ELMEDIA PLAYER PRO review

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Version: 6.5.2
Developer: Eltima Software
Website: http://mac.eltima.com/media-player.html

ELTIMA

Eltima is a software developer for Windows and Mac related applications. They are in business for 15 years and provide smaller but useful utilities. SyncMate and Folx are some fine examples of their applications. Their media player application called Elmedia Player Pro ( version 6.5 ) is a neat and practical 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 stated below. Your OS X system has its Quick Time player which is a fairly basic media player and supports not enough features for the media enthusiast.

Elmedia Player listing of what the free version 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 all round. So why? should you opt for a paid media player like Eltima’s
‘Elmedia Player Pro’ which will set you back $ 19.95.

Its the 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.

# Options Free PRO
1 Save videos, including RTMP streams, and external resources required by SWF animations ✔️
2 Download videos and soundtracks from YouTube ✔️
3 Adjust playback settings ✔️
4 Grab a still from a video or make a set of images ✔️
5 Convert Projector EXE files into SWF format ✔️
6 Stream music and videos from Elmedia Player to other devices with AirPlay support and vice versa. ✔️
7 Playback FLV, SWF, AVI, MOV, MP4, WMV, DIVX, DAT and many more videos on your Mac ✔️ ✔️
8 Browse Internet from the app window using built-on web browser ✔️ ✔️
9 Use Open Online Video and watch YouTube videos in player without ads ✔️ ✔️
10 Enjoy watching Flash files in full-screen mode ✔️ ✔️
11 Pin the player window on top of other running apps ✔️ ✔️
12 Compile and edit media playlists ✔️ ✔️
13 Edit subtitles ✔️ ✔️
14 Choose an audio track for playback – multiple tracks are supported ✔️ ✔️
15 Integrate the app with Growl and browsers ✔️ ✔️
16 Utilize app’s own volume control ✔️ ✔️
17 10 band audio equalizer with presets (Large Hall, Party, etc). ✔️ ✔️
18 Make your videos better by adjusting video brightness, saturation, contrast, sharpness, reduce noise, etc. ✔️ ✔️
19 Fit image into screen by changing aspect ratio ✔️ ✔️
20 Change playback speed to optimize video viewing ✔️ ✔️
21 Experiment with image layout – rotate, flip, mirror ✔️ ✔️
22 Apple Remote Control makes things easier – use it to the maximum ✔️ ✔️
23 A-B loop for continuous playback of a certain part of the video ✔️ ✔️
24 Match audio to video in case they are not in sync ✔️ ✔️
25 Match subtitles to video in case they are not in sync ✔️ ✔️
26 Use any subtitles file with the video you downloaded ✔️ ✔️
27 Double-click for Play/Pause, Enter/Exit full screen ✔️ ✔️
28 On-screen display of actions, like pausing, flipping, rotating videos, etc. ✔️ ✔️
29 Hardware acceleration for ultimate HD experience ✔️ ✔️
30 External audio tracks support ✔️ ✔️
ELMEDIA PLAYER PRO 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.
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VERDICT
Elmedia Player Pro is a far more powerful alternative to QuickTime Player. The ability to download web material is a real bonus to the paid version. Its got a good interface and solid performance
enabling you to deal with any video or media format and includes an in-app web browser. If you’re in for an upgrade to QuickTime this is a great application.
 5 STARs
 
[Total: 1    Average: 5/5]

ELMEDIA PLAYER PRO

$ 19.95
ELMEDIA PLAYER PRO
9.3333333333333

Watch YouTube videos online

10/10

    Adjust video playback

    9/10

      Save and manage subtitles

      10/10

        Convert Flash Projectors to SWF

        10/10

          Make screenshots from the videos

          9/10

            Enhanced Playback Features

            9/10

              Airplay

              10/10

                Playlist

                9/10

                  In-app browser

                  8/10

                    PRO'S

                    • Watch YouTube videos online
                    • Adjust video playback
                    • Save and manage subtitles
                    • Convert Flash Projectors to SWF
                    • Make screenshots from the videos
                    • Enhanced Playback Features
                    • Airplay
                    • Playlist
                    • In-app browser

                    CON'S

                    • In-app browser interface not slick
                     

                    2 Replies to “ELMEDIA PLAYER PRO review”

                    1. You forgot to mention that the Pro version expires. So when a new version is released, if you haven’t paid to update… You LOSE the downloading capability that you had paid for. It’s very shady.

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