Free Alternatives to QuickTime for Mac

Free Alternatives to QuickTime for Mac

All of these below 5 QuickTime alternatives are freeware. You could free download QuickTime alternatives and install them on your Mac computer to take a try.

1. Free Blu-ray Player for Mac

Leawo’s Free Blu-ray Player for Mac is an all-in-one media player combo. As QuickTime player alternative, Leawo Free Blu-ray Player performs even better. It could work as free Blu-ray disc player, free DVD player, free HD video player, free audio player and free ISO file player. Different from QuickTime player, which has no support of Blu-ray disc playback, Leawo Free Blu-ray Player is a complete region-free Blu-ray disc player. It supports almost all video formats for playback, and multiple audio decoding technologies like Dolby, DTS, AAC, TrueHD, DTS-HD, etc.

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2. VLC for Mac

VLC has multiple versions upon Windows, Mac, iOS, Android and Linux. The VLC for Mac is without doubt a wonderful choice as QT alternative. It is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files like videos, audios, DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. Like Leawo’s Free Blu-ray Player for Mac, this alternative to QuickTime player also don’t need any codec package. However, it couldn’t play Blu-ray disc on Mac, while Leawo Free Blu-ray Player for Mac could.

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3. MPlayerX

MPlayerX is another open-source Mac video player that is quite similar to VLC. It’ll play a wide range of video and audio files (again without the need for any additional codecs or software) and has a few other hidden features, such as multi-touch and Apple Remote support. The interface is based on that of QuickTime’s with the same minimal approach and one feature I love about MPlayerX is the bookmark feature which remembers where you played up to last time – something which I think every video player should have.

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4. XBMC

XBMC is another open-source media centre which can play most types of video, music and picture. The interface is very customizable (there’s a load of different skins and plug-ins available for it from their website) and the program is completely open-source, meaning that almost anyone can develop a feature for it. Although I prefer Plex for usability and features, XBMC is a very good (and completely open-source) alternative and is most definitely worth a look at least.

 

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5. MPlayer for Mac

MPlayer is a free and open-source media player. The program is available for all major operating systems, including Linux, Mac OS X and other Unix-like systems, as well as for Microsoft Windows. It could play CDs, DVDs, Video CDs, Blu-ray discs, videos and audios. MPlayer can also use a variety of output driver protocols to display video like VDPAU, the X video extension, OpenGL, DirectX, Direct3D, etc. It can also be used to display TV from a TV card using the device, or play and capture radio channels via radio. Without doubt, MPlayer could be a wonderful alternative to QuickTime.

 

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