MP4 Video Conversion

All about MP4 Converter and MP4 Video Converting Tips.
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MP4 conversion is achievable by capitalizing on online MP4 converter or desktop converter. But which method to go for? After figuring out strengths and shortcomings of each approach, you'll have the answer.

Online MP4 Converter or Third-party App

Online MP4 Converter
Pros:

No special requirements for computer OS.

No need to install software, thus saving disk space.

Cons:
  • Allow one-by-one conversion only.
  • Network connection is necessary to ensure normal running of file uploading, converting and output file downloading.
  • Few online tools offer edit options.
  • The majority sets restrictions on maximum upload file size, like 50MB and 100MB.
  • Output options are always limited to several formats.
Desktop MP4 Converter
Pros:

* Support batch conversion.

* MP4 conversion works well even without network.

* Bundled with various edit options, such as trim, crop and merge.

* No file size limitations.

* Professional tools usually feature hundreds of output profiles.

Cons:

* Compatible with certain operating systems only.

* Software installation is essential before converting files to/from MP4.

To sum up, desktop MP4 video converter is superior to online tools in many aspects. It is time-consuming, in that it offers batch conversion and isn't bound by network speed. Some desktop-based programs like WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe even employ hardware acceleration tech to boost transcoding speed greatly.

Convert Videos to MP4

Why Convert Different Videos to MP4?

Now, MP4 is the most preferred file format and widely supported by various software and devices because it can deliver better quality with smaller size benefiting from high compression ratio. It is also one of the mostly used formats for internet streaming, e-mail delivery and more.


In many cases, we should convert videos to MP4 format to meet various needs.

Office workers would like to put favorite movies into smart phones or tablets for watching on subway to pass the time. It is a must-do to convert source movies in any format to MP4 which is compatible with virtually any device for successful playback.
Photographers need to convert videos (MOD, TOD, MTS etc.) recorded by camcorders to MP4 for sharing on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram and more.
In turn, many people require converting YouTube videos to MP4 (for example, music videos, video game tutorials, online lectures, cooking skills) to watch without network connection.
How to Convert Different Videos to MP4?

It is very necessary to take full advantage of video converter software making any video to MP4 conversion a reality. WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is a well-developed MP4 converter which is available to change any video format to MP4 for popular devices (including newest iPhone 7, Google Pixel etc.), editing/player software and web sites. Its High Quality Engine will maximally optimize image and audio quality of output MP4 file, while with the help of Hyper-threading tech, Multi-core (up to 8) and Hardware Encoder (Intel, NVIDIA CUDA/NVENC) support, this MP4 converter delivers the fastest video conversion speed, up to 5x faster than others.


So, how to convert different videos to MP4? The following guides can lead you out!

How to solve problems of DVD's preservation and playback (requiring DVD drive and MPEG2 decoder)? It is suggested to rip DVD to MP4 format via a DVD ripper to maintain high quality of DVD content and get more convenient playback on PC/Mac and devices.

AVI is one of mainstream video formats which can be playback on Windows Media Player, some standalone DVD players. But, it lacks compati- -bility with most electronic consumers. Converting AVI to MP4 is the best solution to make AVI videos successfully play on various devices.

Developed by Apple, MOV is favorably acceptable on Mac and Apple devices, but fails to play on Windows and Android. Most people require converting MOV to MP4 so that MOV videos can be opened on more platforms.

FLV is a preferred file format designed for web playback and delivery over internet thanks to its high compression ratio. If you would like to watch FLV videos downloaded from YouTube, Yahoo! Video etc, on portable devices, you'd better convert FLV to MP4 format.

There are multiple reasons to convert YouTube to MP4, for enjoying favorite videos offline without any interruption, for editing with Movie Maker, iMovie or other software, burning as DVD etc. Now, let's get how to download and convert YouTube videos to MP4.

MKV is widely used for (1080P) HD videos. This open video format can be supported by some models of Blu-ray player and game consoles but cannot be watched on iPhone, iPad, Android etc. To enjoy HD MKV video on those devices, you need to convert MKV to MP4.

More Guides on How to Convert Videos to MP4
WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe - Convert Video to MP4 Freely and Vice Versa

This No.1 fast video converter supports immaculate video conversion between MP4 and any other video formats, to help play any video on iPhone, iPad, Android, PSP, TV and the like regardless of the complicated parameter settings of the model.

