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Digital videos can have different formats and use different codecs. This can be an advantage if you save the video in the appropriate format for a special purpose. But if it's in the wrong format for uploading to a website, playing on a specific device, or sharing on social media, it needs to be converted. The same applies if it is too big. Then the video has to be compressed. Not infrequently, these two steps go hand in hand, such as when converting a large AVI file into a smaller one MP4file is converted. Here are solutions to convert and compress videos on Mac.
If you use a search engine to search for an online service or an app that can convert or compress videos on the Apple Mac, you will find a seemingly endless list of offers. But the results are not all equally good. Sometimes the maximum video length is limited, sometimes too few formats and codecs are supported.
Perhaps the length and format are actually supported - but then a watermark is placed in the output video or the quality is not as desired. There are many hurdles to finding the right solution. Also the offers of software portals that want to install additional programs via their downloaders: Why you shouldn't download software from download portals.
Here in the Sir Apfelot blog you will find different ones Apps and online solutions thanks to which you can convert and compress videos. The list of individual articles on the topic can be accessed with this link. The search results also include apps that you can use to download videos from the Internet and save them in the desired format. To name a few, there are e.g. B. UniConverter, ClipGrab, the VLC Player, the Wondershare Video Converter and the like included.
If you have an insider tip up your sleeve, please leave a comment! I would also be interested in your opinion on the fact that Apple in iMovie has not yet implemented a correct format selection. Shouldn't the iPhone and Mac manufacturer slowly start offering a native solution for converting videos? At least I think that's very useful.
The software Handbrake is open source and is great for converting videos from one format to another. It offers an amazing range of formats, but unfortunately it can't handle copy-protected videos. So if you want to convert video on Mac to watch on iPhone or iPad, Handbrake is a good solution. The presets also enable beginners to find the right format, because there are presets for iPhone/iPad and a number of other devices and use cases.
Do you use a different program than those mentioned up to here? Do you work with professional software like Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro or Adobe After Effects? Or do you know a free (but reputable) app with which videos can be converted without restrictions and loss of quality, which we have not yet highlighted here in the blog? Then please leave a comment on the topic! You never stop learning ...: D
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.