Movie Player for macOS based on QuickTime & FFmpeg

Movist for Mac

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Movist for Mac

  -  49.9 MB  -  Trial
Movist for Mac is a movie player based on QuickTime and FFmpeg. Media player with a high-quality caption feature and more. Movie Player for macOS based on QuickTime & FFmpeg. macOS video player that comes with support for numerous video and audio formats!

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The controllers are practical and convenient, as well as appearing only when the mouse pointer is approaching. Transparent title-bar and controllers allow you to focus more on your watching experience. Movist supports hardware accelerated decoding of H.265/HEVC codec. You can enjoy 4K UHD images comfortably.

Features and Highlights
  • Supports QuickTime and FFmpeg
  • Customizable high quality caption
  • Supports smi, srt format captions
  • Playlist support
  • Media playback control
  • Full screen control panel
  • Simple user interface
  • Universal binary
Note: Requires 64-bit processor. 7 days trial version.

  • Movist 2.10.3 Screenshots

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What's new in this version:

Movist 2.10.3
- Fixed an issue where it was not possible to select multiple subtitles using the option key
- Internationalization of decimal units when setting audio delay in Preferences
- Stability improvements

Movist 2.10.2
- Resolved an issue with the "Restore windows" not working

Movist 2.10.1
- Fixed always playing with mono channel audio

Movist 2.10.0
- Supports macOS Sonama
- Improved reliability of hardware decoding
- Improves stability and performance

Movist 2.9.5
- Support Dolby Vision video HDR Tone Mapping (only Profile 8 is available, requires macOS 10.15 or higher)

- the issue with unusual color appearance in videos recorded using the latest iPhone Pro
- the issue where some Dolby Vision videos appear faded in color
- the issue where the screen flickers during playback for some videos

Movist 2.9.4
- Supports all levels of Dolby Vision video profiles 5 and 8

Movist 2.9.3
- layout issues in the media panel and inspector window
- an issue where the playback position would jump back a few seconds unnecessarily when the speaker configuration changed during playback, such as when AirPods were recognized
- an issue where videos recorded on the latest iPhone would jump back to the beginning when seeking

- Improved playback performance

Movist 2.9.2
- Fixed an issue in Finder where media file icons were blank (may take some time to reflect the changes)
- Fixed an issue where Mac was unable to go to sleep even when a video was not playing

Movist 2.9.1
- Improved app stability

Movist 2.7.2
- Resolved color issues of H264 10-bit video on Intel Mac
- Resolved crash issues when open some video files

Movist 2.7.1
- Resolved crash issues when the output device changes during playing audio files
- Resolved issues that ignore video orientation

Movist 2.5.6
-  Fixed a crashing issue when opening some types of media files

Movist 2.5.5
- Resolved washed out color issue when play some types of HDR video
- Improved subtitle compatibility
- Improved stability

Movist 2.5.4
- Resolved VP9 compatible issues
- Fixed a bug where repeat button didn't work
- Improved stability
- Improved performance

Movist 2.5.3
- Resolved washed out color issue when play HDR video in Apple M1 Macs
- Keep user's video settings (aspect ratio and crop) when "Keep media settings in playlist" is on

Movist 2.5.2
Improved VP9 decoding performance:
- Supports hardware acceleration on Macs using macOS 11 and Intel 7th generation CPU or later chips
- Decoding performance equivalent to hardware acceleration on a Mac with Apple M1 chip

Movist 2.5.1
- Movist has a universal binary and runs natively on Apple Silicon Macs

Movist 2.3.3
 - Improved subtitle compatibility

Movist 2.3.2
- Supported mouse events such as click, double click, secondary click, scroll, and so on. [Movist Pro Preferences > Mouse]
- Extended audio delay range
- Improved subtitle compatibility

Movist 2.3.1
- Improved support for srt subtitle format
- Extended support for web media plays such as
- Improved AV1 decoding performance
- Updated Korean and Russian localization

Movist 2.3.0
- Fixed an issue that takes too long to load media
- Improved support for Romanian subtitles

Movist 2.1.12
- Keep current movie settings while playing media in playlist [Preferences > Playlist]
- Supported JPEG format screenshot
- Resolved an issue where license verification fails

