Elmedia app can play your files natively on any device if they fit the device’s native player capabilities. Your files should:

  • be stored in a compatible file container;
  • be encoded in a compatible bitrate;
  • be encoded with compatible codecs;
  • have a compatible resolution.

Consult the documentation for your device to make sure that it meets these requirements.

When Elmedia Player reproduces your video natively, it sends your file directly to the device without changing it. No CPU is required on a Mac to stream with Elmedia Player.

Elmedia Player allows you to enable/disable the native playback on the Streaming tab in Elmedia Preferences. In case you disable the native playback, every media file will be transcoded. This can be useful if there are problems with video playback on particular devices.