In this post, I’d like to share with you two excellent yet free Mac video converters, HandBrake and Miro. For each one, I will show its supported video sources, supported output video converters, additional features, profile presets, step-by-step conversion guide, and more. You can find the one that best fits your needs.


HandBrake can be used to convert DVD (without CSS encryption) and video (without DRM copy protection) to the most useful formats of MP4, M4V, MKV, and MPG. Apart from basic conversion features in a video converter app, HandBrake also provides users with advanced options to add subtitles to video, add new audio tracks, change the video codec type, set and customize frame rate, adjust chapters for DVD or BluRay conversions, apply filters to denies and decomb videos, and so much more.

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How to Convert Video on Mac with HandBrake

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  • Drag and drop any file into HandBrake, or select a video source (file, DVD, BluRay, etc.).
  • Choose a Device as the output format from the left side list of: Universal, iPod, iPhone & iPod touch, iPad, Apple TV, Android, Android Tablet, or pick Normal or High Profile for standard video conversions.
  • Fiddle with the complex settings if desired, otherwise just click Start to convert the video.

Miro Video Converter

Miro is an extremely simple video converter Mac app. It accepts a great number of popular video formats like FLV, AVI, MKV, MP4, WMV, XVID, and MOV and supports batch converting a group of video and movie files, even if they’re in different formats. Miro provides various optimized profile presets so that you can easily convert video for playing on Apple TV, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad, iPad mini, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPhone, iPod touch, iPod nano, Android devices (HTC, Motorola, Samsung), Kindle Fire, PSP, and more.

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How to Convert Video on Mac with Miro

free video converter mac app miro

  • Drag and drop videos into the Miro window.
  • Select a device to convert it to, then click the Convert button to be on your way.