MP4 Converter

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How to Convert Video to MP4?

  1. Click the “Choose Files” button and select the files you want to convert.
  2. Click the “Convert” button to start the conversion
  3. When the status change to “Done” click the “Download” button

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FreeConvert supports 500+ file formats. Simply upload your files and convert them to MP4. Alternatively, you can also upload MP4 files and convert them to a different format. All from the convenience of one tool!

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We use both open source and custom software to make sure our conversions are of the highest quality. In most cases, you can fine-tune conversion parameters using “Advanced Settings” (optional, look for the icon).

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Our MP4 Converter is free and works on any web browser. Plus, all files are protected with 256 bit SSL encryption and deleted after 2 hours. So you can convert your files without worrying about file security and privacy.

What is an MP4 (MPEG-4) file?

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

Useful links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MPEG-4

https://mpeg.chiariglione.org/standards/mpeg-4