“What is a .vid file? How to change .vid to .mp4?” There are times you may notice that the video you downloaded is saved in the VID format, which can neither be played nor edited in your media player and editor. If you are now holding such a file and curious about it, follow this article to know everything about the VID format, including what is a .vid file, how to open a .vid file, and how to change .vid to .mp4.
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A VID file is a video file wrapped in the VID container format, which is a generic video format. The video data stored in the VID format could actually be an MP4 video and many other possible videos.
The VID file format has been around for many years. But very few programs use this format now, and there are only a few media players can directly open this kind of file. The known software that can open a .vid file is VLC Media Player and Windows Media Player. You can drop the .vid file directly into the two media players or right-click on the .vid file > Open with... > select either program to open it (make sure you have at least one of the players preinstalled on your device).
If your device does not support the two media players, or you want to edit the VID file, then you have to convert the .vid file to .mp4, or any other common video format that can be supported by most platforms. I’ll cover more details in the next part.
The best way to change .vid file to .mp4 or other video formats is using a video converter. I do not recommend using online video converters because most online converters, such as Zamzar, do not support this format. And those that do support, however, have a very tight limit on the upload size. So here I will introduce instead a desktop free video converter called WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory. It is one of the few converters that can recognize this format, and it has no limit on the file size. Most importantly, it is completely free and safe, and simple to use. I’ll show you how to change .vid format to MP4 with this converter in the following part:
Launch WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory and open the Converter. Click on “+ Add Files” to import the VID files into this converter. Or you can directly drag and drop the files into this program.
Click on the right side format image and select MP4 format under the Video section. You can also choose any other format you prefer.
Click the bottom triangle button to set an output folder or leave it as default. Finally, hit hit “Run” to start conversion. Your video will be ready in minutes.
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Besides converting the .vid file to .mp4 using a video converter, you can also try renaming the file extension from .vid to .mp4 and see if it works (It should work if it is an h264 encoded video).
Anyway, the video converter will be the best solution for all situations. That’s all the information about the VID file. Hope you’ll find this article helpful. Thanks for reading!
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