The reason we do what we do is very often to share it with the world. In the past this activity of sharing was most common among teenagers, but in more recent times people have broadened their horizons and have practically become addicted to social media use and sharing photos, status updates and videos. Nowadays, thanks to platforms such as Facebook, YouTube or personal websites, we can post videos of ourselves and let the world know what we have recently done. In the absence of a video MP4 converter there are many problems that can occur with the file destined for upload. So what could prevent you from sharing your clip?

Problems related to file size

Many Internet users choose to post the videos that they make on so-called video hosting services, among which YouTube or Vimeo can be mentioned. In order to show the video on their personal website, the user has to copy a small piece of embed code that is provided to him and after that paste the code onto his own WordPress site. By using a third-party service the video is streamed through from the video host’s servers so that the video can appear on the personal site. At first sight, this process appears to be very simple, but in reality videos consume a lot of space and are not measured in units of kilobytes, as are images. The average video can even measure up to hundreds of megabytes or more. Consequently, problems tend to appear due to the fact that the hosting provider can allow only a certain portion of bandwidth for the server, depending on the traffic rate and only allow video uploads up to maximum size. The difficulties on the personal website begin when there are multiple requests for the same file at the same time.

Time to resort to conversion

Given the fact that the users who watch online videos do it from any type of device, either from desktop, laptop or handheld devices, movie files will need to be encoded into a smaller version so as to be able to view them on any screen. Thus, compression is required by employing modern video codecs that are capable of reducing file sizes of all versions of the video stored on the hosting provider’s servers to ensure both optmized storage and transmission of the data.  MP4 in itself represents a video format that permits combinations of audio, video and even subtitles. It is the most modern and most commonly used video container type and in combination with modern video codecs such as H.264 and audio codecs such as AAC fit for storing and playing large amounts of video content. Conversion to MP4 is necessary due to the fact that most web hosting providers only allow limited file sizes to be uploaded.

Put the lip on YouTube

YouTube will offer more coverage than if you were to post the video on a personal website. In order to be able to share content on there, the user must create an account; YouTube has its own mechanism of compressing files so that anyone can have access to different types of material and it accepts most of the video formats for upload. However in order to get fast YouTube uploads, the user should make sure that their video is compressed so that it occupies less space and the uploading will not be lengthened or interrupted, especially when their internet connection’s upload speed is limited. This is still the case in large parts of the world.

In conclusion, no matter the place where you choose to post your videos, keep in mind that the length of the content will surely make it much more difficult for you to share it. It is highly necessary to get the latest conversion software, which will speed up uploads and also make it more likely possible to send videos as email attachments at reduced file sizes.