tried two or three others on Macs because I generally don't use Macs nearly as much as I use Windows or even Linux computers.
July 2, 2012 4:18:40 PM

Yes, the damaged media fix works for me too : )
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July 2, 2012 4:21:51 PM

I love cross platform software because I can use it on many platforms. One app to learn for many OSes. I also like technically apt programs. VLC ticks both those boxes and has the benefit of being open source. :) .

Prior to this, I used Quicktime, iTunes and DiVX player for Mac. I don't think all three combined play as many formats as VLC.
July 2, 2012 4:25:22 PM

Just like cross platform browsers.
July 2, 2012 4:25:46 PM

Strange, I thought that VLC wouldn't post it in the iOS app store because it violates the GPL. Must be having one of those days! :D 
July 2, 2012 4:31:26 PM

amdfangirl said:
Strange, I thought that VLC wouldn't post it in the iOS app store because it violates the GPL. Must be having one of those days! :D 


That is true but they released it on cydia a while back but now I don't even see it any more.
July 2, 2012 4:43:07 PM

Ahhh, have you tried it? I don't have an iDevice apart from my Powerbook and Macbook.

Also I agree with your sig, PowerPC is boss. Been rolling with my Powerbook 12" G4 since like forever, lol.
July 2, 2012 4:50:22 PM

I still have some Powerbook G4 @ 667MHz for almost $4000 back when they released it.

Came pre-installed with OS9 and OSX. I think it was 15.3incher :D 
July 2, 2012 4:53:45 PM

Oh... OS 9...

Memories...
July 2, 2012 4:55:45 PM

That was my introduction in the Mac world : )
July 2, 2012 5:08:14 PM

well if you get the quick time pro upgrade you get a lot more as far as file conversion goes .. vlc player is also pretty good .. but i prefer quick time my self.. also flipformac can be pretty useful..
July 2, 2012 5:10:14 PM

lol i still have software that only works on os 9
haha
July 2, 2012 5:11:07 PM

Appleworks? lol
July 2, 2012 5:24:06 PM

amdfangirl said:
Ahhh, have you tried it? I don't have an iDevice apart from my Powerbook and Macbook.

Also I agree with your sig, PowerPC is boss. Been rolling with my Powerbook 12" G4 since like forever, lol.


Yeah I've used VLC on iOS but for some reason they removed it from cydia :( 

I always liked the G5's (PowerPC 970).
July 2, 2012 5:29:55 PM

I had dual G5 machine, that was last one I had. I had also dual G4. I liked the opening, like the suit case. lol

And the cable management was great, compare to PC at that time :D 
July 2, 2012 5:34:33 PM

July 2, 2012 5:35:43 PM

nikorr said:
I had dual G5 machine, that was last one I had. I had also dual G4. I liked the opening, like the suit case. lol

And the cable management was great, compare to PC at that time :D 


Yeah and some people even modded them into ATX cases. Ahh G5, the pinnacle of Mac hardware, until those damn Intel CPUs came around and then Macs became just regular (sometimes overpriced) PCs....
July 2, 2012 5:36:04 PM

July 2, 2012 5:38:23 PM

whooleo said:
Yeah and some people even modded them into ATX cases. Ahh G5, the pinnacle of Mac hardware, until those damn Intel CPUs came around and then Macs became just regular (sometimes overpriced) PCs....

That's when I started modifying too : )
July 2, 2012 5:40:32 PM

I remember using Tiger on a 450MHz G3, man that thing was slow on the internet lol.
July 2, 2012 5:45:06 PM

I also had the Cube : )

I sold it quickly. It was weak.
July 2, 2012 5:47:10 PM

July 2, 2012 5:55:14 PM

I had also that 24inch Sony monitor. 100lb



July 2, 2012 5:57:33 PM

nikorr said:
I also had the Cube : )

I sold it quickly. It was weak.


NOOOO NOT THE CUBE!!!!!! wow, I remember that being bad (weak, barely could upgrade it, etc.). I also heard the higher end models tended to overheat sometimes is that true?
July 2, 2012 5:59:40 PM

Yes, loud too. I sold it to a friend and he made a coffee maker out of it within a year.
July 2, 2012 6:03:47 PM

I had lots of that apple stuff and all kind of cards from Siig and Macally. I liked how the video transfer was. Fast. Firewire 400 was the king.

I had VX 2000 sony camera with lots of tapes. All that brings great times I had.

July 2, 2012 6:20:38 PM

nikorr said:
I had lots of that apple stuff and all kind of cards from Siig and Macally. I liked how the video transfer was. Fast. Firewire 400 was the king.

I had VX 2000 sony camera with lots of tapes. All that brings great times I had.

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR1FFLWz919h3lwFjYSvGJ7K6Xl8rrR976OO6fakGLfT1uXywT8AK3BZT9X


Nice. yeah firewire was/still is king for video transfer. I have to say though I wasn't the biggest Apple guy back then mostly due to $$$ I usually stuck to building PCs but I remember the competition between x86 and PowerPC and how Apple lied out of it's butt about how superior PowerPC was lol. In reality the only processor that really challenged x86 was the G3 and G5 and even then the G5's where only better than the Pentium 4 unless SSE3 was used but they couldn't touch the good old Athlon 64. But still PowerPC was/still is a good architecture that had a lot going for it and maybe even more importantly it challenged x86 and gave you a reason to really buy a Mac for those programs optimized for PowerPC.
July 3, 2012 12:14:00 AM

Lol. I have no idea what you guys are talking about. I'm not old enough for this. :( 
July 3, 2012 1:15:53 AM

samuelspark said:
Lol. I have no idea what you guys are talking about. I'm not old enough for this. :( 


Lol old school is the best, time to go back school bud.

Looking and learning about the past can give you insight to the future.
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