The Best Playback Controls on an MP4 Player for Mac
Personalized Playback Controls
Build Your Perfect Playlist
How to Play MP4 on Mac
Get the software up and running
Find and open your video clip
Once opened, you’ll have to direct Elmedia to the clip you want to play. There are several ways to add a file to the Elmedia library:
- Drag it over. Move your file directly to the window, or the Elmedia icon on your taskbar.
- Right-click, "Open With", select Elmedia.
- In the app itself, choose "File" > "Open", then browse your files to find it.
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Fine-Tuning and Enhancing Your Videos
High-Quality Full Screen Features
Fine-Tuning Video Options
No More Audio Delays
Advanced Subtitle Integration
AppearanceEver think the default font for subtitles is kinda lame? Elmedia Player allows you to shake things up, with a variety of fonts, sizes, text color, and background color of your fonts as well, so you can make sure they’re legible and match the tone of your movie or video.
Automatic LoadingIf you’ve got subtitles for your video file, you’re already done. The best MP4 Player for Mac can automatically load subtitles in the language (or languages!) you want to use.
Online SearchDo you not have subtitles? No problem! Elmedia Player collaborates with OpenSubtitles.org. That means that if the perfect subtitle file for your video exists, OpenSubtitles will find it, and you’ll be able to download it and use it with no sweat.
Stream Local MP4 Files Wirelessly to Your TV
AirPlay Devices and Apple TV
DLNA-Enabled Devices and Smart TVs
Chromecast and Chromecast Ultra
MP4 is based on QTFF, the QuickTime File Format. It’s natively supported by most Apple devices, and on the player app itself.
Now, considering all this, "QuickTime won’t play MP4" is definitely a problem. Setting aside the possible hardware and driver issues, we can assume that the problem lies in the file itself.
An MP4 file can support various codecs, both for video and audio; not all of them can be decoded in QuickTime. To make a file more compatible, you can convert it to the default encodings (AAC/AVC). But if you want to avoid the issue altogether, use a more universal MP4 player Mac, such as Elmedia.