MP4 Converter

Convert your files to and from MP4, for free.

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Video Options
Choose a codec to encode or compress the video stream. To use the most common codec, select "Auto" (recommended). To convert without re-encoding video, choose "Copy" (not recommended).
Select a resolution for your video (width x height) in pixels.
Change the ratio between width and height, for example, 4:3 or 3:2
Change FPS (frames per second) of video
Video will be rotated clockwise.
Sets the mode of sizing the video. "Max" resizes the video to fit within the width and height, but will not increase the size of the image if it is smaller than width or height. "Crop" resizes the video to fill the width and height dimensions and crops any excess video data. "Scale" enforces the video width and height by scaling. "Pad" resizes the video to the width and height dimensions and keeps the aspect ratio by adding black bars if necessary.
Subtitle Settings
Select the best option for your subtitles: 'Upload' to add your own, or 'Copy' to replicate from the original file.
Choose a file Browse
Upload a .srt or .ass file.
Hardsubs, always visible and integrated into the video, are suitable for permanent captions, while softsubs, stored separately, can be turned on or off for customized viewing.
Audio Options
Choose a codec to encode or compress the audio stream. To use the most common codec, select "Auto" (recommended). To convert without re-encoding audio, choose "Copy" (not recommended).
100% represents the original volume. To double the volume, increase it to 200%. To reduce volume by half, select 50%
Trim Settings
Specify the start position of trim (HH:MM:SS). Leave at 00:00:00 to disable.
Specify the end position of trim (HH:MM:SS). Leave at 00:00:00 to disable.

How to Convert to MP4?

  1. Click the “Choose Files” button to select your files.
  2. Convert to MP4 by clicking the "Convert" button
  3. Once the conversion finishes, click the "Download MP4" button to save the file.

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FreeConvert supports more than 1500 file conversions. You can convert videos, images, audio files, or e-books. There are tons of Advanced Options to fine-tune your conversions.

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FreeConvert is an online file converter. So it works on Windows, Mac, Linux, or any mobile device. All major browsers are supported. Simply upload a file and select a target format.

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We know that file security and privacy are important to you. That is why we use 256-bit SSL encryption when transferring files and automatically delete them after a few hours.

How do I convert my videos to MP4 format?

  • 1. Select the video files that you want to convert to mp4 format
  • 2. From the Output dropdown, select MP4 as the target output
  • 3. Click Convert

How do I convert MP4 files to other formats?

  • 1. Select your MP4 files
  • 2. Select a target extension from the Output dropdown
  • 3. Click Convert

What programs can be used to play MP4 videos?

MP4 format is popular because it can be played on most devices or browsers. For Mac users, the QuickTime video player can easily play MP4 files. For Windows users, Windows Media Player can also play MP4 files. If your native video player can not play your MP4 video, we highly recommend the VLC Media Player. It is free to download/use and has better codec support.

What is the best way to convert to mp4 format?’s MP4 Converter is the fastest and best way to convert to and from MP4 format. Simply upload your videos and click the Convert button to convert them to MP4 format. Plus, we provide the most comprehensive and easy-to-understand Advanced Options which can help you fine-tune the MP4 conversion quality. For example, you can choose an advanced video codec like H.265 for better video quality and size savings. You can also adjust video quality, resolution, bitrate, and much more.

Why can’t I play my MP4 file?

If you can not play the MP4 video, it could be corrupted (i.e. missing file chunks) or DRM protected. While these two issues can not be recovered, can still help you play your MP4 files by making them compatible with old devices (Enable this option after selecting H.264 codec from the Advanced Options).

How to convert MP4 at the highest quality?

We recommend using an advanced codec like H.265 or H.264 for encoding the video. Both codecs allow you to select a CRF value (video quality factor). Choose a lower CRF value for better video quality (at the expense of larger file sizes)

MPEG-4 (MP4) is a container video format that can store multimedia data, usually audio and video. It is compatible with a wide range of devices and operating systems, using a codec to compress file size, resulting in a file that is easy to manage and store. It is also a popular video format for streaming over the Internet, such as on YouTube. Many consider MP4 to be one of the best video formats available today.


How to open an MP4 file?

MP4 files open in the operating system's default video player. Simply double-clicking the file opens it. There is no need for third-party software. On Windows, it opens in Windows Media Player. On Mac, it opens in QuickTime.


On some devices, particularly mobile, opening this file type can be problematic. MP4 is a container that contains various kinds of data, so when there is a problem opening the file, it usually means that data in the container (an audio or video codec) is not compatible with the device’s OS. To resolve this issue, try VLC media player.


Developed by: Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)

Standard: ISO/IEC 14496

Initial release: 1999

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