MPEG-4 or commonly known, the MP4 format, has been around for almost two decades. Its versatility to combine subtitles, metadata and the supreme H.264 codec made it a popular choice. The only caveat to its use was the fact that it is patented. Using it would require a license from the companies holding its patent. Google took cognizance of the issue and developed an open-source format, WEBM. It works flawlessly on HTML 5 supporting browsers without requiring any sort of commercial license.
The standard MP4 format contains the H.264 codec, a relatively video codec, and the newer H.265video, whose wide adaptability is a far-fetched dream. On the other hand, WEBM adapted VP9, a relatively superior and next-generation video codec supported across all major browsers.
First on the list is a freeware application that converts YouTube videos to WEBM without any problem. The converter supports video formats such as AVI, MP4, FLV, WMV, and MOV.
The interface is relatively simple to use. You load a file, set the location for the converted file, and press the button.
Drag and drop videos into the converter and convert them.
Don’t worry if you have multiple videos in the queue that need to be converted. Add them and hit the convert button.
Step 1. Load a video by clicking on the Add button. Alternatively, drag and drop videos into the window.
Step 2. Select the location where you wish to save the converted video through the output folder section.
Step 3. Click on the Convert to WEBM button.
Convert to WEBM without any problem from the following input formats:
.avi; .ivf; .div; .divx; .mpg; .mpeg; .mpe; .mp4; .m4v; .webm; .wmv; .asf; .mov; .qt; .mts; .m2t; .m2ts; .mod; .tod; .vro;.dat; .3gp2; .3gpp; .3gp; .3g2; .dvr-ms; .flv; .f4v; .amv; .rm; .rmm;.rv; .rmvb; .ogv; .mkv; .ts.
You can always convert YouTube videos to WEBM, along with eight other formats.
Set the format such as WEBM, codec, bitrate, and more from the editor. Create a preset template for the future.
Converters can use Nvidia graphics(if available) for the encoding process.
Step 1. Load a video by clicking on the Add Files button.
Step 2. Set the location to save, format(WEBM), and other presets.
Step 3. Click on the Convert button.
Platforms: Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android
Free Download Manager is a download manager that can directly download YouTube videos in the WEBMformat.
Copy a YouTube link and it will appear in the download box by itself.
Schedule your YouTube video’s download to a future date.
Being a dedicated file download manager, you can expect maximum download speeds for the YouTube video.
Step 1. Enter the YouTube video’s URL.
Step 2. Right-click on the WEBM quality’s download button.
Step 3. Click on the Save Link As from the menu.
Step 4. Save the video on your computer’s desired location.
Price: Free, Paid($69)
Platforms: Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android
When you have a YouTube video downloaded with you, use the Easy HTML5 for converting it into WEBM.
Graphic buttons that cater to all types of users
Insert photos for adding as a thumbnail to the videos
Forget YouTube, convert, and upload directly to your FTP.
Step 1. Add a video by clicking on New Video
Step 2. Select WEBM from the compatibility section
Step 3. Press the start button, and it will be converted to WEBM.
With the big push by Google, WEBM has been on its journey to broader adoption. Their shift to VP9 from VP8 only made things better. Converting YouTube video to WebM helps save on time as the file size is smaller; compatible with all major web-browsers without a hiccup.
In this part, the best WEBM editor around is recommended. What makes an editor be the best for a WEBM file? First of all, it should be easy to use with no giddy features at all. Secondly, a fair price will be so much important to consider. Also, no watermark at the final work will be very friendly, won’t it? Sure, concise features will be necessary that will make the WEBM files become more stunning.
FilmForth, a free, easy, full of concise features tool, is the exact WEBM editor you may looking for. As an easy-to-use video editor, FilmForth keeps its professional job on how to edit files with no effort but like a professional. Now, let’s take a look at how to edit WEBM files with FilmForth within clicks.
Go to Microsoft Store and download FilmForth. Once it completed the downloading, you can click to install it on the computer and run it immediately.
Now you will see the front page of FilmForth. Click on the New Project button to start a new editing work.
The toolbar at the end of the editor is containing the features you may need to get for your WEBM file. No matter what you want, you can just tap on them and apply them to the file you are editing now.
Ok, after you completed the file editing, you can export the file to your computer as you want by clicking on the Save Video button. There are some choices you can make. No watermark version, video resolution, video quality, and frame rate. Make a call now.
Converting a video is easy, but what decides to change the video format is yours to make. There are few WebM converts, and both online and offline, that make it an effortless process. The choice is yours to make. At the same time, if you want to read more about YouTube video editors, you can view this article.
Karen is a professional writer with a background in column writing who enjoys resolving complex topics and explaining them in interesting ways.