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe, as a proficient video converter with hardware acceleration supported, owns the leading video conversion ability in the market, surly including convert videos to MP4 format.


For one thing, the built-in 370+ codecs make it super easy a task to convert AVI, MOV, WMV, MKV, M2TS, AVCHD, H.264, MPEG, H.265, MOV, RMVB, WebM, (YouTube) FLV and more videos to MP4 format on Windows (10). For another thing, by newly upgraded to support the world's most advanced Intel QSV and NVIDIA CUDA/NVENC hardware encoder, and together with the existing High Quality Engine and Deinterlacing tech, WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe can speed the (MP4) conversion up to 83x real-time faster with the highest possible image quality.

[Tutorial] How to Convert Video to MP4 Easily on Windows (10)
Convert Video to MP4 in Steps on Windows 10
Click "+ Video" button on the interface to navigate to the source video folder, choose one or multiple files you'd like to convert to MP4 and press Open to load video to WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe.

Click "General Profiles", choose "MP4 Video" as the target format on the output profile panel, and click "OK" to proceed.


Note: The recommended MP4 video is encoded with H.264 video codec and AAC audio codec. If you prefer to output AVC MP4, or MP4 with MPEG4/MP3 codec, just find the option at PC General Video.

(Optional) Since some advanced features are provided, user who has the needs only need to click related menu tab to do setting, like "Edit" -> add/select subtitles and crop/trim video, Setting icon -> adjust video/audio parameters, "Browse" -> define the destination folder for the output file.
Hit "RUN" button to fire up the video(s) to MP4 conversion. A dialog box will pop up to have you view the whole transferring process
Full Comparison of Top 5 Video Converters

For all the merits of MP4 file format we mentioned above or below, such as the most well-known wide compatibility and high compression algorithm, most people are more apt to convert DVD/video to MP4 using converter software. But which one is the best and works exactly the way you want? Next are our test results of converting AVI/MKV movie video to MP4 with top 5 MP4 video converters. As to which one you should choose, the statistics will tell you the story.

Software
WinX HD
Video Converter Deluxe
Movavi
Video Converter
Any
Video Converter
Wondershare Video
Converter Ultimate
Freemake
- freeware
Version 5.9.7 17.2.0 6.0.7 9.0 4.1.9.52
Constant upgrade yes
Size 51.6 MB 39.3 MB 46.3 MB
security alert [1]
55.9 MB 32.5 MB
kind of a mess [2]
UI Clean and simple can't find "Convert" button on the main interface
[1] Windows Smart Screen protects you from running Applications from an unknown source.
[2] After the download, I tried unsuccessfully three times to get Freemake installed with the same .exe file. Delete it, download a new one, and it finally works. Btw, it has 2 bundled software.
Convert MKV to MP4
Rise of the Guardians time-1:37:11 size: 2.17 GB
Software version
WinX HD
Video Converter Deluxe
Movavi
Video Converter
Any
Video Converter
Wondershare Video
Converter Ultimate
Freemake
-freeware
Encoding Methods 1 pass 1 pass 2 pass / / /
Hardware Acceleration 4 CPU & Intel QSV
(supports Intel/NVIDIA)
SuperSpeed & Intel (supports SS, Intel, NVIDIA) OpenCL
(supports NVIDIA/OpenCL)
GPU The testing machine has no support for NVIDIA/DXVA
Time 10min 1 min 41 min 12 min 5 min/28 min [4] 27 min
Output Video Size 1.28 GB 2.18 GB 3.23 GB 1.43 GB 1.94 GB/1.55 GB 2.24 GB
Quality Intact and crystal clear Complete but fuzzy Intact and crystal clear Intact and clear
Problems No 1-pass converts really fast, while 2-pass...[3] bad visual effect No Ads-added output files [5]
[3] It seems weird that converting a same MKV file takes 1 minute using 1 pass while 40 minutes for 2 pass.
The Reasons:
• Without any other changes on parameters (resolution, bit rate, frame rate, etc), convert MKV to MP4 here with Wondershare Video Converter using 1 pass, meaning extract the H.264 file in MKV to MP4 container. No reencode at all and that's why it's so fast.
• It happens only if the video codec can be contained by both of the two media formats. Convert AVI to MP4 and you will see there is no 1-minute miracle. And based on the test, we find that using 2 pass encoding way to convert MKV takes the longest time. For example, converting wmv to mp4 only takes 6min.
[4] We do the MKV to MP4 conversion with Wondershare twice, using different length of time, well, fast and slow. But actually, there should be no difference in the process, because both "auto" and the parameter we adjusted are the same - "H.264 encoder". Comparing the detailed encoding information, we found that MKV to auto MP4 is just a extraction, like Movavi, while MKV to MP4/H.264 re-encode the video. And that's why it takes longer time.
[5] All output files converted using Freemake will carry a two-second ads frame. To remove branding, you have to buy Freemake Gold Pack. ($9/year, $19/unlimited)
Software
WinX HD
Video Converter Deluxe
Movavi
Video Converter
Any
Video Converter
Wondershare Video
Converter Ultimate
Freemake
- freeware
Convert AVI to MP4
The Twilight Saga-Breaking Down Part time-1:55:04 size: 1.45 GB
Time 12 min 6 min 18 min failed 20min 18 min
Output Video Size 575 GB 1.22 GB 3.23 GB 48 bytes 1.80 GB 1.57 GB
Quality Intact and crystal clear / Intact and crystal clear
Problems No Could not download OpenGL [6] Can't play error [7] No No
Others To sum up, it converts video really fast. / / [8]
[6] It says that there is no internet connection, but we find no Internet connection errors.
[7] Convert MKV to MP4 and we play the output video, which only shows "can't play. This file isn't playable." After that, the test is no longer right. We tested several MKV, WMV, AVI files. All of the conversions were finished within a minute, however, leaving files unplayable.
[8] It's totally free, allowing you to enable proxy and save adult videos as hidden.