Movist 2.1.11
- Resolved an issue that HDR media look weak and washed out in macOS Catalina 10.15.4
- Increased a maximum value of subtitle speaking speed
- Increased a maximum value of play speed
- Supports for Material Exchange Format (mxf)

Movist 2.1.10
- Fixed a bug that can't play some media when using hw-accel
- Improved network server connection

Movist 2.1.9
- Resolved crashing issues when loading subtitles
- Resolved issues that some subtitles are not properly displayed
- Updated Russian and Chinese Simplified localization

Movist 2.1.8
 - Fixed crashing issues with specific named folders

Movist 2.1.7
- Fixed a bug that couldn't drag and drop folders to the dock icon
- Fixed a bug that audio volume reset whenever opening media

Movist 2.1.6
- Fixed black screen issues on Macs not supporting 10-bit video out
- Fixed an issue where playlist menu shortcuts don't work

Movist 2.1.5
- Added a feature "Jump to Time..." (Cmd+J)
- Audio delay can be set more accurately (up to 0.01 seconds)
- Resolved an issue that shortcuts for bookmark are not working
- Resolved an issue reordering playlist when deleting an item
- Resolved an issue that sequential numbers appear in SRT subtitles
- Resolved an issue which ignores subtitles for duplicated named media
- Improved mouse horizontal scrolling
- Improved apple remote support

Movist 2.1.4
- Changed the default value of "Use extended volume"

Movist 2.1.3
- Resolves an issue that freezes when seeking media

Movist 2.1.2
- Japanese localization
- Improved trackpad scroll behavior (more sensitive and more smooth)
- Use default audio stream when AV language is set to "None"
- Set ~/Downloads as default screenshot folder
- Fixed a crashing bug when open next file in playlist
- Fixed a crashing bug when making playlist
- Fixed a crashing bug when trying to open deleted network files

Movist 2.1.1
- Added a HDR button on right bottom of window
- Added a playlist option which can add all media in folder [Preferences > Playlist]
- Improved language detection of subtitles
- Supported AV1
- Changed defaults of "key-frame seek" and "extended volume"
- Downloads folder is the default screenshot folder
- Fixed a no sound issue in some WMV files
- Fixed crashing bugs when loading some subtitles
- Resolved an issue which show dummy subtitles

Movist 2.1.0
- Supported HDR Tone Mapping: resolved issues which HDR media look weak and washed out, [Preferences] > Video > HDR Tone Mapping, [Movist Pro Menu] > Video > HDR Tone Mapping
- Fixed a problem which can't play some audio files with few video frames
- Fixed a problem which can't load some subtitles
- Fixed a problem which the apple remote doesn't work
- Fixed a crashing bug in inspector window
- Fixed a crashing bug of embedded subtitles of mp4

Movist 2.0.12
- Improved playback performance of 4K M-JPEG video [Preferences > Video > Advanced]
- Added a option for network volume I/O cache [Preferences > Playback > Advanced]
- Resolved issues that different encoding files are not auto filled in the playlist
- Fixed a crashing bug when draw ruby text in .smi
- Fixed a bug which ignores same timed embed subtitles

Movist 2.0.11
- Fixed an issue where shortcuts are not working

Movist 2.0.10
- Fixed an issue where some shortcuts were not assigned.
- Fixed crashing bugs

Movist 2.0.9
- Added Russian localization
- Fixed some crashing issues

Movist 2.0.8
- Fixed a problem with A/V sync in some files (especially WMV)
- Fixed a bug that failed to restore the last play time

Movist 2.0.7
 - Fixed a problem that can not open a file with drag and drop in window

Movist 2.0.6
- Fixed problem where some music file can not be played
- Fixed problem that stopped some files as soon as they opened
- Fixed problem that prevented some files from restoring the last playing time
- Removed internet media watching feature
- Removed temporary files unused anymore

Movist 2.0.5
- Fixed some unexpected crash
- Fixed viewing previous frame when seek for some files
- Fixed audio sync in some .ts files
- Improved hardware video decoding

