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IINA Reviews1.0.7

12 June 2020

Modern video player.

5
misjase
16 May 2020
Version: 1.0.6

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Great app...! For whatever reason VLC (both v2 and v3) “developed” consistent poor sync issues between video and audio on my computers (OS 10.11 - 10.13). IINA proved a perfect successor, with some unique strengths of its own, although I so far keep VLC for DVD related needs.
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5
Robio
21 July 2020
Version: 1.0.7
Years back I was in love with the abandoned NicePlayer, and I had a hard time finding a replacement player that did everything that very simple player did. IINA does, and it's just a great app besides. I tried at least a dozen player apps, and this one was the clear winner.
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5
pantio
10 July 2020
Version: 1.0.7
The best player for mac. There is only one remote control app for iphone. It would be perfect.
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5
Selasley
13 June 2020
Version: 1.0.7
Nice, simple mpg player
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4
Aargl
12 June 2020
Version: 1.0.7
This version gives me the opportunity to test it again, and to discover a great function: browsers integration. Works very well even on other sites than Youtube. Still doesn't play my TV streams, though (rtsp addresses make it crash), otherwise I'd probably use it instead of VLC.
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5
misjase
16 May 2020
Version: 1.0.6
Great app...! For whatever reason VLC (both v2 and v3) “developed” consistent poor sync issues between video and audio on my computers (OS 10.11 - 10.13). IINA proved a perfect successor, with some unique strengths of its own, although I so far keep VLC for DVD related needs.
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3
metermarx
06 March 2020
Version: 1.0.6
Nice experience overall, but this player (resp. MPV) consumes remarkably more energy than VLC 3 in all scenarios I tried (I'm on macos 10.14.6). Not advisable if the battery life is important. Movist (paid) seems to be the most power-efficient. The interface of IINA is the cleanest. It's a pity you have to switch between players in different environments - but it seems to be the only way.
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3
Talaatharb
01 February 2020
Version: 1.0.6
Nice interface. What I do not like: the list of videos is shown in the same window as the video running, thus hiding it partly. Big issue: version 1.0.6 has problems displaying some videos. Two examples: One is an old H264 MPEG4 AVC, 720x480, the other one H264 MPEG4 AVC 3840x2160: Video does not run smooth. Note: mpv v0.32 (downloaded) and v0.29.1 (installed from source via macports) show both vidos just fine. The same is true for VLC. @Devs: Can you please check
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5
bob-185
21 January 2020
Version: 1.0.6
Very nice player. Does everything I want. I like the idea of seeing all the past videos by clicking on an icon. Very handy.
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5
ocean442
06 November 2019
Version: 1.0.4
Now my nr 1 video player on macOS, goodbye VLC!
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4
BuggyX
08 September 2019
Version: 1.0.4
better than vlc , it is based mpv but does not give same performance for 4K video ,i can watch 4k videos only on mpv , choppy on iina and vlc
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Annie-Walker
27 May 2019
Version: 1.0.4
Wonderful program!! I want to leave a proper Review, so I'll wait until I have more to say. ?
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Spudboy
19 May 2019
Version: 1.0.3
Just using this for audio (still using Movist for video) and really enjoying the interface.
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5
Kästchen der Ordnung
12 May 2019
Version: 1.0.3
Great Player. My Favorit. Very very powerfull settings.
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3.5
Aargl
31 March 2019
Version: 1.0.3
I'm just discovering this surprisingly good player, indeed a nice replacement for VLC — which version 3 has not yet got rid of its important bugs... (more than one year after v3.0!) I'd say its a really nice mix between VLC and Movist: you can set in real time the delays for audio and subtitles (like Movist) while the interface is sober as VLC and it's free and open source. It has all it needs to become the best player and I would have given it 5 stars if it didn't fail reading subtitles in a .ts recorded tv stream. My other trials were perfect.