Conclusion: From the test data we probably can come to the conclusion that WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe and Movavi are most worth your time when converting videos to MP4. If file size is no big problem and you are converting a H.264 encoded video in whatever container, use Movavi. Just remember that do not choose Movavi 2-pass encoding at a whim. If you need an output MP4 file in best balance among quality, size and time, WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is strongly recommended. Freemake works as well, not that blazingly and with ads frame. After all, it's free.

Convert MP4 to Other Formats
Why Convert MP4 to Other Formats?

Though MP4 is the most popular video format, people may still need to convert MP4 to other different formats in certain situations. Below are some circumstances you may need to convert MP4 to other formats, just name a few:

Situation 1: Extract audio from MP4 video as MP3. MP3 files are small and can be played by MP3 players/software and sometimes people may only need audio files. MP4 videos/MV downloaded from YouTube or recorded MP4 videos can be easily converted into MP3 with original audio quality with WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe.

Situation 2: Convert MP4 to flash video formats like FLV or SWF. Want to share MP4 videos/clips with families and friends online or upload/embed flash videos to blogs, emails or web pages? You'd better first convert MP4 to SWF/FLV flash video file with smaller size and excellent quality for streaming flash videos online.

Situation 3: Convert MP4 to DVD. Have a collection of precious MP4 videos and want to burn them to DVD disc for playback on DVD player or permanent storage? A professional free MP4 to DVD converter would be helpful.

Situation 4: The only disadvantage of MP4 file is from editing and movie-making point of view. MP4 files are not easy for accurate editing, especially MP4 with H.264 codec, because accurate video editing needs more I frames, while MP4 (H.264) video contains more B/P frames. If you constantly meet problems when editing MP4 video with iMovie, Windows Movie Maker, etc., it's suggested that you convert MP4 video to MOV or WMV with a top video converter first.

How to Convert MP4 to Other Formats?

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe, as the best fastest MP4 video converter and editor, enables you to freely convert MP4 to MOV, AVI, WMV, FLV, VOB, iPhone 7/Plus, 6S/Plus, iPad Pro, Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge, and numerous formats/devices with highest quality at world's No.1 fast speed thanks to its Hardware Acceleration tech. It is fully compatible with Windows 10/8/7/Vista, etc.

4 easy steps: Insert MP4 video > Choose output profile > Edit video > Start converting MP4 video.

How to convert MP4 to MP3? With this best free video converter for Windows (10), you can convert among all popular video and audio formats.

MP4 to MOV converting process can be easily done within such a short time (5x faster than others) while maintaining excellent quality. 

The easiest solution to free convert MP4 to WMV with high quality on Windows (10) and Mac is to download a professional MP4 to WMV converter. 

