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FFmpeg Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to FFmpeg for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is HandBrake, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to FFmpeg and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to FFmpeg are Avidemux, MKVToolnix, Shutter Encoder and Adobe Media Encoder.

FFmpeg alternatives are mainly Video Converters but may also be Audio Converters or YouTube Downloaders. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of FFmpeg.
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  1. HandBrake icon

    HandBrake

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    • Xfce
    183 alternatives to HandBrake 

    HandBrake is an open-source, multithreaded video transcoder – it compresses and converts digital media from one format to another. HandBrake can rip encrypted DVDs with libdvdcss (libdvdcss is installed with VLC media player on macOS, or AnyDVD/DVD 43 on Windows).

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    1.  Ad-freeHandBrake doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Dark ModeHandBrake supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    3.  Support for scriptingHandBrake supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    4.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in HandBrake without registration.
    5.  Command line interfaceHandBrake either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Almost everyone thinks HandBrake is a great alternative to FFmpeg.
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    The best GUI for day to day video conversions

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    Handbrake can convert videofiles

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    ffmpeg is codec pack, not transcoder.

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    Avidemux

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    • PortableApps.com
    128 alternatives to Avidemux 

    Free and simple video editor that supports a variety of file types and automated tasks. SIMPLE video editor, dedicated for ONE video at a time. NOT for multi video editing/montage.

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    1.  PortableAvidemux can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Chroma Key / Green ScreenAvidemux supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
    3.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Avidemux, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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    MKVToolnix

    • Mac
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    • Linux
    • BSD
    30 alternatives to MKVToolnix 

    MKVToolnix is a set of tools to create, alter and inspect Matroska files under Linux, other Unices and Windows. They do for Matroska what the OGMtools do for the OGM format and then some. The latest builds now have the ability to create WebM compliant Files.

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  4. Shutter Encoder icon

    Shutter Encoder

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    • Linux
    171 alternatives to Shutter Encoder 

    Open source software without any restriction - converter all formats video|audio|image professionnals codecs and standards - swiss knife tool Windows and OSX.

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    1.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Shutter Encoder without registration.
    2.  LightweightShutter Encoder consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  PortableShutter Encoder can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  5. Adobe Media Encoder icon

    Adobe Media Encoder

    • Mac
    • Windows
    164 alternatives to Adobe Media Encoder 

    Adobe Media Encoder is a standalone application handy for encoding audio and video in multiple formats. Furthermore, it can serve as a companion for other related applications such as Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, Audition, Character Animator, and Prelude.

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    Best pro media converter: you can use Autokroma Influx (FFmpeg-based) plugin to import any format that is not supported by default by Media Encoder and also use Voukoder (also FFmpeg-based) plugin that is 100% and can export to any format that is not supported by Media Encoder.

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    Movavi Video Converter

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    124 alternatives to Movavi Video Converter 

    With Movavi Video Converter, you can prepare your multimedia files for instant playback in any format and on any device.

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    iFlicks

    • Mac
    27 alternatives to iFlicks 

    iFlicks is the best and most complete video and metadata handling solution available for macOS. There is no easier way to add you video files to iTunes or Plex, so you can watch them on your iOS devices or third party media players.

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  8. MediaHuman YouTube Downloader icon

    There are so many interesting things to be found on YouTube, but you can’t download the videos or save them as audio files. That is why we developed YouTube Downloader. This application will help you to accomplish video downloads quickly and without hangups.

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    1.  PortableMediaHuman YouTube Downloader can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Adapter

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    • Windows
    95 alternatives to Adapter 

    Adapter is a free video converter for Mac & PC. It converts avi, saves flash .flv, crops video and more! It even works with audio and image files so you can convert wav to mp3 and transform jpg files!

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    Subler

    • Mac
    35 alternatives to Subler 

    Subler is a Mac OS X application that opens media containers, allows you to add or remove media tracks inside them, and then saves them out again. In the specialized language of the video world, Subler is a “transcoder” or “demuxer” depending on how you use it.

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