There are many different types of MP4 Converters available on the Internet. If you’re looking to convert a video to MP4 format, continue reading and you'll find many helpful MP4 converters. Most of the converters mentioned in this article are free to use, and we'll also introduce the desktop solutions to help you convert videos to MP4.
The first batch of MP4 converters we’re going to introduce are standard online MP4 converters. There're a lot of MP4 converters in the market, and most of them can help you finish MP4 conversion without any hassle. Of course, there are nuances to each online converter — but we'll cover those below.
For our first online MP4 converter, we have Online UniConverter (previously called Media.io.) It’s very easy-to-use, allowing you to convert files to MP4 as well as converting MP4 files to other formats for free. It works straight from the website, allowing you to convert multiple files at the same time without having to download or install anything to your computer.
AConvert is relatively fast, allowing you to convert a file to MP4 format in just a couple of simple steps! Unlike some converters, it’s not limited to just one way of uploading the file that you want converted either. You can use the ‘Choose Files’ button to grab the file from your laptop, paste the URL that hosts your file of choice, or grab it from either a Google Drive or DropBox account.
Online Convert is another useful MP4 converter online. Just like the previous online converter, you can use it to add files from your computer, a link, or cloud storage (DropBox and Google Drive.) Bulk conversion is completely FREE with this online converter, and you can download converted files separately or all at once as a zip file.
The Online Video Converter hosts a couple of different tools up for use. One tool up for FREE is its video conversion tool, which allows you to convert files in all popular video formats into an MP4. Files can be added from your desktop, from a URL, or you can record and convert a video for personal use.
Again, with Free File Converter, we have an online video converter that can convert files that are uploaded from different sources (desktop, URL, or cloud storage.) Like Online Convert, it’s also capable of bulk conversions although it doesn’t have Online Convert’s tools for adjusting file parameters.
We’ve already gone through several helpful online MP4 converters. And in this part, we’re going to branch-out into tools that you can use directly on your PC or Mac. These are converters that are better suited for those who need to convert large files, often in bulk and very frequently. The ones that we’ll introduce will either be completely FREE or are free versions of a premium product.
Our first desktop converter is the Wondershare Free Video Converter, available for both Mac and PC. It’s certified as one of the best video converters available for download right now, and it’s available for FREE (with certain features locked up in the premium package.)
Handbrake is a free video conversion tool that you can download and install for Windows, Mac, and Linux computers. It has a variety of video conversion functions, the most of important of which, of course, is its video to MP4 conversion feature. As an open-source program, it doesn’t boast the most intuitive interface and neither does it offer any extra tools, but that’s as much as you can expect from a completely free converter.
Any Video Converter is our first Windows-only free MP4 converter software (although you may be able to find outdated versions of a Mac-version). It started with quite simple features but has been much improved over the years. It is now considered a premium-product, but you can still test out its basic FREE trial version for smaller conversions.
We have another Windows-only MP4 converter with Freemake. It’s one of the most basic video converters on this list, but it’s also our first actual FREE video converter. There are no hidden limits in the program, and all its features are available for use immediately. Including its video conversion tool, a DVD burner tool, and a slideshow creating tool.
Much like Freemake, the MPEG Streamclip MP4 converter is fairly basic. It really is strictly a converter, offering only the most basic tools for video editing. The one unique feature that it has over other converters is the fact that it can extract files directly from a DVD to be converted.
The last MP4 converter we'll introduce in this part is KeepVid Video Converter. It’s both an online MP4 converter and a desktop MP4 converter (available for both Windows and Mac.) That makes it incredibly versatile and perfect for those looking for a more permanent converting solution.
Download and Install the Keepvid Video Converter to your computer. Upon doing so, launch the program and make sure that you’re on the Convert tab. There, you can drag and drop the file you want to convert to MP4.
Once your file(s) have been uploaded, select the Convert all files to: menu and select the following parameters: Video > MP4.
From there, you can also select the quality that you want (be it the same as source, in 4K, HD, etc.)
Before anything else, make sure that your output file is downloaded to the folder you want it to be by selecting said folder on the Output menu provided at the bottom of the interface.
Finish up by converting your video(s) with the Convert All button at the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.
Let’s start with something basic but also something incredibly helpful. For this, we have DoVideo Online Video Downloader, an online video converter that is perfect for those looking to convert YouTube videos to MP4 in a quick and efficient manner. This online video to MP4 converter is very easy to use, even the beginners can handle this online downloader in seconds.
To use the DoVideo Online Video Downloader, you will need to go to the website linked in the URL below. On there, paste the video link of the file that you want to convert.
Click the green Download button in order to begin the download and conversion process.
You have the choice of choosing the quality, format, and size of your chosen video.
Tips: You can also download your video as audio-only or video-only, and in other file formats.
For this next portion, we’re going to be introducing three other YouTube to MP4 online converters that you can try out! These won’t be so different from DoVideo, but each has its own merit.
First is FLTVO, a YouTube to MP4 converter. It’s not the most sophisticated tool for downloading videos from streaming websites, but it’s easy to use and it accepts many of the more common video formats (both for input and output.)
Convert2MP3 also doubles as a convert to MP4 online tool that you can use if you’re looking to quickly convert videos from streaming websites as an MP4 file. Much like FLVTO, it’s not the most advanced tool available, but it’s perfectly fine for your basic conversions.
Next is the OnlineVideoConverter, well-known as one of the first in the scene of YouTube to MP4 converting tools. It’s incredibly efficient and very easy to use (and recent updates has seen the addition of new convenient features.) Its only real downside is the plethora of displayed ads.
Next, just like before, we’re going to be diving into tools that you must download and install for use. These YouTube to MP4 converters, just like the online YouTube Converters we introduced just now, will have their own specific uses, but you’ll notice a lot of overlap when it comes to features.
Completely FREE Windows and MAC software for converting YouTube videos (and playlists) into MP4 and many other popular video formats.
aTube Catcher is a Windows-only YouTube to Mp4 converter that is prized for its ability to very quickly and very easily download YouTube videos in bulk.
Xilisoft offers a very basic YouTube video to MP4 converter that can be used for both Mac and Windows. It’s not very feature-rich, but a lot of the basic characteristics of a converter apply.
We’ve reached the very end now, and for this, we’re going to be talking about the iTube HD Video Downloader. iTube HD Video Downloader is an all-in-one video downloader program that allows you to download, record, convert and transfer videos with ease. It supports you to download videos from more than 10,000 video sharing sites, and convert videos to more than 150 video and audio formats.
First, download and install iTube HD Video Downloader on your computer. You can use it as a desktop downloader or browser plugin to download videos.
Use the Paste URL menu to choose whether you want to download a single MP3 file or multiple URLs.
Paste the URL on the space provided and click the Download button.
If you’re downloading a playlist, select the Playlist option (otherwise, select Clip).
Choose what format you want to convert the YouTube video to as well as its quality, and then click the green Download button to finish up once and for all.
That concludes our summary of all the most helpful MP4 converters for converting any video to MP4. There’s many more out there, but we’ve made sure to pick out only the ones that will provide the most convenience for you — whether you’re looking for a quick one-off solution or if you’re looking to convert for the long-term.