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【Review】Top Video Converter for Mac to Handle SD/HD Video Conversion

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What are you looking for? The HD video converter for Mac to convert 4K video? The fastest OSX video converter for batch conversion? Or the video processing program without losing video quality? No matter what kind of Mac video converter you are searching for, you can find them on the below review and even get the best all-in-one program for Mac OS.

Comparison objects: MacX Video Converter Pro; iMedia Converter Deluxe for Mac; Aiseesoft Mac Video Converter Ultimate.

Top Video Converter for Mac Review-Output Video/Audio Formats

Output video/audio formats are the basic criterion to judge whether the video converter for Mac is practical enough or not. Commonly, the SD video formats include MP4, MOV, M4V, AVI, FLV, WMV, 3GP, etc. The HD video formats contain AVCHD, MKV, TS, MTS, M2TS, HD MP4, HD MPEG, etc. Output audio formats cover MP3, AAC, AC3, WMA, FLAC, iPhone Ringtone, etc. After the basic information presented, let's see the specific output file formats.

output video formats

MacX Video Converter Pro-supports converting videos to 180+ video and 14+ audio formats, all the aforementioned file formats included.

iMedia Converter Deluxe for Mac-empowers users to convert videos to majority of video formats like the above tools. But the output audio formats are a little bit less, only 11 audio formats, no AFAC, iPhone Ringtone, DTS, RA audio formats.

Aiseesoft Mac Video Converter Ultimate-allows you to convert videos on Mac to the mainstream video formats mentioned above, but same to iMedia Converter, the iPhone Ringtone audio format not included.

Free Download All-in-One Video Converter for Mac-MacX Video Converter Pro

• Built-in 320 video codecs and 50+ audio codecs.
• 350+ profiles for Apple Samsung Sony HTC.
• Download videos from 300+ video sites

• Over 180 video & 14 audio output formats.
• 4K UHD/1080p video download & convert.
• Slideshow maker, screen recorder & editor.

Output Device Profiles

output device profiles

MacX Video Converter Pro-built-in with 420+ preset profiles to let users convert videos to iPhone (7/Plus); iPad (Pro/Mini 4/Air 2); Samsung Galaxy series; HTC; Sony Xperia Z5, Surface Pro 4; PS4; Xbox One, etc. Apple, Android, Microsoft, game consoles.

iMedia Converter Deluxe for Mac-recently updates the profiles for iPhone 6s/Plus, iPad Pro, but doesn't add the profiles for iPad Mini 4, iPad Air 2, Galaxy S6 edge+, Sony Xperia Z5, Surface Pro 4, PS4, etc. latest devices and game hardware.

Aiseesoft Mac Video Converter Ultimate-provides users with 19 Apple devices (iPhone 6s/Plus, iPad Pro/Mini 4 not included), 6 game hardware (PS4, PS3, PSP, Wii, NDS, Xbox One) and dozens of profiles for Android devices (Samsung , Google, Motorola, LG, Sony, HTC).

Input Video Audio Formats

input video formats

MacX Video Converter Pro-as a professional HD video converter for Mac, it supports converting almost any video (SD, HD, UHD 4K, web videos) on Mac OS X. Just name it!

iMedia Converter Deluxe for Mac-same as the MacX Video Converter Pro, it accepts almost all the mainstream video formats as input formats, as well as DVD disc (homemade) as input format.

Aiseesoft Mac Video Converter Ultimate-needless to repeat the same words, it's compatible with almost all the popular video formats and audio formats as input file formats, meaning you can also convert audio files on Mac.

Video Conversion Speed

The best way to test the transcoding speed is to use video files to test them one by one. Here we take two tests to compare these three video converters speed. Test 1: convert 4K video to 1080p iPhone; Test 2: convert 1080p video to 720p iPhone; Both tests are conducted on the Mac OS X EI Captian(10.11), CPU: 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7. Well, we see the final results.

video conversion speed

MacX Video Converter Pro-Intel QSV support & multi-core CPU (8)
AVC 3846x2160→1920x1080 (time: 1.01 mins)
AVC 1920x1080 →1280x720 (time: 0.35 mins)

iMedia Converter Deluxe for Mac- NVIDIA GPU Acceleration
AVC 3846x2160 →1920x1080 (time: 4.01 mins)
AVC 1920x1080 →1280x720(time: 1.57 mins)

Aiseesoft Mac Video Converter Ultimate
AVC 3846x2160 →1920x1080 (time: 2.26 mins)
AVC 1920x1080 →1280x720 (time: 1.24 mins)

Video Download Feature

Online video download

MacX Video Converter Pro-dwarfs most of competitors with its powerful online video downloading feature, letting users free download videos from YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, Vevo, Metacafe, Instagram, etc. 300+ video audio sites in any format and any resolution (720P, 1080P, 4K, 3D).

iMedia Converter Deluxe for Mac-has the knack to get YouTube videos download in MP4 FLV AVI MKV, etc. with HD 720P, 1080P, 4K Ultra HD resolution. But when it comes to download other online site videos, it's willing to but powerless to achieve the goal.

Aiseesoft Mac Video Converter Ultimate-is the middling among these three Mac video converters. Currently, it's able to free download videos from 7 popular websites, YouTube, FB, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Vevo, Metacafe, Yahoo. It has large space to constantly improve itself.

Review on Top Mac Video Converters Other Sides

  MacX Video Converter Pro iMedia Converter for Mac Aiseesoft Mac Video Converter
(Lifetime upgrade)
$34.95 $59.95 $48.30
OS Platform Mac OS X 10.5-10.11 Mac OS X 10.6-10.11 Mac OS X 10.5-10.11
Batch Conversion
Video Editing Feature
(Trim, crop, merge, add watermark/subtitles, etc.)
Slideshow Maker    
Screen Recorder    
Audio Conversion  
Help & Support
(E-mail, FAQ, Tutorials)

At the end of the day, it's time for you to make a decision. If you need a top all-in-one Mac video transcoder with video convert, download, edit and record features with reasonable price, MacX Video Converter Pro is the ultimate choice to complete these tasks with World's No.1 fast speed and intact video quality. Of course, iMedia Converter Deluxe for Mac stands out as a truly useful tool for you to convert videos on Mac, as well as convert DVD disc if the video conversion speed, stiff price and output profiles don't mean much to you. For those who plan to get a video processing program for Mac with 2D to 3D conversion, Aiseesoft Mac Video Converter can satisfy your needs as long as you don't care much about its non-updated output profiles.

Author: Olivia Quinn | Updated on Dec 10, 2018

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