Movist 2.0.4
-  Fixed intermittent crash when played to the end
-  Fixed crash in some ttxt subtitles
-  Fixed crash in some ass subtitles
-  Fixed crash in some pgs subtitles
-  Fixed some strange characters appearing in some subrip and sami subtitles
-  Fixed incorrect aspect ratio of some videos when opened with QuickTime decoder
-  Fixed incorrect resizing height of inspector window
-  Added Preferences > Playback > "Speed adjustment unit"

Movist 2.0.3

- UI does not hide when mouse moves out of the bottom of the window
- cannot load some .sami subtitle files
- subtitles were cut off in some fonts
- instant applying Preferences > Playlist > Media/Playlist ended action settings
- some Chinese translation

- Chrome extension
- Reordering playlist items by drag-and-drop
- Reordering video filters by drag-and-drop
- Preferences > Playback > "Show bookmarks in seek slider"

Movist 2.0.2
-  Fixed: Seeking position problem by keyboard after seeking by horizontal scroll
-  Fixed: Zoomed area can not be moved under zoom ratio of 100%
-  Fixed: incorrect character at the beginning of text in embedded ttxt subtitles
-  Fixed: subtitles no longer display after playing beyond last subtitle range
-  Fixed: toggling full screen does not work while playing audio file
-  Added: subtitle list view in Control Panel > Subtitle > each subtitle track
-  Added: Preferences > General > "Keep video aspect ratio while resizing window"
-  Preferences > Full Screen > "Black out other screens" is off by default
-  Subtitle delay can be set for each subtitle track
-  Non subtitle .txt file is not added to playlist any more
-  Added bottom margin below seek-bar in full screen
-  Added bookmark add/edit & import from 1.4.x
-  Added playlist(.movist) file import from 1.4.x

Movist 2.0.1

Bugs fixed:
- Accessible Folder management
- Incorrect behaviour of keyboard shortcuts with Shift and/or Option key.
- Incorrect Arrow key behavior in File Open Panel.
- Incorrect Chinese translation in full screen time labels in Preferences.
- Setting value for Audio device delay in Preferences > Audio
- No display for some embedded ass subtitles
- No display for some SubRip(.srt) subtitle files
- No display for TTXT(.ttxt) subtitle files
- No apply sync. adjustment for subtitle range repeat & subtitle seeking.
- No display subtitle while playing in subtitle range repeat
- Can seek beyond range repeat boundary
- Cannot seek in some time ranges of movie file
- Incorrect backward/forward frame in some files

- Preferences > General > Show status message
- Preferences > General > Keep window on top
- Preferences > General > Support Apple Remote
- Preferences > Audio > Finetune Volume (0.01 unit)
- Preferences > Playback > Previous/Next 300 sec.
- Preferences > Playback > Horizontal screen
- Preferences > Playback > Use Key-frame seeking
- Preferences > Playlist > Default > When playlist ended > Close Window
- Main Menu > Movist > Visit Web Site
- Main Menu > Help > Movist FAQ

- Timer added when playlist ended
- Range-repeat popover behavior
- Show status message when click pushpin button in title-bar
- Normal play speed in slow motion range
- Auto-switch to Software decode when Hardware decode is stalled

Movist 2.0.0

- user interface
- app-icon & file-icons
- official web site
- macOS 10.14 Dark mode supported
- Optimized for macOS 10.14

- Thumbnails on seek-slider
- MacBook Pro TouchBar support
- Key-input prefs for Control Panel
- Music file play
- Internet media play
- Safari extension app
- Track selection prefs when open media
- Playlist management
- Playlist sort & search
- H.265/HEVC hardware video decode acceleration
- 10-bit color support
- Smart zoom-in/out
- Audio devices prefs
- Default audio device prefs
- Subtitle speech
- Subtitle prefs for each language
- pgs subtitle support
- Subtitle fade-in/out effect
- Subtitle range repeat

- Keyboard shortcut prefs UI
- Multiple track selection UI
- Accessible Folders management
- ass/ssa subtitle support
- Subtitle text-encoding autodetection
- Range-repeat setup
- seek performance & precision

Movist 1.4.2
- Fixed white letter-box in macOS 10.13

Movist 1.4.1
- Fixed control panel appearing on launching in macOS 10.12
- This version supports macOS 10.9 or later (10.6-10.8 not supported)

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