A media player is an app that plays back video files, audio files, or both.

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Early-2006 iMac as HTPC/PVR

I’m using my MBA for productive stuff, so I got an early-2006 Core Duo iMac standing around, upgraded to 1.5 GB RAM. It came with 10.4 Tiger and now runs 10.6 Snow Leopard. Since its 50cm screen is ...
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Play movie at double speed

Is there a way to play a movie (on a DVD) at 1.5x speed or double speed, from Mac OS X? Desired features: Ability to play at increased speed (e.g., 1.5x, 2x) Pitch correction, so people's voices ...
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How can I guarantee that audio only from my media player hits the speakers?

I'm DJ-ing and I want to make sure that my music and nothing else is getting pumped out the speakers. Undesirable things that may hit the speakers include: Calendar.app reminders Messages.app ...
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Audio player that can adjust playing speed

Please recommend an audio player for Mac that has features like freely available can play .wav files Adjust the playing speed (ex. 1.1x speed etc) (if possible) truncate the audio file (ex. removing ...
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Music player program that reads star ratings from Windows

I used Winamp on Windows. This allowed me to rate songs using a 5 star system. These star ratings are stored in the files as metadata. I could view the star rating in file properties in Winamp and ...
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Looking for a video player with capability to maintain a long list of Recent Items

I've tried VLC and MPlayerX and I was disappointed with their "Recent" menu. VLC maintains very little history and it sometimes even randomly erases itself. I switched to MPlayerX -- it doesn't erase ...
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Any suggestions about watching a blu-ray disc on my Macbook? [duplicate]

I got my new Mac book today and am wondering in what way can I watch a blu-ray disc on it, for example, maybe a blu-ray player? Any suggestions? What do I need to achieve that? Thanks in advance.
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Which video player can play 1080p mkv on iPad Mini Retina?

The iPad Mini Retina comes with the new A7 chip. However, playing back of a 1080p MKV is still sluggish using VLC. I'd like to know whether other paid video players are better in handling 1080p MKVs? ...
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Selecting from a list of applications using an Apple Remote

I have a 2009 Mac Mini running Mavericks that I am planning to use as a media center. There are a few apps that I would like to be able to launch using the Apple Remote (Plex, Netflix via Safari ...
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Free media player with jump-to-specific-time option for big mp3 files

I'm listening to some mp3 files, some of them lasting 5 hours or more, and I'm looking for a player which allows to jump directly to a specific point in time in the mp3 file. VLC has an option "jump ...
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I can't find 'Add all tracks' in the add to playlist section in iOS 7

With iOS 7 the "Add all tracks" option, when selecting a playlist, seems to have vanished. Now the user has to select each song in the playlist individually, which can be very tedious with a long ...
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How to play .exe type video streamer on mac os

I have installed wine but the app but it doesn't seems to be working. It's a cn type of movie player, doesn't seems to stream output video. Any idea how to fix this?
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What software can play FLAC files and has basic playlist support?

What are options to play FLAC files and have playlists on OSX? I've not seen a way to make iTunes play them natively, songbird looks terrible with retina display and same goes for clementine. I just ...
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What is the finder's default midi player and how does it know which instrument to associate with tracks?

What is the finder's default midi player and how does it know which instrument to associate with tracks? Also where does it take those instruments from? A VST? Is it possible to use these sounds ...
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How do I take screen shots on DVD movies and protected content?

I saw this awesome movie that I watched on DVD and wanted to take a screen shot of it, but when I did, it was transparent. I could only see my desktop taken but not the movie. Is there a specific ...
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Control program other than iTunes with bluetooth headphones

I am using bluetooth headphones with OS X Lion. The headphones (like most bluetooth headsets) have built-in play/pause and back/forward controls. Using the play button will always launch iTunes, ...
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Audio Player with Gapless Playback

I'm looking for an (preferably free) audio player on OS X that supports gapless playback. It doesn't need to be fancy, I don't need any bells and whistles. I just want gapless playback. ...
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Improve VLC quality on WMV, AVI etc?

