As you know, VP9 is an open and royalty-free video codec developed by Google to mainly compete with H.265/HEVC. Ordinarily, VP9 is supposed to be welcomed and popularized in our daily use since it can deliver high-quality video while keeping a smaller file size. However, VP9 is typically used for online streaming like its successor AV1 codec, and its support is common among modern web browsers. Therefore, VP9-encoded videos may not well play in some media players and devices, and even fail to decode.
If you focus on video backup, playback, transferring, and archiving on different devices, you're recommended to convert VP9-encoded video to H.264 as it is still the most commonly used format that is widely used and supported by different platforms, devices, hardware and software. To this end, this post will elaborate on how to convert VP9 to H.264 in video files.
As VP9 video is always stored in .webm, .mkv or .mp4 container format, it's not that easy to convert VP9 to H.264 in a video file. For those who has little knowledge about video transcoding and processing, WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro, a feature-rich video & audio processor, can serve as a straightforward VP9 to H.264 converter. Thanks to the fairly user-friendly GUI, it only needs several mouse-clicks to implement the job.
Launch HD Video Converter Factory Pro, choose "Converter" option among five major modules on the start-up screen. Click "Add Files" button or conduct a drag-and-drop to import multiple VP9-encoded video files into the "Converter" interface. It may need a while for video loading.
Press the "Format Profile" on the right side to open the output format menu. Navigate to "Video" category and select "H.264" profile. Similarly, you can also convert VP9-encoded videos to H.265/HEVC, DivX, XviD or any other format and specific device. There are more than 500 configured presets available for your choice.
Specify an output folder to save the converted H.264 video files, then press the big "Run" button in the lower right corner to convert VP9 to H.264 with GPU acceleration enabled.
You're able to open "Parameter settings" window to make detailed settings. Here you can change video encoder, video resolution, modify video bitrate, frame rate, aspect ratio, deinterlace video, and even change audio format of a video and personalize other audio settings. Click OK to save changes.
In addition, this functional program also allows some basic video editing like trimming, splitting, merging, cropping, rotating, flipping and watermarking. Explore more by yourself.
As you can see, the VP9 to H.264 conversion is just a cinch without worrying about FFmpeg VP9 to H.264 command lines and intricate terminology. With this all-in-one toolkit installed, you can also process video and audio files like a Pro. Hopefully, this versatile application is more helpful to spice up your digital life. Thanks for reading!