How to play AVI files on Mac? When you backup your files from Windows PC to your newly purchased Mac, you'll find that massive old movies which work fine on Windows PC won't play on Mac. And you will find further that most of these movies are in AVI format. The problem is that Mac OS (including Mavericks, X Yosemite) do not natively support .avi files as well as the formats under its umbrella unless you get a QT plug-in. But that's not the best solution. What you really need is a powerful and professional AVI media player to enable freely playing AVI files on Mac OS.
There are plenty of Mac AVI player on market, and among them, the best three AVI media players are proposed here: VLC, 5KPlayer and MPlayerX. As these AVI media players are all powerful and simple to use, you only need to choose the most suitable one. VLC is popular enough that almost all people are familiar with it. MPlayerX is exactly simple to acquire the basic operations. Conversely, as one of the best AVI media players, 5KPlayer is so humble that needs more attention.
5KPlayer is absolutely competent to a free AVI player. It renders refined playback of AVI videos while serving as a professional media player too to play MKV, MP4, MOV, FLV and 4K/5K/8K UHD videos with muliti-subtitle tracks and soundtracks. So no matter what encoded mode the AVI format is, the 5KPlayer is adequate to solve the problem of playing AVI files on Mac OS including the latest X Yosemite.
|AVI Media Players||VLC||MPlayerX||5KPlayer|
|Supported formats Almost all audio video formats(MP3, AAC, FLAC, MP4, AVI, MOV,MKV, FLV, 4K/5K/UHD video etc)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Maximum Resolution for Best Viewing||8K||8K||8K|
|Other Functions||Streaming, convertion, exporting||No||Video download, AirPlay, radio player|
Step 2. Load AVI file for playing. Here you can load AVI files to this AVI player for Mac in three ways.
1. Click "Video" icon to add AVI file
2. Drag'n drop the file that you desired to play to the main window of the 5KPlayer interface
3. Directly go to the file folder where your desired AVI is, and right click the mouse to "Open with > 5KPlayer" Whatever the way you choose, this AVI media player begins to play video once you have loaded.
Thus here comes to the video playing interface where there are some icons of users friendly setting like flip horizontal, flip vertical, rotate file, step forward/backward, increase/decrease volume, etc. Moreover, streaming video to other devices of Mac OS or IOS like Apple TV, iPhone, iPad etc is also available in the same WIFI with the help of airplay.
Note: In addition to serving as a powerful Mac AVI player, 5KPlayer is also a cover-all audio video player such as MKV video player, 4K UHD player and even region-free DVD player, MP3 music player etc, supporting massive formats playing. Not to mention the strong function of downloading online videos from YouTube, Vevo, Dailymotion and more than 300 video sharing sites and streaming audio video to other devices by means of the built-in airplay feature under the same WIFI.
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