MP4 is short for Moving Picture Expert Group-4. A MPEG-4 file may contain any number of audio, video, and even subtitle streams, making it impossible to determine the type of streams in an MPEG-4 file based on its filename extension alone.
A lot of portable players support MP4 files, such as iPod, iPhone, PSP, Creative Zen, iRiver PMP, Archos, PS3, Xbox…
When we have a mp4 file, we can put it on our player directly. However, we can’t always come across the suitable video format. Some video fans know that they need a converter. What converter should we choose? According to my experiences, I recommend people to try general video converter which is suitable for all kinds of players. Now I share a MP4 Converter which can convert all the mainstream video and audio formats MPG, MPEG, MPEG2, VOB, RM, RMVB, WMV, MOD, TOD, MP2, AAC, AC3, WAV to MP4, AVI, MP3, which is playable on all the MP4 MP3 players.
In the following text, I will show how to convert videos to mp4 format with MP4 Video Converter.
Step 0: Download and install 4Videosoft MP4 Video Converter
After the download is finished, run the .exe file and follow the installation wizard instructions.
Step 1: Run and select your input video file
Click the “Add File” button and select the appropriate source from the list:
Step 2: Edit your output video
1.Remove unwanted parts or get any segment
Click “Trim” option, a window will be pop up: you can trim any segment of the movie by dragging the slider bar or clicking "Start Time" and "End Time" button when you preview or inputting certain time number in “Start time” and “End time” fields manually.
2.Cut off the black edges or get any play region
Click “Crop” option, a window will be pop up: you can crop by selecting a crop mode or adjusting the crop frame or setting the crop values. You can also set the output aspect ratio from the Zoom Mode according to your need.
Step3: Select the portable device and output file parameters
At the next step you will only need to point out which device you are going to use to watch the movie after you converted it. The other video settings (Encoder, Resolution, Frame Rate, Bit rate, audio Channels and Sample Rate) will be adjusted automatically according to the chosen device preset. You can also set your own parameters by clicking “Settings” button.
Step 4: Convert video
Click “Start” button to start converting your video file. The conversion speed will depend not only on the source video file type, but also on the chosen device: video will be converted faster for portable devices that have smaller screens with lower resolutions (video with smaller frame sizes), and slower for the devices that have larger screens.
Tips: The program also allows you to capture pictures when you preview and merge several video or audio files into one file.
With such a practical tool, you can enjoy the movies which is your favorite and you don't have enough time to watch it at home. At the same time, you needn’t waste a plenty of time waiting for bus, train, airplane, dentist, your friend...because you have your portable player to help you kill the time.
For dvd fans to enjoy dvd movie:
DVD to MP4 Converter
It can convert DVD to MP4, which is compatible with the iPod, iPhone, PSP, Apple TV, and all the MP4 players.
It can rip DVD to AVI, MP4, MPEG, WMV, 3GP, MP3, WMA etc, and extract audio from DVD to MP3, WMA, AAC, M4A audio formats.