Movist 4.5/5

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By Movist

************************** IMPORTANT *************************************
• Movist 1.3.6 or later does not support QuickTime decoder any more. FFmpeg decoder only. It’s caused by new policy of Mac App Store and QuickTime 7 should be removed because it’s deprecated. QuickTime decoder will be back using QuickTime X in future version.

• Movist 1.3.0 or later is 64-bit only. 32-bit version is supported until 1.2.3.

• Movist 1.2.1 or later supports App Sandbox in OS X 10.7 or later. App Sandbox supports better security but, some features are not allowed for security. Followings are not supported any more in OS X 10.7 or later (still works in 10.6):
- Digital audio out in QuickTime decoder.
- Keyboard backlight off in full screen.
- Media Keys support.
- Shutdown, Log out, Sleep in playlist end-job.
- Sleep by press and holding PLAY/PAUSE in full screen navigation.

Movist is an easy-to-use and powerful movie player. You can choose QuickTime or FFmpeg as decoder for each video codec and reopen with other decoder instantly. Movist supports many useful features to enjoy movies including H.264 video decode acceleration, digital audio out (S/PDIF), high quality subtitles, full screen navigation, convenient & beautiful user interface and so on.

Just Enjoy Movies with Movist.

• Single Window Mode or Multiple Document Mode.
• Various Window Resizing Center & Style.
• Traditional or Lion-style Full Screen.
• Desktop Background Display.
• App Sandbox supported.
• Retina Display supported.
• Full customizable Themes. *1

• Many File Format supported. *2
• Many Video & Audio Codecs supported. *3
• Codec-to-Decoder Binding.
• H.264 Video Decode Acceleration. *4
• Many Core Image Filters supported.
• Video Rotation & Flip.
• Deinterlace (FFmpeg Only).
• Under-Scan for TV out.

• Digital Audio Out (S/PDIF) (FFmpeg Only).
• System Volume Change.
• A/V Sync Adjustment.
• Audio Equalizer supported (FFmpeg Only).

• High Quality Subtitle.
• Many Subtitle Format supported. *5
• Embedded Subtitles in .mkv and .mp4 supported.
• Compressed Subtitles in .zip & .rar supported.
• 3D Subtitle supported.
• Subtitle Display on Letter Box.
• 3-Subtitles Concurrent Display.
• Fully Customizable Subtitle Display. *6
• Language-to-Subtitle Binding.
• Subtitle Text Encoding auto-detection.
• Subtitle Sync Adjustment.
• Subtitle Pre-rendering.

• Similar Named Movie Series auto-detection.
• Playlist Shuffle.
• Playlist Repeat Mode & End-Job(Sleep, Logout, Shutdown, …).
• Playlist Load & Save.
• Various Playlist settings.
• 3-Level Seeking Intervals.
• Playback Speed Adjustment.
• Apple Remote supported.
• Media Key supported.
• Full Screen Navigation.
• Screenshot Capture.

*1 Users can make and install custom themes. Graphics and UI Controls are customizable.
*2 .mov, .avi, .mp4, .m4v, .mkv, .mpg, .wmv and so on. (Caution: not support copy-protected movies from iTunes Store.)
*3 If you like QuickTime decoder, Perian is useful for various codec support.
On the other hand, There's nothing to do for FFmpeg decoder.
*4 NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, GeForce 320M, GeForce GT 330M, ATI HD Radeon GFX, Intel HD Graphics needed.
*5 SubRip(.srt), Sub Station Alpha(.ssa, .ass), SAMI(.smi), VobSub(.idx/.sub), TMPlayer, MPL2.
*6 Font, Text Color, Stroke Color & Width, Shadow Color, Blur, Darkness, Offset & Angle.
Horizontal/Vertical Position & Margin, Alignment, Line Spacing.

Release Notes

16/11/2017 | Version : 1.4.2 | Size : 11.6 MB
• Fixed white letter-box in macOS 10.13

07/12/2016 | Version : 1.4.1 | Size : 11.6 MB
• Fixed control panel appearing on launching in macOS 10.12
• This version supports macOS 10.9 or later (10.6-10.8 not supported)

11/12/2015 | Version : 1.4.0 | Size : 11.5 MB
• Fixed Command-W crash in OS X 10.11 full screen
• Fixed text shadow rendering of playlist in OS X 10.11
• Fixed external audio device detection
• Enhanced black out other monitor option behavior
• Added FFmpeg decoding thread count settings
• Updated Chinese Traditional localization
• Updated FFmpeg 2.8.2


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Entertainment , Video

Supported Devices : Mac OS

Comments and Ratings for Movist

Perfect for what i wanted (1.4.0)
21/12/2015 20:00:00 5/5 By Mushford
I’m learning chinese and this has a feature for adding more than 1 subtitle at the same time. I think this is the only software that i can find that does this. Features are also really simple to quickly use. Only downside is there is no feature to export the movie to add the subtitles to the movies like many other software does

Excellent player…. (1.4.0)
03/12/2015 10:04:00 5/5 By JMAOK
Excellent player with just the right mix of features….as well as the ability to turn off/on/customise said features to have the player set up exactly as you wish.

Ability to see video track bitrate (1.3.18)
20/11/2015 00:39:00 5/5 By Ninetou
Movist is great. Been using it for few years now and from my experience it absolutely beats all other video players. Just a sleek player with minimal UI and no unnecessary bs. I was wondering if you could add an ability to see bitrate of the video track(s) in the info tab. Bitrate for audio tracks is displayed there so I see no reason for omitting this info when it comes to video tracks. Keep up the good work.

Feature missing (1.3.15)
03/01/2015 12:00:00 5/5 By Zebs22000
Best movie player for the Mac, however with the last open source version (v. 0.6.8) it would play the next file (AVCHD) in the folder automatically. Current version does not do this. Can this feature be implemented for a future update. Many thanks in advance if so.

Superb (1.3.8)
25/08/2014 18:45:00 5/5 By paulhinds65
Superb, enough said ;-)

Moist (1.3.7)
14/06/2014 13:21:00 5/5 By pips7000
A Very Good Alternative to VLC This is a good replacement

Best Player (1.3.6)
23/04/2014 11:13:00 5/5 By umzyi
One of the best media player for mac on app store. it plays single file I have been throwing at it. totally loving it!!!

My favourite! (1.3.2)
23/11/2013 16:00:00 5/5 By Jade Nagaraja
Love this app. its simple. its easy. its does everything i want. Beautiful design and works well with retina display. Thanks :-)

Best Movie player for Arabic Subtitles seekers (1.3.2)
16/11/2013 16:22:00 5/5 By xander811
I tried a lot of video players but this was the best of them all. Specially for those seeking player for Arabic Subtitles. Highly Recommend it. Mousa,,, Jeddah - KSA

The best movie player in the App Store (1.2.3)
25/04/2013 12:52:00 5/5 By Futurix
I tried a lot of movie players in the App Store and Movist is by far the best! - fast - lots of formats supported (I used it with AVI/DIVX, WMV, MP4, MPEG, FLV) - very customisable - low CPU usage - retina-ready! (works great on 13'' MacBook Pro)

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