Optimus Player

The best app for playing audiovisual content on the Mac.

Screenshot of Optimus Player.

Play Any File

Built on top of the industrial-strength FFmpeg software libraries1, Optimus Player can play all the major file formats, including MP4, MKV, and Ogg. With support for 250+ file formats and 400+ codecs, you can play almost any file no matter where it came from.2 Movies that you downloaded, footage from your old camcorder, full-motion video game files; Optimus Player can play it all.

FFmpeg logo.

Color Accuracy

Optimus Player leverages the powerful video and graphics technologies built into macOS to faithfully reproduce color3 so that you see color as the director intended during post-production4. See the comparison5 in the accompanying figure and then imagine that difference applied to all the pixels in every frame of a video.

sRGB Display Output
Original
Ultra HD Video
sRGB red in original Ultra HD video. 255 sRGB green in original Ultra HD video. 255 sRGB blue in original Ultra HD video. 255
Optimus Player Optimus Player sRGB display output for sRGB red in Ultra HD video. 255 Optimus Player sRGB display output for sRGB green in Ultra HD video. 255 Optimus Player sRGB display output for sRGB blue in Ultra HD video. 255
VLC VLC sRGB display output for sRGB red in Ultra HD video. 211 VLC sRGB display output for sRGB green in Ultra HD video. 218 VLC sRGB display output for sRGB blue in Ultra HD video. 215

AirPlay 2 Audio

Optimus Player is the first third-party macOS app to support AirPlay 2 audio.6 Stream lossless music to multiple rooms or enjoy a movie through stereo speakers. Optimus Player automatically synchronizes the audio and the video so that you can focus on your content.

Screenshot of AirPlay 2 device picker inside Optimus Player.

Features For Everyone

Since movies, TV shows, and music are so integral to our culture, we want everyone to be able to enjoy them. That’s why Optimus Player has features like dual subtitles for mixed-language couples and VoiceOver support for blind or low-vision users.

Screenshot of dual subtitles showing in Optimus Player.

Designed For Mac

Optimus Player will feel right at home on your Mac. Small details matter and Optimus Player delivers: Now Playing integration for controlling playback from headphones, Siri, or AirPlay devices7; video hardware acceleration8 for smooth playback and longer battery life; window restoration to pick up where you left off after restarting the app or your device; and more—presented in an elegant user interface.

Optimus Player app icon.