As a powerful media file player, VLC can nearly play any kind of media file. What’s more, if you come to need a video converter to change your video formats, VLC can also do you a favor. This post will illustrate how to convert MPG to MP4 VLC with detailed steps. Sometimes VLC converter may produce some error files, so this post also provides an alternative option for you to convert MPG to MP4 more efficiently. Let’s get started.
Step 1. Launch VLC on your PC. If you haven download VLC, get the latest version at: https://www.videolan.org/vlc/.
Step 2. Click “Media” > “Convert/Save” to bring up the Open Media window.
Step 3. In the new window, press “+ Add” button to import your MPG files. Then click the bottom “Convert/Save” button to enter the “Convert” window.
Step 4. Click to open the Profile drop-down list and select “Video-H.264 + MP3 (MP4)” or “Video-H.265 + MP3 (MP4)” from the drop-down list.
Tips: H.265 has a higher compression ratio and it can encode the video at half-size while preserving the same level of video quality. So it is a good idea if you want to shrink the video file size.
Step 5. Press “Browse” to choose an output folder. Then you can rename the video. (If you have imported multiple files before, then VLC will automatically keep the converted files in the original folder with the same name. You can check the “Append ‘-converted’ to filename” box to distinguish them.)
Step 6. When everything is ready, click Start to begin the MPG to MP4 conversion. You can see the conversion going at the progress bar.
Note: As stated previously, there are some unexpected errors that appeared on the converted files, like converted files with no audio, incomplete conversion, etc. If you encountered the same issue, you can reconvert the files, but in step 4, open the profile edit page and choose "Keep original audio track" in the audio settings. Then start conversion. If the problem still persists, try using other professional video converters to tackle the issue. The next part will show you a free yet professional alternative to VLC converter to help you convert MPG to MP4 without hassles. Just keep reading!
If you fail to convert MPG to MP4 with VLC or want to try a more efficient way to convert MPG files to MP4, you can follow this part.
WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory is one of the best free video converters and is capable of dealing with all sorts of video & audio conversions. With the wide format support, it can input almost any format and output to a wide array of options. Moreover, it provides a faster and simpler conversion experience than VLC. Besides the basic conversion feature, Free HD Video Converter also enables you to edit videos by trimming, cropping, rotating, merging, etc., compress video and audio size, download video and music from websites, and so forth.
Below is a simple guide on how to convert MPG to MP4 with this VLC alternative.
Step 1: On the initial interface of Free HD Video Converter Factory, click to enter its “Converter” window.
Step 2: Press the “+ Add Files” button to import your MPG videos or directly drag the source files into the workspace.
Step 3: Hit the format image on the right side of the interface to open the output format library, and choose “MP4” under the “Video” tab.
Step 4. Specify an output path by clicking the bottom inverted triangle button and click “Run” to start the conversion.