Most videos today are HD quality, such as 720P HD, 1080P FHD, and 4K UHD. However, if you want to play such a video on a 480P SD video player, you must downscale the resolution of the video to 480P for smooth playback. Or if you want to make a low-quality video deliberately, you need to learn some skills about decreasing resolution as well. Whatever your intention, this article will offer you two methods to convert video to 480P for free. Read on to know more.
We will need a proper video resolution converter to help us convert 1080P or 720P to 480P. The first recommendation is WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory. It is a free yet powerful video conversion program that can not only convert between video formats but also let you easily change video resolution, aspect ratio, frame rate, etc. It can work as an excellent HD to SD converter to convert 1080P to 720P, 1080P to 480P, 720P to 480P, and other customizable resolutions.
Launch Free HD Video Converter Factory and open the “Converter” program. Next, drag your source video file into the blank interface.
At the bottom of the converter, you can select a new output path.
On the right side of the program, click the format image to open the output format list. Go to the “Video” category and select your preferred output format. You can keep it the same as the original or convert it to a different format.
Still on the right side of the program, find the “Quick setting.” Then drag the thumb to “480P”.
Alternatively, you can open the “Parameter settings” and customize the resolution in the Video Settings. Advanced users can also modify other settings, such as encoder, bitrate, frame rate, volume, and more, if necessary.
Finally, click “Run” to start the conversion.
HandBrake, the renowned open-source video transcoder, can also help you convert to 480P in videos. It is a little complex to use compared with the first video converter. But it gets the job done perfectly. Here is an example of how to convert MP4 to 480P with HandBrake.
* Install the latest HandBrake at https://handbrake.fr/.
Step 1. Open HandBrake and select the file source to load. You can also just drop the video file in HandBrake.
Sep 2. Navigate to the “Preset” drop-down list and select “Fast 480p30” or any other profile that suits your need.
Step 3. Under the “Summary” tab, choose an output format. You have three options – MP4, MKV, and WebM. Here, I chose MP4.
Tips. HandBrake offers lots of settings to handle video and audio streams. You can explore other tabs to edit the video, audio, and even subtitles before conversion.
Step 4. Click the lower-right “Browse” button to find a new output folder and rename the file.
Step 5. When everything is ready, click the big green “Start Encode” button to start converting the video to 480P.
The best video resolution has changed dramatically over the years, from 480P to 720P, 1080P, and now to 4K. But sometimes, you may need to convert video from high resolution to low resolution for specific playback on certain devices, such as some DVD players. And the methods introduced in this article should help you convert video to 480P SD quality without effort. Now, it’s your turn to perform your video conversion.
Thanks for reading!