How to Convert Replay DEM Files to MP4 Properly?

If you're a fan of computer games like CS:GO and DOTA 2, you're probably familiar with the replay files, ending with .dem extension. It's a love-hate file type that are not compatible with all media players and video editors. However, it will be a bit tricky if you want to convert DEM files to a more widely compatible format like MP4. Now we'll tell you why and show you how to convert DEM files to MP4 properly.

Get the handy DEM to MP4 recorder and converter free download here, and let's get started:

Kevincy Kevincy | Mar 16, 2023

Part 1 - What's a DEM File? Is It Possible to Convert DEM to MP4?

Part 2 - How to Record and Convert DEM to MP4 Readily? (5 Simple Steps!)

Part 3 - Frequently Asked Questions of DEM to MP4 Recording

What's a DEM File? Is It Possible to Convert DEM to MP4?

Are you a gamer who likes to share your favorite moments in CS:GO or DOTA 2 with friends or followers? Or are you someone who has received a DEM file but doesn't know how to play it outside of the game engine? If so, you might be wondering if there is a way to convert DEM to MP4, a format that is more widely supported and easier to share.

Unfortunately, the short answer is NO! DEM files cannot be directly converted to MP4 as they are not video files, but rather events of everything that has happened in the game. DEM stands for demo or demonstration, and it contains instructions to re-enact the match within the game engine version it was recorded with. In other words, there is no such thing as a DEM to MP4 converter or online DEM to MP4 converter available.

However, don't worry, as there is a workaround to convert DEM to MP4. The only thing that works is to record the screen with a third-party video recorder while replaying the DEM file in the game. In this article, we will provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to convert DEM to MP4 using this method.

Screen Record/Edit/Convert

HD Video Converter Factory Pro offers a dead-easy way to record DEM replay to MP4/AVI/MOV/MKV with high quality. With this tool, you can even edit and convert your recording with ease. Get this DEM to MP4 recorder tool and have a try!

How to Record and Convert DEM to MP4 Readily?

There are several good screen recording software options available, both paid and free. Some popular ones include OBS Studio, Bandicam, and Camtasia. However, they are not user-friendly to either green hands or beginners due to the complexity and high cost.

Instead, I'll strongly recommend WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro, a full-fledged video and audio processing toolkit, that can function as a "DEM to MP4 converter", allowing you to record, edit, and convert your DEM replay to MP4 when you open it in the game engine. The intuitive interface makes it easy for anyone to use.

Free downloadFree download the all-inclusive application, and let's dive into how to record DEM to MP4 easily.

Free Download

Compatible with Windows

100% Clean & Safe

Free Download

5 Simple Steps to Record DEM File to an MP4 Video

Step 1 - Launch the Screen Recorder

Open up the powerful HD Video Converter Factory Pro and access the "Recorder" option on the startup interface. From there, click the "Down Arrow" icon on the compact window to expand the full Screen Recorder.

Launch the DEM to MP4 Recorder and Converter

Step 2 - Select Your Recording Mode

Whether you're looking to capture the entirety of your screen or just a specific section, the Screen Recorder offers 4 distinct recording modes to choose from. Select the mode that best fits your needs based on how you plan to record your DEM replay:

1. Custom Mode: This mode allows you to select a specific part of your screen to record, perfect for honing in on key gameplay elements or UI elements.

2. Full Screen Mode: If you want to capture your screen activities in their entirety, Full Screen Mode has you covered. This mode is perfect for showcasing immersive gaming experiences or complex demos.

3. Gaming Mode: Designed to work in tandem with Custom Mode or Full Screen Mode, Gaming Mode offers the ability to record video at a default frame rate of 60fps, making it the ideal choice for recording fast-paced gameplay.

4. Audio-Only Mode: If you just want to record system sound or microphone audio, Audio-Only Mode offers an efficient and easy-to-use solution.

Choose a Recording Mode for Capturing DEM Replay

Step 3 - Customize Your Recording Settings

Before you begin recording your DEM replay, it's important to fine-tune your recording settings. Choose MP4 as your desired recording format and adjust your output video quality and frame rate to ensure the highest possible fidelity. Similarly, you're able to convert DEM to AVI, MKV or MOV.

You can also choose to turn GPU acceleration on or off depending on your needs. Additionally, you can record sound from your computer system, microphone, or both to create a fully immersive recording.

When you're ready to save your MP4 recording, simply select a location on the bottom to save the file. And don't forget the handy Ctrl + F1 shortcut to stop your recording!

Customize Your Recording Settings

Step 4 - Load Your DEM File and Launch the Game

With your recording settings all set, it's time to load up your game and the DEM file you want to convert to MP4. You can do this using console commands or a built-in demo player.

It's important to ensure that you're using the same game engine version that was used to record the DEM file to ensure compatibility. You can choose to record the gameplay in full screen or windowed mode based on your preferences.

