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Best Free Media Converter for Mac to Convert FLV MP4 AVI MKV etc.

A free media converter for Mac always wins a spot on your Mac computer if your videos are a mish-mach of video formats. MP4, FLV, MOV, MKV, MTS, M2TS, AVI, AVCHD, WMV... you have to face tons and tons of video formats. A free media converter for Mac OS X should have the ability to accept and output various media formats for sure. The most important thing to keep in mind when select a free media converter software for Mac is: keep the converted video file in the highest quality. The following are the most helpful media file converters for Mac free for you to choose from.


macXvideo is a 100% clean and free media converter for macBook Pro/Air/iMac. It can handle various video formats of SD, HD, AVI, MP4, MKV, MTS, M2TS, MOV, FLV, XivD, DivX, and music, and audio folder without any hassle. The free media converter for MacBook comes with hyper threading technology, helping you convert multiple media files in a blazing fast speed. Original high quality is not a problem with the aids of High Quality Engine used in the media converter for Mac free tool. it doesn't cost a dime, but it performs great in media file conversion on Mac with no freeze, stuttering or crash.

The free media converter for Mac has other extras. You can trim, crop, add subtitles watermarks to compress and edit your video, make photo slideshow on Mac. Other setting options include bit rate, frame rate, resolution, sample rate, which gives experienced users chances to further edit media video files. Featuring intuitive interface, the software to convert media files for free on Mac requires less time for even beginners to get hang of it.

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How to Convert Video Media File with Top Free Media Converter for Mac

Step 1: Import video file to the Mac Free Media Converter
Free download the best free media video converter for MacBook Pro/Air/iMac 4K 5K, and run it. Click "Add File" to load the video file.

Step 2: Select an output format
From the output profile drop up menu, you are free to convert media file to MP4, AVI, MOV, WMV, MKV, iPhone, iPad, Android, Samsung, Apple TV, and more. You are free to convert among media files, like FLV to MP4, MKV to AVI, MP4 to MOV, MP4 to MP3, etc.

Step 3: Choose output folder
Click "Browse" button to select a destination folder to save converted media files.

Step 4: Start converting media video files on Mac
Click "Start" button to start fast video conversion on Mac. The free video converter can get the job done speedily.

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Handbrake does have a place in free media conversion software for Mac. As a open source and cross-platform video converter, it accepts most popular video formats as well as DVD discs. The free media converter for Mac OS X gives us possibility to adjust preset settings, like resolution, bit rate, frame rate, decreasing video quality to compress media file size, trimming, etc. Generally Handbrake works fine as a free media converting software for Mac in converting MP4 to AVI, MKV to MOV, and other widely used formats with acceptable video quality and speed.

The bad: you may experience several crashes when converting a large media file, which requires a long time to process. High output quality can not guaranteed by the free media converter software for Mac for some time. It is a hit and miss, you may find bugs like Handbrake video audio out of sync, no valid source found. Clunky interface makes it complicated for inexperienced users to learn how to use the Mac free media conversion tool. The latest Mac OS X El Capitan and Yosemite breaks Handbrake converting media videos. The free media converter for Mac OS X is good, but it can be better.

How to Use Handbrake to Convert Media Video File

Free Media Converter for Mac Handbrake

Step 1: Free download the free media converter for Mac OS Handbrake, run it on your Mac computer.

Step 2: Click "Source" button at the top left corner of the free Mac media converter to select a file to import.

Step 3: Choose preset. Select a destination device to convert a video to a format accepted by the selected device. "MP4" format is selected by default.

Step 4: Click "Browse" button to select a folder to save output files.

Step 5: Click "Start" button to convert media files on Handbrake. You can shut down other running process to speed up the free media converter for Mac conversion process.

Author: Candice Liu | Updated on Dec. 7, 2018

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