MP4 Tips and Tricks

Recent posts

How to upload MP4 to YouTube?

August 19 2015 , Written by Bonnie

Description: Will you encounter problems when you upload MP4 files to YouTube? If so, read this artical to find the solution.

YouTube is the world's largest vide-sharing website, you can see all kinds of interesting videos on it, and you can also upload some of your recorded videos to it for sharing them with your friends from the world online. But when you try to upload an mp4 video to YouTube, maybe recieve a message from YouTube reading " invalid file format error message”. Why ? Keep reading.

Recieve an error message when you upload MP4 videos to YouTube, maybe because your uploaded videos to YouTube time is more 15 minutes (refers to a single), or upload of the MP4 video file size that is larger than 20 GB. If not, maybe because the MP4 codec is not recognized by YouTube while MP4 is a multimedia container format with different audio and video codecs.

If you want to upload MP4 videos to YouTube, the first thing you need to know is what video formats YouTube support. Even though YouTube accepts a variety of video formats, there are still some video formats being booted out. Below are the best video formats supported by YouTube according to YouTube website: MOV, MPEG4, MP4, AVI, WMV, MPEGPS, FLV, 3GPP, WebM.

To know more details about the best YouTube video and audio format, please follow the table directly below this summary.

1.Best YouTube Video Format

2.Best YouTube Audio Format

By knowing the above mentioned video formats and settings for YouTube website, you just need to encode MP4 files to YouTube more compatible format like FLV, H.264 FLV, AVI, MPEG-4 MP4, etc. Friendly reminder: Compressing videos each time will generally result in degrading video quality. That the truth about videos! The best approach is to compress files the least amount possible.

For those who'd like to upload MP4 videos to YouTube,Pavtube Video Converter can be a perfect choice, which can help you to transcode various MP4 codecs to YouTube friendly codecs without any error and you can share videos stored on YouTube with your friends anytime anywhere. It also has many editing functions such as trim, crop, text watermark, effcet, etc, which can help you upload more wonderful videos to YouTube. What’s more, this powerful tool also can encode 4K videos, H.265 video, M3U83D, MKV, DVD, etc to YouTube more friendly format on Windows (Windows 10, 8.1 and 8 included).

To start MP4 to YouTube video converting, you need to download iFastime Video Converter Ultimate, install it on your PC and launch it for preparation.

Tips: Mac system, please download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac.

Below is a step by step guide on how to encode MP4 to YouTube more supported format.


Other Download: 
- Pavtube old official address: 
- Cnet Download:

How to encode MP4 videos to YouTube friendly format?

Step 1. Add MP4 video

Click "File" button to add the MP4 video file which fail to upload to YouTube.


Step 2. Choose the output video format

You need to select an output format. Find and click “ Format ” > “Flash Video” or MP4 as the output video format. You can also choose FLV-Flash Video Format, FLV H.264, F4V, etc.

Tips: you can choose “Settings” to adjust the video’s parameters, such as video size: (1280 x 720 (16x9 HD) or 640 x 480 (4:3 SD), video frame rate(30), and so on.

Step 3. Start conversion
Then click the big green arrow button to start converting your MP4 videos to YouTube highly compatible format.

When the video conversion completes, click Open Folder to locate the converted video files. After that, sign in your YouTube account and click Upload to upload these videos to YouTube for sharing with the world.

You will surely get the best YouTube uploading result, just have a try!

More Topics

Two ways to Solve cant Play MP4 on Windows Media Player 12/11/10/9

Why can't Insert MP4 videos in PowerPoint 2016, 2013, 2011, 2010 On macOS Sierra

How to Solve can't Play MP4 files on Panasonic Viera TV ?

4K MP4 to LG 4K TV - Convert 4K MP4 to LG 4K TV friendly format

TV MP4 Solution - Convert MP4 to Watch on Samsung/LG/Sony/Panasonic TV

Best Program to Convert FFmpeg Files to MP4

Best 2D to 3D MP4 Video Converter – for viewing with VR headset/3D TV etc

Upload MP4 videos from iPhone/iPad to Youtube

How to Play all MP4 movies on Projector?

Play MP4 videos/footages/movies on QuickTime

Plex Server Not finding a MP4 video- Solved!

Read more

How to stream MP4 videos to Roku 3 for playing?

August 18 2015 , Written by Bonnie

Description: If you failed to play MP4 videos on Roku 3, we offer the answer to you.

 How to stream MP4 videos to Roku 3 for playing?

