The Best MPEG to MP4 Converter: How to Convert MPEG to MP4 on Mac?

Connie Wisley
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The Differences Between MP4 and MPEG

Firstly, let’s learn about what’s MP4 and MPEG separately.

  • MP4 is a digital multimedia format most commonly used to store video, audio, subtitles, and images. What's more, it allows streaming over the Internet.
  • MPEG, the Moving Picture Experts Group, develops standards for digital video and digital audio compression. The MPEG standards are an evolving series (MPEG-1、MPEG-2、MPEG-4、MPEG-7 and MPEG-21), each designed for a different purpose.
  • MPEG Works mainly with QuickTime, Apple-based applications and video discs. While MP4 is mostly used with many personal media players like iPod, PSP, Apple devices and iMovie.
  • MP4's biggest difference from the other MPEG formats is its ability to store subtitles, still images and other data along with digital video and audio.

Why We Have to Convert MPEG to MP4?

According to the above definition, we can see that MP4 supports more digital players, various video player programs and hardware devices, like iTunes, iPods, iPhones, iPads (all versions), the Media Player Classic, MPlayer, QuickTime Player, VLC media player, Windows Media Player 12, Microsoft Zune portable media player, XBMC Media Center, etc. What’ more, MP4 files are smaller in size than MPEG files, which can free up much space on your hard drive without declining the quality of your videos files.

How to Convert MPEG to MP4 on Mac?

We need to find an excellent MPEG to MP4 Converter. There are lots of apps to tackle this video task, it is a little hard to choose. Here I want to highly recommend Cisdem Video Converter, it is a video toolbox for video converting, DVD ripping, streaming video downloading as well as YouTube sharing. When comes to video conversion, this app supports processing almost any SD & HD format files, like MPEG Video, FLV, MP4, MPV, NUT, NSV, Quick Time Video(MOV, QT), 3GP, etc, and it allows us to edit video professionally(Trim, Crop, Subtitle, Watermark), its fast working speed really can tone our mood better. It absolutely a reliable and brilliant tool to convert MPEG to MP4 with best results.

1. Download and Launch MPEG to MP4 Converter

Download the free trial version of Cisdem Video Converter, and launch it on Mac.

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An intuitive window appears with writing about how to use it.

2. Import MPEG Files

As what the main interface told, drag and drop your local video files on Mac to this interface in batch. Once finished, we can see all information on original videos (video size, original format, duration, image definition).

3. Edit MPEG Videos (Optional)

Click the editor icon in the right side of the video thumbnail, and it will switch to video editing window, which allows you to crop, trim the best parts, add external subtitle and text/image watermark, and create special effects, and make 2D to 3D, etc.

4. Convert MPEG to MP4 in Batch

Highlight all MPEG videos, and click the format profiles icon of one video, the output format profiles window pops up. All formats are well categorized by various devices and programs. If you want to convert MPEG to MP4 for your iPhone 8 Plus, you can choose the format iPhone 8 < Apple Devices.

Connie Wisley
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Connie has been writing for Mac productivity and utility apps since 2009. Each review and solution is based on her practical tests, she is aways energetic and trustworthy in this field.

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