Top 3 Best Methods to Convert M3U8 to MP4

Easily and Directly Download M3U8 to MP4 or Convert M3U4 to MP4

Recently, many users have raised threads to ask how to open M3U8 files on their computers. Well, before learning the methods below, first let's know more about M3U8 file format. M3U8 is the Unicode version of M3U which is a multimedia playlist computer file format but different from MP3 and other audio formats which commonly used to point media players to audio and video sources. M3U and M3U8 are plain text files and normally specifies the locations of one or more media files. The main drawback of M3U and M3U8 is that they can not be easily opened on Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, etc. So how to easily to open M3U8 and M3U on the above platforms and devices? It is better to download and convert M3U8 to MP4. The following three methods can really help you.

Method One: Copy and paste the M3U8 link to Allavsoft

From the above we have learned that M3U8 file is not natively supported by many video platforms and devices, so when you find your wanted online M3U8 files you can use an online M3U8 downloader to download your wanted M3U8 files to the widely accepted MP4 format.

Allavsoft is just the professional M3U8 downloader and converter you will use. With Allavsoft, you can easily download any M3U8 file and save it to MP4, MOV, AVI and to many other popular video formats. You will have no quality loss and have the fastest downloading speed during downloading M3U8 to MP4 process. The steps on downloading M3U8 to MP4 is also very simple. Check the steps below.


Make Preparation: Free download M3U8 to MP4 Downloader

Free download the professional M3U8 to MP4 Downloader - Allavsoft (for Windows, for Mac), install and then launch it, the following interface will pop up.

Step 1 Copy and paste the M3U8 link to Allavsoft

Step 2 Set final output format (Optional)

By default, it will download M3U8 to MP4, if MP4 is your desired video format, simply skip this step.

Allavsoft also helps to download M3U8 to AVI, MPG, MOV, FLV, WebM, MP3 etc format. And it can be easily done by easily clicking the "Automatically Convert to" button and select desired video or audio format from General Video/Audio category.

Step 3 Start to download M3U8 to MP4

Click the Download button to complete your M3U8 to MP4 downloading.

Method Two: Convert local M3U8 files to mp4 with Allavsoft

If you have already downloaded some M3U8 files and saved them on your computers you can use the professional video converter - Allavsoft to convert your downloaded M3U8 files to MP4 files. In addition, you can also use this converter to convert any video format in 8K/5K/4K UHD resolution to any video format with any resolution. Follow the steps below to get your M3U8 files converted to MP4 files.

Step 1: Click the Convert panel, then click "Browse…" button to import the M3U8 segments to this M3U8 to MP4 Converter. You can also drag and drop the M3U8 files to this converter

Step 2: Click the "Convert to" drop-down button to select MP4 from the "General Video" category.

Step 3: Click the "Convert" button to finish converting M3U8 to MP4


Method Three: Convert M3U8 to MP4 with VLC

Most people know that VLC Player is a good powerful video player, but few of them know that VLC Player can also work as a good video converter to convert video format files, including converting M3U8 to MP4. Remember that the playback feature of VLC Player is still better that its conversion feature and in some cases there are a few issues and the conversion feature is not as good as other converters. Check below for its guide on how to convert M3U8 to MP4.

  1. Click on Media>Convert/Save button from VLC menu bar.
  2. Click on the Add button to find your M3U8 file and then click Open button.
  3. Go back to click on the Convert/Save button.
  4. Select the Convert button, and select MP4 format from the Profile button.
  5. Click on Browse button to select a location and then click on Save button.
  6. Click on the Start button to begin the M3U8 to MP4 conversion and wait a short time for the conversion completion.