Roku 3 is a mighty streaming video machine, with channels offering movies and shows from most major streaming providers, including Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and HBO Go. As a widely-accepted media player, you can use it to stream videos directly on your TV with lots of channel choices. Sometimes you want to play MP4 videos on Roku 3 for sharing with your friends or else. But when you try to stream MP4 videos on Roku 3 for playing, maybe occurs just as the following:

“ I want to edit MP4 video with video editing software to play personalized MP4 on my Roku 3. Though I successfully transfer MP4 to Roku USB drive, the transferred MP4 files can't play on my Roku USB channel. Why? what should i do? ”

Look the following Roku 3 supported formats firstly, which is so important.

Video — MKV (H.264), MP4 (H.264), MOV (H.264), WMV (VC-1, firmware 3.1 only)

Music — AAC, MP3, WMA, FLAC (firmware 5.3 and later), WAV (firmware 5.3 and later)
Photo — JPG, PNG, GIF (non-animated)

It is clear that not all MP4 are supported for Roku 3. It only supports MP4 files encoded with H.264 video and AAC audio. That is to say, if the MP4 is encoded with other video or audio codec, Roku 3 will fail to play those kinds of MP4 files. 

Faced with this trouble, you need to encode MP4 video to H.264 video. A powerful tool is highly recommended to you. It is Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate (Read review), which can encode your MP4 videos to Roku 3 more friendly format like H.264 MP4/H.264 MKV. In addition to solving MP4 to Roku 3 issue, the professional MP4 to Roku 3 Converter can also fast change other formats like H.265, M3U8, AVI, MKV, WMV, FLV, MOV, WTV, MVI, etc to Roku 3 compatible formats while keeping the orginal video quality. It is also a good video editor that can import MP4 files together, cut off the unwanted MP4 files, adjust the video screen and video image, add watermark to MP4 files, rotate MP4 files, add effects to MP4 video, add subtitles and more functions.

  • Hot Search: MP4 to DVD Player, MP4 to Xbox 360, Tivo to Blu-ray Players, MP4 to PS4, MP4 to Apple TV

Please download and follow the step-by-step guide to encode AVI to play on Roku 3/2/1 without hassle.

Free download and install 

Other Download: 
- Pavtube old official address: 
- Cnet Download:

How to stream unsupported MP4 videos and audios on Roku 3 for playing with iFastime Video Converter Ultimate?

Step 1.Import MP4 to Roku MP4 Converter

Click " File" button to load the unplayable MP4 files to the software. You can also drag and drop MP4 files to the interface of the software if you prefer.

Step 2. Set the Output Format

Click Format > choose output MP4 format like “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)”from “ HD Video”, which is the best video format to play on Roku 3. Or choose "H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)" from "Common Video".


Tips: For better enjoying videos on Roku 3, you can click “Settings” to adjust the Video Options and Audio Options, such as Video Codec, Video Bitrate, Audio Codec, Audio Bitrate, Audio Channel


Step 3.Start to convert videos for Roku 3

Simply click the green arrow button to convert videos for Roku player. Once the conversion is finished, you can click "Output Folder" button to get the output files.

The Roku 3's USB port opens up the option of playing video files from any USB drive, whether that's a USB stick or a full portable hard drive. Here's how to play a video on your Roku 3 from a USB drive.

How to stream and play videos from USB dive to your Roku 3?

1. Install the Roku Media Player channel, either through the Channel Store on your Roku or via Roku's website.

2. Add the video file to your external USB drive from your computer. The Roku 3 can play MKV, MP4 and MOV files.

3. Connect the USB drive to the Roku 3's USB port, located on the right side of the box.

4. Launch the Roku Media Player channel and select Videos.

5. Choose the drive that's attached to the Roku 3.

6. Navigate to the folder that has the video file you want to watch. Click OK to open the folder.

7. Select the video to watch and click Play on the remote.

You can also use the Roku Media Player channel to listen to music or view photos from a USB drive. Play an entire folder of music files by pressing Play on the remote while on a folder, or navigate to a specific track to play only that song. For photos, you can start a slideshow by pressing play while on a folder of photos.

1)Add the music files to your USB drive. Roku 3 can play AAC, MP3, WMA and FLAC. It can’t play digital rights management (DRM) protected files.

2)Open the Roku Media Player channel and select Audio.

3)If you loaded the music files onto the USB drive in folders, select a folder to see the songs.

4)Press Play on the Roku remote to begin listening.

