Top 5 Best FFmpeg Alternative for macOS Sierra to Convert and Stream Video

Diana Joan

Aug 19, 2016 08:34 am / Posted by Diana Joan

FFmpeg is an astonishingly powerful open source command line tool for converting, streaming and recording audio and video. It is developed mostly on linux, but can be compiled under most operating systems including Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, Android, iOS, as well as AmigaOS and MorphOS. For Mac users who plan to upgrade to the new macOS Sierra. You may find that the program is too difficult to use than a user-friendly GUI converter. Are there any better alternative for FFMPEG on macOS Sierra?


When searching for FFmpeg alternative for Mac, you may find that there are many free choice for you on website. You can choose among Handbrake, MPEG Streamclip, Miro Video Converter, Mobile Media Converter, gstreamer, MEncoder, etc. However, you may find all those free programs has some unbearable drawbacks. Some of them like MPEG Streamclip┬áhas already stopped updating therefore it has poor compatiblity with new Mac operating system, others like Handrake has very limited output options so that you can’t get a full entertainment of your media files. There are still some programs like Mobile Media Converte don’t give you the options to configurate output profile settings, etc. Therefore, it would be ideal for you to find a good program with various input/output format options, beneficial video editing and profile tweaking functions and also keeps upgrading with support for the new macOS Sierra.

The following tablet has listed 5 best FFmpeg streamclip for macOS Sierra with detailed comparison parameters in various aspects to help you make a good decision.

Best FFmpeg macOS Sierra alternatives

Software Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac

Imtoo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac

AVCWare Video Converter Ultimate for Mac

Leawo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac

Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate for Mac
Input File Formats
4K Video






3D/2D Blu-ray

DVD Disc/Video
_TS Folder/IFO Image

Non-Commercial DVD
Non-Commercial DVD

Output File Formats


HD Video
4K Video
Audio Formats
3D Movie
Device Preset Profile Formats
Optimized Edting Coded for Mac non-linear
iMovie/FCE Apple Intermediate Codec
FCP Apple Prores Codec
Avid/Davinci Resolve DNxHD Codec
Advanced Features
Batch Conversion
Preview Video
Download Online Video
Trim/Crop/Merge/Split/Watermark/Rotate Video
Adjust Video/Audio Parameters