Filmora Video Editor is the best iMovie alternative for Mac (10.13 included) to edit videos. It not only supports all the file formats for iMovie, but also support importing almost any video, auido, and images formats, and exporting videos in multiple formats according to your needs.

Codecs and Containers There is a lot to learn about multimedia formats, and sometimes it might be confusing, but there are some basics that once you understand you can navigate in this field better. Make sure to understand that the file extension that you see is not always the file format, there is more to it.

An extension is not just a video, it can be a container format, a codec, or a container and codec. Video files are usually compressed, this way they take up less space on a computer. The data is compressed and decompressed with a codec. The term container is used for a bundle of media files and consists of a video and audio codec and can contain subtitle information.

Containers allow selecting one codec for your video and one for the audio. List of the best video formats that are most popular among users. Best video file format for many - AVI is the long running digital format from Microsoft. AVI is less compressed meaning that an AVI file will be larger than the same file in other more compressed formats, thus the format's popularity is a bit weakened. It also does not allow selecting aspect ratios manually, which sometimes is essential for some. Apps for opening AVI videos: • Windows: Microsoft Windows Media Player, Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate.

• Linux: Kodi, media player. • iOS: Olimsoft OPlayer. • Android: Videolabs VLC for Android, BIT LABS Simple MP4 Video Player. The Matroska Multimedia Container is an open standard, free container format that allows just one file to contain unlimited photos, videos, audio and subtitle tracks. It was designed as a universal container format for common multimedia content, such as movies and TV shows. The file extensions for this format are MKV for video (with subtitles and audio), MK3D for stereoscopic 3D video, MKA for audio, and MKS for subtitle files.

Apps for opening Matroska files: • Windows: media player, KMPlayer, Media Player Classic • Mac: • Linux:VLC media player, MPlayer is a great solution that helps manage media content and supports all popular common video formats. This app comes with a native web browser for browsing the web for new videos and watching online content directly in the app. With Open Online Video you can open online media without the built-in ads you'd have to watch in a regular web browser. Elmedia Player PRO (paid version) offers a vast set of the features that can greatly enhance your viewing experience: video aspect ratio adjustment to fit image to screen, customizable playback speed, 10-band equalizer, video tuner, putting any desired segment of a video on constant repeat. You can make precise screenshots of any moments of the movie or convert the whole video into the series of images. Mac apps for video.

How to Convert Videos for iPad Would you like to watch home videos or popular TV shows downloaded from the Internet on your iPad and not worry about video format compatibility? Movavi Video Converter will enable you to forget about technical details and transfer any video to your iPad in no time! Using Video Converter from Movavi, you can easily convert video files of any format (AVI, MKV, MP4, WMV, DVD, etc.) to the iPad format and play them with no problem. Just download the Windows or Mac version of the program and follow the steps below that describe how to convert movies for iPad.