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How to Free Convert MP4 to WebM in a Fast and Simple Way

With the growth of video streaming, more and more people embed videos on HTML 5 for wide compatibility on browsers on desktops and mobiles. Generally, MP4 and WebM are popular video formats for HTML 5. While MP4 is the patented and non-free format and your MP4 HTML 5 videos are probably inaccessible if you don't have licenses from individual patent holders.

Given that, being an open source video format designed for the web, WebM becomes your best choice for online videos. If you have a MP4 video and want to embed it into a web page or upload to YouTube, it may be better to convert MP4 to WebM.

How to Convert MP4 to WebM in Seconds?

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Tutorial: How to Free Convert MP4 to WebM within Several Clicks

Preperation: Download WinX Free Video Converter and install it on PC.

Step 1: Click "+ Video" to get your MP4 file added into converter.
Step 2: After the file is added, an Output Profile dialog box pops up. Click "PC General Video" and find "WEBM Video (VP8)". Click OK.
Step 3: Click Browse to set Destination Folder and hit "RUN" button to start conversion.

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To Say Even More:

What is WebM?

WebM, developed by Google, is an open source and free video formats. It is a new media container format based on Matroska. Google combines its own-developed VP9/VP8/AV1 video codec technology combine with the open Ogg Vorbis audio to form a new media container format. It is considered as a pretty effective format used for HTML 5 videos on PC, notebook and mobiles.

Is WebM better than MP4?

It depends. None video format is as compatibile as MP4. It plays fine in all browsers (Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, etc). But you may also encounter patent issue if you don't have license of MP4 from individual patent holders. On the contrary, WebM is an open-source format, making you free from patent issue. But you might have issues with WebM video player in Microsoft Internet Explorer. See more WebM vs MP4 comparison.



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Graduated from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, she employs herself in IT related content creation (since 2013) and happens to perfectly combine her major (computer & science) and her gusto (writing). She's seasoned at offering video audio conversion workarounds and always passionate about new trends, from hot HEVC, 4K to the new AV1 codec.

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