Video Converter for Mac

How to Convert Video on Mac

How to convert any video files and extract audio from video?


Launch Video Converter for Mac and Add Videos

Drag & drop video or audio files to the program. Or go to "File" menu, choose "Load Media Files" to locate the files you want to add.

This Mac Video Converter supports batch conversion. It allows you to import several media files at one time so that you can convert several videos or audios in one go and enjoy fast conversion speed. To select multiple files, drag your mouse to select files or select files while holding Shift or Command key on keyword.

Convert video formats on Mac OS X


Choose the Video or Audio Output Format

Simply choose an output format at the bottom format tray. Your video will be converted to the format that appears at the tray button. Click the tray button will hide the format tray, giving your more space. This Mac video converter provides diverse optimized presets: Apple devices including iPad, iPod, iPhone (iPhone 5 included), Apple TV; Apple Software like iMovie, Final Cut Pro and a variety of players like PSP, PS3 Xbox 360, PS3, Nintento Wii, Samsung Galaxy, Sandisk Sansa, etc., making the video conversion for your portable devices as easy as 1-2-3! If you choose one of the Apple devices as the output format, the output files will be automatically added to iTunes after the video conversion. If you don't want it, change it in Preferences > Convert tab.

Convert videos mac

If you just want to extract audio from video on Mac OS X, choose audio format (MP3, WAV, AAC)

If you want to resize video, you can change video and audio settings manually, say, set a lower bit rate to compress the video. To do so, just select a format and you'll see a Gear button that appears at the top right corner of the format icon. Click it to open the settings dialog and customize the output settings as you want. Note that Smart Fit technology ensure the best settings are used for the selected format. Only change it if you know what the option means.

If you want to join several video files into a single file on Mac, just drag and drop all your files to the app, and then switch on Merge mode at bottom, or head to File menu > Merge > to merge all files into one. By doing so, you will get only one output file instead of multiple separated files.


Start Video Conversion

Click the "Convert" button to start video conversion and then you can just go out for a walk or take a nap. The Video Converter now converts video 30X faster. So you can just wait it to finish. When done, go the default output folder to play the converted video, or go to iTunes to sync your video. You're able to easily change the output folder using the Output option at bottom.

If you convert lots of video files in one go, you're suggested to set the option "When all jobs finished" to Shut Down My Computer so the app will shut down your Mac automatically for you.

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How to Edit and Personalize Your Video

iSkysoft Video Converter Mac provides you with all regular video editing tools so you can enhance your video before conversion.


Open Video Editing Window

Click the edit pen icon of the video item bar and a video editing window will show up as below. Thus you can rotate, trim, crop your video and add effects, watermark and subtitle with ease. You can also directly go the specific tab by the Edit menu on top.


Personalize Your Video in Clicks

Video Trimming: Go to Edit > Trimming to open the Trimming tools. To get started, move the play slider to the position you want, and click the "Add trim marker" button to show markers so you're able to adjust the segment length. Repeat this process to create more segments. Close the Edit window and the result will be saved automatically.

The Preference option lets you trim video in two modes: "Keep the selected section" is the default one, which will keep and join all segments into one video clip. "Deleted the selected section" will remove all added segments but keep the non-selected parts. 

video editing window

Video Cropping: In the Adjust tab of the video editing window, click the Crop button to activate the Cropping tool. You'll see cropping handles in the preview window. Adjust those handles to adjust the size of the crop area. Click Done to crop video. The Aspect Ratio option is helpful to crop video in the specified aspect ratio.

crop video

Video Rotating: There are 4 rotating buttons in the Adjust tab. Directly click one to rotate or flip video.

Video Effects: Go to the Effect tab to adjust Volume, Brightness, Contrast, Satuation and choose from 14 preset effects to personalize your video. Simply drag and drop the slider or click an effect to apply. You're able to apply an effect to all imported videos by clicking the Apply to All Videos button at bottom.

add effect to video

Watermark and Subtitle: It's easy to add watermark or subtitle in the Watermark tab or Subtitle tab, respectively. In the Watermark tab, choose from Image or Text watermark, and make settings as you want. In the Subtitle tab, you can load an external subtitle file (.ssa, .ass, .srt) to burn to video. If you don't have a subtitle file yet, go to to search and download one for free.

embed subtitle to video

Capture Screenshot: You are able to capture a screenshot while preview a video and save to JPG image by clicking the Snapshot button under the preview window.

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How to Download Video to Convert for iPhone, iPad, and iPod

Now iSkysoft Video Converter for Mac takes a step forward. It helps you download video from popular video sites like YouTube, Facebook, Vevo, Dailymotion, etc., and convert to iOS device-compatible format so you can watch online video anytime you want.

2 Ways to Download Online Videos Easily

Switch to "Download" tab on top to use the built-in browser to find the video you want to download and convert on your sites like YouTube. If it's the first time you enter Download tab, you'll be asked to install the Download extension. Follow the instruction to finish installing. After that, you'll find a Download button at the top right corner of every video. Just click it to start downloading it to your Mac.

Another way to download online video is by dragging and dropping video URL from the built-in browser to the Media Browser. To open Media Browser, click the button at the top right corner of the primary window.

In the Download tab of Media Browser, you'll see the downloaded and downloading video in the list. To convert a downloaded file, drag and drop it to the item tray of the app.

download video to convert

Note: You can visit the most popular sites like YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Vevo, Hulu, etc. by using the bookmark.

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