How to Convert Video to and from MP4 on a Mac
Edited by Pat Bitton
July 24, 2019
If you’re a Windows user, please download the Windows version of Movavi Video Converter.
MPEG-4 or MP4 video files can be viewed on any platform and multimedia device, including Apple products. To be sure that your movie will play back on your iPad, iPod Touch, or Sony PSP, you may need to change the initial format of your files, e.g. to convert MKV to MP4 on your Mac. However, even MP4 files sometimes need to be converted – for example, if the video file you want to transfer to your device is large and there’s not enough free space left.
With Movavi Video Converter for Mac OS, you can easily convert your files into a format suitable for your mobile device, optimizing resolution and file size. Install this handy application and forget about format incompatibility forever! Here’s a short guide to converting video to and from MP4 on your Mac.
Download and Install Movavi’s MP4 Converter for Mac
Download Movavi Video Converter, open the .dmg file and install the software according to the instructions in the pop-up window. Then run the program.
Open the Files for Conversion
Click the Add Media button, select Add Video, and add the files you want to convert. Note that the program enables you to convert multiple files in one go.
Choose the Output Format
Go to the Video tab, click on the desired format category, and select the appropriate preset from the list. You can also find ready-made presets for mobile devices in the Devices tab. If you want to change the default parameters for resolution, audio bitrate, etc., you can click the Cogwheel button below the list of formats and make the necessary adjustments there.
Convert Your MP4 Video
Once the output format has been selected, choose the destination folder by clicking the Folder icon. Now click the Convert button to process the files and wait until the encoding is finished. The output folder will open automatically unless you've unchecked this option before you started.
MP4 conversion is just a small part of the features this powerful Movavi software has. Thanks to support for all popular formats, you can use the program to convert MOV, MKV, FLV, M4V, MTS, VOB, WebM, WMV, and AVI to MP4, rip unprotected DVDs, or extract sound tracks into MP3 audio files. Try it and see how powerful and simple it is.
Movavi Video Converter for Mac
The ideal way to get your media in the format you need!
- Convert video, audio, DVDs, and image files
- Enjoy lightning-fast conversion without quality loss
- Improve quality, adjust sound, trim and join files before converting
- Save video and audio clips for easy mobile access