Elmedia Player – A Free 3GP Player for Mac

open 3GP file with Elmedia PlayerMobile phones are used very often for recording various incidents in life, whether they are important or not. What happens with these recordings? They are obviously shared online. However, things are not so easy always. Sometimes it’s seen that after copying a video on Mac there’s no way to play it back, a format like 3GP isn’t supported by any application. 3GP is not known to all. This format takes a very little space, so, it’s perfect for mobile phones of which storage space is quite limited. Though the quality of 3GP videos is not so good as some frames look like colorful spots, it’s good for playing on cell phones.

Now, you need not worry about the playback as your Mac can use Elmedia Player. Elmedia Player is a free 3GP player for Mac. The interface of the player is well-planned, navigation of the app is intuitive and there are just the desired number of features, no unnecessary functions.

Playing 3GP on Mac Using Elmedia Player

Here are steps for you to play 3GP on Mac using Elmedia Player

Download the application and install it. For this, go to their website; find and click “Download” button. Once you download the file, you can install Elmedia Player just like you install any other application for Mac.

Include a 3GP file in the Elmedia library. For doing this, you can:

  • Drag and drop the file in the open window of the app or its icon in the Dock
  • Or find the file in Finder and right click. A context menu will be displayed in which you have to select “Open with” and then in the list of applications, select “Elmedia”
  • Or you can open Elmedia Player, go to its main menu and make use of “File” option to find the file.

You are done! Enjoy the video!

The 3GP video player for Mac comes in a PRO version too that lets you download 3GP files and provides superior functionality, e.g. it helps you play videos in loop, adjust image and video settings, use a 10-band audio equalizer for controlling sound, and so on.

Plus Points

The biggest plus point of 3GP is that it reduces the size taken by the videos. Due to this, their upload and download take very short time, i.e. just in a few seconds if your internet connection is good.

Minus Points

3GP videos being small are low quality. The smaller the size of the video, the more you need to compress the video and audio streams and 3GP actually compresses both into a single file.

However, you can play 3GP files on Mac which is the biggest advantage and so, you can enjoy the video on Mac.

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