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How to Convert Video to HTML5 or Convert HTML5 to MP4, AVI, MKV, etc.

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Updated on May 20, 2021

After converting video to HTML5, you can directly play videos on your browser without the need of plug-in. Contrarily, you can convert HTML5 videos to MP4, AVI, MOV, WMV and other popular video formats for handy playback, editing and other usages. Follow this tutorial to convert video to HTML5 or convert HTML5 video to 300+ formats and devices with the all-in-one HTML5 video converter:

HTML5 is an important technology to transfer contents online without additional plug-ins. It’s now adopted by a multitude of platforms and browsers. Now Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Chrome and Safari all support that web standard yet HTML5 only supports a few video formats including OGV, MP4, WebM (To know more about the HTML5 support on these three formats, you can have a look at part 3).

One thing needs to be noticed that HTML MP4 video must use H.264 codec otherwise you need to convert MP4 to the HTML5 supported encoder. To the contrary, for people who want to play HTML 5 videos on portable devices or edit them with a third-party tool, you need to convert HTML5 video to MP4, AVI, MKV and other common video file types.

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Part 1: How to Convert Video to HTML5

WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is a functional video converter. With simple clicks, you can easily convert MP4 to HTML5 without quality loss. Furthermore, it allows you to convert videos to 300+ formats and hot devices, for example, converting videos to MOV for QuickTime playback, or converting videos to WMV to fit Windows operating system.

Add MP4 files into this program

Before start, please free downloadfree download this MP4 to HTML5 converter (for Windows) and install it. Here I'll take converting MP4 file to HTML5 as an example to show you how to convert videos to HTML5

Step 1. Import MP4 Videos into this HTML5 Video Converter

Locate the videos you intend to convert. Then drag and drop them into this program. Alternatively, you can click on “Add Files” button to import the videos.

Customize output file folder by clicking the small folder icon underneath.

Convert to HTML5

Step 2. Choose HTML5 Output Format to Convert MP4 to HTML5

Open the output format menu by clicking on “Output Format” on the right of main-interface. Then hit “Web” tab. As mentioned, HTML5 supports MP4, WebM, OGV video formats. So you can choose HTML5 MP4, HTML WebM, HTML OGV as you wish. This time, I select “HTML5 MP4”.

Related source: OGV Converter l MP4 to WebM

Tips: If you want to upload videos to YouTube, Facebook, Yahoo and more other websites but don’t know what format you should use, WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro can help you solve this problem. Just simply click on the configured profile of the website to convert video to compatible formats.

Finish MP4 HTML5 conversion

Step 3. Convert Video to HTML5

Now click on “Run” on the lower right corner to start the conversion. WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro supports Intel Quick Sync, AMD (ATI), CUDA and multi-core CPUs and it applies exclusive optimization tech to help you aquire the best conversion experience - The best video quality, smallest file size and shortest process.

Part 2: How to Convert HTML5 Video to MP4, AVI, MKV, etc.

If you are in possesion of some HTML5 videos but unable to play them on your device, WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro can also help, it enables you to convert HTML5 videos to MP4, AVI, MKV and other 300+ formats and hot portable devices. Let see how to convert HTML video to MP4.

Convert HTML to video format

Before start, please free downloadfree download this software and install it on your Windows PC. The process of converting HTML5 video to MP4 is same with part 1.

Step 1. Add HTML5 video into this HTML5 video converter. You can directly drag and drop the videos or click “Add Files” to import the target file for HTML5 to MP4 conversion.

Step 2. Choose MP4 as the output format. Enter the output menu. Click on “Video” tab and then select “MP4”profile. You can also select “AVI” to convert HTML5 to AVI, and so on.

Related source: WebM to AVI l Convert WebM to MP4

Step 3. Click “Run” to convert HTML to MP4.

Part 3: Extended Knowledge: HTML5 Supported Video Format

File Type




Supported Codec

VP8 or VP9 video codec ; Vorbis or Opus audio codec.

Theora video codec; Vorbis audio codec

H.264 video codec; AAC audio codec or MP3 audio codec

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