"I am trying to convert several MPG videos into MP4 format so as to edit them on my Windows computer and make a DVD copy of them. After trying many video programs, I was really disappointed as most programs reduce video quality after conversion. How can I convert MPG to MP4 without quality loss? Can anyone recommend an efficient converter program?"
Part 1. Comparison Between MP4 and MPG
MPG, also called MPEG, stands for the moving picture experts group. It uses MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 compression. It is a format specializing in standardizing motion diagram (MPEG video) and its audio codec (MPEG audio). This format stores video, audio, and metadata interleaved together. MPG files are often used for creating movies that are distributed on the Internet. There are a large number of applications to store MPG files.
MP4, also known as MPEG-4, is a digital multimedia container format widely-used currently. Generally, this format is used to store video and audio. Furthermore, it can also be employed to hold other data such as subtitles and static images. MP4 supports streaming videos over the Internet like most container formats.
MPG, however, does not support lossless compression. That's to say if you expect MPG videos of very high quality, a low compression ratio, and a larger file size will be required. So, to save more storage space and to improve video file reading speed, MP4 format is the better choice. Plus, MPEG videos aren't as flexible as videos in other formats, making it a poor format for editing video.
Part 2. Tool to Convert MPG to MP4
To convert MPG to MP4 format, VideoSolo Free Video Converter is strongly recommended. VideoSolo Free Video Converter is a freeware that is skilled in converting videos between 300+ formats with 100% lossless quality. Of course, MPG and MP4 formats are included.
Compared to most converters in the software market, the biggest advantage of VideoSolo Free Video Converter is its ability to keep video quality as the original file. Other facets like a simple and intuitive interface, batch conversion, highly successful conversion rate, high conversion speed, selectable output format, customizable output folder, etc. are also the actors attracting millions of users.
- Support free conversion between more than 300 popular video/audio formats.
- Offer batch video and audio conversion.
- Customize videos by editing opening and ending.
- Merge multiple videos into one.
Part 3. How to Convert MPG to MP4 Without Quality Loss
Step 1. Download and Install VideoSolo Free Video Converter
Download and install VideoSolo Free Video Converter from our official website. The program can work on both Windows and Mac computer.
Step 2. Prepare MPG Videos to Convert
Before starting, you need to download MPG videos to your computer first.
Step 3. Import MPG Videos to VideoSolo Free Video Converter
Open VideoSolo Free Video Converter on your computer. In the home page, click the "Add File(s)" to import MPG video files or folders containing the MPG clips. Import speed depends on the imported file size.
Step 4. Adjust Output Settings
Before pressing the "Conversion" button, you need to adjust output settings first. To convert MPG videos to MP4, please select the MP4 format from the output format list. Then define the output folder to store the converted MP4 video later.
Step 5. Convert MPG to MP4
After importing files and adjusting output settings, you can click the "Conversion" button. Then wait for the conversion result. VideoSolo Free Video Converter can take some time to convert the video. Please be patient.
When the conversion is done, you can find your files in the pre-defined folder. In addition to VideoSolo Free Video Converter, you can also try VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate, a very popular video converter in the market. Besides the ability to convert video, it also can edit video by rotating, cropping, clipping as well as enhancing video.