It is so easy to stream and play MP4 videos on Roku 3. Now you can enjoy your videos on Roku 3 freely!

Free download and install 

Other Download: 
- Pavtube old official address: 
- Cnet Download:

More Topics:


Read more

How to Play MP4 on DVD Player?

August 14 2015 , Written by Bonnie Published on #mp4 to dvd player, #play mp4 on dvd player, #best mp4 converter

Description: Are you worried that DVD players can't play MP4 videos? Don’t worry! The tutorial shows you how to play MP4 videos on DVD player without any problems.

It is well known to us that DVD player is becoimg more and more popular, which includes standared DVD player like Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, etc and portable DVD player like Sylvania 9-Inch SDVD9000B2, Philips PD9012/37 9-Inch LCD Dual Screen, etc. You can choose what you want most DVD player according to your needs such as screen size, sound quality, built-in speakers, etc. But when you play MP4 videos on DVD player, you may encounter the following similar problems:

“I have made an MP4 video with DVD Creator and need to get it to play on DVD Player. But why when I try to put the MP4 file on the DVD player, it says “the file is not supported yet.“ What should i do?”

DVD player may play various formats: DVD, CD, MPEG-2, Divx AVI. Though you have many MP4 videos, the sad part is that the DVD player does not support MP4 because MP4 is a format with different decodes. So what is the best solution for this problem, will MP4 played on DVD player nicely? Here we offer two solutions for you.
Method 1. Burning MP4 to DVD player with five steps

MP4, otherwise known as MPEG-4, is a video format that is most notably used in portable video players such as the iPhone, Android, PSP, etc. However, the format is readily acceptable on most video programs you use on your computer and it is even possible to play the video on a DVD player. The only requirement is that the MP4 be on either a video CD or DVD.

1. Power on your computer and launch the CD/DVD burning software. You need to have the MP4 video on a disk for the CD/DVD player to read it.

2. Decide on if you want to burn CD/DVD. This may all depend on the size of the MP4 video file. If the MP4 video is larger than 700 megabytes you need to go with a DVD (700 megabytes is as much as a CD can hold).

3. Select either video CD/DVD on the menu of the burning software. Click and drag the MP4 video into the main viewing screen of the software, title the disk and click "Burn." The burning process will begin. Depending on the size of the video file, the burning process may take a few minutes.

4. Remove the CD/DVD from the computer once it has finished burning. Power the DVD player on and insert the disk into the drive. Turn on the TV and switch it to the video setting for the DVD player.

5.Wait for the MP4 video to load up on the television screen. Press the "Play" button on the DVD player to begin the playback.

Tips: If the MP4 is not on either a video CD or DVD, even if you have successfully burn MP4 to DVD without converting, you will still encounter issues in playing MP4 on DVD player: Regular standalone DVD players can only read movie DVD's (those are in MPEG-2, and if you view them in Windows Explorer, you see a folder structure with VIDEO_TS, and files like .VOB .IFO and .BUP). Newer DVD players that are DivX-certified can (in addition to the above) read data DVD’s with an AVI file encoded in the DivX codec. Most of the time, you will fail to play MP4 on DVD player unless the DVD players have the "Nero Digital" label on them.
Method 2. Converting MP4 to DVD player supported formats with three steps

Therefore, in order to play all MP4 videos on DVD player, you need a professional MP4 to DVD video converter to convert MP4 videos to DVD player compatible format like DivX AVI, MPEG-2, MPEG-1. Here is a powerful MP4 to DVD player tool - Pavtube Video Converter to help you. (read review)

Below will introduce the detailed guide on how to use this wonderful tool to successfully convert MP4 to DVD player supported videos for playing MP4 on DVD player nicely. Free download and buy the right version of this best MP4 to DVD player Converter Mac version - Pavtube Video Converter for Mac (read review) according to your computer type.

Free download the MP4 to DVD Player converter Windows version:


Free download the MP4 to DVD Player converter Mac version:



How to Convert MP4 videos to DVD Player friendly format?

(Note here we take windows version as an example, and the Mac version steps are same with the Mac version.)

Step 1. Load MP4 files to the Program

Click "Add video" button to add MP4 videos to the program. In case you would want to convert several MP4 files at the same time, just click “ Merge into one file ” to merge them all into one. 


Step 2. Select DVD player friendly MPEG-2/AVI as output format

Click "Format" firstly. Then choose MPEG-2 video(*.mpg) or AVI from "Common video"  for playing MP4 on DVD Player without any problems. 


