Information about the format: MP4

Format MP4
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Description MPEG-4 Part 14 or MP4 file format is a multimedia container format standard specified as a part of MPEG-4. It is most commonly used to store digital video and digital audio streams, especially those defined by MPEG, but can also be used to store other data such as subtitles and still images. Like most modern container formats, MPEG-4 Part 14 allows streaming over the Internet. The existence of two different file extensions for naming audio-only MP4 files has been a source of confusion among users and multimedia playback software. Since MPEG-4 Part 14 is a container format, MPEG-4 files may contain any number of audio, video, and even subtitle streams, making it impossible to determine the type of streams in an MPEG-4 file based on its filename extension alone. In response, Apple Inc. started using and popularizing the .m4a file extension. Software capable of audio/video playback should recognize files with either .m4a or .mp4 file extensions, as would be expected, as there are no file format differences between the two. Most software capable of creating MPEG-4 audio will allow the user to choose the filename extension of the created MPEG-4 files. The common but non-standard use of the extensions .m4a and .m4v is due to the popularity of Apple�s iPod, iPhone, and iTunes Store. With modification, Nintendo's DSi and Sony's PSP can also play M4A.
Benefits Better compression, Higher quality than former MPEG versions
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Video conversion software
Support many audio formats: wav,mp3,wma,ogg,3g2,ac3, aac
Support many video formats:
AVI (DivX, Xvid, MS compatible)
DV (Raw DV for NTSC or PAL)
MPEG (DVD, VCD -> NTSC or PAL or HQ)
Quicktime (MOV, H.264)
MPEG-4 h.264 (mp4)
M4V (iPod)
Flash videos (flv)
3GPP H.263 and H.264
Make videos for Nokia Nxx, Google Android phones, Blackberry, iPod/iPhone, PSP, PS3, XBox360, Zune
Change channels (mono, stereo, 5.1, 7.1)
Change sample rate
Change sample size (8 or 16 bit)
Change bitrate
Use profiles for best output quality
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    List of supported codecs and devices

    MPEG-4 H.264 video (high quality)

    MPEG-4 H.264 video (very high quality)

    MPEG-4 H.264 video (super high quality)

    Blackberry Curve Fullscreen

    Blackberry Curve Widescreen

    Blackberry Video Fullscreen

    Blackberry Video Widescreen

    PS3 720p Widescreen

    PS3 720p Fullscreen

    MP4 Fullscreen

    PSP Widescreen

    PSP Fullscreen

    MP4 Widescreen

    Google Android compatible video

    Google Android compatible video. Video bitrate: 480 kb/s

    Nokia Nxx Video WideScreen

    Nokia Nxx Video FullScreen