DVR, i.e. digital video recorder, is a consumer electronics device or application software that lets you record videos in a digital format. A DVR file is wrapped with different video and audio stream, which is not supported by most media players and portable devices. If you've lots of DVR recording files and want to play them freely, converting DVR file to MP4 is a good idea, for MP4 is widely used on most devices or shared on many video-sharing sites. If you're looking for an easy way to encode/re-encode DVR file to MP4, read on for details.

Part 1: Brief Introduction of DVR File

DVR file includes two kinds of file extension: DVR and DVR-MS. DVR-MS file extension is used by Microsoft Windows XP Media Center for storing recorded TV content. Video in DVR-MS file extension is often encoded in MPEG-2 video and MPEG-1 Audio Layer II or Dolby Digital AC-3 audio. DVR file extension is used by satellite and Digital-TV HDD receivers for recording TV content.

The DVR-MS file owner or broadcaster can decide whether the DVR-MS file is protected or not, if the DVR-MS file is unencrypted, devices running Windows XP with Service Pack 1 or later Windows operating systems, hotfix 810243 for Windows XP RTM (which adds DVR-MS support to DirectShow), and on Windows Mobile 6 or DirectShow-based applications can play it. If the DVR-MS file is encrypted, only the device used to record DVR-MS file can play it. As for DVR file, media players with support Windows Media Center TV recording video format can play it.

Part 2: How to Convert DVR File to MP4

No matter for what reason you choose to convert DVR to MP4, you have to find a powerful and easy-to-use DVR file converter as your assistant. I dare to say, EaseFab Video Converter is the exact one you want. It not only lets you convert your DVR files to any common audio or video format including MP4, but also enables you to directly convert DVR files to various devices and applications with the best output effect. What's more, it also provides you with a great built-in video editor, so you can trim, crop, merge, rotate videos, or add subtitle, background music, watermark, and kinds of effect etc.

Key Features of the DVR File to MP4 Converter:

· Directly convert DVR to MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV and 1000+ other formats.
· Optimized conversion presets for iDVD, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Premiere, Avid, etc. NLEs
· Optimized conversion presets for iPad, iPhone, Android, Samsung, etc. devices.
· Edit videos with the advanced video editing functions like trimming, cropping, adding watermark, subtitles etc.
· Supported OS: Windows NT4/2000/2003/XP/Vista/7/8, and Windows 10 (32 bit & 64 bit), Mac OS 10.14 (Mojave), 10.13, 10.12, 10.11, 10.10, 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6

Simple Steps to Convert DVR to MP4 on Windows & Mac

Step 1: Load DVR Files

Simply drag and drop DVR recording files from your PC to the DVR to MP4 Converter. Or you can also click "Add Video" button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program. (Note: batch conversion is supported, so you can load more than one file to save time.)


Step 2: Edit your DVR files (Optional)

You can click Edit button to personalize and touch up your videos in clicks. Video editing functions like Trim, Crop, Effect, Watermark, etc. are provided.


Step 3: Choose MP4 as the output format

Then click "Profile" and select MP4 from "Common Video" category as the output format. If you want to convert DVR to MP4 for iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Google Nexus, etc., you can browse to find any video preset as the output format.


Tip: If you need, you can click Settings to set the video parameters like bit rate, resolution, frame rate, etc.

Step 4: Start DVR to MP4 conversion

On the lower-right corner of the window, simple click the Convert button. Instantly, you'll notice this app is starting converting your DVR files. During the process, you can also cancel or pause conversions easily. EaseFab Video Converter works effectively, and the purple process bar will show you the conversion progress.

Part 3: Best DVR to MP4 Converter Online

One of the best online converter for DVR to MP4 conversion is CloudConvert which supports over 200 formats of video, ebook, audio and other file types for conversion. The program supports batch conversion where multiple files can be converted at a time. Its conversion process takes place in the cloud and there is no need to install any software. Folder monitoring, settings video/audio codecs, and powerful API are some of the associated benefits of using this converter. On the flip side, CloudConvert takes a lot of time for uploading the desired files. Conversion speed of the program is also slow. The files are not converted instantly, rather they notified later after the completion of the process. Above al, unlike desktop software, the online converter is dependent on availability and speed of Internet connection.

So if you have a few number of files and you are in no hurry for conversion, Cloud Convert will take care of your conversion needs and will convert DVR to MP4.