2013 – 2014 Best Mac Video Converters Review

by Doha Film Institute

There have been many reviews about the best Mac video converters so far. But most of them give the video converters for Mac high evaluation only regarding to their easiness, available options and price tag while underestimating the video converting speed as well as its output video quality customers concern extremely. So in this article, we’ve picked up the top-rated Mac video converters with their features, easiness, speed, video quality and price all considered, so that you can tackle all your video files on Mac with end result you definitely satisfy.
1. MacX Video Converter Pro

MacX Video Converter Pro is a standout video converter for Mac that meets all your video conversion needs. The built-in 370 video & audio codecs give it extraordinary power to convert any video on Mac, be it HD video from camcorder, standard video or online YouTube video. Keeping the principle of simplicity is what this Mac-based video converter persists in. Not only it is wrapped in a simple drag and drop and well-polished interface, but also you can easily convert videos to iPhone 5S/5C, iPad Air, Samsung, HTC, WP8, PS4, etc with no need to adjust the complex parameter settings by taking advantage of its extensive list of presets for Apple, Android, Google and other more than 280 devices.

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As is mentioned above, speed and video quality are two essential criteria in the 2013-2014 review of the best Mac video converters. MacX Video Converter Pro joins into our top-ranking video converter software for Mac list because of the 32X faster speed and no quality loss it claims. And this Mac based video converter does live up to its hype in our test, with only several minutes in converting a 2 hour HD movie, not to mention a MV on YouTube that is merely downloaded in 30 seconds. And you will be pretty satisfied with the video image as 98% quality is reserved that many other Mac video converters cannot manage. Besides, it gets YouTube downloader, video editor, screen recorder, slideshow maker and Mac video converter into perfect combination, along with features like adding watermark, attaching external .srt subtitle, joining separate video files, extracting image from video, etc. Such bells and whistles do not transform into complexity but are placed in order, making the interface well-polished.

“MacX Video Converter Pro is a feature-rich, high quality, and incredibly fast video converter that’s enables users to view any video with 420+ video/audio codecs and advanced HD video decoding engine,” reviewed by an editor from Cult of Mac. The editor’s comment on the software shows that it is worth of the gold winner in our best Mac video converters review 2014. For the low price of $ 39.95, MacX Video Converter Pro is definitely a good bet.

2. Handbrake

Handbrake is hailed as one of the most favored free DVD video converters running on both Mac and windows, capable of handling pretty much anything you throw at it and repackaging it into the most useful formats MP4 and MKV. Like MacX Video Converter Pro, there are also other amazing options available for you to touch up your video, like add subtitles to video, change the video codec type, set and customize frame rate, etc. But the maze-like settings often drive you to find a specific Handbrake tutorial in video converting . Anyway, its open source brings Handbrake superiority.

Note: Handbrake only supports converting videos to MP4 and MKV formats and its latest version 0.9.9 doesn’t get along well with Mavericks. For people who are eager to convert video to other format like MOV, FLV, AVI, WMV, etc, you are advisable to find a Handbrake alternative for Mavericks to do the video conversion.

3. Miro Video Converter

Many Mac users are made a deep impression by Miro’s clean interface. It’s simplicity and price (freeware) make the video converter for Mac a good choice for consumer video users. The Mac video converter freeware doesn’t mean the limitedness to features. It accepts a slew of popular video formats like MP4, MKV, AVI, FLV, WMV, MOV, etc and offers video conversion presets for a myriad of devices, though it doesn’t have all of the customizable presets for Android or Apple gadgets like iPhone 5S/5C, iPad Air, HTC One, etc. It seems that the quality of the output still has some room to improve especially on version 3.0. Just like a user said:” It seems to me the quality of the output is completely off since the new version converting from MP4 to OGV theora, before the quality was always the same and now it is really bad.” But anyway, as to its simplicity, Miro deserves in our best Mac video converters’ list.

4. Prism Video Converter

Prism Video Converter is the most expensive software converter on the list, but it is still joined in our top pick in reviewing the best video converter for Mac 2014. It can be a relief especially for those new beginners who are easily confused by the complex settings that flood some other Mac video converters. The disappointing thing is that Prism Video Converter doesn’t offer as much format support as other software like MacX Video Converter Pro does. And it’s a little slow in our video conversion test, with the same audio video sync problem as Handbrake often does. But given the results, if you value quality and easiness over speed and price, you can give the video converter for Mac a try.


Actually, the four Mac video converters are almost on a par with each other. But with their video conversion abilities, available options, easiness, speed and quality in mind, I bet you surely have your answer which one is more favored. While as to me, MacX Video Converter Pro does win my vote as in my test. It did bring us a slew of amazing features besides its excellent video converting ability, fast speed, original output quality and no-brainer interface. Just import the video, choose the output format from the pop-up window, and press the “RUN” button, you can get the video converted.

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