MP4 Video Converter for Mac Help Document




4Videosoft MP4 Video Converter for Mac aims at providing convenience to your digital life. It can convert M4V, TS, MTS, M2TS, WMV, MKV, AVI, 3GP, FLV, MOD, TOD, MOV, etc. to MP4 which is compatible with iPod, iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, PS3, PSP, Xbox360, Zune and other common digital multimedia devices. This Mac MP4 Converter can also convert video files to other popular video formats. What's more, it can extract audio from video files and convert it to AAC, AC3, AIFF, AMR, AU, FLAC, M4A, MKA, MP2, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA audio.

In addition to powerful converting function, 4Videosoft MP4 Video Converter for Mac possesses strong editing functions: adjust the effect of output video, trim the output length of video or audio, crop video playing area, add watermark on the video screen, join video clips, etc.

System Requirement

Processor: Intel® processor and M1&M2 chip
OS Supported: Mac OS X 10.5 or above
Hardware Requirements: 512MB RAM, Super VGA (800×600) resolution, 16-bit graphics card or higher


Click Register in the top right corner of the main interface to open registration window. Then input the User Name and Registration Code accordingly.

User Name: User Name is the email address that you fill in the order form.
Registration Code: Registration Code can be found in the order confirmation letter after you successfully purchase it.

Note: The program support batch conversion. You can convert more than one files at one time.

Quick Start

1. Click Add Video button to add video or audio files from your local disk.
2. Set output format, video/audio encoding settings and output folder for the added files.
3. Click Convert button to start conversion.

How to & Troubleshooting

How to Edit Preferences

Choose the Preferences option in the top menu to open the Preference window.
Output: Set the destination for the converted files and snapshot picture, and choose the output format of the snapshot image.
Update Settings: Set to update the program automatically Every Day, Every Week or Every Month.

How to Adjust Profile Settings

Click Settings button to open the Settings window.
You can select Encoder, Frame Rate, Resolution, Aspect Ratio and Video Bitrate to set video and select Encoder, Channels, Audio Bitrate and Sample Rate to set audio.
1. For Resolution setting, you can choose the pre-set resolution from the right drop-down list. Also, you can directly input your own resolution as the form of "XXX*XXX".
2. You can customize the video and audio encoding settings and save them as your own profile. After you have chosen the encoding options, just click the Save as... button and name your profile, and then the profile will be saved in the User Defined list. You can use the customized profile next time by selecting it from the list, also you can delete the profile you defined by clicking "Delete" button.
3. In the Channels setting, you can choose 5.1 channels while the audio channel of your source file is 5.1.

How to Adjust Video Effect

Click Effect button in the main interace to open the Effect editing window.
Drag the Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Hue and Volume Effect scroll bars to get the video effect you want. Also, you can click the up or down arrows on the right side of each scroll bar to set corresponding value.
Deinterlacing: To convert the interlaced source file, check Deinterlacing function to avoid mosaic for the output file.

How to Trim Files

Click Trim button in the main interace to open the Trim editing window.
There are four methods to trim your video length:
Method One: Drag the "Start Point" scissors to mark the beginning of the clip, and drag the "End Point" scissors to mark the end of the clip when you preview.
Method Two: Press the "Mark In" button to mark the beginning of your clip and "Mark Out" button to mark the end of your clip.
Method Three: Input the start time in the "Start Time" box, and then input the end time in the "End Time" box and click "OK".
Method Four: Click the up or down arrows to get desired time value.
After you set trim time, the length of the captured clip will be shown in the Select Length box for your reference.

How to Crop Video Screen Size

Click Crop button in the main interace to open the Crop editing window.
Keep Aspect Ratio: Choose Original, Crop area, 16:9, 4:3 or just set the position of Left, Right, Width and Height.
Zoom Mode: Define the size of active portion of output video. Choose Letterbox, Medium, Pan & Scan and Full.
After you crop your video and set the zoom mode, the result can be previewed in the Output Preview window simultaneously.

How to Add Watermark

Text: Input the text you attempt to use as watermark in textbox. It will appear on the screen of the video file at the same time. Click "Font" button to edit the font of text and click "Color" button to specify the image you attempt to use.
Picture: Check "Select watermark picture" to add image on the screen of the video file.
You can click the up or down arrows of Left, Top, Width and Height or input corresponding values to adjust the position of watermark. Another way is to drag the watermark to any place in the video screen.
Also, you can click the up or down arrows of "Transparency" to adjust watermark transparency.

How to Choose Audio Track and Subtitle

You can choose the subtitle or audio track avaliable in the source files for the output file.

How to Merge Multiple Files

Use the Shift or Command key to select two or more files that you want to join, and then click Merge button. After conversion, these selected files will be joined into one file.

Take Snapshots

You can capture pictures when you preview video. Click "Snapshot" button, the current picture in the preview window will be captured and saved in the specified folder automatically. Click "Open Snapshot Folder" button to open the storing folder to view the captured pictures. In the preference window, you can set the snapshot format and snapshot folder for captured pictures.

While previewing the video on the right preview window, click the Snapshot button to take a picture of the video. Click Open Snapshot Folder to find the captured picture. You can choose the picture formats and the snapshot folder in the Preference window.


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