How to convert video to 3GP or MP4 mobile phone format?


You would like to watch your favorite home video using a mobile phone? Soft4Boost Video Converter enables you to convert your home video to a necessary format and then upload it to the mobile phone using Soft4Boost Device Uploader.

Step 1: Download and install Soft4Boost Video Converter

Click here to download it. After the download is finished, run the S4BVideoConverter.exe file and follow the installation wizard instructions.

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Step 2: Run Soft4Boost Video Converter and select your input video file

First of all run Soft4Boost Video Converter. To do that find the corresponding program icon on your desktop and double-click it. If you unchecked the Create desktop icon box during the installation, you can run the program from the Start menu. Please follow Start > All Programs > Soft4Boost > Video Converter.

To select a video you would like to convert hit the Browse... button next to the Input File Name field. In the opened Windows Explorer window browse for the necessary video file.

Note: when your input is a DVD disc, you will need to select the path to your source file: X:\Video_TS\Video_TS.IFO. "X" stands for your DVD-ROM or the hard disk drive folder where your DVD is stored. Please see the online help section to find more on how to convert your home DVDs to other video formats.

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Step 3: Set up the conversion parameters

After you have selected the video input file, open the Presets tab of the Main Toolbar and select the needed type of device between the following buttons (click the More Presets button to open the More Presets Toolbar, if needed).

Note: you can also use the Formats tab of the Main Toolbar and select the To MP4 button for mobile phones with MPEG-4 video support or the To 3GP button for mobile phones with 3GPP and 3GP2 video support (click the More Formats button to open the More Formats Toolbar, if needed).

In the list of Profiles (Profile field) select one of the profiles offered for the chosen type of mobile phone. You can also click the Advanced >> button to manually set the profile parameters in the Output File section of the opened Conversion Options tab.

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Step 4: Set up a proper video output file path

Click the Browse... button next to the Output File Name field and select a location on your HDD for the output video file.

Note: when you select a location for your output video file, you should save the file to your personal computer HDD.

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Step 5: Convert your video files

After you have set up all the conversion parameters, hit the Convert Now! button to start converting. When the process is over the following window will be opened. Click the Upload... button to launch Soft4Boost Device Uploader.

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Step 6: Transfer the converted video file to your mobile phone

Turn on your phone and connect it to your computer via USB, Infrared or Bluetooth.

The Soft4Boost Device Uploader application will be launched to guide you through the upload process so that you could send your converted video file to your phone.

If your mobile phone is not displayed in the Soft4Boost Device Uploader window you should press the Find Devices button to search for it:

When you click the Upload>> button the upload process itself will take place. It will take some time depending on the output video file size.

Now you can enjoy your favorite home video DVD and video files on your mobile phone!

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