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 MakeMKV (Freemium), Shutter Encoder (Free, Open Source), Adobe Media Encoder (Paid) and Wondershare UniConverter (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jul 14, 2021

    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).
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      Some users think HandBrake is a great alternative to Format Factory, some don't.
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      LucaFinizio You can do the same things, works on Linux,Windows and Mac, it's open source and it's continuously improving!
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

      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!
      Top positive comment  over 5 years ago

      it only converts to and from mp4 and mkv, is not useful for other formats.
      Top negative comment  almost 5 years ago

      Doesn't support enough formats.
      Negative comment 7 months ago

      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. !!
      Negative comment 9 months ago

      Doesn't recognize audio files.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

      Handbrake is free, simple, and awesome!
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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    2. 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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      Most users think MakeMKV is a great alternative to Format Factory.

    3. 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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    4. Adobe Media Encoder is a standalone video encoding application that lets users encode audio and video in a variety of distribution formats. It comes with Adobe’s main video editing applications, Adobe After Effects, and...
    5. 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)
      Positive comment over 2 years ago


    6. 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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    7. 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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      Most users think Any Video Converter is a great alternative to Format Factory.
    8. ffWorks (formerly iFFmpeg) is a graphical front-end for FFmpeg , a command-line tool used to convert multimedia files between formats.
    9. Xilisoft Video Converter is easy, fast, reliable, and loaded with features. Its capable of converting videos of all popular formats like AVI, MPEG, WMV, DivX, MP4, H.264/AVC, AVCHD, MKV, RM, MOV, XviD, 3GP, and audio MP3, WMA, WAV, RA, M4A, AAC, AC3, OGG.
    10. With Movavi Video Converter, you can prepare your multimedia files for instant playback in any format and on any device. 180+ FORMATS
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