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Zoidbert
23 January 2019
Version: 1.0.1
Good so far; not enough use of it to really leave a review. It's handling of .dvdmedia files is a little rough (if you can access the DVD's menu, I can't figure it out) but it does play without a hiccup (VLC crashes constantly for me under Mojave, regardless of uninstall/reinstallation attempts) and can display CC/Subtitles (critical for me). I'll keep using and hope DVD menu support is forthcoming. (Or I find it)
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Macinman
03 January 2019
Version: 1.0.0
Thought I would leave a few comments on my experience with IINA as a VLC replacement for me. First off, I've used VLC for quite a few years, however it's always felt a bit quirky and a bit unstable. Second: I do realize the VLC does other functions besides a player, however with this said, I've never personally used the app for other things then a media player, so my comparisons won't include those features. I started using IINA around the time VLC 3.0 was released due to playback issues I was having with VLC, such as the A-B loop not always working correctly in VLC, features like variable speed control in playback also doesn't work reliably in VLC 3x. Other things I've compared, are Videos with strange resolutions, now act jerky in VLC 3x. With the above listed, I have found IINA is quick to load video files, plays what I throw at it very smoothly, and without graphical glitches, the A-B loop is much more reliable. Videos with unusual resolutions don't jump around, or flicker. I also feel comparing the two, that IINA, has a better macOS native interface vs VLC, and a cleaner, more optimized and up-to-date UI. I have a few media players installed on my Macs, as none are perfect, and it helps to have more then one installed in case one might not work as expected, or another one has a feature, one might now have. My other Media players I have installed are: El Media Player (pro version) Blu-ray Player (Pro Version) from MacGo. As far as the Blu-ray player, it's a good solid player that gives commercial grade support for playing back commercial Blu-ray discs as you would in a hardware stand alone player. As far as the features people have commented on here regarding VLC being more then a media player when comparing IINA to a replacement. That i'm not going to disagree with as I know it's true. What I will say though, is for my own use, I have not used VLC for those functions, and probably never will. I have always used dedicated apps for Video conversion, and recording. ScreenFlow is my main recording app, and FF Works, or permute are my main conversion apps, I do own the Apple pro apps as well. With all the things I've listed above, here is what I feel a good verdict is: If you simply use VLC as a player, and nothing else. IINA is a great replacement. If you use the other features it offers, I can't really make a fair comparison here. I would recommend comparing VLC to a dedicated app that handles the functions desired for use. In the end, I think IINA is a very nice solid player all around. I've had no issues with it, and it has some nice bonus features like a command-line tool, that can be configured, and a browser plugin for both Firefox, and Chrome. Safari support was removed when Apple's plugin requirements changed.
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5
forwardleaps
01 January 2019
Version: 1.0.0
After using VLC for a decade and experimenting with mplayer, movist and others. This is the one to get. It gets subtitles automatically for any video. Finally feel like living in the future.
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5
anonymous-walrus-4353
31 December 2018
Version: 1.0.0
The is the only media player you really need. It plays literally anything. And it is based on mpv, which is actively developed.
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3
Scion777
31 December 2018
Version: 1.0.0
It's a good player - about the same as that of MPlayerX 2.x. Absolutely NOT a replacement for VLC - VLC can convert video and stream video and ..... etc.
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Helmo-Hass
28 December 2018
Version: 1.0.0-rc
0.0.15.1 is the official release 1.0 as stated is just beta and available on gitHub BTW this new rc has some messed up settings with codecs as seem unable to reproduce files as previous beta did.. rolled back to beta 4
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George6
27 December 2018
Version: 1.0.0.Beta4
i have 1.0.0b4 from 09-2018 but the dev site has only 0.0.15 from 01-2018 and using brew you get 0.0.15.1 ? this is quite confusing....
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4.5
Noraa
12 September 2018
Version: 1.0.0.Beta4
This a great alternative to VLC, MPlayer and mpv. It is very lightweight and fast (something I find VLC NOT to be), and has no issues playing any video format I've thrown at it. I really like the interface, as it's simple but not overly so - by comparison, mpv (which IINA is a fork of) has an overly simplistic interface, where most commands are either hidden in the menus are behind keyboard shortcuts). As it is still in a beta stage, I have definitely experienced some weird bugs here and there - went through a strange period where videos would play audio but not video, issue has been fixed in the latest build - but overall it is quite stable.
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5
JohnF1664
28 August 2018
Version: 0.0.15.1
The fastest video player on Earth!
