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Two Quick Methods on How to Import MP4 in VirtualDub

Author by Helen

Updated on June 21, 2023

For those who want to put MP4 in VirtualDub directly but have no idea how to do so, this article will demonstrate two easy-to-handle methods to assist you: one is to install VirtualDub MP4 plugin; the other is to convert MP4 to AVI for VirtualDub.

To quickly solve the VirtualDub MP4 importing issue, you're recommended to download the splendid MP4 VirtualDub transcoder, which can help you get rid of any video format incompatibility issues on VirtualDub. Download it here to have a try:

Besides AVI, VirtualDub Can Help You Edit MP4 and More Video Files

As a free and open-source video capture & processing program, VirtualDub can be installed on Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) computers straightforwardly, as well as on Linux and Mac OS X by using Wine. Some of you would like to use VirtualDub for video editing. Although it's not a professional video editor, it can do amazing video editing works with its built-in functions like filter plug-in, powerful video processing capabilities.

However, VirtualDub was designed to work with AVI files exclusively, standalone VirtualDub does not support MP4 and other formats which means you are not allowed to edit or open MP4 in VirtualDub directly. Luckily, since the update of version 1.7.2, you are able to import other formats by means of its plugin API. Follow the tutorials below and let's get started.

No Complicated Operation! 2 Simple Solutions to Open or Edit MP4 in VirtualDub

Method 1 – How to Import or Open MP4 in VirtualDub Directly

Install the latest VirtualDub (the stable version 1.10.4) but you still can't import MP4 files for lacking required VirtualDub codec pack. If you expect to load MP4 videos, you need to download VirtualDub MP4 plugin or VirtualDub MP4 codec. To deal with this problem, just follow my steps:

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1. Download VirtualDub FFmpeg Input Plugin to help you open mp4 in virtualdub

Go to: [] or visit: [] to download VirtualDub MP4 plugin.

2. Replace plugin folder

Unzip the .zip file and drag the plugins64 or plugins32 folder to the VirtualDub installation directory (based on whether you installed the 32-bit or 64-bit version of VirtualDub) to replace the original folder with the same name.

3. Open or edit MP4 in VirtualDub now

Launch VirtualDub and you will find that you can add MP4 videos without hassle.

Attention: For those who want to take VirtualDub save as MP4 files, there's no related direct output setting but you can follow this little trick: Save as AVI > change the file extension from avi to mp4 > then hit "OK". Now VirtualDub exports MP4 file for you.

Method 2 - Convert MP4 Video to AVI Format Supported by VirtualDub

Downloading the lacked codec or related plugin can be complicated for new users, so here I will provide one easier method to help you import MP4 in VirtualDub: converting MP4 to AVI, the VirtualDub compatible format. You just need to make full use of a video converter, HD Video Converter Factory Pro, which is capable of importing any video format and converting them to 500+ digital formats and devices in three steps. For convenient MP4 video editing (like change aspect ratio, rotate video, flip a video, etc.) on VirtualDub, free downloadfree download this handy application and stay closely to my steps to convert your video to AVI format.

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Step 1: Download HD Video Converter Factory Pro

Before start, please free downloadfree download MP4 to VirtualDub transcoder to your Windows computer for quick format conversion.

Convert MP4 to AVI for VirtualDub

Step 2: Add MP4 Files

Launch the program and enter the "Converter" module to load your MP4 videos by clicking the "Add Files" button or dragging them to the interface. Here you can do batch conversion.

Step 3: Set AVI as the Output Format

Head to the "Output Format" section, then choose the AVI icon under the Video tab.

Step 4: Start to Convert MP4 to AVI for VirtualDub

Now you can specify the output path and then click the "Run" button to start the conversion. When the whole conversion process is over, you can import the converted files to VirtualDub handily.

Certainly, there are other approaches that let you import MP4 in VirtualDub, while the above two are the simplest and most direct methods.

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At last...

If you feel that the AVI files created by VirtualDub are large in size, you can compress the AVI videos to smaller files and convert the VirtualDub exported AVI files to other formats via HD Video Converter Factory Pro. More practical features are awaiting for your exploration.

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