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Do you have a lot of MKV vidoes downloaded online and want to play them on your iPhone, ipad or samsung mobile phone? Want to import to some WMV video files to iMovie on Mac for editing? Is these cases, you will encounter a video conversion problem. Here I'd like to share two solution to convert videos on Mac with two software, Handbrake and MacX Video Converter Pro.

Part 1: Handbrake Tutorial to Convert Video on Mac OS X

Before the step-by-step guide on how to convert video on Mac with Handbrake, make sure to download Handbrake on your Mac operating system and get it installed. Please note the latest Handbrake version is compatible with Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, so if you've upgraded to 10.9 Mavericks, please head over to a Handbrake alternative for Mavericks.

Step 1: Load Source Video

Click "Source" to add video such as MP4, FLV, 3GP, AVI, MKV, MOV, MOD, WMV, etc you’d like to convert. Though supporting any video, Handbrake can convert video on Mac one by one only, so if you are longing for transcoding more than one video, please seek for an alternative to Handbrake Mac that can convert several video files.

Step 2: Choose Output Format or Preset for Your Device

Here you are enabled to convert video to MP4 and MKV on Mac using Handbrake. More than expected, to make sure you are not bogged down in advanced settings, Handbrake is armed with handy presets for iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, PSP, Xbox, and more.

Step 3: Tweak Video and Audio Settings

Default settings can be a nice choice for new beginners, but if you want more control over your output file, the sector is the way to go. You can adjust video filters, video, audio, subtitles, chapters, etc. to make the output videos more personalized and suitable.

Step 4: Modify Picture Settings

Hit the "Picture Settings" on the top of Handbrake for Mac interface. Here you are able to remove interlacing, set video resolution and crop video. For me, the crop function of handbrake is just a kind of ornament here and it is not so practical.

Step 5: Start to Convert Video with Handbrake Mac

After finishing all the settings, go ahead to convert video on Mac by simply pressing "Start" button. After the encoding is finished, you can import the converted video to iPad, iPhone, PSP, etc for playback on the move.

Part 2: Convert Any Video for Mac iPhone iPad Android Using MacX Video Converter Pro

Although Handbrake provides Mac users a handy video converting experience, it is still far from perfect in terms of the output format. What’s worse, Handbrake doesn't keep abreast with the latest 10.9 Mavericks. So if you are hunting for a replacement for Handbrake Mac to convert any video to any format on your Mavericks, this part is definitely the one you probably like because MacX Video Converter Pro is professional in converting among M2TS, MTS, AVCHD, MKV and MP4, FLV, AVI, WMV, MOV, etc and makes any video compatible with iPhone 5, iPad Mini, Galaxy S4, HTC One, Google New Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD, PSP, WP8, etc at fast speed and high quality. Below are the detailed steps on how to convert video on Mac with Handbrake alternative.

Step 1: Load video files such as AVI, MP4, WMV, MOV, FLV, MKV, AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, MOD, and more.

Step 2: Choose output formats or preset profiles for your mobile device.

Step 3: Click the "Browse" button to select a folder where you want to store your converted files.

Step 4: Click the "RUN" button to begin converting video on Mac OS X (Mavericks included).

By the way, macx video converter is given away by its developer right now. You can get it free of charge at http://www.bitsdujour.com/software/macx-video-converter-pro

You can try both Handbrake and mac video converter from macxdvd and choose the one suitable for you most. Hope you enjoy!

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