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dmu
19 August 2018
Version: 0.0.15.1
I tried this out because I wasn't loving VLC so much anymore. Overnight I decided I was ready to make it my default player. And then I went to drive-in movies so my wife could see something she was super excited about. My daughter would be watching her stuff in the back of the car on my laptop and all would be great and brilliant and everyone would be happy. Ten minutes into my daughter's movie, the sound when out. No explanation given. I tried everything. First the headphones cable connection (it's not Bluetooth), the audio source sound levels. Then a different movie file. Unplugging, and plugging the headphones back in. Restarting the computer. I tried everything... as my wife is missing her movie, and while my daughter is complaining and the lights are on in the car at a drive-in. Finally, having exhausted most options, I tried VLC. Worked perfectly. No problems. It was 100% IINA's problem. Not my system. Not my headphones, not my computer. IINA. It's still incapable of playing any audio. I have gone back through and tried every setting. The last thing to do is to trash the preferences, but I decided... why bother? No way am I going to commit to software that is this delicate. So fragile that it breaks on its own and requires a preference dump just to perform its basic function of "play." Sorry, can't live that way. VLC will have to do.
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Bipou
14 August 2018
Version: 0.0.15.1
Version 1.0.0beta3 released in August 2018 working fine. Website is not updated.
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4.5
Macfool
04 July 2018
Version: 0.0.15.1
v.1.0b2 is released. A few UI warts remain but overall the top of the heap in Mac players. Subjectively better audio quality than VLC, easier to use than FStream, Tiny impact on CPU so nothing heats up. Highly recommended!
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5
dejavuwj
23 June 2018
Version: 0.0.15.1
Very good player~ better than vlc.
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4.5
Acerbic
21 May 2018
Version: 0.0.15.1
Please add Audio Normalization (Volume Limiter).
Very good replacement for VLC and Movist!
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4
fravig61
16 May 2018
Version: 0.0.15.1
Very good, but when AirPlay?
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5
Acerbic
26 March 2018
Version: 0.0.15
Great lightweight, beautiful, fantastic player! Highly recommended!
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4.5
HansMueller4641
11 March 2018
Version: 0.0.15
finally a Mac-native replacement for VLC - thanks!
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5
siamak01
13 February 2018
Version: 0.0.15
This is fantastic player. It satisfies most of my needs. at very age of its development. Kudos to developer team. Highly recommended.
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5
ma-jur7
15 January 2018
Version: 0.0.15
New MPlayerX; easy to CPU, nice interface, power settings!
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5
skiabox
13 January 2018
Version: 0.0.14.1
Great lightweight player!
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5
Corecode
01 January 2018
Version: 0.0.14.1
1/3 the CPU usage of VLC
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Markus-Winter
17 October 2017
Version: 0.0.14
I did NOT have crashes before. Now with version 0.0.14 I get the crashes this version was supposed to fix. Doh!
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4.5
evilinstone
17 October 2017
Version: 0.0.14
Very good replacement for VLC and MPlayer. Thanks!
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2.5
JBX
05 June 2017
Version: 0.0.10
Audio always seems flat (even with set EQ). Video is good and nice UI.
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5
Ervins Strauhmanis
03 May 2017
Version: 0.0.5
Previously Derekcurrie mentioned that he would advise against using an alpha development stage software. I do agree that such software is meant for advanced users and that any great developer (and this project certainly has distinguished devs behind it), would not mark it as such for no reason. As far as my personal experience with IINA goes - I switched to the app from the mpv a while ago and use it as my main and only video player on a daily basis without as much as a hiccup, ever. And without knowing what does IINA really stand for, based on my pleasure of using the player I would render the abbreviation IINA as an "Incredible movable picture Illuminating and Narrating Apparatus". All the best to the devs!
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5
kieran-mm
22 February 2017
Version: 0.0.5
Finally!
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wickedsp1d3r
21 February 2017
Version: 0.0.5
Why do we need this when we already have mpv?
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Derekcurrie
10 January 2017
Version: 0.0.1
ALPHAWARE! Do NOT install this software unless you're willing to crash your computer as an alpha-tester. Test Results: The player, when it works, plays video very well over a LAN. This is UNlike Apple's QuickTime Player, which is in a state of rot. HOWEVER: When the video is PAUSED there is a catastrophic HARD LOCKUP of the Mac. This should not even be possible with macOS 12. The lockup resulted, in my case, with severe volume database damage that required repair. Conclusion: NOT Ready For Prime Time. It's ALPHAWARE. Don't install it. Don't run it. (I never give star reviews of alpha or betaware).
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5
Mindplay
10 January 2017
Version: 0.0.1
Finally!
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