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Why and How to Convert H.264 to MP4 for iPhone/iPad/Android

Are you questioned why and how to convert H.264 to MP4? Here's the solver.

- "What is the difference between H.264 and MP4? Is it necessary to convert H.264 to MP4 for saving space on my Phone?"
- "Is there anyway I can fast convert HD H.264 videos to MP4 and take the raw footage?"

Both H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC) and MP4 (MPEG-4 Part 14) are the most common video formats used in various fields, for web videos, portable devices, television broadcast and so on. Sharing the same extension of .mp4, there are several differences between H.264 and MP4, which refer to reason for H.264 to MP4 conversion. Well, this article will discuss why and how to convert H.264 to MP4.

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H.264 vs MP4

H.264 is a video coding format for video recording, compression and distribution, while MP4 is a video container format to store video and audio and other multimedia data like subtitles, which can host a video encoded with H.264. For having a high compression rate, H.264 is often taken as HD video format for camcorders, HDTV, Blu-ray etc. On the other hand, MP4 is frequently used for standard definition videos shared on internet or played on portable devices.

See Also: H.264 vs MP4, H.265 vs H.264, MKV vs MP4, MPEG4 vs MP4, MXF to MP4

Why Convert H.264 to MP4

Nowadays, more and more people tend to watch movies, TV shows and music videos on devices featuring widescreen and high resolution. In order to have the best effect during movies/videos enjoyment, you may select to play HD H.264 videos on devices. However, you should face the problem of limited storage and power consumption when saving HD H.264 length movies or full episodes of TV series on devices. The higher quality video is, the more space it occupies and more power will be spent during playback. Therefore, it is suggested to convert H.264 to MP4, the other general video format for devices with smaller size, lower power cost, to save your devices' storage and power.

How to Free Convert H.264 to MP4

Of course, a reliable free H.264 to MP4 video converter is in demand. WinX Video Converter, one of leading video conversion software in the market, enables to free convert H.264 to MP4 at a very high speed due to cutting-edge Hyper-threading technology and Multi-core Utility. In addition, this best free H.264 to MP4 converter enables to output possible highest video/audio quality with built-in High Quality Engine. Unlike some other free video converter, it is totally clean and safe with adware, stubborn plug-in and malicious virus free. Now, let's free convert H.264 to MP4 step-by-step.

Convert H.264 to MP4

Steps to Convert H.264 to MP4

1. Open WinX Video Converter and hit "+ Video" button (the first icon on navigation bar) to import H.264 video.
2. The moment video is loaded, Output Profile window will automatically pop up. Enter PC General Video category and select MP4 Video (AAC) as output format.
3. Click Browse button to set destination folder for saving converted MP4 video and hit RUN button to free convert H.264 to MP4.

Tip: besides free H.264 to MP4 conversion, WinX Video Converter also supports free conversion from HD to SD videos, videos to devices, for example, M2TS to MP4, MP4 to AVI, AVI to MOV, AVCHD to iPhone 6/6 Plus, MKV to Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Moreover, it allows you to adjust audio/video parameters and edit videos by trimming, cropping, merging or adding external subtitles.

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