By on Friday 20th September 2013

How to convert Videos to MP4

MP4 files are container formats which allow for a combination of audio, video, subtitles and images to all be held in the one single file. MP4 files require a low level of bandwidth and a large number of companies have taken advantage of the technology.

Zamzar's online file conversion service can be used to convert any video or audio file you have into MP4 by following the simple steps below. Or you can just skip to the tool and try it out for yourself now.

The starting point for the MP4 container format was Apple's Quicktime file format - MPEG-4 differs greatly from its original incarnation now allowing for streaming, multiplexing and variable frame/bit rates. Apple have been instrumental in promoting MP4 by adopting it in the iPhone and iPad for playing back audio and video files.

MP4 files can be played on a multitude of devices and through a number of programs such as Apple's iTunes, iPods, iPhones and iPads (across all versions), Media Player Classic, MPlayer, QuickTime Player, VLC media player, Windows Media Player 12, XBMC Media Center to list but a few.

Conversion Steps...

Step 1 Find your video file

Simply click the button to search your computer for the video file(s) you want to convert OR just drag and drop the file(s) directly into this web browser. You can select up to 5 files at once.

You can see from the screenshot on the right how this will look.

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Step 2 Choose what to convert to

Once you have selected the file that you want to convert in Step 1 you should then select what format you want to convert it to. With a video file you can convert to a whole multitude of different audio and video formats. In this example select MP4 from the dropdown list of available formats and proceed to the next step.

The screenshot on the right shows what options you will see when converting your video file(s).

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Step 3 Enter your email address

In this step enter the email address where you want to receive the link to your converted file and then click the "Convert" button. The file will get uploaded to our servers once you have clicked the convert button, we will then convert your file and notify you via email when your file is ready for download - simply click on the link to your converted file in the email we send to you.

Note: We hate spam and promise to never share your email address or send unsolicited emails.

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Step 4 Retrieve converted file

Once your file has been converted you will receive a message to the email address you entered in Step 3. This will contain a link to your converted file - you should click this link and you will taken to the retrieve files screen where you will see a green download button, once you click this your file will begin downloading and dependent on your browser it will either prompt you where you wish to save to, or will save to your default downloads directory on your computer.

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Convert your video to MP4 now...

Step 1

Select files or URL to convert
(up to 50MB - want more ?)

or drag and drop files

Step 2

Choose the format to convert to:

Step 3

Enter your email address to receive converted files:

Step 4

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