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Format Factory Alternatives for Mac

Format Factory is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. 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 100 alternatives to Format Factory and loads of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Format Factory are FFmpeg, MakeMKV, Shutter Encoder and Any Video Converter.

Format Factory alternatives are mainly Video Converters but may also be Audio Converters or DVD Rippers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Format Factory.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

Format Factory is a multifunctional media converter and DVD ripper. Its features include:

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  1. 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).

    ⚫︎ Ad-freeHandBrake doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeHandBrake supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingHandBrake supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceHandBrake either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Handbrake is free, simple, and awesome!

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    I converted from .mpg to .mkv and it works perfectly. Took me a little time to find out how to queue a bunch of videos - but it turned out to be simple enough. Mp3 conversion is unavailable though - I used Format Factory for that when I worked in Windows. Still - for video it's really number 1!

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    it only converts to and from mp4 and mkv, is not useful for other formats.

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    Doesn't support enough formats.

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    It does NOT support that many video formats. in other words: it is not as capable as Format Factory program. although I am fond of open source technology. !!

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    You can do the same things, works on Linux,Windows and Mac, it's open source and it's continuously improving!

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    Doesn't recognize audio files.

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    FFmpeg

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    FFmpeg is the leading multimedia framework, able to decode, encode, transcode, mux, demux, stream, filter and play pretty much anything that humans and machines have created. It supports the most obscure ancient formats up to the cutting edge.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceFFmpeg either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableFFmpeg is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ LightweightFFmpeg consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    MakeMKV

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Kodi

    MakeMKV is a program designed for ripping DVD and Blu-Ray disc video. It works by decrypting proprietary discs to transfer codecs from the formats VOB and M2TS into MKV, preserving the necessary data without doing any lossy codec conversion.

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    Shutter Encoder

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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  5. AnvSoft Any Video Converter is the most renowned video converter for converting video files between various formats, with fast converting speed and excellent video quality.

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  6. 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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  7. Wondershare UniConverter is an all-in-one DVD & Video converter tool and DVD burner for assisting you to convert videos/audios among formats like AVI, WMV, MP4, MKV, FLV, 3GP, MPG etc.

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    Faster and the lips sync (Music videos sync unlike Format Factory)

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  8. MediaHuman Audio Converter is a freeware application for Mac OS X and Windows. It can help you in case you need to convert your music in WMA, MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, OGG, AIFF or Apple Loseless format.

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    ffWorks

    • Mac

    ffWorks (formerly iFFmpeg) is a graphical front-end for FFmpeg , a command-line tool used to convert multimedia files between formats.

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

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