As of now, Movavi Video Editor 2024 and Movavi Photo Editor 2024 are supported on ARM architecture(for M1/M2/M3 macOS based devices). The other applications from Movavi Software are not directly compatible with Apple Silicon M chips and operates through Rosetta emulator - a built-in utility in your system which translates an Intel architecture to the ARM architecture.

While it generally is stable, there can be a couple of issues due to the emulator. Here is a short list of the most common issues with M chips with the solutions:

For older versions of Movavi Video Editor Plus:

  • Only the first frame of the video is playing in the preview area. This can be fixed by disabling ‘Optimize HD Clips’ in ‘Movavi Video Editor Plus’ menu->Preferences->Accelerations.

Please note - having this option off or on would not affect the output quality.

  • The exported video shows only the first frame. That can be solved by using two-pass encoding, or adjusting the export format to .avi.

To use two-pass encoding in Movavi Video Editor Plus, please refer to this article.

For Movavi Video Converter Premium:

  • The exported file cannot be played back, or plays back corrupted.

You should try to open the cogwheel icon in the bottom left corner of the app, select 'Advanced Settings', and under 'Encoding Type' change the option to Two-Pass.

If the aforementioned option did not help, you can go to Finder->Apps, find ‘Movavi Video Converter’ and ctrl+click on it.

Once that was done, select ‘Show Package Contents’->Contents->Frameworks and remove:



Once it was done - restart the app and try converting the video again. If the file appears ‘No video’ on import -open this file in Finder and ctrl+click on it, then select ‘Encode Selected Video File’, and change it to 1080p, h.264.

For Movavi Screen Recorder:

  • The resulted file does not have any video, or the audio plays slowed down.

This can be solved by disabling ‘Record Separate Streams’ in Settings->General.

Native M chip support is currently in development, but there is no set-in-stone ETA when the full ARM architecture support will be introduced.

Should you have any concern regarding the software or the offered solutions have not helped, feel free to get in touch with the support team via this form.