Developer: Eltima Software
Eltima is a software developer for Windows and Mac related applications. They are in business for 16 years and provide smaller but useful utilities. SyncMate and Folx are some fine examples of their applications. Their media player application Elmedia Player Pro ( version 7.1 ) is a neat and practical and stable application which we will discuss in this review.
ELMEDIA PLAYER PRO
Eltima’s Elmedia Player is available in a free and paid PRO version. The differences are mentioned below. Your OS X system has its Quick Time player which is a fairly basic media player and supports not enough formats and features for the media enthusiast. Elmedia Player’s free version has impressive features what it can do and QuickTime Player is unable to: Open DVD VIDEO_TS folders, natively play FLV, SWF, XAP, DIVX, DAT, and other formats, internet browsing without leaving the application, compile media playlists, and open browser videos via optional bookmarklet. This is where free applications like VLC ( which is good ) and the free Elmedia Player present a much better media player allround.
So why opt for a paid media player like Eltima’s ‘Elmedia Player Pro’ which will set you back $ 19.95 ?
Its the ton’s of extra features in the Pro version that make you want the Pro version in order to use its full potential. Downloading from You Tube, streaming, converting and grabbing screens are options making the media enthusiast choose for this Pro version.
PRO’s EXTRA FEATURES
Additional features include downloading from the Internet – videos, their soundtracks, RTMP streams, animations, converting Flash EXE files into SWF format, taking still screenshots from the video, and much more.
Progressive full-screen mode: You get to choose which monitor will play full-screen if you have more than one connected to your computer. Native macOS full-screen mode is supported.
Video tuner: You can control brightness, saturation, contrast, gamma, hue, noise reduction and sharpness of a currently playing video.
Continuous loop: Choose any part of a video to play continuously until you decide to stop it.
Screenshots : Make a screenshot of favourite movie moments or convert a whole movie into series of screenshots, while it is playing.
Deinterlacing: Forget about irritating horizontal stripes on fast moving objects in the playing video – enable deinterlace option in Elmedia.
Fine-tune audio delay: If an original video is not in sync with its audio, Elmedia can decrease or increase audio delay to make the sound match the on-screen action.
ELMEDIA PLAYER performance & PREFS
HD performance is great due to hardware accelerated decoding, Playing YouTube video via Open Online Video option of Elmedia Player you’ll see subtitles right where they belong. The free and paid Pro version include an in-app web browser, and can be used to parse video, audio, or Flash content from any URL.
DIFFERENCES FREE vs PAID
Native volume control: A volume control that does not affect the system volume is a pleasant bonus of a media player.
Support for external tracks: Possibility to load external soundtracks: all with video name, same name as video or all in folder.
AC-3/DTS through S/PDIF: Enable passthrough for hardware decoders – AC3 or DTS for surround audio.
Audio equalizer: A 10-band equalizer with various presets lets you create the perfect sound for the most pleasant experience.
STREAM VIDEO & AUDIO
Every format is supported: Stream audio and video in their native formats or transcoded in real time. AVI, FLV, MKV, 3GP supported.
Stream online videos without ads: Use Open Online Video option to stream content from YouTube, Dailymotion and Vimeo without any ads.
Stream with subtitles: If a video you are casting has subtitles, they can be streamed as well. Elmedia supports embedded as well as external subtitles.
Stream playlists: Throw together a neat playlist and then watch it on a larger screen uninterrupted.
Control streaming in the player: While streaming from Elmedia you can play, pause, seek, stop the video, and adjust the volume directly in the app.
DOWNLOAD VIDEO’s FROM WEB
Choose your desired picture quality :
Elmedia Player Pro is a far more powerful alternative to QuickTime Player. The ability to download web material is a real bonus of the paid version. It’s slim interface and solid performance enabling you to deal with any video or media format makes it one of our top choices. Elmedia Player Pro also includes an in-app web browser. The newly added streaming features and refined interface makes this a full media player ready to take on any competitor.
The web integration sets new boundaries for a media player. So if you’re looking for a Swiss Army knife like media player, take a look at Elmedia Media player Pro! I love it !