How to Decode and Encode H.264 Codec on Mac OS X El Capitan?

Diana Joan

Nov 05, 2015 08:32 am / Posted by Diana Joan

Export H.264 codec for high quality and high device compatibility

When perform media conversion work on Mac OS X El Capitan, people will be very concerned about the video quality and device compatibility of the output video. There are many ways to achieve this goal, one of the basic solution is to choose a right encoding tool and encoding codec. As for the high encoding codec, H.264 makes itself distinguished from other video formats by delivering superior video quality at low bit rate as well as low bandwidth. In addition, H.264 codec comes with optimized and classified conversion profiles for a wide range of multimedia devices such as iPhone, iPad, Apple TV. The following article will mainly focus on how to encoding H.264 video on Mac OS X El Capitan with the right H.264 encoding tool.

H.264 codec

Best effect tool to encode H.264 codec on El Capitan

There are many Mac tools has the capability to encode H.264 codec on Mac OS X El Capitan, if you are looking to find a simple to use but powerful tool, you can't miss Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac, which has perfect compatibility with the newest Mac OS X El Capitan. Key features are listed below:
Encoding virtual any file formats including Blu-ray/DVD/video to H.264 or HD H.264 file format.
Output multimedia device optimized H.264 file formats for convenient playback
Decode H.264 to various other file formats like H.265, AVI, WMV, MP4, MOV, MKV, etc
Maximize Output H.264 file quality by adjusting output video/audio codec, size, bit rate, frame rate, channels, etc.
Edit H.264 video by trimming, cropping, merging, splitting, watermarking, subtitle embedding, etc

For encoding and decoding H.264 files on Windows 10/8/1/8/7, you can make it by downloading Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate.

How to convert H.264 video on Mac OS X El Capitan?

Step 1: Input files to the program.

Launch the software on your Mac computer, click the "Load files" button or "Add video" button to add source files to the program.

Input source file formats

Step 2: Choose output file format.

Click "Format" bar drop-down list, output H.264 video by following "HD Video" > "H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)".

Choose output file formats

Step 3: Adjust output profile parameters.

Click "Settings" on the main interface to pop out the "Profile Settings" window, here you can flexibly adjust the output video codec, size, bit rate, frame rate and audio codec, sample rate, bit rate or channels.

Adjust output profile parameters

Step 4: Start H.264 video conversion process.

Return to the main interface, tap right-bottom "Convert" button to start the conversion process of H.264 video on Mac El Capitan.

When the conversion is done, feel free to play and distribute the converted H.264 files on various portable devices, media streaming devices, game consoles, etc.


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