Multimedia player for macOS capable of playing both video and audio content, with support for subtitles and multiple audio tracks
Although there are a lot of media players available on the market, there’s always room for one more if manages to come with a user-friendly interface and a couple of original features other apps don’t have.
One of the newest players available for the macOS platform is MKPlayer, a free and very easy to use multimedia player which allows you to play both audio and video content, with a twist: it also allows you to hear subtitles with the help of macOS’ built-in text to speech feature.
Start playing videos and audio tracks by dragging them onto the dock icon
Once launched, you can rapidly add a video or audio file to play either by loading it via the file menu or by drag and dropping it on MKPlayer’s dock icon.
It is worth mentioning that, because the player comes with Next and Previous options in the View menu, we tried opening multiple videos with the hope that MKPlayer will queue the video files.
Unfortunately, it was not the case since its user interface froze and it started playing all of them in separate windows, at the same time.
Minimalist interface that makes very user-friendly
This means that MKPlayer does not come with a playlist feature a fact that might make it a lot less desirable to people who would want to use it either as an audio player or for playing video playlists.
On the other hand, MKPlayer comes with a very friendly UI as it allows you to control the playback via a simple to use playback control interface displayed on top of the currently playing video.
MKPlayer also makes it possible to a adjust the movie’s brightness, contrast, gamma, hue, and saturation with an OSD panel that can be toggled using the ⌥+ ⇧ + ⌘ + A keyboard shortcut.
Streamlined video and audio player with support for subtitles speech and real-time video adjustment capabilities
This panel, like most other features, can also be enabled via the status bar menu, where you can also choose the audio track and subtitle for your movie, as well as access the speech preferences and go into full-screen mode.
All things considered, installing MKPlayer on your Mac is an excellent decision if you need to play audio and video content even if the app is still in its initial state and still needs a few updates until it can replace well-established names such as VLC and Iina.