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

Best WebM Player

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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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November 16, 2017 13:45 / Updated by to Video, App, Player
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