Handbrake for Macs and PCs
, is an open-source and free software designed to convert MPEG video (including DVD-Video) into an MPEG-4 video file in MPEG-4 Part 14 (.mp4) or Matroska (.mkv) containers. Originally developed for BeOS, HandBrake is now available for Linux, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X.
So Hanbrake software can be used to convert DVD video to MKV, MP4 that you can enjoy on iPods, iPhones, PSP, Apple TV, Television, Cellphone and with the Mac QuickTime Player.
0.9.4, the latest version of Handbrake for Mac
, can transfer DVD video on Mac and convert video to MKV, MP4 for Mac OS X. How to convert video to MKV on Mac with Handbrake? After you download and launch Hanbrake for Mac,you can follow the guide to convert video to MKV on Mac by Handbrake which is available free at the HandBrake Web site. http://handbrake.fr/
Convert Video to MKV on Mac OS X
Step1: Insert Video on Mac with Handbrake.
Click “Source” to select video that you want to convert from computer hard drive and upload it.
Step2: Decide Destination for MKV files on Mac
Click “Browse” to find a place to save video on Mac, desktop, or your video files.
Step3: Select Output Video Format
Choose MKV as output format, besides, you can select MP4 format for iPods, iPhones, etc, and you also can set suitable settings for your MKV video, such as video, audio, picture settings.
Step4:Convert Video to MKV on Mac
Click “Start” to transfer video to MKV for Mac by Handbrake after you finish checking all settings. Then you can enjoy MKV files when converting is done.
PS: Though Handbrake is free for Mac OS X, Linux, and Microsoft Windows, there are many limitations of Handbrake for Mac, for example, the output formats Handbrake supports are only MKV and MP4; video cannot be previewed when you edit it for output; Handbrake cannot remove like black sides from the video; it also cannot combine videos into one; effects like old film, gray you cannot add.
So if you want to edit MKV files on Mac or convert video to other video format such as MOV,AVI, M4V, H.264, etc, you can try MKV Converter for Mac
which can allow you to do all these mentioned above.