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How to Convert DV to MP4 with the Simplest and Most Effective Four Methods

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Updated on May 28, 2021

If you are a fan of video recorders, you will not be unfamiliar with DV files. When you record video using Sony, Nikon, Canon, HP or other handheld video recording devices, the resulting media files will be saved in DV format. However, the DV format is not suitable for today's players and devices, nor is it supported by video sharing sites, that is why we want to convert DV to MP4. Then, keep reading, let's see how we can convert DV files easily.

A video file with .dv extension is the raw form of DV video recorded from some digital cameras. It is usually accompanied by a large video size and poor compatibility. There are few media players, online video sharing sites, and portable devices supporting the playback and upload of DV format, therefore, many people in the web forum to ask for help how to convert DV to a universal format MP4. In order to solve this problem, here are 4 different solutions for you to choose.

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4 Foolproof Approaches to Convert DV to MP4

Method 1 - Free Desktop DV Converter

For those looking for a free DV video converter, WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory is a worthwhile choice. First of all, it allows you to easily convert .dv to .mp4. Then, what makes WonderFox video converter different from others is the fact that it offers adjustment settings such as changing video resolution, sample rate and bitrate. Not much to say, let's free downloadfree download this versatile tool to convert DV files to MP4 now.

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Tutorial on How to Convert DV to MP4 with Few Clicks

Load .dv File into DV Converter

Step 1: Load Source File into DV to MP4 Converter

Free downloadFree download, install and launch WonderFox DV Video Converter on your PC. Open "Converter" and click “Add Files” icon to add your DV files from desktop to the interface, or simply drag the DV files directly to the program window.

Convert DV File to MP4

Step 2: Choose MP4 as Output Format for Converting .dv to .mp4

Click the inverted triangle icon below “Output Format” to enter the list of the output formats. Then, click the Video tab and select the output format MP4 for the videos.

You can also directly set your exact device from Device category as the output format, e.g. iPhone 11 Pro/Max, Huawei Mate 30, iPad Pro, etc.

Finish DV MP4 Conversion

Step 3: Finish DV to MP4 Conversion

(Optional) After selecting the output format, you can now customize the parameters. Click the "Parameter Settings" button below the format profile to enter the new window. Here you can adjust the frame rate up to 60fps for smoother visual enjoyment. You can also adjust the bitrate of the audio, etc.

After the parameter setting is finished, click the "Inverted Triangle " icon at the bottom to set the output path. Finally, press "Run" button to start the DV MP4 conversion.

Method 2 - VLC Media Player

How to Convert DV File to MP4 with VLCHow to Convert DV File to MP4 with VLC

VLC can not only play DV files directly, but also can be used as DV converter.

Step 1. For converting .dv to .mp4, firstly, run VLC Media Player and click Media on the menu bar > Convert/Save, or directly press the shortcut key Ctrl+R.

Step 2. Click Add to import the .dv file and press the Convert/Save button below.

Step 3. Click the Profile drop-down list and select "Video - H.264 + MP3 (MP4)".

Step 4. Click “Browse” to select the output directory and finally, click the “Start” button to start the DV MP4 conversion.

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Method 3 – Handbrake

Handbrake for Converting .dv to .mp4Handbrake for Converting .dv to .mp4

Handbrake is a powerful DV video encoder, but the operation and GUI are not friendly to novices.

Step 1. Run Handbrake and a Source Selection interface will pop up.

Step 2. Click File (Open a single video file) on the left to import the DV file you want to convert, or directly drag and drop files to the software interface.

Step 3. Select the desired resolution and purpose in the Presets drop-down list.

Step 4. Select MP4 as the output format in the Summary tab below. Experienced users can also click on other tabs for further settings.

Step 5. Set the output directory at the bottom Save As.

Step 6. Finally, click on the green Start Encode button above to start the conversion of DV to MP4.

Method 4 - DV to MP4 Converter Online

Convert Mini DV to MP4Convert Mini DV to MP4

Sometimes, online video converters also play a very important role in changing video formats. This tutorial uses as an example to share how to convert DV files online.

Step 1: Choose your DV files to convert.

Step 2: Select MP4 as the target video format at the drop-down format list.

Step 3: Click “Convert” button to start the DV MP4 conversion. The progress bar will show you the percentage.

At last...

These are the four commonly used methods for converting DV to MP4. At first glance, the method 1 is the easiest way to convert DV file to MP4 with the least steps. In addition, it is completely free and reliable software that can free from advertising intrusion and the risk of personal information disclosure. Download it to have a try now!

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How to Convert Multiple DV Files at Once

How to Convert Multiple DV Files at Once

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