Convert your video files to M3U8 with this free and fast online converter. Optionally change further settings to enhance your video.
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Files with the .m3u8 file extension are the basis for the HTTP Live Streaming format used by Apple to stream video to iOS devices. These files contain MP3 playlist files and they are used by a variety of media applications and online radio stations. These files do not contain any actual audio data. M3U8 files are stored in a plain-text format. Files with the .m3u8 extension are a unicode version of the M3U file format.
Most of users choose M3u8 file to backup and play their great videos and movies for easily streaming to iPad/iPhone. You can get a lot of results if you search free M3U8 converter from Google. They’ll advertise themselves as free and sport a flashy interface, but as we’re all too well aware, most of these programs are just plain crap. Moreover, they often come packaged with toolbars or malware so what started off as an innocent attempt to simply convert a video turns into a trip to the computer store to get your laptop fixed.
I just use Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, which is a top-ranked M3U8 video encoder for Mac OS X(El Capitan, Yosemite included). It enables users to convert any video format MOV, MKV, FLV, M4V, WMV, MPG, 3GP to M3U8 with original quality kept. What's more, it has built-in optimized profiles for popular devices iPad, iPhone, Galaxy tablets/phones, Surface tablets and more. Thanks to the built-in video editor, you can personalize and retouch your videos in clicks. Just download the program and follow the step-by-step guide below to convert videos to M3U8 smoothly.
P.S. If you are running on Windows PC, you can turn to equivalent Windows version Video Converter to aid you to convert different videos to M3U8 on Windows.
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Guide: How to Encode Videos to M3U8 Format Easily
Step 1: Launch the Mac M3U8 video converter program. Click the Add button to the top menu bar to import source video files .avi, .mkv, .avi... to the program for conversion. It supports batch conversion.
Step 2: Click the "Format" bar to get the drop-down menu and you can get "HLS Streaming (m3u8)". Choose "ipad m3u8 streaming" or "iphone m3u8 streaming" as best output format. Any media player supporting TS format are all available for playing M3U8 format files.
Step 3: Click Settings icon, you can customize the output video and audio settings. The default video codec is H.264, default audio codec is AAC. You can change the video resolution, bitrate, frame rate as you want. Of course, you can keep the default parameters, which ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically.
Step 4: When all settings are done, now the only thing you need to do is click the Convert button to begin encoding videos to m3u8 immediately. The conversion will finish in a few minutes. After the conversion is complete, you can stream the converted videos files to your iPhone/iPad with a HTTP Server. Enjoy.
If you also want to rip DVD/Blu-ray to M3U8 for streaming to iPad, please turn to Brorsoft's all-in-one app - iMedia Converter for Mac or Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate.
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