Well, actually, a few things. QuickTime is minimalist, doesn’t remember your last play location, can’t find movie episodes, and is rather boring. But it’s free. For that price you can also install MPlayerX on your Mac and get more features.
Media, Fingers, Subtitles, Oh My!
MPlayerX is a Mac multimedia player which works much like QuickTime if QuickTime had more modern features.
For example, MPlayerX features FFmpeg built-in, so it can handle just about any media file format you throw at it.
Take that, QuickTime plug-ins and codec packages. Booya!
Video playback, for example is smooth and clear even with MKV, Flash, AVI, WMV, and many other oddities of Obscure Vidoeoland.
Use trackpad gestures to pinch, tap, swipe to control video playback in MPlayerX so there’s no need to remember the keyboard shortcuts which do the same thing. Subtitles? If the video has subtitles chances are good that MPlayerX can find them and play them.
MPlayerX comes with plenty of built-in goodies, too, including a video and audio inspector, an audio equalizer, a video tuner, and play list support without doing playlists. Just dump a folder of videos and MPlayerX will try to figure it out.
It supports esoteric options like SPDIF cable connections, and simplistic options including Apple Remote. There’s an extra drag-and-drop step but the app can even play YouTube videos. If you’re a video player type of person, MPlayerX has more than QuickTime except the price.