To convert MP4 to MPEG2, you'll need a professional tool to assist you. This article has prepared for you three free yet legit MP4 to MPEG-2 converters that can deliver satisfying performance in the conversion. Read on to learn how to convert MP4 to MPEG-2 with these converters.

Note: Please first install the best MP4 to MPEG-2 converter free here before we get started:

Michelle | Sept 24, 2020
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About MP4 and MPEG2

Both MP4 and MPEG-2 are common standards from Motion Picture Experts Group (MPEG) to cope with video and audio data. MPEG-2 is an old encoding method that is mainly used in DVB (Digital Video Broadcast) and DVDs. MPEG-2 encoder is used in MPG format. MP4 or MPEG-4 Part 14, on the other hand, is a newer and more efficient video format that is commonly used on the Internet and portable devices.

Method 1. Free Convert MP4 to MPEG2 with Professional Video Converter

The freeware we are going to use here is WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory, an outstanding tool among all the other free converters we've tested. It can convert MP4 to MPEG as well as to other formats like MOV, AVI, MKV, VOB... without quality loss. What impresses us the most is its smart fitting system that auto sets the best settings for the video, which saves me a lot of time and energy to tweak it myself. Now, let's see how to convert .mp4 to MPEG-2 with this tool:

Before start, please Free DownloadFree Download and install the software on your PC.

Step 1. Import the Video

Launch Free HD Video Converter Factory and open Converter. Click + Add Files to import or directly drag the MP4 video into the converter.

Step 2. Choose Output Format

On the right output format section, click the format icon to select MPG from the various formats under the Video tab. Then beneath the output format section, click Parameter settings and change the video encoder to MPEG2VIDEO from the drop-down list.

Tips: You can alter other settings like resolution, bitrate, frame rate, aspect ratio, deinterlace, and norm to your like.

Step 3. Start Conversion

When all is set, hit Run to start the conversion.

Tips: Add more videos into the converter for batch conversion.

More About the Free HD Video Converter

Convert any common or edge video/audio file without zero quality loss.

Support 500+ output video/audio formats & devices, including MP4, MKV, MP3, AC3, SONY, APPLE...

Hardware accelaration support to boost the conversion speed.

Also serve as a downloader to download video and music from numerous sites like YouTube, Viemo, Dailymotion, Instagram...

Method 2. Convert with Free MP4 to MPEG2 Converter Online

You can also turn to an online video converter to help convert MP4 to MPEG-2.  And here we are going to use Convertio, the online converter that I find to be one of the few converters that have MPEG-2 in conversion options. Below is the process of how to convert MP4 to MPEG-2 with Convertio:

Note: You are most likely to find an unpleasing result if you want to convert a large size video since most online video converters can only afford maximum video size up to 100MB for free users. However, if you have just a small video file for conversion, the online converter is a nice go-to place.

Step 1. Visit and upload your MP4 video from your local drive, or Dropbox, Google Drive, and URL.

Step 2. Check everything is all right and hit Convert to start the conversion. (You can click the gearwheel icon next to the format to change basic settings for your video.)

Step 3. When the conversion is completed, hit Download to save the converted file to your computer.

Method 3. Convert .mp4 to MPEG2 with Open-source Software

The open-source software we are talking about here is VLC, the most renowned media player that needs no furthur introduction. You can use it as a video converter to convert between almost any common video formats. Here is how it works (could be a little complicated):

Note: It needs to be noted that VLC is primarily a media player, then a video converter and other things. And you might experience crashes more often than with other professional converters.

Step 1. Install VLC from and open it.

Step 2. On the top menu bar, click Media > Convert / Save... or press Ctrl + R on the keyboard to bring up the Open Media window.

Step 3. Click + Add... to import your MP4 file into VLC (or choose more media files for batch convert). Then hit Convert / Save at the bottom of the interface to open the Convert window.

Step 4. Select Video - MPEG-2 + MPGA (TS) from the Profile drop-down list. Then click the wrench icon next to the profile list to edit the selected profile. Under the Encapsulation tab, select MPEG-PS, then click Save.

Tips: You can click the last icon from the row to create a new profile from scratch.

Step 5. Click Browse to choose a destination where the file is to be saved and hit Start to begin the conversion.

Comparison of the Three Converters


WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory


VLC Media Player

Ease of Use



A little complicated

Supported Output Formats

500+ video/audio formats and devices

73 video/audio formats

Almost all common video/audio formats



Crashes sometimes

Crashes sometimes

Max Video Size

No limit


No limit


Fast (Hardware acceleration support)




Free DownloadFree Download



At Last...

That’s all the three free methods introduced. You can choose either one that meets your needs to do the conversion, though it is suggested that you use the professional video converter to have an upper experience. If you find this article helpful, please feel free to share it with your freinds. Thanks for reading!

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