Q: I downloaded 5 torrents from The Pirate Bay all episodes of Torchwood: Children of Earth and now I want to either convert them into .mp4 so I can watch them on my iPod Touch or get them in iTunes in some way or another to again watch on my iPod. I've used uTorrent to download but I need them in .mp4. - Yahoo Answers
A: Torrent clients like uTorrent, BitTorrent, etc make movies, music and games downloaded from torrent sites much easier than ever. But the problem is when you want to play the downloaded torrent videos on Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod, or other portable devices, you will usually end with failure since the downloaded movies from torrent sites are in different formats like MKV, AVI, etc, which are not ones that your mobile player supports. This is why many people seeking for a solution to convert torrent to MP4 which is supposed to be well compatible with many different media players. By converting torrent to MP4 format you can feel free to play torrents anywhere and anytime. But how to convert MKV, AVI torrent files to MP4 format with ease?
Best Torrent to MP4 Converter
The answer to this question can be pretty much easy in case you own the highly praised MacX Video Converter Pro (or Windows Version). It is highly acclaimed as a good torrent file converter to convert torrent to MP4, WMV, MOV, FLV, MKV, MP3, and more with no quality loss and world's No.1 fast speed (5X faster than other torrent converters thanks to the Intel QSV hardware acceleration tech) so as to play torrent movies on Android, iOS or other devices. It in fact goes beyond a torrent movie converter by integrating the free movie downloader that will free download movies/music from 300 more sites. After the Bit torrent film change to MP4, you can therefore edit the torrent video in iMovie, upload the converted MP4 Utorrent video to YouTube, import MP4 torrent file to Android, iPhone, iPad, Samsung, HTC, etc. The brief tutorial below will show you how to convert torrents to MP4 format on Mac OS.
Simple Guide to Convert Torrent to MP4 with Top Quality
The torrent to MP4 guide below is based on Mac OS. If you run a PC computer, please refer to the Torrent to MP4 converter for windows version.
Step 1: Load torrent movies
When the torrent to MP4 video converter is open on Mac (macOS Big Sur included), click "Add File" button to load the torrent file you want to convert or simply drag and drop the torrent file in the convert tab. For the multiple torrent files, you can choose the status Merge All ''On'' to join the movies if needed.
Step 2: Choose MP4 as output format
Click MP4 format from the drop-up window in case you'd like to encode torrent to MP4.
Note: You are optional to select the device profile according to your own needs. This torrent to MP4 converter is equipped with 420+ preset profiles for the latest mobiles. That means you can directly play torrent files in MP4 on iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Amazon Fire Phone, PS4, etc through a simple conversion.
Step 3： Select Output Folder
Click the "Browse" button to choose the path where you want to save the converted mp4 torrent files in.
Step 4： Start Converting torrent to MP4
Click the "RUN" button at the lower right corner of the interface to begin converting video to MP4 format on Mac OS X. Note to enable the hardware encoder to take advantage of Intel's QSV tech to speed up the torrent movie to MP4 converting on Mac.
Convert Torrents to MP4, that's All? You Might Need to Compress Torrent, as well
I'm a pro user and the inability to compress torrents larger than 4 gb is making me reconsider my membership. There are some torrents that have more than 3000+ little files, if these torrents can't be compressed, how can I download so many files individually? This issue needs to be rectified.
Many torrent movie files are very large in size, especially those MKV torrents. Even though you convert torrent MKV file to MP4 with comparatively smaller file size, the truth is that the converted MP4 torrent file is still too large for your mobile device like iPhone iPad, if you don't want to only store one or two torrent files therein. In such case, you still need to compress your MP4 torrent file size. How to compress torrent? Here two ways you can try:
Way 1- Change MP4 Torrent File Parameter Settings, Incl. Video Resolution, Frame Rate and Bit Rate
Properly adjust resolution (640*480 recommended), and lower the bit rate 20-50% compared with its default one. Normally, the smaller video you want, the lower bit rate you should keep.
Way 2-Cut off Unwanted Part to Downsize MP4 Torrent File
Generally speaking, removing the unnecessary part of the MP4 torrent video is the practical way to reduce MP4 torrent file size. You can choose to trim the black bar of the video or shorten the duration of video to get just the needed video part. Needless to look for another video editor, the above mentioned MacX Video Converter Pro can accomplish this task quite well.
Still unclear about how to compress torrent (MP4 torrent file) size, here is the detailed guide on compress MP4 video file.
Other Tips for Torrent Files before Torrent Conversion
- Before you convert Torrent to MP4, you'd better make sure whether your torrent contains a virus. So checking your torrent with a virus detector is necessary.
- Some users are asking how to change a torrent file to a MP4 video. There is some confusion between .torrent files and downloaded torrents. Let's be clear. A .torrent file is not the exact movie or video you want to download and you can't go to convert it. It's rather a file that helps you to download the right stuff. So before you go to real torrent movie to MP4 conversion, you need to install a torrent client like uTorrent and open the .torrent file to download the torrents. Then you will get a .mkv or .avi file, that's when you need to convert MKV/AVI torrent movie to MP4 for easier playback.
- Downloading a torrent file, especially a new movie torrent you download from a torrent download site, for example, Transformers 4 movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, usually refers to copyright infringement. So it's advised to get its DVD version from Amazon or other DVD stores and make a back of your own DVD as DVD ripping for personal use in some countries like U.K. is sheer legal.