As of now, Movavi Software is not directly compatible with Apple Silicon M chips and operates through Rosetta emulator - a built-in utility in your system which mimics an Intel 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 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.

The solution is to 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.