Tips: You can also click “ Settings ” to customize output video parameters such as video size, video bitrate, audio channels and so on depending on your needs.

Step 3. Convert MP4 to DVD player supported DivX AVI/MPEG-2

Click the big "Convert" to start MP4 to DVD player. When all the work has been done, please click green arrow button to start converting your MP4 files to MPEG-2 or DivX.

Once it is completed, you can click "Open output directory" to find your output DVD folder file. Afterwards, simply import converted MP4 files to DVD player. At last, you can play MP4 videos on DVD player at ease.

More Topics:

*Plus: More MP4 video tips and tricks at this page. Wish you have a nice digital day!

Read more

Can't Import MP4 videos to Final Cut Pro 6/7 on Mac?

August 13 2015 , Written by Bonnie Published on #mp4 to fcp, #convert mp4 to fcp, #import mp4 to fcp

Description: This article will explain why we often encounter "can't import MP4 into Final Cut Pro", and provide an easy way on how to successfullyimport MP4 to FCP for Mac.

Can't Import MP4 videos to Final Cut Pro 6/7 on Mac?

If you have a lot of MP4 videos from GoPro camera, YouTube, etc. and want to edit them in FCP 6/7 for getting fantastic video effects. However, FCP only supports the following formats: Apple ProRes, Apple Intermediate codec, AVC-intra, AVCHD, DV, DVCPRO HD, H.264, HDV, iFrame, Motion JPEG, MPEG IMX(D-10), Uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2, Uncompressed 8-bit 4:2:2, XAVC, XDCAM HD/EX/HD422, QuickTime formats, etc. Plus, though Final Cut Pro 6/7 update to import MP4 video, it only support MP4 encoded with H.264. If the MP4 is encoded with other video codecs, Final Cut Pro 6/7 will still fail to import MP4. 

In order to import MP4 videos into Final Cut Pro 6/7 for editing on Mac, a recommended solution is to encode MP4 to Final Cut Pro 6/7 more compatible video formats like Apple ProRes, MOV,etc. Many people try to use the standard solution of "MPEG Streamclip", but when you try to export as ProRes with current settings, only get a message that says "error: can't prepare the movie." It is clear that the method is not feasible.

Here I recommend an effective tool Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate for Mac. It is a clean, safe, easy-to-use and powerful MP4 to FCP converter on Mac, including the latest Mac OS X El Capitan and Yosemite, etc. With the app, you can encode MP4 to FCP 6/7 supported formats like Apple ProRes, which is so convenient and quick. Besides, this ideal MP4 to FCP Converter also features more editing functions like crop MP4 black bars, combine multiple MP4 videos into one, add subtitles to MP4 files, and etc.

Below is illustrated a step by step guide on how to encode MP4 to FCP 6/7 more supported format.

Download and install this Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate for Mac firstly.


Other Download: 
- Pavtube old official address: 
- Cnet Download:

How to encode MP4 videos into Final Cut Pro 6/7 on Mac?

Step 1. Load MP4 files to the program

Click the "File" to the top menu bar to import MP4 files to the program.

load blu-ray disc to fcp x

Step 2. Set Final Cut Pro6/7 supported video format

Click “ Format” > “Final Cut Pro” > “ Apple ProRes 422(*.mov) ”. You can select one as target format depending on your request in post production.

  • Apple ProRes 422 –Higher quality than Apple ProRes 422 (LT);
  • Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) –Keep original video quality for editing in FCP;
  • Apple ProRes 422 (LT) –Get a smaller file sizes than Apple ProRes 422;
  • Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) –SD levels–480i/p and 576i/p. Used in offline workflows.
  • Apple ProRes 4444 –Edit and finish 4:4:4 material.

fcp x supported video format

You can click “Settings” to custom Size, Brate, and so on ,depending on your needs.

Step 3. Sart converting MP4 to Final Cut Pro 6/7 supported video format

Click the lower right corner of the green arrow to start the conversion format. When the conversion is done, you need to import converted videos to FCP 6/7.

When operation is completed, you will find the conversion is very simple and fast. Please have a try, this software will solve you MP4 files conversion and editing problems, and then you can import and use your MP4 files in FCP 6/7 for Mac without any problems. This tool is really worth your choice. In addition, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate for Mac has many other special features, for instance: complete support for more than 200 different formats, personalize videos with diversified video editing tools, custom video & audio parameter settings,etc.

More Topics

Read more
<< < 10 11 12 13 14