Play your videos, inspect media file properties, manage multiple secondary audio tracks and subtitles, with this comprehensive application
Switch is a powerful media tool that supports a broad range of popular formats and is designed to help you view all your videos easily, while also offering more advanced features aimed at professionals.
Easy-to-use app that an cater to all of your media playback needs
Switch offers support for common video formats, as well as those used by professionals, such as MXF or TS. In addition, multiple types of embedded subtitles can be played, including CEA-708 captions.
The playback controls are fairly straightforward and can be managed easily with the help of keyboard shortcuts. However, it would be helpful if these bindings could be customized, as some users may be accustomed to other configurations.
Inspect media files, manage secondary audio tracks and subtitles
Switch comes equipped with a series of tools aimed at more advanced users, making it possible to check file properties, such as encoding format, audio channels, aspect ratio, bitrate, metadata and more.
You can take advantage of the Timeline feature to view the GOP structure of your video, and use the audio meters to mute certain channels, inspect true peaks and loudness values.
It is also possible to import secondary audio tracks or subtitle files, which is useful if you want to check synchronization and accuracy.
Perform simple editing jobs and encode videos to other formats
There are various metadata entries that can be altered, and you can trim certain sections from your files, rescale or crop them.
Switch also enables you to rearrange audio tracks, rewrap files, change speaker assignments and modify audio format or sample rate.
The app comes with a helpful feature that makes it possible to create iTunes store packages, which include media content, secondary audio tracks and subtitles, as well as chapter information.
All in all, Switch is a useful application that can help you play, inspect, edit and export your media files. The free version offers a range of simple functions, aimed at novices, while the Plus and Pro editions include more advanced features, designed with professionals in mind.
- CPU: All Macs that support 10.10 and above, 2.4 Ghz Core 2 Duo or faster. Any Core i3, i5, or i7.
- RAM: 4 GB or more
- 256 MB or more graphics memory
- Display: 1280 x 768 or larger, 50 Hz or faster
LIMITATIONS IN THE UNREGISTERED VERSION
- The free version of Switch lacks many advanced functions