If you have a library of OGV files built up, whether from ripping them from YouTube or getting them from your friend or someone else, and now you’re looking for a way to view them on your iOS devices or Android devices or you want to upload them to your website, you’ll need a video converting software to get them converted to the format compatible with your devices and website, for instance, converting OGV to MP4 cause MP4 is the most compatible video format that all operating systems support to play it back.

3 Simple Ways to Convert OGV to MP4

With video converting technology making everyone an expert in transcoding media files, you can quickly convert your OGV movies in minutes. But what if you don’t have a high-end standalone video transcoder in your hand now and if you’re on a budget and need free video converting options, look no further than these three free applications, available for Windows, Mac, Linux, etc.

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Apowersoft Free Online Video Converter

You may have never heard of Apowersoft Free Online Video Converter as outstanding video software to convert OGV to MP4. It’s a new talent of the popular video converting web applications. The reason behind this is due to its user-friendly and intuitive interface coupled with great online video editing functions.

  • Uploading The Media
  • One thing that makes Apowersoft Online Video Converter stand out among the rest is it is as simple to use as it is easy on the eyes. Click here to access. You can upload an OGV video to the web OGV to MP4 converter by simply hit the “Browse”. You can, however, select multiple files at a time to upload. Just click the “plus sign” to add more. Unfortunately, there is no option to drag and drop media files into Apowersoft web converter at present.

    The application has no format and file size restrictions for input media files. Keep in mind though, the larger the file, the longer the converting time.

    Apowersoft converter

    NOTE: I should say that after you click the “Browse”, it needs a little time to run JAVA since it is a JAVA based transcoder.

  • Choosing The Output Format
  • You can select AVI, MOV, WMV, WEBM, ASF, MKV, MPG, 3GP, DV, SWF, FLV, VOB, and RM as the output format in addition to converting OGV to MP4. If you want to extract audio from a video, you can choose MP3, WAV, WMA, AAC, AC3, FLAC, OGG and RA as the output format.

    There are three settings field: Video settings, Audio settings and Advanced settings. You can select the resolution, trim, crop and rotate video, change video effects, add watermark and adjust the video speed, etc.

  • Converting And Saving
  • When all settings are complete, click the “Convert” and you will have your video saved on the desktop when conversion process is done.

Online Converter

As its name obviously suggests, Online Converter is a web OGV to MP4 converter packed with some good features. For instance, one can add video clips by two ways: upload the files from a folder on his computer or from his cloud storage into Online Converter or enter URL of the file directly. One feature makes it less convenient is that you need to select the target format before you import video clips. Provided the application does not support the input format, you have wasted your time on this.

  • Uploading The Media
  • When adding videos there are two ways to acquire that, upload a local file by click the “Choose Files” or download the file from a website with a URL attached in the blank box.

  • Choosing The Output Format
  • There are Document, Presentation, E-book, OCR-ed Document, Video, Image, Archive and Audio related file formats for the output file, but for converting videos to MP4, for example, convert OGV to MP4, I am afraid that the output format has been limited to MP4 only.

    Online converter

  • Converting And Saving
  • Click the “Convert File” when you’ve checked all settings are well done.

    NOTE: In my experience, we prefer to add media files rather than choose the output format at first. If the input format is not allowed in this application, it might be embarrassing.


FreeEncoding takes a tiny different approach that the previous two tools mentioned. Bunch conversions are not supported currently. You have to enter your e-mail address to receive the output file.

  • Uploading The Media
  • Similar to Apowersoft Online Converter, you need to hit “Select file” when it comes to add video files to the OGV to MP4 converter.

    Free-encoding converter

  • Choosing The Output Format
  • You can then browse through the format options in “Output Format” field and select MP4 from the dropdown menu. It is worthy saying that FreeEncoding provides to convert files to AVI, FLV, MKV, MP4, MOV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, 3GP, AC3, MP3, OGG, WMA and video presets such as Apple, Blackberry, Samsung, etc.

    Warning window

  • Converting And Saving

When you get all settings ready, click the “Start Free Encoding Now” the video will be converted immediately. Type in your e-mail address in the pop-up window or log in with your Facebook ID to receive the output files. From there you can download the files to your computer.

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