Convert video files

With Descript, you can quickly and easily convert your videos into high-quality MP4s, GIFs, and MP3s.

Convert for sharing — and fast playback

As a content creator, it’s important to keep your audience as engaged as possible. By converting your video file before publishing you not only speed up playback but set yourself up with a converted video file format that will play pretty much anywhere online.

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How to Convert Video Using Descript

Convert video from avi, mov, webm, and even more to MP4 — the online video format of choice — in just a few simple steps.Descript's easy, reliable video converter was built with creators in mind. Its easy-to-use interface lets you quickly and easily convert your videos into MP4s that you can share anywhere.

Step 1

Download the Descript app by clicking the link below. It’s free to use.

Step 2

Import your audio file from your desktop, laptop, Apple iPad or iPhone, or wherever it lives to get started.

Step 3

Once the conversion is complete, your MP4 video file is ready to start using.

Convert for sharing — and fast playback

As a content creator, it’s important to keep your audience as engaged as possible. By converting your video file before publishing you not only speed up playback but set yourself up with a converted video file format that will play pretty much anywhere online.

Download the app →

Audio & video editing solution for creators

You came for the free video converter but you’ll stay for the simplicity and power of Descript’s video editing tool. Additionally, the audio converter for today’s audio formats is used by 1,000s of podcasters globally. You’ll love Descript as a complete video and audio editing solution.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if my device doesn’t recognize the video file?

Many devices — particularly iOS and android devices — do not play well with obscure video file formats. A video converter can produce a file format to eliminate this problem. If you’re a content creator, convert the file before you even post it online, which will spare your users the chore of converting the file themselves.

What if my video playback has distortions?

Corrupted video files often play with distorted images and skips. Sometimes they stop playing altogether. Modern video conversion software can sometimes fix this by converting the video file into a new format. Some platforms that convert video files, like Gretech Online Movie Player (aka GOM Media Player), can even track down obscure codecs to restore missing video images.

What if my video takes up too much memory?

Great-looking videos often come with massive file size. In Descript, you can troubleshoot this in two ways. One is to convert the video file into a video format that makes compressed videos look great (MP4 excels in this). Or keep your video in the same file format but set the export settings to a lower overall resolution. The image could lose some of its crispness, but you’ll preserve your video format at a smaller overall file size.

What file types struggle to play natively in web browsers?

You could be looking for an online video converter because you're running into issues playing your video natively in a web browser. That could be because it’s in a file format such as FLV, WAV, WMV, or AVI. But you’re in luck, with Descript you can convert from any of those to a format (MP4) that is more suitable for web browsers, for maximum user engagement — and for those all-important social shares.

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Create a podcast, a video, and all your social assets using Descript. It’s as easy as editing a doc.