How to Easily Convert Video Files to Other Formats on a Mac for Free

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Although a range of video formats are supported by macOS, there are certain popular formats that cannot be played by Mac’s default video player software, QuickTime Player. For instance, it cannot play videos of MKV format and in such cases, users have to turn to third-party softwares, such as VLC, to play unsupported videos. Moreover, you might want to transfer a video to another device and need to convert it to a supported format before transferring.

Fortunately, there are tons of solutions available that allow you to convert videos to any other format of your choice, such as AVI, MP3, MP4, and so on. You could use paid or free video conversion software titles for macOS, or free online tools that can be used immediately without installing any additional software.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to convert videos for free using an online tool called MaxConverter. It allows you to convert video or audio files to a wide range of output formats, including MKV, AVI, MP4, MP3, MOV, and more.

How to Convert Videos on Mac

  1. Open your web browser on your Mac and go to maxconverter.net

  2. From the list of available tools, choose Video Converter.

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  3. Now drag and drop your video file onto the upload box, or click the Open file browser button to browse and select the video file.

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  4. Select the output format from the “Convert to” drop-down menu. A range of video and audio formats are available for selection.

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  5. Once you’ve selected the output format, press the Convert button to begin the conversion process, which will take a couple of minutes or more depending on the size of your video file as well as your internet connection speed. A progress bar is also displayed to indicate the status of the conversion and the amount left.

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  6. Once the file has been converted successfully, press the Download button to download the converted file to your Mac. You can now play the video file in the output format that you had selected.

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As outlined above, the process is very simple and doesn’t require any additional software to be installed. The site also offers audio converter, PNG to JPG, and JPG to PNG conversion tools. Apart from this site, there are many other free sites as well that offer online conversion tools.

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