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How to Convert VLC Videos to MP4 on Mac

How to Convert VLC Videos to MP4 on Mac

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VLC is a popular video player and contacts many users, about the VLC files, most user choose to convert VLC files to MP4 which can be supported by most media player, NLE, video share: Youtube, Facebook, etc, portable devices and so on. Even though VLC can convert VLC files to MP4, most user seem not to be satisfied with one way due to different reasons. This article will provide 3 ways to convert VLC files to MP4, in addition, the detailed comparison table will help you to choose the best way.

Quick Review:

  1. Part 1. How to Convert VLC Files to MP4 with VLC
  2. Part 2. How to Convert VLC Files to MP4 with Handbrake
  3. Part 3. How to Convert VLC Files to MP4 with  iMedia Converter
  4. Part 4. Which One is the Best Way to Convert VLC Files to MP4

Part 1. How to Convert VLC Files to MP4 with VLC

For user who is using VLC as media player, the direct way is to convert VLC Files to MP4 with VLC. For VLC beginner, followingbwillshow you the simple way to convert VLC Files to MP4.

Step 1. Open VLC Media Player, and after it opening, click of top navigation bar, and click on the “Media” point, which will open a little dropbox. In this dropbox user should click on the “Open Multiple File ” tab, (or use a hotkey Ctrl+Shift+O) and wait until the menu will appear on the screen.

load file

Step 2. In the menu, click on “Add” button, and choose the file user need to convert. After this user should click on the arrow, which is situated near the “Play” button. Clicking on this arrow will open a dropbox, in which user should choose a link, called “Convert”, or just use a hotkeys Alt+O.

choose file

Step 3. User can click "Source" to choose the VLC files. In the dropbox one can see very many profiles-for iDevices, TVs, Androids, etc. Here, choose “Audio-MP3 (MP4)”.

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Step 4. Click “Browse” button to save the MP4 file, and after this, web should click on the “Start” button, and the process of the conversion will begin.

Part 2. How to Convert VLC Files to MP4 with Handbrake

HandBrake is an open source application; it converts video from many formats to MP4 video file. Follwoing steps will teach you to convert VLC Files to MP4 with Handbrake.

Step 1. Firstly, download and install HandBrake from here.

Step 2. Launch HandBrake. Sselect "Open Source" and select the file.

Handbrake compress large file size

Step 3. Handbrake scans the video. This may take a while depending on size and length of the video. After you’ve loaded the video click Browse and select the output file. You should choose mp4 in the output settings, then click the Video tab and move to the next step.

Step 4. Click the Start button to begin the process. Watch progress on the bottom of the screen. “Encode finished” indicates that your file is ready

Part 3. How to Convert VLC Files to MP4 with iMedia Converter

Use VLC to convert MP4, user often complain that this software often breaks off and have to restart again. Handbrake is a good choice, but it only can output MP4.m4v, what a pity, most user can’t enjoy the powerful MP4 format. Another software can combine above 2 tools advantages and make up the flaws at the same time: Pavtube iMedia Converter, which is an excellent VLC to MP4 video converter.

This perfect MP4 video converter allows user to import any MP4 to this software, such as: H.265 MP4, H.264 MP4, MPEG-4 MP4. etc. also user can output multiple MP4 formats, such as: HD MP4, 4K MP4, 3D MP4. Best of all, some portable and popular devices like to use MP4 format, this MP4 converter has preinstalled these devices best supported MP4 format, user can choose the devices name and convert VLC files to MP4 for playing, such as: Android MP4, iPhone MP4, iPad MP4, HTC MP4, even user can choose Samsung TV MP4, PC MP4 and so on.

What’s more, user can adjust the cideo and audio parameters at the setting menu. If user want to change the video effects, this MP4 video converter also can satisfy you, user can add subtitles in MP4, add watermark in MP4, change MP4 video background color, brightness and so on. Sometime, user like to share MP4 on Youtube, Facebook, Vimeo which require different video length, frame, size, codec and son on. User can cut the video, choose the video size for better uploading to apps or online.

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Step 1. Load VLC files into the program.

After the successful installation, click “File” > “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from Folder” to load VLC files into the program.

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Step 2. Output MP4 format.

Click “Format”, from its drop-down option, choose one MP4 video formats such as “H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)” from “HD Video” main category. In fact, user also can choose 3D MP4 from the "3D Video" or different devices MP4 format from the device name, such as: TV MP4, iPhone MP4, etc.

HD MP4

Step 3. Carry out the Conversion.

After all setting is completed, hit right-bottom “Convert” button to convert VLC files to MP4. Just wait for about 30 seconds, you can get a new MP4 file.

Part 4. Which One is the Best Way to Convert VLC Files to MP4

From above, we can know every way can convert VLC files to MP4 easily, which software can be the best way to convert VLC files to MP4? How to measure and choose? Following table will help you to make the wisdom choice.

3 Ways Comparison of Converting VLC files to MP4 Format

 iMedia Converter Handbrake VLC
Common Output MP4 Files
MPEG-1 MP4 support unsupport support
MPEG-2 MP4 support unsupport support
M4V MP4 support support support
MPEG-4 MP4 support unsupport support
HD Output MP4 Files MP4
H.264 HD MP4 support unsupport support
H.265 HD MP4 support unsupport support
MPEG-4 HD MP4 support unsupport support
4K Output MP4 Files
H.264 HD MP4 support unsupport support
H.265 HD MP4 support unsupport support
3D Output MP4 Files
3D SBS MP4 support unsupport unsupport
3D TAB MP4 support unsupport unsupport
3D Anaglyph MP4 support unsupport support
Other MP4 Advanced Features
Add Video/Image/Text Watermark to MP4 support unsupport unsupport
Remove/Replace Audio in MP4 Video support unsupport unsupport
Add External Subtitle to MP4 Video support support unsupport

Conclusion: We can know MP4 format is used in various video, HD video, 4K video, 3D video and so on. From above table, no doubt, Pavtube iMedia Converter is the best tool to convert VLC files to MP4 which can support any MP4 format, in addition, user can adjust the MP4 effects.

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