We have been informing you about the development of the open source video player IINA for two years now, now the beta tests were released The Mac application is completed and the app is officially available for download in version 1.0.0.
IINA presents itself as an elegant and modern alternative to the well-known VLC media player. Developed specifically for macOS, the new application takes advantage of all the latest features of the Apple operating system, such as the Force Touch trackpad and Touch Bar of new Macs, as well as the picture-in-picture and dark mode features from macOS Mojave.
As a fully fledged VLC alternative, IINA not only allows you to play locally stored video files, but also to play online Streams and YouTube Playlists. A browser extension for Safari is installed directly, corresponding modules for Chrome and Firefox offer the developers separately for download.
The bottom line makes IINA under macOS Mojave an excellent impression and could be a permanent alternative as a full-fledged alternative to develop the current top dog VLC. At the moment, the app does not support all video formats that can be played with VLC. For example, we had problems with some MKV containers during the test.