If you've ever shot video with a GoPro, you must have noticed that three different types of files are generated on the SD card after each shot. One of them is an LRV file (the other two are MP4 and THM files, where the latter stands for thumbnail). You can see that LRV files are much larger than THM files, but relatively smaller than MP4 files. This leads you to wonder what these .lrv files are. Well, here's the answer.
LRV is short for Low Resolution Video. It is created in parallel with MP4 files and is used to store videos recorded by GoPro devices. However, LRV files are of much lower quality (240P, 29.97 fps) compared to HD MP4 files. You can open and watch LRV videos in media player like VLC, Windows Media Player, QuickTime Player, etc.
The main uses for LRV files are for previewing on the GoPro mobile app and editing on low-end computers (you can swap LRV with the original HD MP4 video before rendering). This way, your device can process GoPro files more smoothly.
Similar to MP4, LRV is a video format that can store video content encoded using the MPEG-4 codec. Therefore, you can easily convert LRV files to MP4 as long as you have a suitable LRV converter. In the next part, we will guide you on how to convert LRV to MP4 without losing quality. Continue reading.
To change LRV file to MP4, an efficient method is to use WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro. It is a safe, clean and simple program that can work as an LRV file converter or GoPro video converter to convert GoPro LRV files to any format you like, including MP4, MOV, MKV, etc. It also supports outputting video files to ready-made presets for different devices and platforms, such as YouTube, Twitter, iPhone, iPad, Android, and more. Furthermore, it can changes the container without re-encoding, so you can quickly convert your .lrv file to .mp4 without any quality loss.
Launch WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro and open the “Converter.” Click “+ Add Files” to import the LRV file into the converter.
Tips. You can import multiple .lrv videos into the program for batch conversion.
Click the format image to open the output format page. Under the Video tab, select MP4 or explore other categories to choose your preferred output format.
Tips: If you want to adjust the video parameters, go to the “Parameter Settings” where you can change the encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc.
When everything is ready, click the ▼ button to set an output folder and hit “Run” to start the conversion at once.
LRV is a supplementary video file created by GoPro and can be easily converted to MP4 format with the help of WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro. In addition to this method, you can also try renaming the file extension ".lrv" to ".mp4" and see if it works. But you'd better make a copy of the original files first to prevent data loss. If you want to convert LRV to MP4 or other formats correctly, it is recommended to use a dedicated video converter.
That’s all I want to share about how to convert LRV to MP4. Hope this article was helpful. Thanks for reading!
WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro
WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro is a professional DVD ripping program that can easily rip any DVD, be it homemade or commercial, to all popular formats including MP4, MKV, MP3, WAV, H264, H265, Android, iPhone, etc. without a hitch. It also lets you edit and compress DVD videos at high efficiency. Download it to enjoy fast and trouble-free DVD ripping experience.