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How to Convert from WEBM to MP4 in VLC?

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VLC media player, one of the most popular media players in the world, supports different kinds of video compression and file formats. It is a free and open-source media-playing platform that is not only for desktop client but also mobile client. In addition, VLC Media Player is able to convert videos between different formats. A wide range of video files can be converted via VLC. For example: VLC works for converting from WebM to MP4. (Fail to convert? See why.)


As we know, WebM is a video format that is developed and sponsored by Google. WebM is widely used in YouTube. Bloggers and YouYube users shall upload or download the videos in WebM format. Unlike WebM, MP4 is considered as a most commonly used video format which can be supported by mostly video players. Sometimes, when you occasionally find or download a video from the website, the video file is in WebM format which is not supported by iPhone. Thus, you need to convert WebM to MP4.

Convert WebM to MP4 with VLC Media Player

To convert WEBM to MP4in VLC media player, you need to do the followings:

  • Step 1. Download and install VLC on your Windows/Mac.
  • Step 2. Click Media on the top, select Convert/Save or you can use hotkey combination CTRL + R to directly enter into another window called Open Media.

  • VLC Media

  • Step 3. Click the Add button to select a file that you want to convert and then click Open.
  • Step 4. Click Convert/Save button and enter into Convert window. Select WEBM as the target file format.

  • Open Media in VLC

  • Step 5.
  • Hit Browse and select a destination file name where the target file is saved. Then give a name to the new file and Save it.
  • Step 6. Press on the Start to begin the conversion and few minutes later, your newly media file in MP4 will be saved to your computer.

As an open source tool, VLC has some drawbacks from time to time. Users from VideoLAN Forums leaving note that after the conversion in VLC, there is no sound playing.

I tried to covert it in VLC from WebM to MP4 all I get is the video no sound. I left the settings the way they were and even checked the box one time to use the settings that came with the video no go.

The file plays ok on it's own, when I try to convert it so I can play in in the car it's a no go. Only video plays after I convert it no sound.

- from VLC Help

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After you have finished the installation, see how to convert from WEBM to MP4 step by step.

Step 1. Run VideoProc and click the first Video graphic button. Then you will enter its video editing interface.


Step 2. Add WEBM video(s) to the center editing panel.

You can click on the +Video button on the upper toolbar to upload it, or you can simply drag and drop it in the center area. As VideoProc supports batch process, you can add all WEBM files in it at once. If you have several WEBM video files packed in a folder, you can add them by click on the +Video Folder button next to the +Video button on top.


Step 3. Target format selection.

After you have loaded the video, there will a pending profile window under the toolbar. Select Video tab in the lower bottom toolbar > choose MP4(H.264) as the target video format.


Step 4. Export the new content.

Check both the Nividia/Intel/AMD and Use High Quality Engine checkboxes under the top right preview window > Click Browse button to set an output destination for your converted file(s) > Click the bottom right RUN button to start processing. Within minutes, you will get the perfectly converted MP4 video popping up (open output folder when the conversion is completed command is set by default).


WEBM to MP4 in VideoPorc

Bonus Tip

Besides converting WEBM to MP4, you can convert WEBM to any video format you desire, namely, MKV, AVI, WMV, MOV,M4V, 1080p, UHD, 2K, 4K and more. You can, as well, convert these formats to WEBM losslessly. There are more than 420+ video formats for you to explore. Moreover, you can pick up the most compatible format for your device in VideoProc's Target Format, where iPhone, iPad, HUAWEI, Samsung, Sony, other popular Android phones, Xbox, PSP, DVD video and more are clearly classified into profiles by features.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nicole Moore

Nicole Moore is a self-motivated, creative copywriter with four years of marketing and advertising experience, specializing in video, audio, images, advertisements, news digital content etc. With a partiality for travelling and shooting, Nicole also loves video post-production and is keen to share her video processing tips and latest masterpieces to social media.

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