3 Clicks to Easily Convert Netflix Movies to MP4 (H264/H265)

Posted by Candice Liu to Video Converter, Netflix Movies | Last Updated on Feb 25, 2019

Netflix movies and TV shows are usually encoded by H264 or H265 codecs, which are supported by most flagship devices like iPhone X, iPhone 8/7/Plus, iPad Pro, Galaxy Note 8/S8, Sony Xperia XZ Premium, Xiaomi Mi 6, Huawei Mate 9/10, etc. Yet, not all the Netflix movies and TV shows belong to H264/H265 codec groups. Some Netflix videos are encoded by H263 or Microsoft technology VC-1, which are incompatible with most mobile devices.

So when you open Netflix movie on your smartphone or tablet but end up with failure, there's a high likelihood that it's related to Netflix movie format incompatibility issue. To fix this Netflix movie format problem, you're suggested to change Netflix movies and TV shows to MP4 H264 or MP4 H265 so as to smoothly playback on your handheld iPhone iPad Android. Furthermore, you'd better to convert Netflix to MP4 (H264) if you're not sure your smart device compatible with H265/HEVC or not. Cuz H264 has much better compatibility than H265, accepted by almost any device. Now, the output video format and codec are decided, and what is undecided is the Netflix to MP4 transcoder. Here you can read on the below recommendations if you have no better choice.

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1. Directly decode Netflix movies to iPhone X, iPhone 8/7/6s/6/Plus, iPad, Samsung, Sony, Huawei, Nokia, Xiaomi, OnePlus, Microsoft, etc. 420+ profiles.
2. Auto Copy Netflix movies from MKV H264 to MP4 H264 or AVCHD H264 to MP4 H264 without decoding/re-encoding, keeping 1:1 original quality.
3. Edit Netflix movies: trim to shorten Netflix length, crop Netflix video borders, add SRT subtitles to Netflix, add watermark, merge Netflix movies, etc.
4. Free download Netflix movies, original TV series, TV shows from YouTube, Dailymotion, Crackle, PopcornFlix, Fmovies, MovieMast.in, etc. 1000+ sites.

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How to Transcode Netflix to MP4 with Virtually No Quality Loss

Step 1: Load Netflix File
Run it on your Mac or PC after you free download this Netflix to MP4 converter on Mac or Windows. Click "Videos" to import your downloaded Netflix movie or TV show files. Or just drag and drop Netfix files into this utility.

Step 2: Choose MP4 H264
Choose MP4 video (H264) from "Mac General Video" profile as output format, since MP4 (H264) has an edge over MP4 (HEVC) on video compatibility and is superior to MP4 (MPEG-4) on both video quality and file size.

Tap settings icon , where you can improve your output MP4 video resolution from 720p/1080p to 4K 2160p, adjust frame rate 30fps to 60fps, change bit rate, audio codec, audio channel, etc. to satisfy your specific needs on output MP4 H264 file. Or do nothing if you're a new hand and not familiar with MP4 video parameter setting adjustment.

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Tips to improve output MP4 (H264) quality:
1. On the output profile dialog, there is a LQ-HQ slidebar available for you to move around to improve output quality from LQ (low quality) to HQ (high quality).
2. Mannually tick "Use High Quality Engine" and "Deinterlacing" to improve output Netflix MP4 quality. Of course, this is at the cost of slowdown your Netflix to MP4 conversion speed, to some degree. After all, quality and speed are negatively related.
3. Auto Copy, currently only suitable for H264 encoded video remux, meaning that it can directly copy video audio streams and subtitles from one container format like MKV to another new one like MP4. So if your Netflix movie is H264 MKV or H264 AVCHD, then you can tick "Auto Copy" mode to 1:1 losslessly remux MKV H264 to MP4 H264 without decoding/re-encoding. Also it's the fastest way to finish the Netflix to MP4 conversion process.

Step 3: Convert Netflix to MP4 Now
Hit "RUN" button and it will begin to transcode and compress Netflix to MP4 (H264) at Intel QSV/Nvidia/AMD hardware accelerated speed, along with mutli-core CPU (up to 8) and hyper-threading tech. The output MP4 (H264) video will automatically open after the conversion is over. Afterwards, you can eventually play Netflix movies and TV shows on your iPhone X, iPhone 8/7, iPad, Android, Windows 10, macOS High Sierra or smart 4K UHD TV without video incompatibility issue.

Online Sites to Free Convert Netflix to MP4 Format

In case you don't wanna download any software to change Netflix movies to MP4 format, free online video converter websites sound suitable for you. Have a review on the below list of top online sites and see if there is any one useful to you.

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online-convert: It sports with up to 7 main features, including video, audio, image, Ebook and more. Here you just need to focus on video converter, select target format "Convert to MP4" and then tap "Go" to direct you to its MP4 video encoder. Followed by Netflix file import and video settings selection (optional). Last, hit "Convert File" button.

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onlinevideoconverter: much similar to the first online Netflix video converter site, this one is also damn easy for you to free transcode Netflix to MP4 in 3 clicks: 1. import Netflix files from your device or cloud storage, or enter the Netflix video URL link if possible; 2. select the ouput format as MP4; 3. tap "Start" to call the Netflix to MP4 video conversion begin. The operating steps are displayed on its home page. Review again if needed.


Clipconverter: we may usually use Clipconverter to free download some Netflix movies. Yet, don't forget, you can still use it to free decode your Netflix files to MP4 format, as well. Click "Upload and Convert file" to enter cloudconvert page, where tap "Select files" to add Netflix movies or TV shows. Choose output format as MP4. Change video settings at your willing. Then hit "Start Conversion". Click "Download" when conversion is over.

Possibly what you've used or you're using isn't included here, yet you're warmly welcomed to share with us about your favorite Netflix video converter at the below comment zone. We'd feel very pleased to see your comments and great recommendations. Thanks in advance.

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