How to change the format of a video without affecting the quality? – Conversion

It may be that at some point you need to change the format of a video , for example, extract the audio from a video and   convert it mp4 to mp3 , but without losing audio quality. Next, you will be able to learn how to change the format of a video or convert it without affecting its quality. We will also tell you about the programs that you can use to obtain the best results. All this, we will explain shortly.

How to Change the Format of a Video Without Affecting the Quality? – Conversion

Index( )

  1. What video output format to use to preserve the best possible quality?
  2. How to convert a video to another format without losing quality?
    1. Using online converters
  3. What tools to use to convert your videos without losing quality?
    1. Using WinX HD
    2. Convert it with SMConverter

What video output format to use to preserve the best possible quality?

There are many special programs to do this type of work, but this time, we will use the program called ‘VLC’, which you can download for free. Its installation is simple to execute and you will surely not have any problems.

To start with this we must open the program, once this is done we go to the top menu, once this is done, click on ‘Media’. There the options will appear , among them click on ‘Convert’, after this go to open medium and click on add.

Next, click on ‘Convert / Save’, in order to configure the compression, then go to the ‘Convert’ window, there you must configure everything, for this go to ‘Profile’ and click, select the video format in which want to save it, the most recommended is MP4.

Once this is done, click on the key on the right, there will appear a profile editing window, you should look at the tabs, especially the ‘Encapsulation’ tab, since you must choose the same option as in the previous step, in this case it is MP4/MOV .

After you have done this, open the Video Codec tab, when you open it, you will see three more tabs, there is one called ‘Encoding parameters’, you should leave this one as it is, without modifying anything. Now we find the resolution tab.

There in ‘Scale value’ you must write 1, once this is done, click on save. Now to finish click on export, there you will decide in which folder you want to save it.

Then you will have to do it within the file explorer, which will open, and you will have to click start to start compressing it, this process may take a few minutes, wait for the video to finish converting and then you can use it.

In order to preserve the quality of a video as much as possible, what we can do in the configuration procedure is the following: select the most recommended format, which is MP4. You can also convert PowerPoint presentations to video .

In the same way, when selecting the ‘Encapsulation’ option in the configuration, we must make sure to place it in the one that says MP4/MOV, so that it is in the same profile and in this way we make sure that the quality of the video is keep .

How to convert a video to another format without losing quality?

As I said before, to carry out the conversion of a video to another format without its quality being affected, it is best to make sure to convert it to the MP4 format, since in this the quality will be less affected .

In the process that was explained, at the beginning, we do it through the ‘VLC’ program, which is one of which we can find in most of our computers .

Now, there are many more programs to carry out these processes, most of them are online, then we will know what programs we can use to carry out these processes.

Using online converters

Currently, there is a wide variety of tools or programs to be able to convert your videos online, below, we will tell you three of them, which are  among the most effective .

Firstly, we have Video Smaller, this program allows you to reduce the video by choosing the compression level you want, it does it totally online, and it uses formats such as MP4, AVI, MPEG and MOV, it is also free, but it has a limit of 500mb by video.

We also have the option of HandBrake, this program is more complete, you can change the format of your video, you can reduce its weight, you can add subtitles, it is a very flexible tool, besides being online, you can download it on Windows, macOS, and GNU /linux.

Another converter option is Shotcut, with this program you can also convert the video by changing its format, so it will take up less space and most importantly without losing its quality, it is a free option, but it may have paid options.

What tools to use to convert your videos without losing quality?

In addition to those mentioned above, there is a variety of tools, some have free access and others are paid, you should take into account the one that suits you and your budget.

Using WinX HD

The first thing we must do to use this tool is download it to our PC, once this is done we must add the video we want to convert, for this click on the video option, select the one in the folder. 

After this, once the video has been added, a tab will open in which we will choose the format we want to convert it to, there we will choose MP4, then we will click on the ‘Okay’ button , there the video will be displayed in the central panel.

In this part, we will take the opportunity to edit, trim and make all the adjustments that are necessary regarding the video, then by clicking on the scissors icon, a trim tab will open there, in which we can indicate the start and end time of the video.

Finally, we just have to indicate where we want it to be saved, for this, from the text part that appears at the bottom of the interface, click on the run button and that’s it .

Convert it with SMConverter

Through this program, you just need to add the link and click or select convert. In this way, the respective conversion process is carried out . There are also other types of converters for documents and images that you can look at, as they may be useful for you.


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