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Summary: This guide will show you four ways to convert videos on Mac el capitan. You can choose which you want according to you needs after reading this article.

For many times, we have the need of converting videos to play on some other particular devices or edit them in the professional video editing applications. Fortunately, Mac OS X El Capitan and Yosemite offers many ways to do the conversion work conveniently and quickly. Let’s have a look.

1. Finder

Yeah, I know. Finder is not only a file manager, but also a video encoder. You can finish the video conversion in Finder just by few clicks.

Right click the video file you want to convert and select “Encode Selected Video Files”. 

The “Encode Media” window will pop up. You can set few parameters of video in this window. When you’re ready, click “Continue” to choose the path you want to save converted videos. Then Finder will start to convert videos for you.

2. QuickTime

As usual, we think QuickTime is just a media player. Playing videos is the major function of QuickTime. It hides another great function – encoding videos in the top menu bar.

First, select a video to play in QuickTime and press “Pause”. Click “File” and move to “Export to”. A submenu will pop up to let you choose the option you need. The picture below takes “iTunes” for an example.

You can choose the device you want to convert to. Then a window pop up to ask you where you want to save converted video. You also can set the resolution in this window.

3. MPEG StreamClip

MPEG Streamclip is a powerful high-quality Mac video converter, player, editor for MPEG, QuickTime, transport streams, iPad. And now it is a DivX editor and encoding machine, and even a stream and YouTube downloader.

4. HD Video Converter for Mac

Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac will be a good assistant for you to covert videos on Mac. It has hundreds of built-in output profiles so that you don’t need to set the parameters by yourself. Besides, There is a great video editor in it. You can do a lot of editing work in it. In the meantime, this Mac converter App supports for Mac OS X El Capitan. If you find other video converter isn’t compatible with El Capitan, please try it and you won’t regret.


How to convert videos with HD Video Converter for Mac

Step 1. Load video files

Click "Add Video" or "Add from folder" button on the top menu to browse and choose your video files

Step 2. Choose the preset output format 

You can choose the devices or video editing applications you want to convert to from the “Format” list. 

Step 3. Start converting video files

Click the big "Convert" button in the main UI to start converting video files.

Then you are able to play video on different devices or edit video in various editing applications on Mac. Enjoy!

Related Software:
If you just want to convert MTS/M2TS videos on Mac, you can try our another software - Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac. This program can help you finish the MTS/M2TS conversion efficiently. You can install it from App Store for FREE.

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