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WebM Player – Play WebM on iPhone/Android/Windows/Mac

What is WebM

WebM, as an open and free video format used on websites, becomes more and more popular. It is one alternative to H.264 standard for high-quality and big advantage on encoding under the same code rate. However, WebM file has a bad performance on mobile devices. Many web browsers don't support play WebM and some apps take up large CPU when playing WebM.

Best WebM Player

So, how to play WebM on your iPhone/Android? Here we will list some WebM players for you to play it on mobiles. In addition, if you want to learn how to play WebM on Windows 10/8/7 and Mac, you can also check the following article to find the answers.

How to Directly Play WebM with WebM Player

WebM Player on iPhone

No. WebM Player Screenshot Features
1 PlayerXtreme
  • ◆ Watch (HD) WebM file from browser or email attachment without converting
    ◆ Run files in almost any video format, like 3GP, AVI, MP4, MOV, VOB, etc.
    ◆ Multiple audio tracks and subtitle control
2 Merlin
  • ◆ Play WebM from Safari directly into a video player
    ◆ Browse the web and watch WebM file at the same
    ◆ Different modes for watching in app
3 VLC for Mobile
  • ◆ Play WebM file on iPhone without conversion.
    ◆ File synchronization with Dropbox, iCloud Drive, iTunes, etc.
    ◆ Playback speed control

WebM Player on Android

No. WebM Player Screenshot Features
1 MX Player
  • ◆ One powerful video player to play WebM with hardware acceleration
    ◆ The first Android video player supporting multi-core decoding
    ◆ Dynamical audio track supported
2 VLC for Anroid
  • ◆ A cross-platform multimedia player that plays WebM and other network streams
    ◆ Support DVD ISOs and network disk browsing
    ◆ Support subtitles download and rewritten notifications/control

WebM Player on Windows 10/8/7

No. WebM Player Screenshot Features
1

Free Media Player

MKV Player Free ◆ One comprehensive video player to play WebM with ease and zero quality loss
◆ Support 3D WebM video
◆ Support 4K and HD video formats, like MKV/MOV/M4V/WMV/AVI and more
2

VLC Media Player

VLC for Windows ◆ Play WebM codec with no codec packs needed
◆ Free and open-source video and audio player to play everything
◆ Runs on Windows, Mac, iOS, Android and more other platform

WebM Player on Mac

No. FLAC Player Screenshot Features
1

Mac Blu-ray Player

MBlu-ray Player for Mac ◆ One top video/audio player to play WebM with ease and zero quality loss
◆ Support 3D WebM video
◆ Support 4K and HD video formats, like MKV/MOV/M4V/WMV/AVI and more
◆ Support Blu-ray video files playing
Note: Learn more details to use this WebM player to play WebM files.
2

Elmedia Player

Elmedia ◆ Play WebM and other video formats, including FLV, SWF, MP4, AVI and more
◆ Drop WebM file to the open player window or "Open With" to choose Elmedia Player
◆ Simple and friendly interface
3

VLC for Mac

VLC for Mac ◆ Support WebM watching without getting stuck
◆ Simple and easy-to-use
◆ Also works on iOS/Windows/Linux/Android

How to Play WebM on Chrome/Safari and other browsers

We all know that Firefox and Opera support WebM playing, but for Chrome 6 before, WebM cannot be played though it can be watched in Chromium , the open-source project behind Chrome. Moreover, due to Mac QuickTime Player codec doesn't support WebM, so Safari couldn't open WebM, either.

Here you need a Webm codec to play WebM on Chrome/Safari and other browsers.

◆ For Chrome, Safari and Microsoft Internet Explorer, etc. browsers, you can use the standard HTML5 tag, and you can just search the tag example on the Internet.

◆ Besides above web browsers, if you want to play WebM on Linux system, you can use FFmpeg.

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May 15, 2018 11:00 / Updated by to Player