OKay I've noticed that when I play an WMV on my Mac using VLC player the quality is terrible in comparison when i play it on Windows I have tried "unchecking skip frames" on VLC, but no change at all ...
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“Play on” UPNP/DLNA device from OSX

I have a TV and an AV-receiver which are DLNA-capable and which are attached to my home network together with a Windows 7 desktop and a MBP running OSX Lion. I can access audio from both computers ...
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Can I use my iPad as a Virtual CD Deck

Is there is an app for iPad that will emulate basic CD deck functionality using iTunes tracks? All the DJ software I've seen (or bought) seems to include mixer/deck/additional features I don't require ...
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movies sometime lag on my 15" MacBook Pro (2011)

ive been having this problem for a long while and ive been looking around for a solution. and I found a very similar question explaining my very same issue. I edited it so i can give you all more ...
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Audio player that plays current buffer while downloading?

Looking for a Mac OSX audio player that'll start playing as it buffers, much like progressive download Flash/Javascript players do on Websites. I have very large concert mp3s on my file server ...
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Is there an audio player with waveform seekbar?

I'm looking for a player with seekbar that displays the waveform of the playing song, like http://foobar2000.org + http://foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_wave_seekbar Specifically, a seekBar is an ...
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Key differences between Plex and XBMC

As I understood it Plex was forked from XBMC as some people was unhappy with the slow development off the Mac integration. Now when both applications are available on OS X what are the main ...
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Where do Adobe AIR applications cache video files?

I have various players that play videos from websites, I want to know where those videos are cached. Because it's AIR, I suppose it's caching in a particular place, but I can't find it.
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hd video player for mac

I just saw that VLC doesn't support 10-bit yet (i checked the link here and i don't see a 1.2 build) http://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=94686 Is there any other good player that ...
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GOM player not running video

I am trying to run movie on GOM player for Mac, when I open the movie, GOM player name appears on top of menu bar, but no player appears. The same .avi file opened well in VLC player. I found out ...
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Suppressing iPhone's native video player when playing HTML5 video

on iPhone, when you have an HTML5 video tag on a web site and you click play it will open the iPhone's native video player and play the video there (unlike on the iPad where it will play the video in ...
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Expanding recently added songs

In my iPhone is there a way to get more "recently added" songs? I have about 100 songs and I have added recently 5, now in my "recently added" I've got only those 5.
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how do I get a Quicktime video window to play on an external monitor, simultaneously using the laptop for something else?

Using Macbook using OS-X 10.5.8, how do I get a Quicktime video window to play on an external monitor, simultaneously using the laptop for something else? I have a Macbook circa 2008 which has OS-x ...
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simple MP3 player with folders

I've been using SoundJam MP since it came out and many years ago I found a beta version that worked on OS X and that's the reason I can still use it. Unfortunately, with OS X Lion, PPC support is ...
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Is there a reliable, automatic subtitle downloader for Mac OS X?

On Ubuntu I use SMPlayer or SubDownloader, which both reliably retrieve subtitles from opensubtitles.org. SMplayer even does this automatically for the file you are currently viewing. So far I've ...
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How should I encode my music for preserving the sound quality and be able to play it on iTunes and iOS?

I have several CDs and other FLAC collections (classical music but not only). I want to add them to my iTunes library but I am looking for some recommendations regarding how I should encode them in ...
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Media player that plays .m4v files?

If I wanted to play some .m4v files (non-DRM Apple TV as they're produced through Handbrake), what would be the best HD Media Player to play back the files? Would this one work? ...
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Can I transfer and view xvid (avi) videos on an iPad?

What type of video files can I watch on my iPad? I usually only have .avi files; is there an app that will allow me to play them?
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How to configure OS X 10.5 to always open .WAV files with QuickTime?

I use iTunes to listen to my music, all of which is in .mp3 and .aac files. I periodically want to listen to .wav files, however these are never music. Most often, they're voicemails sent to my by our ...
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Quick Look won't play sound of .avi files

When I want to use Quick Look to quickly check if an .avi file is corrupt, or if the quality is alright, it does not play the sound anymore. Is there a way to enhance Quick Look with "proper" divx ...
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How can I ditch iTunes and find a suitable audio player?

With the recent features added to iTunes player I find it to be pretty heavy and resources consuming, just to do just what I would like it to do, which is play music. It is almost becoming a full OS ...
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What is the best media player for the mac (besides .mov - e.g., .mp3, .wmv, .avi, .mpg, etc)

I've recently switched from PC to Mac, so I'm slowly building a library of useful utilities. So, any recommendations for the best generic media player? On the PC - I've found the VLC player to be ...