VLC media player for Mac has enjoyed a long time reputation for its great video playing function including playing HD/UHD/4K/5K videos, supporting almost all file formats, streaming, downloading and files conversion. But, as IT industry develops, many burgeoning media players like KMPlayer, 5KPlayer, Potplayer, Divxplayer for Mac now can also reach the height of same capability. The high-ranking status of VLC Mac is indeed trembling.
Undesirables and Inconveniences of VLC Media Player for Mac
Functional Inconveniences of VLC Media Player for Mac:
- VLC Media Player for Mac broken in Mac OSX 10 and above like Mavericks 10.9.2, Yosemite etc. when you try to play MKV files!
Tons of users have already experienced the sudden non-responsive condition of VLC Media Player for Mac, and the reason is still under further investigation, but a possible reason for this may lay in the plug-in VLC uses according to VLC Forum, since VLC Mac requires certain plug-in to read MKV files and other file formats.
5KPlayer, in this regard, designed for iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini or Mac Pro running OS X 10.7 or later, without any plug-in for varied file formats, plays MKV and plays all the other video/music formats like MP4, MOV, AVI, FLV, MP3, etc. effortlessly and smoothly on Mac Mavericks 10.9.2 and Yosemite.
- VLC Media Player for Mac Has Troubles in Video AirPlay
VLC player Mac does have built-in Bonjour protocol, but it doesn't necessarily mean that it supports AirPlay independently. You can achieve VLC video AirPlay in three ways, of which one is unstable and the other two are quite demanding.
Comparatively speaking, the AirPlay-enabled 5KPlayer with evident AirPlay icons on its interface, streams video music from Mac to Apple TV, even AirPlay media files from iPhone/ iPad/ Apple Watch to Mac/Apple TV like a cork, directly and independently. It is simple in operations, smooth in streaming and quick in process.
- VLC Media Player for Mac Suffers Cockamamie and Fussy Download/Converting Procedures
Although VLC media player for Mac is capable of downloading files from online websites and converting them into target formats, the process can be quite cumbersome. For example, it takes 12 steps to simply download a short MPEG-4 video from YouTube and 5 steps to convert it to a MP4 (H264) file. The tricky and overly complicated options really annoy users in the course of getting what they want.
5KPlayer however, provides the most simplified and user-friendly processes to get videos/music downloaded from over 300 websites and converted easily, which means that you can download instagram videos, YouTube videos, FaceBook videos, and other music videos from VEVO, Vimeo, etc.
3 Steps to Download YouTube Videos/Music with VLC Media Player Alternative for Mac Users:
*Copy the URL of the video from the browser;
*Past the URL in the analyze box and wait for analyzing;
*Click "Download" button
2 Simple Ways to Convert File Formats with VLC Media Player for Mac Alternative:
a: *click the convert button on the videostrip in the Library; *choose the target conversion format;
b: *click setting icon on the videostrip of download window; * choose the target format you want to convert.
Design Inconveniences of VLC Media Player for Mac:
VlC for Mac also suffers complaints from users about its jerky interface, ugly logo, obscure options and ineffective design of its playlist without tagging and rating features.
The design of 5KPlayer, on the contrary, stands for elegance and conciseness. All the major features and function of 5KPlayer are presented on the main interface embedded with buttons for easy access. Considerate procedure guides for file download and AirPlay are also implanted. This free VLC alternative for Mac can act as a video manager that allows you to tag favorite videos/music and create new playlists to organize your media empire.
How to Tackle Those VLC Media Player for Mac Problems All at Once and Once for All?
Download and try VLC Mac alternative- 5KPlayer! Click to download 5KPlayer.
Although, you can solve some of those VLC Mac problems by converting MKV files to other commonly used formats, using converter software, resorting to Keepvid or other download solutions to download videos music, and timely checking system requirements for upgrading, etc. but, none of them can solve the problems all at once and once for all. 5KPlayer offers the best and easiest solution.