Load Your DEM File and Launch the Game

Step 5 - Start Recording Your DEM File to MP4

You're almost there! Once everything is set up, simply switch back to the Recorder and hit the big red "REC" button. After a brief 5-second countdown, begin replaying your DEM file in the game to let the screen recorder capture the gameplay. In the process, you're able to adjust or change camera perspectives, game elements, etc. Be sure to play the file from start to finish to ensure that everything is captured correctly.

Once the gameplay is complete, hit "Ctrl + F1" to save your MP4 recording to the designated output folder. Congratulations - you've successfully converted your DEM file to an MP4 video!

While this method requires a bit more effort than a simple DEM to MP4 converter, it's the only way to get a video-like playback of the match captured in the DEM file.

Start Recording Your DEM File to MP4

Optional - Edit Your Recording

If needed, you're able to enter the "Converter" module from the main interface, and import your MP4 recording to trim, split, merge, crop, rotate, flip, watermark, and even compress your recording at will. If you prefer a different output format, there are 500+ presets for your choice, ranging from common video and audio formats to hot devices.

You can also open "Parameter settings" window to change MP4 bit rate, resolution, frame rate, aspect ratio, deinterlacing, etc., and even modify audio settings like changing audio format in a video, increasing recording volume, and all that jazz.

Highlights of the Versatile Video Processor
Highlights of the Versatile Video Processor
  • Record live streams, gameplay, webinar, video call, tutorial...
  • Save HD/FHD/2K/4K/8K videos from YouTube & 1000+ sites.
  • Trim, merge, crop, rotate, flip, watermark video at will.
  • Compress large-sized A/V files with imperceptible quality loss.
  • Modify video/audio parameters in an intuitive and handy way.
  • Convert video to 500+ predefined presets in batch mode.
  • Make animated GIFs from video or image sequence with ease.
  • Make ringtones, extract subtitles, make split-screen video & more...
Download Free Download
Download Free Download
Check Details Check Details
Compatible with Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, Vista Windows, 100% Clean!

Frequently Asked Questions of DEM to MP4 Recording

Q1: Can I convert DEM to MP4 using video editing software?

A: No, video editing software cannot directly convert DEM to MP4. As mentioned, there isn't a direct DEM to MP4 converter available. However, you can import the recorded video file from the screen recorder into video editing software and edit it as needed.

Q2: Can I play DEM files from different game engines and record it to MP4?

A: No, DEM files are specific to the game engine version they were recorded with, you need to use the same game engine version that was used to record the file. Simply speaking, you can neither play CS:GO DEM files in DOTA 2, nor play DOTA 2 DEM files in DOTA.

Q3: How can I ensure the best quality when converting DEM files to MP4?

A: Adjust the graphics settings to their highest level before replaying the DEM file and recording it as an MP4. Additionally, the quality of the output video will depend on the recording settings you choose, including resolution, framerate, and bitrate. These settings can be modified in the console commands or the recording software you use to capture the screen.

Q4: Why doesn't my MP4 gameplay recording play smoothly?

A: It's worth noting that recording and converting DEM to MP4 can be a time-consuming process, especially for longer replays. To avoid video lagging or stuttering, try to use Game Mode to record screen in 60fps. You may also need a powerful computer to handle both the game and recording software simultaneously. Don't forget to close other applications and processes to free up system resources before your recording process.

Q5: Is it legal to use third-party software to convert DEM files to MP4?

A: It depends on the terms of service of the game. It is recommended to check with the game's publisher before using any third-party software for this purpose.

Functional A/V Processor

HD Video Converter Factory Pro, a great Swiss army knife of A/V processing, works as a novice-oriented video editor, converter, downloader, recorder, compressor, GIF maker. Get the all-in-one app here!

Final Words...

While DEM files cannot be directly converted to MP4, using a screen recorder to capture the gameplay while replaying the DEM file is an effective workaround. With a bit of technical knowledge and expertise, anyone can convert DEM to MP4 and share their favorite gaming moments with others who don't have the same game engine as you. We hope this article has provided you with a comprehensive guide on how to convert DEM to MP4, and answered some of the common questions related to the topic.

Convert DVD Collection to Digital Files for Hassle-Free Playback
WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro

WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro

1. Rip DVD to 300+ presets with GPU acceleration.

2. Remove all sorts of DRM from DVD.

3. Compress an 8GB DVD to 1-2 GB digital video file.

4. 5-minutes to fast digitize DVD in MPEG-2 MPG.

5. Make a 1:1 intact digital copy (ISO or VIDEO_TS).

6. Multiple audio tracks, hard/soft and forced subs.

7. Support homemade/commercial DVD & ISO & Video_TS folder.

Specialized in multimedia software solutions.
Since 2009

Privacy Policy | Copyright © 2009-2023 WonderFox Soft, Inc.All Rights Reserved

Back to Top