Compatible with Mac OS X® 10.13 or higher
15 Best Free Video Converters for a Mac 
macOS X 10.13 or higher, Windows
User-friendly UI and extremely fast video conversions
macOS Mojave and older, Windows
Includes video editing features and supports numerous file formats
macOS X 10.8 or higher, Windows
Intuitive user interface
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Frequently asked questions
▶️ What is the best video format for a Mac?
If you’re looking for a universal video format that can be played on almost any device, MP4 is a good option. Videos in this format can have a decent quality while the file size is not very large. You can find more information about MP4 in the article linked below.
▶️ What are Mac-supported video formats?
Mac-supported video formats and codecs include (but are not limited to): HDV, Apple ProRes, iFrame, MPEG, MPEG IMX, DVCPRO HD, DV, DVCAM, DVCPRO, DVCPRO50, XF-HEVC, XF-AVC, XDCAM (HD, EX, and HD422), QuickTime file formats, Dolby Vision Profile 8.4, Apple Intermediate codec, Animated GIFs, Apple Animation codec.
▶️ What's the best video converter for Mac?
The best video converter for Mac depends on your needs and goals. A few of the best converters we’ve tried include:
Movavi Video Converter supports nearly 200 video formats for input and output, and it includes a built-in video editor and compression capabilities. Among the most user-friendly video converters available today, Movavi Video Converter is also one of the fastest converters around.
HandBrake delivers a free, open-source video conversion option for Mac users. We recommend this software for seasoned video editing and converting experts and people who’ve spent a significant amount of time working with the ups and downs of freeware.
DivX Video Converter provides an easy drag-and-drop video conversion experience. It supports a wide range of video formats, but it does require the DivX codec to function on a Mac or PC.
CloudConvert is a good option if you need an online video converter with no need to download software onto your device.
FreeConvert.com is perfect for transcoding files below 1 GB. This cloud-based browser option supports most popular video and audio formats and is free to use.
▶️ Does a Mac have a built-in video converter?
Essentially, because Mac OS X computers come with QuickTime Player, there is a built-in video converter on most Mac laptops and desktops. If your goal is to convert a single video or if you won’t be converting large batches of video files on a regular basis, you may not need to look any farther than the native application on your machine. However, keep in mind that QuickTime Player does not have all of the conversion and compression features that some advanced users will want (and need) for their video file conversion projects.
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