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How to convert movies and insert subtitles on the Mac

The constraints set by Apple on its closed systems now known, and this does not favor those who want a more personalized system. An example of this is the obligation to use iTunes to synchronize music, videos and photos without the possibility of choosing, for example for videos, which leaves no choice on the formats to be imported. Up AppStore there are many applications that allow you to reproduce every type of movie, making you lose some useful features of iTunes, such as synchronizing through iCloud of the exact point in which we have interrupted the film or the potentialities of the graphic accelerator, that allows the processor to elaborate smaller amounts of data, favoring a saving of battery of our iDevices. In this article we want to propose two applications for convert moviesoptimally, including serious TV movies, while maintaining compatibility with iTunes, Apple TV, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

iFlicks2 – convert movies to Mac

The application iFlicks 2(no longer available on the App Store), you can buy on the Mac AppStore at a price of 34.99. Although this application has a cost, it is also good value for money due to its excellent potential (here is our review). It is possible to convert movies in multiple formats, allowing you to optimize video for all devices Apple or for iTunes. Furthermore, I suggest you check the excellent results that are obtained with the video format MKV.

When selecting the option Compatible with iTunes, the movie is converted without any loss of quality, because, be it MKV that m4v they are two containers of compatible information. In the videos it is not necessary to convert any data, but they must be moved only from one container to another, without any loss of quality. I personally tested this procedure with the film The Lord of the Rings in Mkv format fullHD 18GB, converted in less than twenty minutes while maintaining the same quality.

Furthermore, the metadata of the films can be managed in an optimal way. It is possible to edit them manually and the application searches for the best matches, automatically inserting the film cover, director, actors, etc. With iFlicks 2 you can convert your movie library, so you can import and catalog it into iTunes, being surprised by the quality and speed of the final result. Keep this application in mind especially if you need to convert videos from MKV format.

Mkvtoolnix – to add subtitles to movies

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<p>If you find television series in English that you like to see, with this application you can easily insert subtitles in Italian to video files. The free downloadable application from Mkvtoolnix. The cross-platform software and allows you to manage various aspects of the MkV format.</p>
<p>To convert movies on the Mac, I recommend combining the potential of this application with that of iFlicks 2 to add subtitles and convert videos, in order to prepare them to be able to import them into the iTunes library, or if you prefer, transfer them to iPhone, iPad and iPod to watch your movies on the go.</p>
<p>MKVToolnix a set of tools that include mkvmerge, mkvinfo, mkvextract, mkvpropedit and MMG, which allow you to create, manipulate and inspect Matroska files (MKV) in different ways. With mkvtoolnix it is possible to create, divide, modify, mux, demux, merge, extract or inspect Matroska files.</p>
<p>Supported formats include:</p>
<p><strong>Video formats</strong>: AVI, MPEG, MP4, MPEG, Ogg / OGM, RealVideo, MPEG1 / 2, H264 / AVC, Dirac, VC1.<strong>Audio formats</strong>: AAC, FLAC, MP2, MP3, (E) AC3, DTS / DTS-HD, Vorbis, RealAudio. Subtitle formats: SRT, PGS / SUP, VobSub, ASS and SSA.MKVToolnix a cross-platform application, available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.</p>