Elmedia Player
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Flash and media player, Pro version available.   Shareware ($19.95)
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Elmedia Player is a Flash and media player for Mac OS X. It will play media on Mac for absolutely free! This convenient player supports playback of FLV, SWF, XAP (Silverlight), RM and RV (Real), AVI, MOV, MP4, and many other formats. Elmedia Player features built-in Web browser, so you can browse through websites and watch movies without leaving the application. It provides you with convenient instruments for media files management: media library inspired by iTunes, usual and smart playlists creation.

Elmedia Player is also available in PRO version. It boasts with a list
What's New
Version 4.3.7:
  • Update: now Elmedia fully supports YouTube HTTPS URLs that encrypt data during the account login
  • Added: downloading of embedded videos on YouTube
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.5 or later



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Derekcurrie commented on 01 Apr 2014
As a veteran in the battle to kill off FAKE and COERCED MacKeeper reviews, let me point this out:

How many of the 4 and 5 star reviews here for Elmedia Player are from people who've reviewed here before? Look down the reviews thread. How many of the reviews are from newbies?

What does that tell you?

It tells ME we have review stuffing going on, again.
[Version 4.3.7]

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Elmerlin replied on 02 Apr 2014
Derekcurrie, I hope that your comment doesn't lead anyone to mistakenly assume that my review below it is a fake. Yes, it's my first MacUpdate review so far (all of us are newbies at first), but I also post both positive and negative reviews on other sites for myriad other products and services. Nowhere near as often as I should, however, especially as I make frequent use of others’ reviews in my purchase decisions.

Because valid user reviews are of such value to me, I fully support your concerns and efforts in trying to stem the tsunami of fakes. I’ve developed my own methods of scam detection, but I know they aren’t foolproof, so there are no doubt reviews I either believe or dismiss when I shouldn’t.

The reason I posted my first review here is that, a few months ago, I had an issue with Elmedia Player Pro and contacted Eltima about it. They responded very quickly and helpfully with a couple of different emails to me, but I had to go away for a few days and wasn’t able to implement their suggestions. When I returned, the problem was gone, so I suspect that my own user error, not the software, had been the problem.

A few days ago, I recalled this incident and that the Eltima rep had asked me to let them know if my problem had been resolved. So I got back in touch with them to say that it was and to tell them how much I use and value their product. They thanked me and asked if I could post a review here. No coercion, just a request.

I’m in the middle of tax return fun and games, so I almost didn’t. But the angel on my other shoulder reminded me how important user reviews are to us all, so I did.

I think I made it clear in my review that my own needs and usage are limited, but for what I do, EPP works very well. So why should I look for an alternative that may or may not be better? And why not let other searchers know that this may also be a good option for them? If there are so many bogus reviews here (and I have no idea if this is the fact), wouldn’t my legitimate input be of value?

Your profile says you are a creativity technologist and Mac expert, so your computer universe is very different from mine. Tech-minded folks like yourself would no doubt scoff at a lot of my software and hardware choices and preferences, and if I knew more, I might well agree. But if something is working for me, I let it be and focus on other things. And if I can help other non-techie users find viable programs, I will.

BTW, although I have owned and appreciated Apple products for almost a quarter century and have never owned anything remotely Windowsy, I’m not a fangirl of the Cupertino company or of any software providers and know that there are plenty of lemons amongst the apples. I’m always interested to read criticisms by clear-eyed users, so I just checked out a couple of your blogs and bookmarked them. I need all the help I can get!

Are you familiar with Lloyd Chambers’ comprehensive Mac Performance Guide website? Like you, he gives credit where it’s due but also exposes what he calls “Apple Core Rot.” Mavericks, for instance.

Thanks for fighting the good fight against such rot, from all quarters. But please believe me when I say that, while I can’t speak for the other reviewers here, I’m a real person with genuine satisfaction so far with Elmedia Player Pro. They’ve made some good improvements to it since I bought it in January of 2013, so you might actually like it now . . . or not!
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Elmerlin reviewed on 28 Mar 2014
If I’d read some other users’ reviews here, I might never have bought Elmedia Player Pro a little over a year ago . . . so I guess it’s good I didn’t! My own experience — with both the program and customer service — has been excellent.

