Tuesday, January 1, 2019

IINA 1.0

IINA (via Martin Pittenauer):

IINA is born to be a modern macOS application, from its framework to the user interface. It adopts the post-Yosemite design language of macOS and keeps up the pace of new technologies like Force Touch, Touch Bar, and Picture-in-Picture.


Powered by the open source media player mpv, IINA can play almost every media file you have. With the support of youtube-dl and our browser extensions, you can also play a variety of online streams in IINA via one click.


Written in the Swift programming language, IINA is free and open-sourced under the GPLv3 license.

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A wonderful player! Very reactive and customizable.
The only thing I wish it had is Airplay support.

"Powered by the open source media player mpv"

I'll just cut out the middleman and keep using mpv. "Post-Yosemite design language" is not a plus to me, and the rest are gimmicks.

Looks nice but a quick test show me the same result than with any other player: it consumes a lot more CPU than QuickTime to decode a simple H264 movie in a m4v file.

@Jean-Daniel This really shouldn't be the case because Apple is known to HW accelerate H.264 decoding. And it should be available in devices for many generations. May be file a bug report to dev? Or try doing it in mpv to see if the same happens. I have been using IINA for over a year and haven't seen any problem with high CPU resources.

Note: Unless your h264 files are 4K or encoded in profile not supported by the older Mac HW acceleration list.

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