4 Awesome Free Digital Video Converter and Streaming Apps for Mac

Bakari Chavanu 07-03-2011

The fairly new Apple Mac Store is jock-full of reasonably priced applications, but if you hang out in there long enough you can find some awesome programs that can be downloaded for free.


I’ve reviewed several free App Store programs here Twitter for Mac and the New Apple App Store [Mac] Read More and in my recent visit I came across a few video related apps for watching, streaming, and converting video and other media files.

In addition to the awesome Mac features, a few of these applications also work with Windows PC. So let’s see which are the better free video conversion and streaming apps out there.

StreamToMe [No Longer Available]

Video and music files can take up lots of space on any computer or mobile device, but thanks to Wi-Fi networking programs, you can access video, photo, music content stored say on external drive of your main computer, and view that content on most recent Macs, Windows PCs or mobile devices. This is exactly what the recently released application, StreamToMe does. It’s similar to the mobile application Air Video for streaming video to your iPhone and iPod touch.

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After downloading StreamToMe on say your main Mac computer, as well as the required ServeToMe program, you can access all your non DRM-protected audio, video, and photo content in your Finder and iTunes library . StreamToMe works with wide variety of media files, including MP4, FLV, AAC, M4A, JPG, and TIFF. I found the application setup and WiFi streaming nearly automatic.

iVI Digital Video Converter for Mac

If you have non-DRM protected or ripped DVDs that you want to convert for playing on other devices like your iPhone or iPad, it doesn’t seem to get any easier than with a program called iVI.

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After you launch the program, the instructions for using iVI are written in large bold letters, “Drop Video Here”. Just drag your video(s) from your Finder and drop it into the application.

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iVI will convert it for play on your Apple mobile devices, Apple TV, or original resolution for iMovie editing. Depending on the size of video, it may not be a microwave fast process, but it will get the job done.

MiroVideoConverter [No Longer Available]

Miro Digital Video Converter for Mac has the same drag-and-drop simplicity of iVI but with a larger set of conversion formats.

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Miro can convert almost any video for playback on Android and Apple mobile devices, as well as WebM and Ogg Theora formats.  The only draw-back to the Miro is that you can only convert one video at a time. This is small limitation for an awesome free program.

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MOSO Video Editor [No Longer Available]

In the world of hit and run YouTube videos, Apple”˜s long established iMovie program 5 Awesome New Features In iMovie '11 [Mac] Read More may actually slow down some video producers, so this where the now free Moso video studio comes in.

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With Moso you can quickly record and edit web-cam video or import existing video and photos on your computer. The programs includes built-in background music and titles effects. Though the 50 motion effects may be dorky for some, many web-cam producers will surely have fun with them. When your video productions are ready, they can be shared on your Facebook, YouTube, or Twitter (via Twitvide) account.

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While the basic features of Moso are pretty intuitive, a step-by-step instructional guide for the program would be helpful. Moso doesn’t have the advanced features of iMovie, but for quick, fun video and web-cam productions it shouldn’t be overlooked.

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  1. DD
    April 7, 2011 at 9:33 am

    For more converters and other media tools visit the site:

    • Bakari
      April 7, 2011 at 5:13 pm

      Thanks for the tip, DD.

  2. Coccodj
    March 11, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Everybody (but you) keeps writing that Moso is intuitive, I appreciate your point of view, because IT ISN'T, at least unless you just record some jokes with your webcam. In case you come to know any good tutorial (or any tutorial at all, seems like the developers don't care that much about explaining how the software work), please let us know

  3. Anonymous
    March 10, 2011 at 2:40 am

    thanks for your list. Excellent choices as well.But I've bought enolsoft video converter for Mac already.I like it easily and quickly convert between any video formats....easy to use suit me,lol

  4. Bakari
    March 8, 2011 at 12:25 am

    Kyle, I’m not aware of any, since I’m mainly a Mac user. I recommend you post this question on the MUO Answers section. See the link at the very top of this page.

  5. Kyle
    March 7, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Any good options for PC users?

  6. Pharoah6905
    March 7, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    What about VideoMonkey? It's a really great converter and it automatically adds metadata from TheTVDB and TheMovieDB, best of all it's free.

    • Bakari
      March 10, 2011 at 2:58 am

      Thanks for letting us know.

  7. Pharoah6905
    March 7, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    What about VideoMonkey? It's a really great converter and it automatically adds metadata from TheTVDB and TheMovieDB, best of all it's free.