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Summary: You wanna convert videos on Mac for free? MPEG Streamclip will be a good choice for you. In this article, I’ll give some tips about using MPEG Streamclip on Mac.

MPEG Streamclip has been known by many people as it’s free and efficient to convert videos on Mac. I’m going to introduce some features which you maybe don’t know about MPEG Streamclip in the following part.

Part 1: Download and install MPEG Streamclip for Mac

You just visit MPEG Streamclip official site. There are 2 different versions available right now, the stable and beta. The stable version currently is 1.9.2 which is the best one for you. While another 1.9.3b8 Beta version is suitable for people who want to try the latest features. If you want to download favorite YouTube videos, then we really recommend that you download the Beta version, as the stable version does not currently offer this feature. After the application is downloaded, you just need to install it. By the way, you can install the separate component included in MPEG Streamclip according to your needs. Once all of these is set down, we are ready to go.

Part 2: How to Use MPEG Streamclip on Mac

#1. Use MPEG Streamclip to convert wmv/mkv/flv/avchd/avi/dvd.

You just need to drag-and-drop the file you want to convert into MPEG Streamclip. Once a video is loaded you can view and modify things like the Video PID, Audio PID and Audio mode. Another way to open the files is clicking the File menu then choosing one of the options that suit your needs: Open Files, Open URL or Open DVD.

Once the work above is done, you can choose which format you want to export files to. The supported output formats are QuickTime, DV, MPEG-4 and AVI. Yes, there might not be many choices, but these are enough to use. In addition, you also have the ability to export only the audio of the selected video

#2. Join, trim, rotate videos using MPEG Streamclip.

The feature of editing video is very useful if you need only a certain part of the file. Some other functions, such as joining, trimming or rotating the video, also can be finalized easily in MPEG Streamclip application. What you need to do is just clicking the Edit menu and choose which function you want. 

If you want to join or rotate your videos, you need to go to the List menu then select the Batch List option. This option allows you to process several files at a time. You just need to add the two or more files and check the option of joining files. From this window you can also choose to export these files to a different format. If you want to rotate videos, hit the Edit menu, choose Rotate Video.

#3. More features about MPEG Streamclip

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Part 3. Other MPEG Streamclip Alternatives.

#1. FFmpeg

FFmpeg brings you a great solution to convert files, record and stream video as well as audio. It is bundled with the libavcodec which is a good audio and video codec library.

#2. HandBrake

HandBrake is a great alternative for the conversion aspect of MPEG Streamclip, as it supports for a wide range of formats as well as numerous codec. It is also available for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux.

Part 4. Another amazing alternative for MPEG Streamclip.

Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac is not only an video converter, but also an video editor. You can use this App to add subtitles to videos. In addition to this, there are hundreds of preset output profiles for various video editing applications and devices. You don’t have to set the specific parameters, just choose what you want in the list.

How to Convert Videos on Mac

Step 1. Click "Add Video" or "Add from folder" button to choose your videos.

Step 2. Click the format bar and just choose the NLE or devices you want.

Step 3. Click “Edit” button, you can use the video editor to much editing work like cutting unwanted segments, cropping annoying black edges, adding watermarks for remarks or fun, etc.

Step 4. Click the "Convert" button in the main UI to start converting videos. You can see your videos by clicking "Open" button. Enjoy!

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