Play/Convert/Edit Video with Best MPEG StreamClip Alternative for macOS Sierra

Diana Joan

Aug 18, 2016 08:54 am / Posted by Diana Joan

The powerful MPEG Streamclip for Mac is a powerful video converter, editor. It's also a great organizational tool for all of your media. You can play the video, edit them by cutting, copying, pasting, and trimming before converting them. However, one of the big problem of this program is its poor compatiblity with new Mac operating system, for people who are going to upgrade to the new macOS Sierra, you will unavoidably encounter the similar situations listed as below:

MPEG Streamclip for Mac

MPEG Streamclip will no longer open/play mp4s etc
I recently had to reinstall OS X 10.11.3 and all other open source and licence purchased software onto my Mac HD. The unique free MPEG Streamclip 1.9.2 will recognise title of mp4 file (shows in application viewing window) but says "File open error: unrecognised file type". Clicking "open Anyway" button brings up window "File open error: can't find video or audio tracks" warning.

MPEG Streamclip for Mac - any alternatives?
I often use MPEG Streamclip to transcode to ProRes or DNxHD, but seeing as it does not use all threads for me (only one thread on a 3770K right now) and no development has been done to MSC since 2012 (does anyone know, if it is dead?), is there any alternative?

Alternative to Mpeg Streamclip for Mavericks?
I'm trying to find a way to export my FCP projects to Quicktime X264 for internet delivery. In the past, I exported a master file and converted it using Mpeg Streamclip, but it doesn't work in Mavericks. Any inexpensive solutions?

Best MakeMKV Alternative for macOS Sierra

To have a better media entertainment on macOS Sierra, it is ideal for you to find a MPEG Streamclip for macOS Siera. Although you can find some free alternative options such as Handbrake, FFmpeg, Any Video Converter, MEncoder, etc, however, you may find that all those free programs have some drawbacks such as lacking the ability to handle high resolution 4K video, not offering the video preview function or editing function, limitation to output very few file formats. Fortunately, there are still some powerful and professional solutions for you. One of the program that outs stand other free MPEG Streamclip alternative for macOS Sierra is Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac (review), which is empowered with the following functions and features:

Video conversion function

The program has enhanced compatiblity with virtually any file formats including 2K/HD/SD and even 4K video like 4K H.265/HEVC, XAVC/XAVC S, MP4, MXF, Prores, etc. You can not only convert video to your desired file formats but also device preset profile formats for playing on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Android phone/tablets, Windows phone/tablets, game consoles, TVs, etc. Apart from that, you can also have the chance to make 3D effect video with Side by Side, Top and Bottom, Anaglyph three different modes with the format of MP4/MKV/MOV/AVI/WMV for viewing 3D movies on VR Headsets like HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, ANTVR, Zeiss VR One or 3D TV, 3D projectors.

Arrange and preview video

You can batch load multiple video or audio files with the "Add from folder" function, preview the video in the right displaying window, check to delete those you unwanted video clips, arrange the video order by clicking the "Up" and "Down" arrow under the video displaying list. You can also use the "Merge into one file" option to join separate video clips into one file.

Video editing functions

Besides offering some simple video editing function for you to trim or cut unwanted segments, crop out black borders around the video frame, add video/image/transparent text watermark, change video color effect or apply special rendering efects, remove/replace audio in video or insert external srt/ass/ssa subtitle to videos. The program also grants you to generate macOS Sierra non-linear video editing apps like iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro, Davinci Resolve, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc best editing codec like AIC/Prores/DNxHD/QuickTime/MPEG-2 for high quality and high performance post production workflow.

Output profile adjustment functions

To get better video and audio output quality, you can flexibly tweak the output profile settings such as video codec, bit rate, frame rate, resolution and audio codec, sample rate, bit rate or channels to make it adpat with your specific devices.


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