18 Jun 2011

Playing Video on A Mac

Author: Cool Snoops | Filed under: Mac

Software necessary to play downloaded video and audio in OS X:

My favorite player is the latest version of Quick Time Pro with Flip4Mac, Perian, and Xiph installed. Perian supports MKV (dual audio anime). Xiph supports FLAC. For some stupid reason, FLAC has become popular all of a sudden. I say stick with good ol MP3. Anyway, Flip4Mac supports Windows video and audio (just in case you find something really, really old that you just have to watch). Quick Time Pro can pretty much play everything except for the OGG video codec. That’s where VLC comes in. It’s become bloated, but it can play everything else that Quick Time Pro doesn’t support or won’t play correctly. I use MPlayer as a last ditch effort for that strange video file that I come across once in a blue moon that nothing else will play. So between the three of them, I’m kept happy watching my cartoons…

Cog is my favorite audio player. It supports most audio formats that you’ll run across on the Internet. You’ll need to download the latest unstable build in order for it to work in Leopard…

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