When you want control over the codecs used and their settings, or have a large batch of movies to convert, use a transcoder like Compressor.
How to use the Finder to locate movies which need to be converted for future compatibility, and converting them with QuickTime Player/
32-bit apps and codecs die with macOS 10.15 later this year. Many video, audio and still image formats will become unusable as a result. Here’s what to do.
In 1996, QuickTime had no serious competition, was very cross-platform, elegant, and highly practical. Yet now it is dying.
It may have become QTKit, but QuickTime is still going strong, and now 24 years old.
I read that Apple Lossless audio compression is not perfect, but that XLD is more faithful. Is that true?
The commercial mower of lawns does not pay a royalty for each lawn that they mow. So why should a user of H.264 video encoding be expected to pay royalties?