As a satellite internet user, my bandwidth is limited, so watching streaming videos is an issue. And watching one repeatedly — a tutorial, for instance — isn’t feasible. But with EPP, I can download those videos in short order.

As a streaming video begins to load in the player window, a list appears below it of all the different resolutions and resource types (mp4, flv, etc.) available for download, and I just click on the one I want. Once it’s downloaded, I can watch it in the player of my choice on my Mac, or move it to my iPad via iTunes.

My needs (and skills) are pretty unsophisticated, so I only use a fraction of EPP’s feature set, but I’m delighted with what I’m able to accomplish. And the interface (for my basic needs, anyway) is very intuitive, so I haven’t had to crack a manual yet.

No doubt Elmedia is optimized for the latest and greatest operating systems, but I’m still using Snow Leopard on my Mac and have no problems.

I’m sure there are good alternatives to Elmedia (some folks own and use several, but that sounds too fussy and complicated to me), but this program does what I want and how I want it.
[Version 4.3.6]


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MarkW1670 reviewed on 27 Feb 2014
I've been using this product for a while and I have to say that it works every time and there is very little troubleshooting involved.

I am currently taking courses for programming and the videos I watch all go through this media player and I love it. The list is able to be organized and there are no random app failures during the middle of a video.

I highly suggest downloading this program and checking it out. It'll help keep you organized and play all the videos you need.
[Version 4.3.6]


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Bugbob reviewed on 27 Feb 2014
I've been using this wonderful product for years and upgraded to the Pro version in 2007. It plays a wide variety of video types, some types I'd never even heard of. Playback quality is stellar, as is its ease of use and feature set. I highly recommend it.
[Version 4.3.6]


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HansjürgG3736 reviewed on 31 Oct 2013
Elmedia Player Pro is a nice, stable and easy to use program that does a very good job for viewing and downloading various formats of movies on the Mac. I like the program and was very pleased to see it updated so quickly after the problems under OS 10.9 became evident. Thanks to everybody involved.
Only point for critic: Why are the best resolutions for a given film not always downloadable?
[Version 4.3.3]


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WallyV1480 reviewed on 09 Oct 2013
I've used Elmedia Player Pro since 2010 for viewing SWF videos. There's nothing better on the Mac platform that I know of for ease of downloading content.

As one who completes a system clean install once a year, including recently replacing the internal hd of my MBP with an SSD, I've always received swift and courteous responses to my request for a new activation.

Having purchased commercial software, shareware, and donation ware since 1997, I support the developer's need to protect their assets. Requesting 'reactivation' is very reasonable given the value price of the Pro license.

Highly recommended.
[Version 4.3.2]

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Derekcurrie replied on 29 Oct 2013
Let me point out something about the 4 and 5 star reviews appearing here:
- WallyV1480 is a first time reviewer who says:
"I've used Elmedia Player Pro since 2010"
- Julesemp89 is a first time reviewer who says:
"Have used Elmedia Player PRO since 2010"
- Matteo Peruzo is a first time reviewer who says:
"I use it from 2010"
- Christian Spence is a first time reviewer who says:
"Been using this product for almost 3 years", as in 2010.

What does this remind me of? Oh I know: MacKeeper SCAM reviews.

All I personally know is that I installed the software, didn't like it, knew of several free and superior alternatives, and use them instead: VLC, MPlayer, MacTubes…

And please folks, no FAKED reviews.
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Ye-Sung commented on 02 Aug 2013
The application will lock serial with you MB information. There have no change to use this application again after your Mac was fixed by Apple service center.
[Version 4.2.168]

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MacUpdate-Jess replied on 08 Aug 2013
Ye-Sung, please send an e-mail to:
support@eltima.com
with confirmation of your purchase of Elmedia Player. A member of their support staff will reactivate your license key.
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JCH2 replied on 30 Aug 2013
Reactivation should not be necessary... period.
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Julesemp49 reviewed on 02 Apr 2013
Have used Elmedia Player PRO since 2010 and have been very pleased with it. Have had cause to contact customer service recently who were speedy in response and brilliant!! Would definitely recommend the software.
[Version 4.2.168]


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Matteo Peruzzo reviewed on 19 Mar 2013
I use it from 2010
great app, great support from developer
no issue yet
[Version 4.2.168]


