Download BORIS for MacOS

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Download BORIS for MacOS

Please acknowledge and cite the use of this software and its authors when results are used in publications or published elsewhere:

Friard, O. and Gamba, M. (2016), BORIS: a free, versatile open-source event-logging software for video/audio coding and live observations. Methods Ecol Evol, 7: 1325–1330.


General information

The user guide is available at So take a look before asking obvious questions ;-)

Future version (v. 8)

An experimental release of the future main release of BORIS (v.8) is available on (only for Linux and Windows for now).

Thwere is no version for MacOS. The Mac OS users should use Parallels Desktop to run the Windows version or switch to another OS.

The VLC media player was replaced by the MPV Media Player. Great improvements were made thanks to this, see version 8 for the details.

BORIS for MacOS v.7.13.8

This version includes the VLC libraries and the FFmpeg software and is available only in 64-bit version

64-bit BORIS for MacOS

If you have problems for lauching BORIS see Open a Mac app from an unidentified developer

This release was tested successfully on MacOS 10.14 (Mojave) and 11.0 (Big Sur).

Please note that some users reported some problems using BORIS in full-screen mode

You can lock the dockwidgets (except the players) on the main form. See Tools > Lock dockwidgets

See the revision history for details:

If you want to report a bug, see the how to report a bug page.