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How to Play & View SWF Files on Mac

Dec 2, 2019 - 2 Comments
Playing SWF file on Mac

Occasionally some Mac users may come across an SWF file that must be opened or accessed. If you have a SWF file that you need to view, play, or open on a Mac, you can do so with a variety of freely available tools. SWF is the file format for Adobe Flash files, and you … Read More

How to Watch MKV Video on iPad from Files App

Jul 5, 2019 - 2 Comments
Watching an MKV video on iPad from Files app

Want to watch MKV videos stored in the Files app on an iPad? You can do that easily once you learn how. This makes it simple to keep locally stored MKV movies on iPad within the Files app to be able to watch directly on the device.

How to Play FLAC Audio Files on Mac

Apr 29, 2018 - 33 Comments
How to play FLAC on Mac

Want to listen to FLAC audio files on a Mac? Maybe someone sent you an audio file in .flac format and you can’t figure out how to play it? There are several options for playing FLAC in Mac OS, but iTunes is not one of them. Fortunately there are a variety of other choices available … Read More

How to Play All Videos in a Folder on Mac OS with a Playlist and VLC

Dec 5, 2017 - 7 Comments

If you’re a Mac user with a lot of video files and movies, you may wonder how you can play multiple video files one after another in a playlist. While the native Quicktime app is a great media player, it doesn’t offer a playlist capability, so if you want to play all videos from a … Read More

How to Watch MKV & AVI Video on iPad or iPhone Free with VLC

Aug 3, 2014 - 27 Comments
Enable VLC Wi-Fi Video upload capabilities in iOS

If you’ve ever wanted to watch a high resolution movie like an MKV, MPEG, or AVI file that’s currently on a computer, but on an iPhone or iPad, you know that the default iOS Video app isn’t always going to cut it. Sure Videos.app stores iTunes movie downloads and can play a fair amount of … Read More

Forget Windows Media Player, Here Are 3 Free Ways to Play WMV Video on a Mac

Jul 17, 2012 - 6 Comments
Play WMV Video in Mac OS X

WMV files typically are played in Windows Media Player, but Mac users don’t have that app. Not to worry though, there are plenty of solutions to play WMV video right in Mac OS X and you can go ahead and forget about WMP because the Mac apps are better and more versatile anyway. Without further … Read More

5 MKV Video Players for Mac OS X

Mar 13, 2012 - 45 Comments
Play MKV on a Mac

MKV files are usually high quality videos compressed within a Mastroska container format. Typically you’ll encounter these with Bluray rips or video exported from an HD stream, and you might have discovered they won’t open in a standard movie player app. Not to worry though, MKV files can be played on a Mac easily, you … Read More

Download VLC 2.0 and Play Almost Any Video File Format

Feb 20, 2012 - 24 Comments
VLC 2.0

VLC 2.0 has been released, the powerful video playing apps new version supports even more video and audio formats and includes limited Blu-Ray playback, in addition to providing under-the-hood improvements for faster decoding with multi-core CPU’s and GPU’s. Download VLC 2.0 from VideoLan.org If you’re unfamiliar with VLC or you don’t have it yet, you … Read More

Play Any Video Type on iPad with VLC

Sep 21, 2010 - 2 Comments

VLC is finally out for the iPad (iPhone and iPod touch too), this is great news for iOS devices because using the app you’ll be able to watch most video file types directly on the iPad without converting it first. In the past you’ve had to convert video to iPad and iPhone compatible formats which … Read More

Fix Audio Syncing Problems When Playing Video with VLC

Jun 3, 2010 - 4 Comments

Every once in a while you’ll come across a video that has audio syncing problems. Sometimes it’s minor where the sound track and dialogue is off by a few milliseconds and it’s barely noticeable, other times it can be off by as much as a few seconds and this makes watching the video almost impossible. … Read More

VLC Player for Mac OS X may be dead

Dec 17, 2009 - 1 Comment

Update: VLC has posted this clarifying the state of the VLC for Mac project, stating ‘VLC for Mac death is “greatly exagerated”‘, and emphasizing that the majority of development issues are in regards to the GUI, apparently it’s not as perilous as the web has assumed. VLC Player for Mac OS X may well be … Read More

Watch Movies in ASCII Art with VLC

Nov 7, 2009 - 4 Comments

Ever wanted to watch a movie in ASCII art? What’s that? You haven’t even thought about it before? In what might be the single most useless feature to ever grace a video player, VLC allows you to output any video playback as… ASCII art. Yes, the kind of ASCII art that was quite fancy on … Read More

Quickly Offset & Re-Sync Audio in VLC by Pressing F and G Keys

Oct 7, 2009 - 1 Comment

Have you ever received a movie or video file where the audio and video isn’t synced correctly? This is most obvious when you’re watching people talk, where the lip movements don’t match up with the audio track. Thanks to a handy capability in VLC, you can quickly sync audio to video in VLC by using … Read More

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