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Best Free Multimedia for Mac OS

Posted In Multimedia, OS X - By Techtiplib on Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 With No Comments »

This is the collection of best free Multimedia for MAC.

Media Player for Mac OS

VLC Media Player

“VLC is the swiss army knife of media playback software that marvels you with compatibilities and capabilities. It sports an excellent menu based interface that is strictly simple and stripped down.

The toolbars are fully customizable so you get to choose the buttons needed on the interface. The media player is powerful, light, fast and has the capability to repair broken content and supports many subtitle formats with advanced controls.”

MPlayer OSX Extended

“This player aims to deliver a powerful, functional and no frills video player for OSX. It’s based on the original MPlayer OSX project but has since undergone fundamental changes, making it a modern and easy to use video player.

It’s one of the fastest choices on OSX to play back HD H264 videos, supports instant playback of MKV files and advanced styled subtitles in the ASS format.”

Music Player and Organizer for Mac OS


“Built by a group of designers and developers that have previously worked on Winamp, Netscape Navigator, and Mozilla Firefox, Songbird allows you to change the user interface, select the features you need, and use the Web to find new music and videos, besides organizing your music libraries.”


“Play your music and videos.  Keep up with your podcasts and Internet radio.  Discover new music and podcasts.  Keep your portable device loaded with good stuff.  Simple enough to enjoy.  Powerful enough to thrill.  Open-source through and through.”

Media Center for Mac OS


“It is truly outstanding in this category and earns the Gizmo’s Top Pick title rightfully in my eyes. It played all media files I fed it with and turned out to be the most reliable product for me.

XBMC offers convincing media library features and is highly configurable with custom skins and backdrops. You will find a vast amount of plugins, skins and other goodies for it as the community around XBMC is large.”

Audio / Video Format Conversion for Mac OS

Smart Converter

“Drag your video or audio file to Smart Converter, select an output format and convert, it will analyse your file and preserve as much of the original as possible, optimising conversion speed and quality.

It handles hundreds of file types and converts to all your favourite formats, it will also add your converted file to iTunes.”


“A long-time favourite of mine, when I need to convert from just about any format to a nice, no-nonsense iPod/iPhone compatible video (encoded in H.264). It has a queue, and supports multiple Apple presets including Apple TV.”

Miro Video Converter

“For even easier device conversion, there is Miro Video Converter. With just a dozen device presets and support for only one file at a time, it may not be the best choice for power users. However, its simple interface is ‘newbie-proof’, and conversion quality is on a par with other programs.”


“ffmpegX is Mac OS X graphic user interface designed to easily operate more than 20 powerful Unix open-source video and audio processing tools including ffmpeg the hyper fast video and audio encoder”

MP3 Tag Editor for Mac OS


“An audio tag editor runs on multi platforms and supports editing all tags in MP3 files. You can generate tags from file names or vice versa, and import tags from online databases including,, Discogs and MusicBrainz.

It allows for dragging and dropping a cover art to a file and helps searching album arts and lyrics via a browser from online resources as well. Other features include convert between ID3v1.1, ID3v2.3 and ID3v2.4 tags, edit tags of multiple files, generate playlist files, rename and create directories from tags, case conversion and export tags.”

MusicBrainz Picard

“This freeware adopts a new tagging concept that is album oriented, as opposed to tracks or files oriented tagging.

It identifies track information by comparing a unique digital thumbprint to the information in the MusicBrainz database. Once the tracks are best matched, you can save their tag info into selected MP3 files. Checking details of a selected file evokes a list of all existing tags, including lyrics. If a tag doesn’t exist, you can always add it.”

CD / DVD Burning Software for Mac OS


“Keeps burning discs simple and offers a lot of advanced options such as choose different filesystems, create standard audio and video CD/DVD discs, CD-Text and mp3 tag editing, interactive menus, copy discs, converting and more.”


“A free burning application with support for the following disc image formats: anything natively supported by MacOS (iso, dmg, …), cue/bin, ccd/img, toc, nrg, cdi, mdf/mds, b6t/b6i, daa, gbi, and experimental support for .c2d and .cif.”

CD Ripper for Mac OS


“An application for creating high-quality audio files in various formats, from compact discs or files. When extracting audio from compact discs, Max offers the maximum in flexibility to ensure the true sound of your CD is faithfully extracted.”

DVD Ripper for Mac OS


“The program has a relatively small file size for all the features that it offers. The transcoded video is surprisingly good quality for the amount of time it takes to rip.

Handbrake produces an MPEG-4 file which is compatible with a wide range of media players, and has a very great feature with preconfigured profiles for Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod and Apple TV. It also provides numerous video and audio parameter settings for advanced users to alter the file size and video quality accordingly.”


“A useful DVD ripper or extractor. It removes CSS encryption, Macrovision protection, sets the disc’s region to ‘0’ for region-free, and is capable of removing RCE region checking. It can also copy ARccOS copy-protected DVDs. This is to backup your legally-purchased DVDs onto your hard drive.”

DVD Authoring Software for Mac OS


“SmallDVD is a simple DVD authoring utility for Mac OSX that will take video files and create a DVD image from them that can be burnt using Disk Utility.”


“SmallShrink is a Mac OS X application which extracts the main movie from a DVD, and reauthors it to fit onto a 4.7Gb single layer DVD-R. It is inspired by (but currently is nowhere near as functional as) the legendary DVD Shrink application for Windows, with a little help from the various Linux DVD9 -> DVD5 guides around the Internet.

The current release provides a simple interface to a number of open source command line tools which do the extract, shrinking and reauthoring.”


“DVDStyler is a cross-platform open source DVD authoring application for the creation of professional-looking DVDs. It allows not only burning of video files on DVD that can be played practically on any standalone DVD player, but also creation of individually designed DVD menus.”

Audio Editing Software for Mac OS


“As far as single track editing goes, there is very little that cannot be achieved with Audacity easily and cleanly. Its functionality for editing is balanced and recording is equally powerful for applying effects and modifications to existing audio tracks.

The process of recording a track either from an internal or external source could not be more simple and many neat things are right there such as slide control and multi-track recording.”

Video Editor for Mac OS


“A free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated using projects, job queue and powerful scripting capabilities.”

Music Notation Software for Mac OS


“The best free music notation software with fast and easy note entry in WYSIWYG mode. It’s integrated with a sequencer and FluidSynth software synthesizer and allows for an unlimited number of staves; up to four voices per staff; 128 instrument sounds for playback plus eight drum and percussion sets.

Other features include import and export of MusicXML and standard MIDI files; output as PDF or PNG documents and basic ensemble scoring.”

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