How to Import Any MP4 to After Effects for Compatible Editing?

MP4 to After Effects Converter - Convert Any MP4 to After Effects More Supported Formats

I have downloaded one video file from YouTube and plan to import it to After Effects for video editing. But it is not as I wanted and the imported video file can not be opened by After Effects. By the way, my downloaded YouTube video is with .mp4 file extension. How to solve this problem?

MP4 is the most popular video format and is played by nearly any video playing device or program, but it is a different thing for video editing applications. Most of video editing applications only got MP4 MPEG-4 supported while a small part of them do not support any MP4 file. After Effects is just one of them which only support to import MP4 with MPEG-4 codec but refuse to import MP4 with other codecs. The following will share a professional MP4 to After Effects converter - Avdshare Video Converter to help you to convert the unsupported MP4 file to any After Effects best supported MPEG-1, MPEG-2, etc. Let's check the key features of Avdshare Video Converter as below to learn more excellent features of Avdshare Video Converter.

MP4 to After Effects Converter - Avdshare

  1. Easily convert any unsupported MP4 file to any any After Effects version, like any After Effects 18, any After Effects 17, any After Effects 16, any After Effects CC, etc best supported MPEG-1, MPEG-2,etc for the compatible editing.
  2. Easily convert any other unsupported MTS, WTV, RMVB, TOD, MKV, ASF, DivX, etc to any After Effects best supported video formats.
  3. Also supports to convert the unsupported audio format, like FLAC, OGG, MP2, WMA, etc to any any After Effects version best supported MP3.
  4. Also supports to convert a variety of video and audio formats to many editing softwares supported video and audio formats. The supported editing softwares include FCP, Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas, iMoive, etc.
  5. Support to convert MP4 to After Effects or any video format to another one without any quality loss and with the fastest conversion speed.
  6. Support to batch convert MP4 to After Effects or batch convert other video or audio formats.

Guide on Converting MP4 to After Effects

The following guide will work to convert any unsupported MP4 file to any After Effects more supported MPEG-1, MPEG-2, etc.

Make Preparation: Free download MP4 to After Effects Converter

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

Step 1 Import MP4 file

Once this MP4 to After Effects converter is launched, you will find a Add File button on the top left of the converter interface. Click this Add File button to add your MP4 file to this MP4 to After Effects converter.

Step 2 Targeted output format setting

It is very easy to choose the output format, just click the "Profile" button>"General Video" category to get MP4 MPEG-4, MPEG-2, MPEG-1, etc as the output format.

Step 3 Complete the conversion

The last step is to click the Convert button to activate the MP4 to After Effects MPEG-2 conversion and it only takes a little while for the conversion completion.