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Christian Spence reviewed on 19 Mar 2013
Been using this product for almost 3 years and it has been great. I've upgraded machines a number of times and the support people are very fast to respond when I've requested a replacement key. Highly recommend.
[Version 4.2.168]


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crazy777 had trouble on 02 Jun 2013
I just bought the PRO version of Elmedia. I tried to download a FLV from a website. The software has detected the FLV file together with the file size, the download option is also valid over there. When I tried to download, apparently, no video file is being downloaded into the Macbook Pro.
I am currently using MacOSX 10.6 Snow Leopard, is it because of incompatibility issue?
Please assist asap. Thanks.
[Version 4.2.168]

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MacUpdate-Jess replied on 08 Aug 2013
crazy777, please send all information you have regarding the problem you're having to Eltima at support@eltima.com. We're not able to help you with software support, and replied from developers have been disappearing--or not appearing at all--for a couple of weeks now. We apologize for the inconvenience to all of you, users and developers alike, but please bear in mind that this is not a support site. We provide a link to the developer's Web site in every case possible, which is where you should seek technical and/or customer support.
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Cascalheira had trouble on 18 Jul 2011
Last night i installed this on my MacbookPro4,1 with Mac os X Lion.
After a restart my computer wasn't booting and stopped at the initial Apple logo. I didn't relate that to ElMedia player at first, but then i booted in verbose mode and my system stopped just after loading the elmedia extension.
I had to boot in single user mode and remove the extension so my system would work again.
If you are a developer using Lion, for now seems that is a good idea to keep away from this software.
[Version 4.2.141]


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Intellect Inside had trouble on 28 Feb 2007
Trash your SWF Movie Player preferences file before trying to use the new SWF&FLV Player. The old app's prefs file was causing the new app to crash on start every time.
[Version 3.0.33.5096]


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Otsego had trouble on 24 Aug 2006
Application unexpectedly quit a second or so after launch...
[Version 2.0]

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Eltima Support replied on 25 Aug 2006
I'm really sorry for this issue. I can confirm that we are working on fixing the problem and hope to release a fix-it build very-very soon.

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Derekcurrie rated on 06 Feb 2014

[Version 4.3.6]



Jacklarm rated on 15 Jan 2014

[Version 4.3.4]



Cary-Parrish rated on 29 Dec 2013

[Version 4.3.4]



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Monkeyjunkey rated on 13 Nov 2013

[Version 4.3.4]



Mikee179 rated on 01 Nov 2013

[Version 4.3.3]



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escompter.qch rated on 23 Sep 2013

[Version 4.3.1]



ElTarlo rated on 12 Jul 2012

[Version 4.2.168]



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Gitteboy rated on 05 May 2012

[Version 4.2.153]



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THEE:LEE rated on 26 Mar 2012

[Version 4.2.153]



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Brentwin rated on 28 Feb 2012

[Version 4.2.153]


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Version Downloads:985
Type:Multimedia Design : Video
License:Shareware
Date:01 Apr 2014
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $19.95
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Elmedia Player is a Flash and media player for Mac OS X. It will play media on Mac for absolutely free! This convenient player supports playback of FLV, SWF, XAP (Silverlight), RM and RV (Real), AVI, MOV, MP4, and many other formats. Elmedia Player features built-in Web browser, so you can browse through websites and watch movies without leaving the application. It provides you with convenient instruments for media files management: media library inspired by iTunes, usual and smart playlists creation.

Elmedia Player is also available in PRO version. It boasts with a list of additional features, such as downloading online videos and movies of various formats from Internet, including streaming videos broadcasted over RTMP and videos embedded via HTML5; watching videos in full-screen mode; keeping player window always on top of all applications; making screenshots of your favorite movie moments.

What really makes Elmedia Player a standout and unique tool, is that when downloading from a website, you will also be able to download external resources of the initial file, such as other videos, main videos loaded by Flash frame on the website, images, etc. Additionally Elmedia Player will keep the original structure of the videos and other resources, which is rather significant for correct playback of some media files.

The Basic version of Elmedia Player is free while the Pro version, which allows downloading of videos, is $19.95. For a full list of differences between the two versions see this page.


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