How to Convert MP4 to H.264?

MP4 to H.264 Converter - Convert MP4 to H.264 on Mac and Windows

The following article will help you to fully understand why your MP4 file is not playable on your device or player and how to easily play the MP4 file on them.

MP4 may be the most popular file format for users smart TVs, mobiles, computers, media players, game consoles, etc, and so many users would like to download the video file as an MP4 or convert the video to MP4, if the source video file is not an MP4. However, some users find that, in some situations, the downloaded or converted MP4 is still not playable on their devices or players. Why? And is there is solution?

Well, MP4 is the most accepted file format, but if a video file is playable, it is also decided by the wrapped codec. For most of devices and players, H.264 is the most accepted codec. So it is not surprised why your MP4 file is refused by your device or player and that you will find H.264 is written as the supported file format when you check on your device Manual.

Solution to Playing Any MP4

If you find that your MP4 file is not played, the recommended solution is to convert your MP4 as an H.264. Avdshare Video Converter, as the most powerful MP4 to H.264 converter, plays very well to convert MP4 to H.264. Avdshare Video Converter can convert any MP4 file to MP4 H.264, AVI H.264, MKV H.264, MOV H.264, MXF H.264, etc for any H.264-supported device or player.

Besides, this Avdshare Video Converter can also convert other video formats, like MOV, AVI, MKV, WMV, FLV, AVCHD, WTV, etc to H.264. Also, this powerful Avdshare Video Converter enables to convert any H.264 file to MP4 or to any other video format.

More surprisingly, this Avdshare Video Converter supports to convert any unsupported video format to any device and player supported video format. Except for the powerful video conversion function, this Avdshare Video Converter is also designed with powerful audio conversion function and video and audio editing function which can help users to edit the video or audio file as they wish.


Guide on Converting MP4 to H.264

The following guide will work to convert the MP4 to H.264 very easily.

Make Preparation: Free download MP4 to H.264 Converter

Free download the professionalMP4 to H.264 Converter - Avdshare Video Converter (for Windows, for Mac), install and then launch it, the following interface will pop up.

Step 1 Add MP4 file

Click the "Add file" button to import the MP4 file to this MP4 to H.264 converter. Dragging and dropping the MP4 file to this MP4 to H.264 converter also works.

Step 2 Targeted output format setting

ChooseMP4 H.264, MKV H.264, etc as your output format by clicking "Profile" button >"General Video" category.

Step 3 Convert MP4 to H.264

Click the "Convert" button to start and finish the MP4 to H.264 format conversion.