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Tutorial - How to Convert 3GP to MP4 on Mac?

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What is 3GP

3GP (3GPP file format) is a multimedia container format defined by the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) for 3G UMTS multimedia services. It is used on 3G mobile phones but can also be played on some 2G and 4G phones. 3GP file format stores video streams as MPEG-4 Part 2 or H.263 or MPEG-4 Part 10 (AVC/H.264), and audio streams as AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AMR-WB+, AAC-LC, HE-AAC v1 or Enhanced aacPlus (HE-AAC v2). 3GP is defined in the ETSI 3GPP technical specification. 3GP is a required file format for video and associated speech/audio media types and timed text in ETSI 3GPP technical specifications for IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS), Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service (MBMS) and Transparent end-to-end Packet-switched Streaming Service (PSS).

Why Convert 3GP to MP4

3GP is the simplified version of MP4, especially designed for mobile phone to record and transfer videos. 3GP video is usually in low resolution, low frame rate, low quality and low bitrate, Compared to 3GP, MP4 is the most widely used video format today with high audio and video quality and is supported by nearly any popular media players and devices. Fortunately, you've got All2MP4 for Mac which provides a versatile and professional way to convert 3GP and 300+ other video formats to MP4 with fast conversion speed and high output quality.


Step 1. Input Video

Once you have finished launching All2MP4 for Mac, click "Open" and in the popped up window choose the video file you want to convert, then click "Open" to load the video in the program window.

Input Video

Step 2. Choose Output Format

Now, choose "MP4" as the output format from the list of video profiles in the dropdown menu of "Please choose a profile". You can quickly find the format needed by inputting the format in the box of "Search profile".

Choose Output Format

Step 3. Start Video Conversion

When all settings are ready, click "Convert" to start your video conversion. After the process, click "Open" to find the output video file named as "xxx_1.mp4" in the source folder. More than that, there are some other advanced tools available: cut video, add overlay image/text to video and specify the value of volume and echo.

Start Video Conversion

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