Best Media Players for MAC – Play Any Media Format in MAC

by on September 17th, 2009


Here are some of the best media players for MAC which will allow you to play any audio or video file using your MAC OS.

VLC Media Player for MAC


VLC is a cross-platform open-source multimedia framework, player and server. VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player and multimedia framework capable of reading most audio and video formats (MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, DivX, MPEG-1, mp3, ogg, aac …) as well as DVDs, Audio CDs VCDs, and various streaming protocols. See the full features list. It can also be used as a media converter or a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on networks.

VLC Media Player

Windows Media Player for Mac

Download Windows Media Player for Mac. Choose from ‘Windows Media Components for QuickTime’, ‘Windows Media Player 9 for Mac OS X’ or ‘Windows Media Player 7.1 for Mac’.

Windows Media Player for Mac (home)
Windows Media Player for Mac (cNet)

RealPlayer for Mac


Tune in to 90+ ad-free digital music stations. Tune in to 3,200+ broadcast stations all over the world. Download your favorite videos from thousands of websites quickly and easily. Optimize your sound exactly the way you like it. Watch the crisp, clean video quality of RealVideo 10 with any Internet connection. RealPlayer’s new design behaves just like your other Mac applications.

RealPlayer for Mac

FlipforMAC – WMV Player


Play Windows Media files on your Mac using QuickTime Player or Safari Web Browser. With Windows Media Components for QuickTime, by Flip4Mac, you can play Windows Media files (.wma and .wmv) directly in QuickTime Player and view Windows Media content on the Internet using a Web browser. Windows Media Components for QuickTime has been highly optimized for Power Mac G4 and G5 and Intel computers and supports playback of high-definition Windows Media video files.

Download WMV Player
[ Flip4Mac WMV home ]

DivX Player for MAC

divxWatch High-Quality Video on Your Mac. DivX for Mac is a free download that provides everything you need to enjoy high-quality digital videos on your computer, including high definition H.264 (.mkv) videos with AAC audio and videos created using all previous versions of DivX technology. You can also play your DivX files (.divx, .avi) on millions of DivX Certified devices today. Look for DivX Plus HD Certified devices soon that will support playback of all DivX and DivX Plus HD files, as well as .mkv (H.264/AAC) videos from the Internet. DivX Player for Mac now plays DivX Plus HD (.mkv) videos and H.264/AAC/MKV videos from the Internet. DivX Player for Mac sports a brand new design with translucent windows, cleaner play controls and more. DivX for Mac is optimized for Intel Macs, OS X 10.4 and above.

Download DivX Player for MAC


quicktimeAdvanced video with pristine quality, Amazingly responsive live player resize, Up to 24 channels of surround sound, All new playback controls and more. The QuickTime family of digital media creation, delivery and playback software lets you deliver live or pre-recorded video and audio to an audience of any size. When combined with QuickTime Player and QuickTime Pro, these applications work together to provide the industry’s first end-to-end, cross-platform, standards-based digital media delivery system.

Download QuickTime

Perian – QuickTime Component


Perian is a free, open source QuickTime component that adds native support for many popular video formats. Perian enables QuickTime application support for additional media:

  • File formats: AVI, DIVX, FLV, MKV, GVI, VP6, and VFW
  • Video types: MS-MPEG4 v1 & v2, DivX, 3ivx, H.264, Sorenson H.263, FLV/Sorenson Spark, FSV1, VP6, H263i, VP3, HuffYUV, FFVHuff, MPEG1 & MPEG2
  • Video, Fraps, Snow, NuppelVideo, Techsmith Screen Capture, DosBox Capture
  • Audio types: Windows Media Audio v1 & v2, Flash ADPCM, Xiph Vorbis (in Matroska), and MPEG Layer I & II Audio, True Audio, DTS Coherent Acoustics, Nellymoser ASAO
  • AVI support for: AAC, AC3 Audio, H.264, MPEG4, and VBR MP3
  • Subtitle support for SSA/ASS and SRT

Download Perian

XBMC Media Center



XBMC is Complete media center solution for Windows, OSX, Linux, and XBOX. XBMC is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media. XBMC is available for Linux, OSX, Windows, and the original Xbox. XBMC is a non-profit project run and developed by volunteers located around the world. More than 50 software developers have contributed to XBMC, and 100-plus translators have worked to expand its reach, making it available in more than 30 languages.


XBMC Media Center

Miro Video Player

Miro is a free HD video player. It can play almost any video file and offers over 6,000 free internet TV shows and video podcasts. Miro has a simple, gorgeous interface designed for fullscreen HD video. Since Miro downloads most videos, you can take your shows with you, even on an airplane. Quite simply, Miro is a better way to watch all the video you care about.



Miro is cross-platform and 100% free and open-source. Built by a non-profit company and volunteers around the world. Watch Full Screen HD Video, Download Torrent Feeds, Download You Tube Videos, Organize your video collection, Resume from Where You Stopped, Play Almost Anything. Forget about the format wars. Miro can play MPEG, Quicktime, AVI, H.\264, Divx, Windows Media, Flash Video, and almost every other major video format. After you watch a video on a channel, it will stick around for a few days and then delete itself. You can choose to keep it permanently if you like and you can set the channel to save every video permanently. Set any channel to download new videos as soon as they are published.


Download Miro Player