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2019 Best Mac Video Converters Review: Convert Any Video on macOS

A top Mac video converter is a must have to help you make any video accessible to any device and platform. Yet, the current market is full of various types of video transcoders and the quality is uneven. To sift out the one you desire, you can spend your precious weekend on it to test the tool one by one or instead, read on the below article to have a try on the best Mac video transcoders nominees to save your time and energy.

By Olivia Quinn to converter, Mac video converter|Last updated on Dec.29, 2018
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There have been many reviews about the best Mac video converters so far. But most of them give this kind of software high evaluation only regarding to their easiness, available options and price tag while underestimating the converting speed as well as its output video quality customers concern extremely. So in this article, we've picked up the best video encoding software for Mac with their features, easiness, speed, video quality and price all considered, so that you can tackle all your video files on Mac with end result you definitely satisfy.

1. VideoProc

VideoProc is a standout video converter for Mac whose list of input and output file formats is a mile long. The built-in 370 video & audio codecs give it extraordinary power to convert video on Mac among any video format, be it HD video from camcorder, standard video or online YouTube video. With a simple Apple-like interface, this video processing software gives you just drag-drop or 4 mouse clicks to convert videos to MP4, AVI, MOV, WMV, MKV, H.264, SWF, iPhone Xs/Xs Max/XR/X/8/7/6S/6/Plus/SE, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2/mini 4, Samsung, HTC, WP8, PS4, Nokia, etc with no need to adjust the complex parameter settings by taking advantage of its extensive list of presets for Apple, Android, Google and other more than 420 devices.

As is mentioned above, speed and video quality are two essential criteria in the 2019 review of the best video converter for Mac. MacX joins into our top-ranking list because of the world's fastest speed and lossless quality it claims, thanks to it being the first one with level-3 hardware acceleration tech and High Quality Engine supports.

And this program does live up to its hype in our test, with only several minutes in converting a 2 hour HD movie, not to mention a MV on YouTube that is merely downloaded in 30 seconds. And you will be pretty satisfied with the video image as 98% quality is reserved that many other Mac video converters cannot manage.

VideoProc

Besides, it works seamlessly with its family member named MacX MediaTrans to trouble-free transfer video from Mac to iPhone iPad iPod mobile devices after it free download video from YouTube, Dailymotion, Facebook, Twitter, Vevo, Vimeo, etc. 1000+ video sharing sites. Also, if you gonna take snapshot from the video as desktop wallpaper, this program will be here to make your task easier. Or, you can also transfer photos from iPhone to Mac as your desktop background picture.

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"VideoProc is a feature-rich, high quality, and incredibly fast that's enables users to view any video with 420+ video/audio codecs and advanced HD video decoding engine," reviewed by an editor from Cult of Mac. "It outputs video format 5x faster while sparing CPU space for faster internet surfing or online movie enjoying." said an editor from 9to5Mac. The editor's comment on the this tool shows that it is worth of the gold winner in our best Mac video converters review. Value for money!

2. Handbrake

Handbrake is hailed as one of the most favored free video converters running on both Mac and windows, capable of handling pretty much anything you throw at it and repackaging it into the most useful formats MP4 and MKV. Like the previous mentioned program, there are also other amazing options available for you to touch up your video, like add subtitles to video, change the video codec type, set and customize frame rate, etc. But the maze-like settings often drive you to find a specific Handbrake tutorial in video encoding. Anyway, its open source brings Handbrake superiority.

Note: Handbrake only supports converting videos to MP4 and MKV formats and its latest version 1.1.2 doesn't get along well with the latest macOS Mojave. For people who are eager to convert video on Mac with output format like MOV, FLV, AVI, WMV, etc, you are advisable to find a Handbrake alternative for Mac to do the video conversion.

Handbrake

3. Miro Video Converter

Many Mac users are made a deep impression by Miro's clean interface. It's simplicity and price (freeware) make it a good choice for consumer Mac users. This tool doesn't mean the limitedness to features. It accepts a slew of popular video formats like MP4, MKV, AVI, FLV, WMV, MOV, etc and offers video conversion presets for a myriad of devices, though it doesn't have all of the customizable presets for Android or Apple gadgets like iPhone 5S/5C, iPad Air, HTC One, etc.

It seems that the quality of the output still has some room to improve especially on version 3.0. Just like a user said:" It seems to me the quality of the output is completely off since the new version converting from MP4 to OGV theora, before the quality was always the same and now it is really bad." But anyway, as to its simplicity, Miro deserves a place in our best Mac video converters list.

Miro Video Converter

4. Prism Video Converter

Prism is the most expensive on the list, but it is still joined in our top pic. It can be a relief especially for those new beginners who are easily confused by the complex settings that flood some other Mac video converters. The disappointing thing is that Prism doesn't offer as much format support as other software like VideoProc does. And it's a little slow in our video conversion test, with the same audio video sync problem as Handbrake often does. But given the results, if you value quality and easiness over speed and price, you can give the software a try.

Prism Video Converter

Conclusion

Actually, the four Mac video converters are almost on a par with each other. But with their encoding abilities, available options, easiness, speed and quality in mind, I bet you surely have your answer which one is more favored. While as to me, VideoProc does win my vote as in my test. It did bring us a slew of amazing features besides its excellent transcoding feature, fast speed, original output quality and no-brainer interface. Just import the video, choose the output format from the pop-up window, and press the "RUN" button, you can get the video processed.

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