MP4 is the most widely used video format compatible with many video players and editing software. But not all video cameras or screen recording software support it. Sometimes you may need to convert your recorded AVI, MOV, MTS or other video files to formats such as MP4.
In this article we will be looking at the best video converter. I have found three excellent free video converters that you can use to convert any video format to a usable MP4 video file or a number of other formats.
#1 Miro Video Converter
The Miro Video Converter is without a doubt one of the simplest to use and overall best free video converter. Miro is also open source and doesn’t have any watermarks, time limits or other restrictions.
It can quickly convert almost any video to a common and usable MP4 file. But Miro does have other output format options as well. It can even convert audio files to MP3.
Using Miro is very easy and thus it is perfect for beginners and those with little technical experience. Miro is available for Windows, Mac and Linux.
#2 XMedia Recode
XMedia Recode is another excellent free video converter for Windows operating systems only.
It has more features and options than Miro, and consequently it is slightly more complicated to use. However once you get the hang of it, using XMedia Recode is not that difficult.
XMedia Recode can convert most video files to MP4 format, but it has many more output profiles to choose from. Additionally it is possible to convert audio files as well.
If you require a bit more advanced options, then XMedia Recode is a good free video converter for Windows users.
Finally we have the HandBrake video converter. It’s another great free and open source video converter.
As with the previous two, HandBrake can convert almost any video file to MP4 or MKV format. These video files are then more easily used in video players and editing software.
However HandBrake has less output format options than Miro or XMedia Recode and doesn’t support any audio file conversion. It is also more complicated to use than the Miro Video Converter, but about the same difficulty as XMedia Recode.
Unlike XMedia Recode, HandBrake is available on many different platforms including Windows, Mac and Linux.
CloudConvert.com is a free online file conversion website. It supports many different file types and formats, including video file conversion.
CloudConvert is very simple to use and works on any operating system, all you need is a web browser. The file conversion process is also quite fast.
Free accounts have a 1GB file limit and also a conversion time limit. Unregistered users are also limited, but I’m not sure what those limits are. You can also sign up for a paid account to lift the file size limit and get even faster processing times.