5 Powerful Free Video Converters For Mac OS X

With the number of devices that we are constantly having to shift between, video encoding seems to have become more of a need rather than a utility. For example, if you want to watch a video on an iPhone device after transferring it from your Mac computer, then you might be better off getting it encoded to get the best quality for it. While some videos belonging to numerous media formats work just fine when they are transferred to a mobile device, they often lack the proper transformation to provide a video output that may help you view the video with a proper screen size.

While there are a number of video converters available for Mac, below is a list of 5 powerful free video converts for Mac OS X that can help you quickly convert videos between numerous formats and according several presets.

Note: Some of the below links redirect to WML Cloud posts for the respective video converters. You can find the download links for the respective application at the bottom of each post.

1. Hand Brake

Hand Brake is perhaps one of the most famous cross-platform video converters. It has version for Windows, Mac and Linux and provides a large number of encoding options and conversion formats. hand Brake started as a mere DVD Ripper, however with the passage of time this open source application became a robust media converter that is frequently updated with many new presets and encoding options. It makes use of the libavcodec and format library, which enables it to support a large number of conversion formats.

Hand Brake

Other than Windows and Linux, Hand Brake works on the following Mac OS X versions.

  • Mac OS X 10.6
  • Mac OS X 10.7

Download Hand Brake

2. MPEG Streamclip

If you would like to get your hands on a video converter that also offers some basic video editing features, then try MPEG Streamclip. You can use this video converter to open, convert and edit a large number of media file types, including AVI, MPEG, MOV, M2P, M2T, Mp4, MMV, REC, VID, AVR, M2V, M1V, MPV, AIFF, M1A, MP2, AC3, TS, MOD, VOB (DVD format), VRO, PS, DAT,  and DV. This means that with the help of this free tool you can even edit your home videos and convert them to a desired format, to play them on numerous devices.

MPEG Streamclip

MPEG Streamclip is available for both Windows and Mac. It works on the following Mac OS X version:

  • Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar and QuickTime 6
  • Mac OS X 10.3 Panther
  • Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
  • Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
  • Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
  • Mac OS X Lion and QuickTime 7

Download MPEG Streamclip

3. Smart Converter

Smart Converter is another handy video converter for Mac that supports video file conversion by specifying files via the easy drag and drop method. Furthermore, it even adds your converted files to iTunes. As you can see from the below image, the available presets include Google TV, iPod, iPhone, PSP, Xbox 360, etc.

Smart Conveter works on the following Mac OS versions:

  • Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
  • Mac OS X Lion

Download Smart Converter

4. Miro Video Converter

Miro Video Converter is another cross-platform video converter that offers presets for a number of media formats, particularly mobile formats. Miro Video Converter is a good application for converting videos to formats suitable for specific kind of mobile devices, such an iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android device, etc.

You can find out more about Miro Video Converter from the link given below.

Download Miro Video Converter

5. Mobile Media Converter

Mobile Media Converter is also more focused on providing conversion options for mobile formats, however like Miro, it offers presets for a number of other video formats as well. While it is quite similar in terms of available options and functionality to Miro Video Converter, it provides some additional options, such as downloading of YouTube videos, as well as cropping and trimming videos.

You can find out more about Mobile Media Converter from the link given below.

Download Mobile Media Converter