FLV is the best format to upload videos to video sharing sites or blog sites. Quick guide on how to convert MP4 to FLV format on Windows (10) and Mac. 

More Guides on How to Convert MP4 to Other Formats:

To change video format from MP4 to any other for playback on more player media, WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe still feels up to the job. Owing to the software's cleanness, this (MP4) video converter can be installed on computer smoothly in seconds following the wizard. Then users only need to do the simple steps below:

[Tutorial] How to Convert MP4 to AVI MKV WMV etc. on Windows (10)
Convert MP4 to AVI MKV WMV etc.
Add source MP4 video file(s) into WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe using either of the "+ Video" buttons on the main UI.
After the output profile pops up, pick one object video format according to the real situation. AVI, WMV, WebM can be found at "General Profile" category, and other video formats are classified in "PC General Video", "Mac General Video", "DVD Profile" and "HD Video". Friendly to remind that "to Music" group also assists converting MP4 to MP3, AAC, iPhone Ringtone etc.
(Optional): Before starting the MP4 conversion, it's available to set video bit rate (VBR/CBR)/aspect ratio/resolution and video channel, frame the video to the preferred area, cut unwanted parts off and change the output video saving path.
Tap the big blue "RUN" button to launch the MP4 video format transferring. And a window will show up to present the whole conversion progress. 
Full Comparison of Top 5 Video Converters on Converting MP4 to Other Formats

You will have to convert MP4 to other video formats from time to time, despite its all advantages. For example, convert MP4 to MP3 for easy enjoying on portable devices at small size, or convert MP4 to DVD for saving physically or making a digital gift. This time we choose 3 popular video formats and run the test of top 5 video converters on converting MP4 to AVI/MOV/MKV.

Software
WinX HD
Video Converter Deluxe
Movavi
Video Converter
Any
Video Converter
Wondershare Video
Converter Ultimate
Freemake
- freeware
Version 5.9.7 17.2.0 6.0.7 9.0 4.1.9.52
Constant upgrade yes
Size 51.6 MB 39.3 MB 46.3 MB
security alert [1]
55.9 MB 32.5 MB
kind of a mess [2]
UI Clean and simple can't find "Convert" button on the main interface
[1] Windows Smart Screen protects you from running Applications from an unknown source.
[2] After the download, I tried unsuccessfully three times to get Freemake installed with the same .exe file. Delete it, download a new one, and it finally works. Btw, it has 2 bundled software.
Convert MP4 to AVI
The Hunger Games time-2:22:28 size: 1.98 GB
Software
WinX HD
Video Converter Deluxe
Movavi
Video Converter
Any
Video Converter
Wondershare Video
Converter Ultimate
Freemake
- freeware
Encoding Methods 1 pass 1 pass 2 pass / / /
Hardware Acceleration 4 CPU & Intel QSV
(supports Intel/NVIDIA)
SuperSpeed & Intel (supports SS, Intel, NVIDIA) OpenCL
(supports NVIDIA/OpenCL)
GPU the testing machine has no support for NVIDIA/DXVA
Time 25 min 13 min 31 min 9 min 13 min 16 min
Output Video Size 1.45 GB 1.71 GB 1.71 GB 925 MB 2.19 GB 2.11 GB
Quality Intact and crystal clear Complete Intact and clear
Problems No No The image screen is auto cropped a lot. No No
Convert MP4 to MOV
The Hunger Games time-2:22:28 size: 1.98 GB
Time 5 min 13 min 31 min a few seconds 7 min [3]
Output Video Size 719 MB 1.68 GB 36 bytes 1.99 GB
Quality Intact and crystal clear / /  
Problems No No can't play error green screen and can't play
Convert MP4 to MKV
The Hunger Games time-2:22:28 size: 1.98 GB
Time 5 min 13 min 32 min a few seconds 21 min 23 min
Output Video Size 715 MB 1.68 GB 1.12 KB 2.19 GB 2.19 GB
Quality Intact and crystal clear / Intact and clear
Problems No No can't play error No No
[3] We do not find MOV in its supported output formats list.

In conclusion, WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe, Movavi and Wondershare perform better than the other two. Obviously, WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe takes the lead and remains stable. Again, you'd better not select 2-pass encoding when using Movavi. Freemake does not accept MOV as an output format, while Any video converter barely squeaks through the test.

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