How can I open MP4 in VirtualDub

Published on by Chris King

This article focus on problems which occur when importing MP4 videos into VirtualDub and offers the best way to open and edit MP4 files with VirtualDub smoothly.

How can I open MP4 in VirtualDub
VirtualDub is a free video capture/processing tool in Windows platforms. Although its editing functions is not as powerful as general-purpose editors like Avid Media Composer and Sony Vegas, but it's featured for fast linear operations over video. Whereas, we find some guys are stuck in the issue when open MP4 in VirtualDub. To help so many users get rid of trouble, this article will explore the best method to import and edit MP4 files in VirtualDub flawlessly.

From some users’ feedback, we know that when open .MP4 files in virtualdub, it says file is not supported or something... Actually, VirtualDub, as stand-alone, cannot handle MP4, MKV, FLV, MOV or any other files besides AVI. But there're still ways to load them with this video editing software. What you need to do is to convert MP4 to AVI that Virtualdub can nativley support. Brorsoft Video Converter is an easy-to-use yet professional app to achieve your goal smoothly.

Overall, the MP4 converter is clean and safe to install and use. And only with barely several mouse clicks, you can get the whole job done. Besides MP4, it can also transcode more video file formats like MTS, MXF, M4V, AVI, MKV to VirtualDub, Sony Vegas, Windows Movie Maker, Sony Movie Studio, Adobe Premiere Pro, Pinnacle Studio most compatible format without any quality loss. Now just download its free trail version and follow the below guide to convert .MP4 files to edit in VirtualDub smoothly.

How to convert MP4 and import MP4 to VirtualDub

Step 1. Load MP4 video files

Run the program and click Add Files to import the MP4 videos. You can also directly drag the video clips into the program for conversion. If need, you can check the “Merge into one file” box to join several video clips together.

Step 2. Choose target format

Click on the dropdown menu of "Format" and then move your pointer to "Common Video". Under the sublist, you can find the DivX AVI or XviD AVI easily.

Step 3(optional). Adjust the video, audio settings

Click "Settings" to fix the frame rate, bitrate, video size, etc to your needs. If you want to edit in Final Cut without having to render the clips while editing, all the frame sizes must be the same as the sequence settings.

Step 4. Start conversion a

Click the big "Convert" button at the bottom right corner to finish transcoding MP4 to AVI for VirtualDub. When the conversion is done, you can find the output files by clicking "Open" button on the main interface, then you can transfer the encoded MP4 files to your VirtualDub for editing freely.

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