Top 9 AVI Players for Mac for Free/* */
AVI or Audio Video Interleave is a modish container file format developed by Microsoft to work as a container for multimedia content. It’s an extremely popular file format because of its ability to play movies, video clips and other media files with a great quality. A question always asked is how Mac users can play AVI file formats on Mac. Mac’s default video player, QuickTime Player from Apple is not very well compatible with AVI files. Here’s a list that will help you choose the best player to enjoy your AVI videos on your Mac without any hassle.
All these are free players. You just have to choose among them, download and start playing the AVI files of your choice on your Mac.
1. Elmedia Player
Elmedia Player is popular among users because of its playback experience that is tailored to the specification of users. Its design is sturdy with user-oriented interface enabling even Mac beginners to navigate smoothly through its many features. Elmedia Player can play avi files on Mac. You get an option to choose your choice of language, change the look of subtitles (font color, size) and set up encoding option. Elmedia Player can not only play AVI files but also other file formats. Even if you put in an AVI file in Elmedia, it will play it with the best quality. Thus it plays a damaged file too.
Elmedia has a PRO edition i.e. paid version with which you are able to stream an AVI file to an Apple TV. Besides this, you are also able to adjust the video playback settings to match your preference. Screenshots of engaging scenes in the video can also be taken and saved as TIFF, GIF, PNG. The PRO version not only plays videos, but also downloads them.
2. Cisdem Video Player
This one is totally free and plays AVI files on Mac with no codec packs. Its features include:
- It lets you personalize any AVI file by loading subtitle files manually or automatically
- Take snapshots
- Set soundtracks
It has got an outstanding display quality without any glitches. It’s so flexible that you can adjust the screen ratio to the biggest. So, you can choose to watch the files on a small or big screen as you want. Just drag the corner to create the desired size of the display.
3. VLC Media Player
This also is a free AVI player and supports many media formats. It enables you to add subtitles, set the video and audio preferences and control the playing experience easily. However, its user interface is basic and video visual effect is average.
Its plus side is it’s extremely easy to use. You just have to launch the app and drag and drop your desired video in the VLC media player window and it will start playing automatically.
4. MPlayerX for Mac
This is a product of a pair of famous open source players, viz. Mplayer and FFmpeg. Its design is quite basic, simple and extremely fair on Mac’s storage space. It’s best for those who like straight to the point apps with a very few adjustment features and options. Its interface is easy to understand and use. Its drag and drop approach is similar to VLC.
5. Macgo Free Mac Media Player
This is a universal media player. It’s free to download and use. Most users like it because it removes all AVI protections within a second and is very reliable for any AVI file you want to play on Mac. All media categories and formats are supported by it. This player can play an inbuilt subtitle for any media file format and can also play subtitles from outside. It plays AVI files in HD quality with no depreciation of quality.
6. 5K Player
This is a simple AVI player for Mac and lets users freely play all AVI files as well as other formats like MP4, MKV, WMV, H.264, MP3, AAC, WMA, MOV, FLV and so on. It’s also able to play any ultra HD video including 4K and 8K UHD media files. This player is actually a blend of AirPlay media streamer and music player. What’s more, it can download online videos. As per most users, with this player you need not worry about the problem of audio-video syncing.
This also is a good AVI file player and is full of great features and user-friendly settings. It generates outstanding video and audio playback and a lot of tool set. It allows you burn media files to discs and offers many viewing sizes to choose from. It also offers an option to stream music, photos and videos to DLNA-compatible home devices.
Other features include a window fade, desktop dimmer and free full-screen playback choices. It features a set of simple hotkeys that enable smooth navigation.
This is a media player for Xbox consoles and was designed to be a general platform for watching videos, and pictures and playing music. It is fully compatible with all popular media file formats, both for videos (MKV, MP4, AVI etc) as well as music (MP3, WAV, FLAC, etc). It’s also able to play media like DVDs and Blu-rays. It features a cross-platform compatibility and can work easily on Windows, Mac and Linux.
This supports all popular file formats that any other player can play. Its interface is easy to use and navigate and makes it a convenient media player for anyone. It unifies all devices and services together on one platform for easy access. Files and folders can be added to Plex library and can be streamed to any device. For example, if your hard drive has a movie on it, Plex’s browser app allows you to watch it or stream to the Plex app on a tablet.
So, check this list and play AVI videos, audios and other files on a Mac and enjoy!