Being the most popular video format, MP4 is friendly with nearly all media players, portable devices, video editing programs, video sharing sites, etc. Almost all format incompatiblity issues could be solved by converting videos to MP4 format. This how-to post offers two solutions for you to convert video to MP4 format on Mac by using a professional Mac MP4 video converter – Leawo Video Converter for Mac and HandBrake Mac.

Part 1: Convert Video to MP4 on Mac with Leawo Video Converter for Mac

Leawo Video Converter for Mac is a professional Mac video converter program that could solve all format incompatibility issues for Mac users. It could be considered as a comprehensive MP4 video converter for Mac for it could convert almost all vdieos to MP4 format on iMac or Macbook, and convert MP4 videos to other formats, like MKV to MP4, MKV to AVI, AVI to MP4, FLV to MKV, WMV to MOV, MP4 to MP3, MP4 to AVI, FLV to MP3, etc. By converting videos to MP4 on Mac computer, you can easily watch non-MP4 videos on iPhone 7, iPad Pro, iPod touch, Surface, Galaxy S7, Lumia 920, HTC One, etc., edit non-MP4 videos in iMovie, FCP, Adobe Premiere or share movies on YouTube or your website. No format limit exists any more with Leawo Video Converter for Mac.

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☉ Convert video and audio between all formats, of course including video to MP4 videos conversion

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Download and install Leawo Video Converter for Mac on your computer, and then follow the guide below to convert video to MP4 on Mac with this Mac MP4 video converter.

Guide on how to convert MKV to MP4 on Mac with Leawo Video Converter for Mac:

Step 1: Import source video files

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Launch Leawo Video Converter for Mac to enter the main interface. Under the “Convert” module, click the “Add Video” button to browse and choose source video file or directlry drag and drop source video files into this Mac MP4 converter.

Step 2: Set MP4 as output format

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After importing source video files, click the drop-down box before the big green “Convert” button and then select “Change” option to enter the Profile window for output format setting. To convert video to MP4, you need to open “Format > Common Video” group to select MP4 as output format.

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Optional: If you’re not satisfied with the video and audio parameters of preset output format like video codec, bit rate, aspect ratio, quality, frame rate, audio codec, audio quality, audio bit rate, sample rate and channel, you could reset them. After setting output format, re-open the drop-down box and then select “Edit” option to enter the Profile Settings panel. On the Profile Setting panel, you could freely set the parameters.

Step 3: Set output directory

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When all the format settings are finished, save the settings and return to the main interface. Click the big green “Convert” button on the main interface to set output directory on the popup sidebar. You could open “Save to” box to browse desired folder as output directory.

Step 4: Convert Video to MP4 on Mac

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At last, start converting video to MP4 on Mac by clicking the bottom “Convert” button on the sidebar.

Note:

1. Windows users, on the other hand, can switch to Leawo Video Converter to convert videos to MP4 videos on Windows 7/8/8.1/10/Vista/XP without quality loss.

2. This guide is also applicable to converting MP4 videos to other formats like FLV, MOV, AVI, MKV, etc. on Mac.

Part 2: Convert Video to MP4 on Mac with HandBrake for Mac

Of course, there are many other Mac MP4 video converter programs you can use to convert video to MP4 on Mac. Here I am to present Mac version of HandBrake for you to convert video to MP4 on Mac. HandBrake is a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs. Its Mac version can act as a free MP4 converter Mac. It is an open source yet free video transcoder. It has multi-platform versions: Windows, Mac and Linux. Check the following guide to convert video to MP4 Mac with HandBrake.

Guide on how to convert video to MP4 on Mac with HandBrake:

Step 1: Import source video files

Open HandBrake to enter the main interface, where you need to click “Source” and then select “File” to browse and import source video file.

Step 2: Set destination file and output format

After the importing of source video file, you will be returned to the main interface of HandBrake, where you need to click “Browse” to specify output directory and choose “MP4″ as container under output settings.

Step 3: Start to convert video to MP4 Mac

Click “Start” on the sub-menu bar to start converting video to MP4 Mac.

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Part 3: Comparison Between Leawo Video Converter for Mac and HandBrake for Mac

Features Leawo Video Converter for Mac HandBrake for Mac
Easy to use
Convert MPEG to MP4
Supported input file formats video and audio file of various kinds such as MPEG, MP4, WMV, MOV, AVI, AAC, MP3, etc. Handbrake can process most common multimedia files and any DVD or BluRay sources that do not contain any kind of copy protection.
Supported output file formats same as input MP4(.M4V) and .MKV
Many preset output devices
Internal video player need extra plug-ins
Add subtitle and audio track
Internal video editor
Add 3D effects to source 2D videos
Windows version

By comparison, we clearly know that if the output format is MP4 or MKV, we can turn to HandBrake to perform video conversion task as HandBrake is totally free, however, if the output format is others, we’d better switch to Leawo Video Converter for Mac.